"New York City will be full of planet-saving pomp this coming week, but short on action to rescue the world."
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- Source: Reuters, 09/23/2014
"The internet giant Google has announced it is to sever its ties with an influential rightwing lobbying network, the American Legislative Exchange Council, accusing it of 'lying' about climate change."Source: Guardian, 09/23/2014
"A nuclear watchdog is warning about "shortcomings" in emergency preparedness at nuclear weapons facilities around the country."Source: The Hill, 09/23/2014
"TUCSON, Ariz. — Authorities are testing water from the San Pedro River in southern Arizona that may be contaminated with toxic waste that traveled north after a massive copper mine spill in Mexico this summer."Source: AP, 09/23/2014
"Legions of demonstrators frustrated by international inaction on global warming descended on New York City on Sunday, marching through the heart of Manhattan with a message of alarm for world leaders set to gather this week at the United Nations for a summit meeting on climate change."
"A new Public Safety document obtained by a Member of Parliament reveals that the government has been keeping tabs on more than 600 protests, rallies and events across Canada between 2006 and 2014."Source: Vancouver Sun, 09/22/2014
The U.N. climate summit on Tuesday is likely to be plagued by old North-South divisions.
"John D. Rockefeller built a vast fortune on oil. Now his heirs are abandoning fossil fuels."
"Indications are growing that some of the most comfortable resting places in your home – your couch, your bed’s mattress – could be a health hazard."Source: Charlotte Observer, 09/22/2014
"In a sweeping effort to reduce its environmental impact, New York City is planning to overhaul the energy-efficiency standards of all its public buildings and to pressure private landlords to make similar improvements."
"At first glance it appears to be nothing more than a natural mound swathed in sumac and buckthorn, and shadowed by cottonwoods, like much of the land fronting the Mississippi River gorge. But that mound, actually a dump site, has become the focus of ongoing concerns about pollutants left by the Ford Motor Co. at its former factory site in St. Paul."Source: Minneapolis Star Tribune, 09/22/2014
"The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has proposed stricter requirements to avoid exposure to pesticides on farms, leaving farmers and officials divided about whether they go too far or provide needed protection."Source: Topeka Capital-Journal, 09/22/2014
"An expanding wildfire in Northern California has reached 82,018 acres, or more than 128 square miles, as of Sunday morning, California fire officials said."Source: USA TODAY, 09/22/2014
"Finding the right condom just got a little bit more like finding a good cabbage."Source: NPR, 09/22/2014
"The Obama administration on Thursday announced measures to tackle the growing threat of antibiotic resistance, outlining a national strategy that includes incentives for the development of new drugs, tighter stewardship of existing ones, and improvements in tracking the use of antibiotics and the microbes that are resistant to them."Source: NY Times, 09/19/2014