"Cape Wind, a massive wind farm proposed in Nantucket Sound, has been dealt a setback that threatens its finances and throws into doubt whether it will become the nation’s first such offshore project."
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- Source: NY Times, 01/08/2015
"New research is first to identify which reserves must not be burned to keep global temperature rise under 2C, including over 90% of US and Australian coal and almost all Canadian tar sands."
"With oil prices plunging at an ever-quickening rate, producers are beginning to slash the number of drilling rigs around the country."Source: NY Times, 01/08/2015
"Bacteria that is destroying ancient olive groves in the Apulia region of southern Italy is very likely to spread to other areas of Europe, says report."
"Iowa’s largest water utility may soon file a lawsuit challenging the state’s voluntary approach to dealing with farm fertilizer run-off."Source: Radio Iowa, 01/08/2015
"Plummeting oil prices are bad news for much of Canada, which runs its economy largely on oil. But cheap oil has some positive benefits for Canadians, too."Source: Christian Science Monitor, 01/08/2015
"Chemical plants, coal mines, power plants, steel mills, oil refineries and even the maple syrup industry must disclose their releases of hazardous pollutants on the federal Toxic Release Inventory."Source: Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, 01/08/2015
"International trade agreement proposals could roll back protections from harmful pesticides in the US and EU, according to a new report expected to be released Wednesday."
"An insecticide used on corn and other U.S. crops poses health risks to workers who mix and apply it and also can contaminate drinking water, according to a U.S. Environmental Protection Agency report released this week."Source: EHN, 01/08/2015
"The White House issued a veto threat Tuesday for pending legislation intended to force federal approval of the Keystone XL pipeline."Source: Huffington Post, 01/07/2015
"2014 was the UK’s warmest year on record, figures from the Met Office show."Source: UK Press Association, 01/07/2015
"In an inaugural address drawing on his family's deep roots in California, Gov. Jerry Brown called for expansive new environmental regulations that would protect the state for future generations."Source: LA Times, 01/07/2015
"RIO DE JANEIRO — Calling Aldo Rebelo a climate-change skeptic would be putting it mildly. In his days as a fiery legislator in the Communist Party of Brazil, he railed against those who say human activity is warming the globe and called the international environmental movement 'nothing less, in its geopolitical essence, than the bridgehead of imperialism.'"Source: NY Times, 01/07/2015
"California broke ground Tuesday on its $68 billion high-speed rail system, promising to combat global warming while whisking travelers between Los Angeles and San Francisco in less than three hours."Source: AP, 01/07/2015
"American oil and gas companies have gone heavily into debt during the energy boom, increasing their borrowings by 55% since 2010, to almost $200 billion."Source: Wall St. Journal, 01/07/2015