"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."
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- 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
"The endangered Santa Catalina Island fox population has reached 1,700 and may be nearing its capacity for sustainability on the resort destination off the Southern California coast, a conservation biologist said."Source: LA Times, 03/06/2015
"Maryland Attorney General Brian Frosh became the latest voice to oppose the proposed merger between Baltimore Gas and Electric parent Exelon Corp. and Pepco Holdings."Source: Baltimore Sun, 03/06/2015
"In a world awash in crude, oil producers and traders are facing a billion-barrel conundrum: where to put it all."Source: Wall St. Journal, 03/06/2015
"Cleaner air has for the first time been linked to bigger and stronger lungs among school-age children, according to findings released Wednesday from a two-decade study in Southern California."Source: LA Times, 03/06/2015
The Ringling Brothers circus, after years of protests by animal rights groups, announced that it will phase out elephant acts.Source: NY Times, 03/06/2015
"The Senate on Wednesday failed to override President Obama’s veto of a bill that would have approved construction of the controversial Keystone XL oil pipeline."
"For more than a decade, the New Jersey attorney general’s office conducted a hard-fought legal battle to hold Exxon Mobil Corporation responsible for decades of environmental contamination in northern New Jersey."
"McDonald’s said on Wednesday that it would begin using chickens that are not raised with antibiotics used to treat humans, a move likely to put pressure on competitors of the fast-food chain, which now sells more chicken than beef."
"The Senate's top Republican is telling states to ignore a central part of President Barack Obama's plans to curb the pollution blamed for global warming."Source: AP, 03/05/2015
"Two hundred million and counting: That's how many times a documentary about China's massive air pollution problem has been viewed online since the weekend. Environmentalists are hailing it as an eye-opener for Chinese citizens."Source: NPR, 03/05/2015