"Savannah River Site will permanently seal in place more Cold War-era storage tanks after removing highly radioactive liquid nuclear waste."
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- 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."
"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."
"In April 2012, Indonesia's Banda Aceh, the city worst hit by the tsunami that killed at least 226,000 people on Boxing Day ten years ago, received a terrifying reminder of how unprepared it was for the next disaster. As an 8.6-magnitude quake struck at sea, thousands of residents shunned purpose-built shelters and fled by car and motorcycle, clogging streets with traffic. A network of powerful warning sirens stayed silent."
"As [a Dec. 11] Senate Environment and Public Works Committee hearing made abundantly clear, communities throughout the United States are at ongoing risk from potentially disastrous incidents involving hazardous chemicals."Source: Pump Handle, 12/23/2014
"MILAN, N.M. - Jonnie and Milton Head's granddaughter won't bring her children to visit them at their home here in the Bluewater Valley. 'There's five times the EPA recommended daily dosage of airborne radiation,' Jonnie explains."Source: Native Sun News, 12/23/2014
"LOS GATOS, Calif. — Three punishing years of drought have parched California streams, rivers and wetlands. One animal has the potential to restore these dry landscapes."Source: Santa Cruz Sentinel, 12/23/2014
"The Environmental Protection Agency on Friday announced the first federal guidelines for disposing of coal ash, instructing power plants to implement safeguards against contaminating nearby water supplies."Source: NY Times, 12/22/2014