"To many Toledoans, the Detroit River is just another waterway on a map."
EJToday: Top Headlines
- Source: Toledo Blade, 11/17/2014
"Whitemarsh Run looks a mess, more a construction site than a stream. With its flow temporarily dammed and diverted, a track hoe is carving out a new, more sinuous channel for the badly degraded waterway running through a built-up patch of northeastern Baltimore County. New banks are being built, armored in places with granite boulders — all part of a $13 million makeover that's intended to help clean up the nearby Bird River and the Chesapeake Bay."Source: Baltimore Sun, 11/17/2014
"The state has slapped Madison’s sewage treatment plant with 32 air pollution violations alleging excessive emissions from burning biogas and a near absence of effective monitoring and record keeping."Source: Wisconsin State Journal, 11/17/2014
"Creepy critters are leaching onto the gills of Wisconsin's brook trout and choking off their oxygen, stoking fears in anglers that the iconic fish may be on the outs in many streams."Source: Daily Climate, 11/17/2014
"Don Blankenship, the longtime chief executive officer of Massey Energy, was indicted Thursday on charges that he orchestrated the routine violation of key federal mine safety rules at the company’s Upper Big Branch Mine prior to an April 2010 explosion that killed 29 miners."Source: Charleston Gazette, 11/14/2014
"Legislation to force the approval of the Keystone XL pipeline picked up support Thursday as more Democratic senators signed on to Sen. Mary Landrieu's effort."Source: Huffington Post, 11/14/2014
"Two years ago, in a preemptive move, Shell sued a host of environmental and advocacy groups to prevent them from suing Shell over its plans to drill for oil in the Arctic. On Wednesday, a federal appeals court called Shell's legal strategy 'novel' and ruled it unconstitutional."Source: LA Times, 11/14/2014
"Lightning strikes in the United States will likely increase by nearly 50 percent by the end of the century as the world gets warmer and wetter, a new study says."Source: AP, 11/14/2014
"The U.S. State Department must halt plans to expand an oil sands pipeline route from Canada to Wisconsin until possible environmental harm has been closely studied, several green groups said in a lawsuit filed on Wednesday."
"ANCHORAGE -- Six environmental groups sued Monday to throw out a federal agency rule that concludes oil exploration off Alaska’s northwest coast has a negligible effect on walrus."Source: AP, 11/14/2014
"Halliburton Co. is in talks to buy Baker Hughes Inc. in a deal that would combine two of the largest and oldest names in the energy business as plunging oil prices send the industry into a downturn."Source: Bloomberg, 11/14/2014
"The controversial government program that funded failed solar company Solyndra, and became a lighting rod in the 2012 presidential election, is officially in the black."
"Illicit fishing goes on every day at an industrial scale. But large commercial fishers are about to get a new set of overseers: conservationists — and soon the general public—armed with space-based reconnaissance of the global fleet."Source: Wired, 11/14/2014
"SYDNEY - More than 400 protesters stuck their heads in the sand on Australia's Bondi Beach on Thursday, mocking the government's reluctance to put climate change on the agenda of a G20 summit this weekend."
"Hackers from China breached the federal weather network recently, forcing cybersecurity teams to seal off data vital to disaster planning, aviation, shipping and scores of other crucial uses, officials said."Source: Wash Post, 11/13/2014