"Relentless poaching is decimating Africa’s elephants. But the world’s largest land mammal could have a powerful, new champion if Hillary Clinton becomes president of the U.S."
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- Source: Guardian, 10/13/2016
"Florida's east coast ranks as the region most vulnerable to sea-level rise in the U.S. Former Vice President Al Gore praised Hillary Clinton’s credentials on climate change at a Florida rally Tuesday that brought the presidential campaign to the front lines of the fight against global warming in the U.S. and laid out a clear contrast with Donald Trump’s denial of the science."Source: TIME, 10/12/2016
"CLEVELAND, Ohio – Almost 45 percent of the service pipes Cleveland Water is responsible for, the ones that carry drinking, cooking and bathing water to customers across Northeast Ohio are likely to contain lead.
But what does that mean?
Concern about the toxin has been on the rise across the the country, though its danger to young children and pregnant women have long been known."Source: Cleveland Plain Dealer, 10/12/2016
"Governments should tax sugary drinks to fight the global epidemics of obesity and diabetes, the World Health Organization said on Tuesday, Oct. 11."Source: Reuters, 10/12/2016
"Climate-change activists on Tuesday disrupted the flow of millions of barrels of crude from Canada to the United States in rare, coordinated action that targeted several key pipelines simultaneously."Source: Reuters, 10/12/2016
"The exhaustive global study found emissions from oil, gas and coal sites are between 20 and 60 percent higher than many earlier estimates."Source: InsideClimate News, 10/12/2016
"The trial for the militants who seized the Malheur National Wildlife Refuge in Oregon this year is close to wrapping up. The standoff traumatized the rural ranching communities around Burns, Ore."Source: NPR, 10/12/2016
"Shark-fishing houses are banding together to fight a bipartisan bill that would ban the trade of shark fins."Source: The Hill, 10/12/2016
"At least tens of thousands of chickens, hogs and other livestock are feared dead in floodwaters that washed over factory farms and towns in eastern North Carolina following Hurricane Matthew."Source: Wash Post, 10/12/2016
"Trenton Public Schools have found elevated levels of lead in more than three-quarters of its buildings."Source: Trenton Times, 10/12/2016
"A remote village on Alaska's northwest coast has begun a reverse tourism campaign. Residents want visitors to stay away. Pacific walrus by the thousands in recent years have come ashore in early fall near the Inupiat village of Point Lay, including about 6,000 last week, and people have dropped in, hoping to see a marine mammal phenomenon brought on by climate change and disappearing summer sea ice in the Chukchi Sea."Source: AP, 10/12/2016
"(MSNBC Video) Rachel Maddow reports on devastating and deadly flooding in North Carolina following Hurricane Matthew and notes concerns by environmentalists and flooded rivers that wash through farms and coal ash sites could spread toxins through miles of waterways."Source: MSNBC, 10/11/2016
"LUMBERTON, N.C. -- With floodwaters from Hurricane Matthew on the rise, at least one North Carolina city appeared near chaos Monday, its police station shuttered and sporadic gunfire in the air, and authorities worried that more communities could end up the same way."Source: AP, 10/11/2016
"The beverage giants Coca-Cola and PepsiCo have given millions of dollars to nearly 100 prominent health groups in recent years, while simultaneously spending millions to defeat public health legislation that would reduce Americans’ soda intake, according to public health researchers."Source: NY Times, 10/11/2016
"Forest fires are burning longer and stronger across the western United States, lighting up the landscape with alarming frequency. Residents are forced to flee, homes are incinerated, wildlife habitats are destroyed, lives are lost. Last year, the Forest Service spent more than half its annual budget fighting fires."Source: NY Times, 10/11/2016