"The coal industry is poised to score a rare victory over the Obama administration in the fight over the Export-Import Bank."
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- Source: The Hill, 07/07/2014
"A U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service official has ordered federal biologists to withdraw their conclusion that the last 300 wolverines in the continental United States deserve threatened species status."Source: LA Times, 07/07/2014
"BILLINGS, Mont. — Coal industry representatives say lawsuits against mines in three Western states could have consequences across the U.S. as environmentalists seek changes in how mining is approved on federally owned reserves."
"WASHINGTON — In November 2010, three combatants gathered in a sleek office here to build a carbon emissions policy that they hoped to sell to the Obama administration."Source: NY Times, 07/07/2014
"PORTLAND, Maine — Federal regulators may limit the number of fishermen allowed to catch northern shrimp in the Gulf of Maine once the depleted fishery reopens."
"CAMPOBASSO, Italy - Pope Francis called for more respect for nature on Saturday, branding the destruction of South America's rain forests and other forms of environmental exploitation a sin of modern times."
"DENVER — An obscure, chicken-sized bird best known for its mating dance could help determine whether Democrats or Republicans control the U.S. Senate in November."
"A coalition of Alaska Native tribes will intervene to support the Environmental Protection Agency in a lawsuit that challenges its authority to halt a major copper and gold mine near Bristol Bay."Source: The Hill, 07/07/2014
"The U.S. will remain the world’s biggest oil producer this year after overtaking Saudi Arabia and Russia as extraction of energy from shale rock spurs the nation’s economic recovery, Bank of America Corp. said."Source: Bloomberg, 07/07/2014
"Lack of land for endangered puma has US officials preparing payment plan to ranchers, many of whom resent the cats."Source: Reuters, 07/07/2014
"TransCanada Corp. provided an Ontario town along the proposed Energy East pipeline route with cash to buy a rescue truck on conditions that include the municipality not comment on the company’s operations."Source: Bloomberg, 07/04/2014
"Gasoline prices are drifting lower just in time for the Fourth of July weekend, although they remain at the highest levels for this time of year since 2008 mainly because of the crisis in Iraq."Source: NY Times, 07/04/2014
"A dramatic jump in the number of earthquakes in Oklahoma to a rate never seen there by scientists before, appears to be caused by a small number of wells where wastewater associated with oil and gas production is injected into the ground, a study released on Thursday said."Source: Reuters, 07/04/2014
"Fish seem like chummy enough creatures, often schooling with fish they're familiar with to avoid predators and increase the chances of finding a mate. But as carbon dioxide levels rise worldwide, they could lose their ability to recognize each other, in effect becoming "friendless" wanderers who will hang out with just about anybody."Source: CityLab, 07/04/2014
"Scientists found intersex fish in three river basins in Pennsylvania, a sign that the water may be tainted with chemicals from human activity."Source: LiveScience, 07/04/2014