"A federal appeals court today threw out U.S. EPA's decision to extend a compliance deadline for its ozone air standard, as well as the agency's revoking a stringency requirement for transportation projects."
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- Source: Greenwire, 12/24/2014
"The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) cannot regulate lead ammunition used by hunters, a federal appeals court said Tuesday."Source: The Hill, 12/24/2014
"The price of natural gas has fallen in recent months due to mild winter weather."Source: The Hill, 12/24/2014
"NASA scientists say that, during the summer, Arctic is absorbing 5 percent more of the sun’s incoming energy than just 15 years ago. The trend coincides with the steady decrease in Arctic sea ice during the same period."Source: Summit Co Voice, 12/24/2014
"A Republican lawmaker in Wyoming is taking a stand in favor of teaching climate science in the classroom."Source: National Journal, 12/24/2014
"Savannah River Site will permanently seal in place more Cold War-era storage tanks after removing highly radioactive liquid nuclear waste."Source: Augusta Chronicle, 12/24/2014
Some 1300 species of mistletoe -- a plant long used to mark the solstice holiday -- defy many of the conventional ideas surrounding them.Source: NY Times, 12/24/2014
"Loggers cutting down forests burned in wildfires could bring about the extinction of California spotted owls, wildlife advocates said Tuesday as they sought protection for the birds under the federal Endangered Species Act."Source: AP, 12/24/2014
Nature-loving New Zealanders are systematically trying to exterminate mammals -- all of which were introduced to the island by humans and which are destroying native plants.Source: New Yorker, 12/24/2014
"Greenhouse gas emissions by the world's top 500 companies rose 3.1 percent from 2010 to 2013, far off the cuts urged by the United Nations to limit global warming, a study showed on Monday."Source: Reuters, 12/23/2014
"The electric power generation sector lost more than 5,800 jobs over the last three years, according to an Energy Department stat shop. The losses hit all energy sources across electric power except for renewables, the Energy Information Administration said on Friday."
"Federal land managers will release proposed rules next month to change the pricing structure for oil, natural gas and coal leases on public land."
"Some 114 groups are pressing Energy Secretary Ernest Moniz to reject proposals to increase liquefied natural gas (LNG) exports."
"After analyzing 24 scientific studies, the Natural Resources Defense Council finds plenty to worry about, from birth defects to deadly effects."Source: InsideClimate News, 12/23/2014
"Federal officials acted properly when they curtailed water extraction from California's Sacramento-San Joaquin Delta to protect fish and orca species at the expense of farmers and other water users in central California, a U.S. appeals court ruled on Monday."Source: Reuters, 12/23/2014