"GOP response from freshman senator Joni Ernst may also take aim at president’s agenda on emission cuts and Keystone XL pipeline"
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- Source: Guardian, 01/20/2015
"Truckloads of drinking water are expected to begin arriving Tuesday in an eastern Montana city where thousands of residents have been told not to drink from their taps following an oil spill along the Yellowstone River."
"The Freedom spill endangered 300,000 locals; now, a replacement company – run by many of the same people – faces eight environmental citations"
"They’ve gone to logging and housing — but especially to climate change, says a new study"Source: National Geographic, 01/20/2015
"Pope Francis, who pledged on the day of his installation as pontiff to make the environment a priority, is drafting a highly anticipated encyclical on ecology and climate change."
"The trade in bees used for honey or to pollinate crops could have a devastating impact on wild bees and other insects, say scientists."Source: BBC News, 01/20/2015
"Environmentalists are giving Gov. Peter Shumlin early accolades for his proposal to reduce the amount of phosphorus running into Lake Champlain. But a prominent agriculture group says the plan to clean up the lake might end up hurting the farms that operate near it."Source: Vermont Public Radio, 01/20/2015
"An invasive snail in the Great Lakes may pose a larger threat to waterfowl than previously thought."
"Farmers in Ohio, Michigan and Indiana are being asked to be part of the solution in fixing the algae problem in Lake Erie. Federal officials on Friday outlined a program that will make $17.5 million available to farmers who take steps to reduce the pollutants that wash away from the fields and help the algae thrive."
"MIDLAND, Tex. — With oil prices plummeting by more than 50 percent since June, the gleeful mood of recent years has turned glum here in West Texas as the frenzy of shale oil drilling has come to a screeching halt."Source: NY Times, 01/20/2015
"Last year was the hottest on earth since record-keeping began in 1880, scientists reported on Friday, underscoring warnings about the risks of runaway greenhouse gas emissions and undermining claims by climate change contrarians that global warming had somehow stopped."Source: NY Times, 01/19/2015
"A U.S. federal court has ruled for the first time that manure from livestock facilities can be regulated as solid waste, a decision hailed by environmentalists as opening the door to potential legal challenges against facilities across the country."Source: Reuters, 01/19/2015
"Back in 2006, SolarCity was a small Bay Area solar energy startup with a handful of employees. Before long, according to CEO Lyndon Rive, the company was doubling in size every year to keep up with voracious demand for rooftop solar systems. Today, the company has over 9,000 employees spread across 65 offices nationwide; they’re are busy every day designing, selling, and installing solar systems."Source: Grist, 01/19/2015
"Seven Nebraska landowners on Friday filed suits against the company behind the Keystone XL pipeline, alleging that a state law that cleared the way for the massive project violates the state's constitution."Source: Reuters, 01/19/2015
"Montana officials said Sunday that an oil pipeline breach spilled up to 50,000 gallons of oil into the Yellowstone River near Glendive, but they said they are unaware of any threats to public safety or health."Source: AP, 01/19/2015