"Flooding from record-setting rains in Texas and Oklahoma swept away hundreds of homes and left at least three people dead."
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- Source: CNN, 05/25/2015
"Government prosecutors are investigating the company at the center of the California oil spill for possible criminal sanctions, according to the district attorney of Santa Barbara - a city that helped spawn the modern environmental movement."Source: Reuters, 05/25/2015
"Stephanie Mutz makes a living plucking sea urchins from the Santa Barbara coast and selling the prickly treasure to upscale restaurants in Southern California. Now, she needs new hunting grounds."Source: Reuters, 05/25/2015
"The pipeline that leaked thousands of gallons of oil on the California coast was the only pipe of its kind in the county not required to have an automatic shut-off valve because of a court fight nearly three decades ago, a county official said."Source: AP, 05/25/2015
"A government fund that has helped preserve some of the nation’s most iconic parks — from Gettysburg’s battlefields to the Everglades and the Appalachian Trail — could disappear as early as fall because of a congressional dispute over how the program’s revenue should be spent, U.S. officials warn."Source: Wash Post, 05/25/2015
"The oil-pipeline leak that fouled a stretch of California coastline last week reflects a troubling trend in the nation's infrastructure: As U.S. oil production has soared, so has the number of pipeline accidents."Source: AP, 05/25/2015
"In what came as a welcome surprise to activists in Albany, New York, the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) reversed an earlier decision and now will require a full environmental review for a proposed tar sands oil heating facility at the Port of Albany."Source: DeSmogBlog, 05/25/2015
"Scientists used the Medea program to study how global warming could worsen conflict. Now that project has come to an end."Source: Climate Desk, 05/25/2015
"Nearly 10 years on, one might assume that the case of Hurricane Katrina is closed."Source: NY Times, 05/25/2015
"HERMOSA BEACH, CALIF. — Christopher Knight makes no apologies: He likes a green lawn. But the actor best known for playing middle son Peter on “The Brady Bunch” also wants to do his part to conserve water. The solution? Fake grass."Source: Wash Post, 05/25/2015
"The U.S. Coast Guard captain overseeing cleanup of oil spilled from a pipeline rupture that closed two California state beaches and fouled offshore waters near Santa Barbara said on Thursday it may take months to restore the area to its natural condition."
"Republican Jeb Bush rejected on Thursday what he called an arrogant view that anyone who questions how much climate change is a result of human activity is considered 'Neanderthal.'"
"Britain's new government will next week outline implementing its pledge to reduce onshore wind farm subsidies, the new energy minister has said, which will likely scupper plans for new wind turbines"
"Endocrine disrupting chemicals, which can interfere with the actions of hormones in the body, are present in some plastic teethers for babies, new research reveals."Source: ENS, 05/22/2015
"US trade officials pushed EU to shelve action on endocrine-disrupting chemicals linked to cancer and male infertility to facilitate TTIP free trade deal".Source: Guardian, 05/22/2015