"The Environmental Protection Agency proposed a rule Tuesday that would give the federal government regulatory authority over millions of acres of wetlands and about 2 million miles of streams."
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- Source: Wash Post, 03/26/2014
"DARRINGTON, Wash. -- Brenda Neal was still at the firehouse at midnight, watching as rescuers caked with mud returned from the search for survivors of a massive landslide in rural Washington state."Source: CNN, 03/26/2014
"An unknown amount of oil leaked from BP Plc's Whiting refinery in Indiana into Lake Michigan after a mechanical glitch on Monday afternoon, the company confirmed on Tuesday."Source: Reuters, 03/26/2014
"Most climate models a bleak picture of the Great Plains a century from now as a hot region besieged by heavy rainstorms and flooding. And new studies suggest that climate change may bring farmers another headache: more invasive plants."Source: NPR, 03/26/2014
"The House is expected to vote Wednesday on a Republican-backed bill that would make it more difficult for the president to declare new national monuments."
"West Virginia's drinking water crisis earlier this year highlighted an unsettling truth about tap water: Treatment plants test for only a fraction of the chemicals in use."Source: NPR, 03/26/2014
"Wildlife officials on Tuesday formally launched a massive trucking operation to move 30 million Sacramento River salmon toward the sea to help the fish avoid harmful river conditions caused by drought."Source: Sacramento Bee, 03/26/2014
"New Jersey Governor Chris Christie’s administration violated state law in the way it withdrew from a regional program to reduce greenhouse-gas emissions, a state appellate court ruled."Source: Bloomberg, 03/26/2014
"Bright yellows, reds, blues and greens coat a day care center's walls, fence, slide and swing. More colorful paints peel from tables inside a kindergarten classroom."
"Several weeks after a Danish zoo euthanized an 18-month-old giraffe named Marius and fed it to lions in front of visitors, the same wildlife park has killed four more of its animals."
"U.S. authorities expected a 'tapered' re-opening of the Houston Ship Channel, but gave no timeline on Monday of when vessels could start moving again after an oil barge spill shut the waterway for a third day, forcing the nation's second-largest refinery to curb production."Source: Reuters, 03/25/2014
"RALEIGH, N.C. -- The lawyer hired to represent North Carolina's environmental agency during a federal investigation into its regulation of Duke Energy's coal ash dumps once represented the utility company in a different criminal probe."Source: AP, 03/25/2014
"13 of the 14 warmest years on record occurred this century, according to the UN."Source: Guardian, 03/25/2014
"The pesticides that are synonymous with the demise of honeybees don't do much for the farmers that use them, according to a new analysis by a national environmental group."Source: Minneapolis Star Tribune, 03/25/2014
"Oil from BP’s Macondo well has again been linked to heart defects in embryonic and newborn bluefin and yellowfin tuna and in amberjack, key commercial, open water fish that were spawning in the Gulf of Mexico at the time of the catastrophic blowout, according to a peer-reviewed lab study released Monday by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration."Source: New Orleans Times-Picayune, 03/25/2014