"When Terry Rambler, the chairman of the San Carlos Apache Tribe, woke up Wednesday in Washington, D.C., it was to learn that Congress was deciding to give away a large part of his ancestral homeland to a foreign mining company."
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- Source: Huffington Post, 12/05/2014
"Companies in drought areas have begun looking at liquefied petroleum gas gel for hydraulic fracturing as a way to reduce dependence on already-scarce water supplies."Source: Energy Pipeline, 12/05/2014
"Millions of litres of oil gushing out of a breached pipeline flooded a desert nature reserve in Israel overnight, causing one of the country’s worst environmental disasters, officials and media said."Source: Reuters, 12/05/2014
"The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency wants the federal appeals court in New Orleans to overturn an order that forces the EPA to decide whether federal rules are needed to curb the flow of pollutants into the Mississippi River. The pollutants ultimately feed a low-oxygen "dead zone" along Louisiana's coast each spring."Source: New Orleans Times-Picayune, 12/05/2014
"The expected disappearance of the famed glaciers at Montana's Glacier National Park by 2030 could spell doom for a rare aquatic insect confined to high mountain streams that are warming due to climate change, U.S. scientists said on Thursday."Source: Reuters, 12/05/2014
"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."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