"At least 20 countries have indicated they will join the Paris climate change agreement at a United Nations event on Sept. 21, adding to the 27 that have already done so and raising hopes the deal will enter into force by the end of 2016, U.N. officials said."
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- Source: Reuters, 09/16/2016
"Health workers are piecing together a complicated puzzle in El Paso County, Colo. In January, three cities — Security, Fountain and Widefield — noticed synthetic chemicals known as PFCs in the drinking water."Source: NPR, 09/16/2016
"It’s a laundry list of climate activists’ worst nightmares."Source: Think Progress, 09/16/2016
"Illegal fishing, which accounts for 30 percent of fish caught globally, has long been a thorn in the side of small nations who lack resources to monitor their waters. But a new technology puts that power in the hands of anyone with a computer."Source: Christian Science Monitor, 09/16/2016
"Farmers are reconsidering the use of biotech seeds as it becomes harder to justify their high prices amid the measly returns of the current farm economy".Source: Wall St. Journal, 09/16/2016
"President Barack Obama plans to designate on Thursday an undersea range of canyons and peaks off the US Eastern seaboard as the country's first Atlantic marine national monument."Source: CNN, 09/15/2016
"The U.S. government said on Wednesday it has no plans to euthanize a large share of the more than 45,000 wild horses and burros removed from lands mostly in the U.S. West, after an advisory panel's proposal to kill some of the animals sparked outrage."Source: Reuters, 09/15/2016
"House Science committee hears three witnesses arguing subpoenas of NY and Mass. attorney generals are justified; opponents argue they are a shield for Exxon."Source: InsideClimate News, 09/15/2016
"Satellite data shows ice was close to last year’s record low confirming a long-term downward trend towards ice-free Arctic summers".
"Arctic sea ice cover could be confirmed within days as the second lowest ever recorded, the latest data suggests.
According to the US national snow and ice data centre (NSIDC) the ice which forms and disperses annually has been close to its minimum extent for the year for several days and has begun to grow again as autumn sets in.Source: Guardian, 09/15/2016
"Southern California Gas Co. agreed to pay $4 million to settle criminal charges over the massive gas leak near Porter Ranch last year, but the utility still faces potentially costly civil actions from both residents and regulators."Source: LA Times, 09/15/2016
"Interior Secretary Sally Jewell unveiled a sweeping conservation plan in Palm Desert on Wednesday, promising to protect millions of acres of California desert while encouraging solar and wind farms in limited areas."Source: Palm Springs Desert Sun, 09/15/2016
"The floods that hit Louisiana last month were caused by rainfall that was unlike anything seen there in centuries."Source: NPR, 09/15/2016
"The British government announced on Thursday that it would push ahead with a contentious deal to build a nuclear power station financed in part with French and Chinese investment, but only after making changes intended to address security concerns."Source: NY Times, 09/15/2016
"Tens of thousands of homes lost power across Taiwan on Wednesday as Super Typhoon Meranti hit the island, a storm seen as the strongest in the world so far this year, forcing schools and businesses to close and flights to be canceled."Source: Reuters, 09/15/2016
"Sen. Tim Scott teamed up with Instagram on Wednesday to preview the new National Museum of African American History and Culture in Washington, which opens to the public Sept. 24."Source: McClatchy, 09/15/2016