"A heated budget battle in Sacramento over more oil-spill protection for rivers, lakes and other inland bodies of water has prompted a last-minute lobbying blitz by formidable adversaries: the oil industry and environmentalists."
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- Source: LA Times, 06/12/2014
"For the past year local air regulators have been tracking the chemicals companies use in oil and gas exploration around Southern California. In a report released Wednesday, four environmental groups crunched the tracking reports to find that more than 40 toxic chemicals have been used in dozens of drilling operations, often near homes, schools, and hospitals."Source: KPCC, 06/12/2014
"Scientists for the first time in Wisconsin plan to use a bacteria to kill zebra mussels — in this instance, in a Florence County lake."Source: Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, 06/12/2014
"America's favorite cola sweetener – corn syrup – is at risk due to weather and water threats.
But soft drink sales are languishing as a health-conscious public spurns soda.
And dietary shifts could prove a bigger factor than climate change in cutting the sweetener from our lives."Source: Daily Climate, 06/12/2014
"Drive just an hour and half north of San Francisco and you're in Drakes Estero, or estuary, named for the first English explorer to lay claim to California."Source: NPR, 06/12/2014
"Federal officials on Tuesday announced major changes in advice to pregnant and breastfeeding women by recommending consumption of at least 8 ounces of low-mercury fish per week."Source: EHN, 06/11/2014
"Shipping coal to China could wipe out the benefits of Obama’s climate-change policy."Source: Maclean's, 06/11/2014
"The Environmental Protection Agency has announced strict new carbon emissions regulations. Washington state has the largest reduction target — about 72 percent overall."Source: KUOW/NPR, 06/11/2014
"A U.S. federal judge has denied ExxonMobil Corp's bid to dismiss a government lawsuit and instead ordered the oil giant to hand over documents going back decades on a pipeline that ruptured last year and inundated an Arkansas town with oil."Source: Reuters, 06/11/2014
"Pesticide use is surging among U.S. corn farmers who are worried that some insects have become resistant to genetically modified versions of the crop."Source: Businessweek, 06/11/2014
"Gov. Peter Shumlin on Tuesday signed into law a program to regulate toxic chemicals in children’s products."Source: VTDigger, 06/11/2014
"Pennsylvania is falling far short of goals for reducing agricultural water pollutants and urban and suburban runoff that are damaging the ecological health of the Chesapeake Bay, according to a new report by the Chesapeake Bay Foundation and Choose Clean Water Coalition."Source: Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, 06/11/2014
"LYNDHURST — Crews have finished removing just over 16,000 cubic yards of highly toxic sediment from a six-acre mudflat along the Passaic River, an early step in a multi-year federal cleanup spanning from Garfield down to Newark Bay.
The $20 million project, near Riverside County Park in Lyndhurst, is just a small part of what officials from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency expect to be one of the largest federal Superfund projects in history.Source: Newark Star-Ledger, 06/11/2014
"Scientists have created mosquitoes that produce 95% male offspring, with the aim of helping control malaria."Source: BBC News, 06/11/2014
"It sure looks suspicious: a remote military compound in the south-central Alaskan wilderness filled with 180 weird-looking antennas."Source: NPR, 06/11/2014