"[Florida] DEP officials have been ordered not to use the terms 'climate change' or 'global warming' in any official communications, emails, or reports, according to former DEP employees, consultants, volunteers and records obtained by the Florida Center for Investigative Reporting."
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- Source: Florida Ctr for Investigative Reporting, 03/09/2015
China's Communist Party has banned from the web a documentary about pollution in China that had gone viral with hundreds of millions of views during the week after its release.
"Three years ago, the nation’s top utility executives gathered at a Colorado resort to hear warnings about a grave new threat to operators of America’s electric grid: not superstorms or cyberattacks, but rooftop solar panels."Source: Wash Post, 03/09/2015
"A train carrying oil derailed in Ontario, the company that owns the train said Saturday, which sparked a fire but no casualties."Source: CNBC, 03/09/2015
A few dairy farmers are slipping throught the Food and Drug Administration's enforcement net prohibiting unnecessary use of antibiotics in dairy cows.Source: NPR, 03/09/2015
New Mexico's Democratic Senator Tom Udall, who has a reputation as an environmental champion, has surprised environmentalists by his alliance with the chemical industry on toxics reform.
"MIAMI — The government divers who plunged into the bay near the Port of Miami surfaced with bad news again and again: Large numbers of corals were either dead or dying, suffocated by sediment."
"DUBAI -- Two pilots attempting the first flight around the world in a solar-powered plane began the maiden leg of their voyage on Monday, the mission's official website said."Source: Reuters, 03/09/2015
"The European Union agreed to submit the goal of cutting greenhouse gases by at least 40 percent from 1990 levels by 2030 to a global climate conference in a bid to retain its leading role in the battle against global warming."Source: Bloomberg, 03/09/2015
"Turn on the faucet. Fill a glass with water. Drink it. Acts so commonplace you perform them without thinking twice. Flora Barraza cannot. Neither can José Garcia, nor the cooks at Los Pasteles Bakery No. 2, nor the elderly at the Epoca de Oro Adult Day Care. Along the Texas-Mexico border, nearly 90,000 people are believed to still live without running water. An untold number more — likely tens of thousands, but no one is sure — often have running water of such poor quality that they cannot know what poisons or diseases it might carry."Source: Texas Tribune, 03/09/2015
"A train carrying crude oil along the banks of the Mississippi River derailed Thursday in a rural area of northwestern Illinois south of the town of Galena, starting a fire and leading the authorities to recommend that nearby residents leave their homes."Source: NY Times, 03/06/2015
"A long anticipated El Nino has finally arrived. But for drought-struck California, it's too little, too late, meteorologists say."Source: AP, 03/06/2015
Climate change not only affects how much food is grown, but also how it gets to market. Storm surges, floods, and other extreme weather events around the world highlight the vulnerability of food distribution systems.Source: FERN, 03/06/2015
"With its roots in the tobacco industry, climate science denial talking points can be seen as manufactured doubt."Source: Guardian, 03/06/2015
"St. Paul-based 3M Co, one of the world’s largest manufacturers and the maker of Post-it notes, will take new steps to ensure that its suppliers of paper, pulp and packaging provide materials that come from sustainably logged timber."Source: Reuters, 03/06/2015