"To grasp the difficulties Mexico faces in capitalizing on a North American shale boom, just wander into the dusty landscape due south of the U.S. border."
EJToday: Top Headlines
- Source: Reuters, 06/13/2014
"The road to the White House could be paved with oil and gas for a trio of Republican presidential hopefuls."Source: National Journal, 06/13/2014
"Four national organizations whose members would be affected by Vermont's new labeling law for genetically engineered foods filed a lawsuit Thursday in federal court challenging the measure's constitutionality."Source: Burlington Free Press, 06/13/2014
"ISIS attacks in Iraq have sent oil prices soaring and cast further doubt on long-term growth in Iraq's oil sector. As recently as February, oil production in Iraq was booming -- a sign of economic progress that traders worry will be reversed."Source: Christian Science Monitor, 06/13/2014
"A debilitating, mosquito-borne virus called chikungunya has made its way to North Carolina, health officials say. It's the state's first reported case of the virus."Source: CNN, 06/13/2014
"Americans are willing to bear the costs of combating climate change, and most are more likely to support a candidate seeking to address the issue."Source: Bloomberg, 06/12/2014
"Decades of shortsighted decisions by industry and government have put the Mississippi River’s future at risk, and degradation at its southern Louisiana delta is contributing to 'the greatest land loss on the planet,' a five-state environmental coalition warned Wednesday."Source: McClatchy, 06/12/2014
"You might say Texas has a running start in the race to slash carbon emissions in electricity generation, a pursuit spurred by last week's proposed Environmental Protection Agency regulations aimed at reducing greenhouse gases."Source: McClatchy, 06/12/2014
"NEW YORK — The world oil market has set up quite nicely for OPEC. Dramatic changes in oil production around the globe are balancing each other out instead of wreaking havoc. This has helped world oil prices stay high enough to provide OPEC countries with robust income, but not so high that they scare customers away from buying more of their precious product."Source: AP, 06/12/2014
"In a new study, hairdressers who often used light colored hair dyes or hair-waving products on clients had more potentially cancer-causing compounds in their blood than hairdressers who used the chemicals less frequently."Source: Reuters, 06/12/2014
"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."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