"The new chairman of the small but influential climate advocacy nonprofit 350.org is promising to keep fighting the proposed Keystone XL oil pipeline while expanding his activist group."
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- Source: Greenwire, 12/05/2014
"California Republicans are going to have the chance to show their constituents that sending more water to the state's parched farmers and residents remains a priority for them, even after bicameral negotiations fell through last month."Source: E&E Daily, 12/05/2014
"American women gave birth to 3,932,181 babies in 2013 as the nation’s birthrate fell to another record low, federal researchers reported Thursday."Source: LA Times, 12/05/2014
Ravaged by the radioactive legacy of nuclear weapons testing, the Pacific Island of Enewetak is now threatened by sea level rise.Source: NY Times, 12/05/2014
"Rejecting claims global warming has paused, The World Meteorological Organization said the global average temperature for much of 2014 was above average, and is on track to tie the record hot year of 2010."
"The U.S. has no plans to strengthen its 'highly aggressive but achievable' pledge to cut greenhouse gas emissions up to 28 percent over the next decade as it resumes negotiations that are to conclude with an international climate accord in 2015, the top U.S. climate negotiator said Dec. 1."Source: Bloomberg BNA, 12/04/2014
"When Republicans take control of both houses of Congress next month, President Barack Obama will be hard-pressed to cut U.S. greenhouse gas emissions dramatically — a promise he made to Americans and the world and a key to his legacy."
Parts of the Antarctic ice sheet are melting faster than anyone expected.Source: Wash Post, 12/04/2014
"Federal regulators have been too slow and lax when it comes to ensuring the safety of California's last operating nuclear plant, according to Democratic Sen. Barbara Boxer, who clashed repeatedly with members of the Nuclear Regulatory Commission during a Senate committee hearing Wednesday."
"In a major bipartisan breakthrough, House and Senate lawmakers last night successfully attached a slew of public lands and energy bills to the defense authorization bill that Congress hopes to pass in the coming week."Source: E&E Daily, 12/04/2014
"A third-straight day of rains awaited California on Thursday, and the thirsty state will take it."
A new study overturns conventional ideas about wolf management and predation.Source: NY Times, 12/04/2014
Development plans threaten the rim of the Grand Canyon.Source: NY Times, 12/04/2014
"Singer Barbra Streisand took to Twitter Tuesday night to attack the Senate’s best-known climate change skeptic."Source: The Hill, 12/04/2014
"Plunging oil prices sparked a drop of almost 40 percent in new well permits issued across the United States in November, in a sudden pause in the growth of the U.S. shale oil and gas boom that started around 2007."Source: Reuters, 12/03/2014