"A Volkswagen engineer pleaded guilty on Friday to conspiring to defraud regulators and car owners, in the first criminal charges stemming from the American investigation into the German carmaker’s emissions deception."
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- Source: NY Times, 09/12/2016
"A House committee on Thursday voted to exempt some leases from the White House's moratorium on leasing federal land for coal mining."Source: The Hill, 09/12/2016
"The Senate is set to vote on a bill providing aid for the Flint, Mich., water crisis and other threats to drinking water around the United States."Source: The Hill, 09/12/2016
"As coalition of countries, including the US, push for resolution to end ivory trade, Japan, Namibia, South Africa and Canada raise concerns at Hawaii meeting".Source: Guardian, 09/12/2016
"A reporter from Democracy Now! who documented security personnel with guard dogs working for Dakota Access Pipeline is facing criminal trespassing charges in Morton County."Source: WDAZ, 09/12/2016
"The governor of North Dakota has activated the state's National Guard ahead of a U.S. District judge's decision Friday morning that could inflame protesters who have been gathered here for weeks in an effort to block a pipeline project."Source: LA Times, 09/09/2016
"California will tighten controls on greenhouse gas emissions from vehicles, factories and public utilities under a pair of bills signed on Thursday by Democratic Governor Jerry Brown."
"Antibiotic resistance has grown so dire that it will be the subject of a dedicated global summit later this month".Source: Scientific American, 09/09/2016
"Unspoiled lands are disappearing from the face of the Earth at an alarming pace, with about 10 percent of wilderness regions - an area double the size of Alaska - lost in the past two decades amid unrelenting human development, researchers said on Thursday."
"Scientists worry that the runaways could harm native species".Source: Science News, 09/09/2016
"Environmentalists sued the Obama administration on Thursday seeking new federal water-quality standards designed to protect marine life against the corrosive effects of carbon emissions absorbed into the ocean from the burning of fossil fuels."
"Just south of Johnson Creek sits an abandoned landfill that time, and the Oregon Department of Environmental Quality, forgot."Source: Portland Tribune, 09/09/2016
"State regulators last year documented 276 new cases of groundwater contamination across Texas, a slight increase compared to 2014 but far fewer than in years past."Source: Texas Tribune, 09/09/2016
"A river in the far north of Siberia turned bright red this week, residents said, leading Russians to nickname the tributary the 'blood river.'"Source: NY Times, 09/09/2016
"North Korea defiantly celebrated its fifth nuclear test Friday, claiming that it can now make warheads small enough to fit onto a missile and warning its "enemies" — specifically the United States — that it has the ability to counter any attack."Source: Wash Post, 09/09/2016