"(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."
EJToday: Top Headlines
- 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."
"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."
"The League of Conservation Voters will spend at least $40 million this election, according to its president, Gene Karpinski, a record-setting amount for the group that underscores the extent to which liberal groups are working to buttress Democrats’ campaigns this year."Source: Wash Post, 10/11/2016
"Ranchers are arming themselves before they climb onto tractors or see to their livestock. Surveillance helicopters buzz low through the prairie skies. Native Americans fighting to prevent an oil pipeline near the Standing Rock Sioux Reservation are handing out thick blankets and coats and are building maple-pole shelters that can withstand North Dakota’s bitter winter."
"Federal law that underpins Obama's Clean Power Plan is unevenly enforced by states with shrinking staffs, polluter-friendly policies".Source: Ctr for Public Integrity, 10/11/2016
"Donald Trump told a few lies about energy during the debate Sunday night, while Hillary Clinton reiterated her warm feelings for natural gas."Source: Grist, 10/11/2016
"A year after the Liberals were elected with a promise to ban the use of asbestos in Canada, no such move has been made – inaction that is dismaying to health experts, labour groups and families affected by asbestos-related diseases."Source: Toronto Globe & Mail, 10/11/2016
"More than 100 lighthouses that no longer are critical to the U.S. Coast Guard have been transferred to nonprofit groups and government entities at no cost or sold through public auction under the National Historic Lighthouse Preservation Act of 2000."Source: AP, 10/11/2016
"ST. AUGUSTINE, Fla. -- Joan Galasso walked through the empty wreck of the waterfront seafood restaurant she and her husband started a quarter-century ago and was horrified."Source: Reuters, 10/10/2016
"Following the devastation from Hurricane Matthew and a campaign urging moderators to ask a climate question, the issue was again ignored."Source: InsideClimate News, 10/10/2016
"A federal court on Sunday rejected the Standing Rock Sioux Tribe's request to halt construction of the controversial Dakota Access Pipeline, which the tribe says would destroy some of its sacred sites."Source: NBC News, 10/10/2016
World environmental leaders gather in Kigali, Rwanda, October 10-14 in an effort to finalize an agreement on limiting hydrofluorocarbons (HFCs), gases used as refrigerants that also boost greenhouse warming.Source: ClimateWire, 10/10/2016
"Evidence of what scientists are calling the planet’s Sixth Mass Extinction is appearing in San Francisco Bay and its estuary, the largest on the Pacific Coast of North and South America, according to a major new study."Source: San Francisco Chronicle, 10/10/2016