"A new report from the U.S. Energy Information Administration ... finds that the electricity generated from wind and solar grew a lot faster than electricity generated by fossil fuels last year."
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- Source: Wash Post, 03/11/2015
"A Vatican official who helped write a first draft of Pope Francis' upcoming encyclical on climate change acknowledged disagreement over the causes of global warming but said 'what is not contested is that our planet is getting warmer' and Christians have a duty rooted in 'ancient biblical teaching' to address the problem."Source: AP, 03/11/2015
"A U.S. government agency that manages West Coast fisheries approved a prohibition on Tuesday on fishing seven categories of forage fish in a groundbreaking decision that signals a shift toward an ecosystem-based management."Source: Reuters, 03/11/2015
"Climate denier Fred Singer lobbied fellow sceptics to create a backlash, and proposed legal action, against the film that exposes industry’s role in manipulating US debate on climate change"Source: Guardian, 03/11/2015
"A bipartisan pair of senators introduced legislation on Tuesday that would overhaul U.S. chemical regulations."Source: Huffington Post, 03/11/2015
"A Venezuela-bound tanker spilled an unknown amount of gasoline additive MTBE into the Houston Ship Channel after a crash with another vessel, shutting down a portion of the waterway and one container terminal."Source: Bloomberg, 03/10/2015
"DES MOINES, Iowa -- Republican presidential hopefuls who attended the first Iowa Agriculture Summit this past weekend were divided in their views on what role the government should play in supporting the biofuels industry."Source: E&E Daily, 03/10/2015
"New Jersey’s decision to settle a multibillion-dollar pollution lawsuit with Exxon Mobil Corporation has come under broad criticism, as lawmakers and environmentalists have questioned why the state would agree to accept only $225 million — a small fraction of the $8.9 billion in damages it was seeking in court."Source: NY Times, 03/10/2015
"Last week, with little fanfare, PNC Financial, the nation’s seventh-largest bank, disclosed a significant strategic shift. The bank said it would no longer finance coal-mining companies that pursue mountaintop removal of coal in Appalachia, an environmentally devastating practice that has long drawn opposition."Source: NY Times, 03/10/2015
"More than two million migratory songbirds were indiscriminately slaughtered over Cyprus last year to be served as delicacies in local restaurants, a conservation society said on Monday."
"Norio Kimura lost his wife, father and 7-year-old daughter Yuna in the March 2011 tsunami."
"Soon received no government research grants, awarded in tough peer-reviewed competitions, but relied almost entirely on money from fossil fuel companies."Source: InsideClimate News, 03/10/2015
"Now, a new report from the U.S. Energy Information Administration ... finds that the electricity generated from wind and solar grew a lot faster than electricity generated by fossil fuels last year. In fact, solar more than doubled, and wind outgrew all other sources."Source: Wash Post, 03/10/2015
"Activists are thought to have been inspired by a viral documentary that tried to highlight China's toxic smog problem but was censored by Beijing"Source: Telegraph, 03/10/2015
"Climate change activists blasted Florida Governor Rick Scott on Monday for leading an 'Orwellian' campaign to ban employees of the state's lead environmental agency from using such terms as 'global warming' and 'climate change.'"