"The benchmark American oil price fell below the symbolic $80-a-barrel threshold on Monday, swooning to two-year lows, after Saudi Arabia aimed to shore up its dwindling exports to the United States by cutting its selling price for the American market."
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- Source: NY Times, 11/04/2014
"Hydraulic fracturing is on some local ballots in California and Texas, and the oil and gas industries are fighting against the potential restrictions."Source: The Hill, 11/04/2014
"Biotech and supermarket giants are spending more than $25 million to defeat ballot initiatives in two western states that would require labelling of foods containing genetically modified organisms."Source: Guardian, 11/04/2014
Here's InsideClimate News' pick of the top ballot measures to watch on November 4, along with some other roundups of ballot measures related to energy and environment.Source: InsideClimate News, 11/04/2014
"Florida environmentalists are hoping voters will approve a ballot amendment on Tuesday to fund the purchase and conservation of land critical to protecting the state's water supply."Source: Reuters, 11/04/2014
"With only a week before voters go to the polls to decide on an open-space preservation plan, seldom has such a proposal caused as much of a rift on this issue -- one widely embraced in the past. Not this time."Source: NJ Spotlight, 11/04/2014
"The Federal Energy Regulatory Commission these days is drawing a crowd of companies promoting projects linked to the U.S. natural gas boom and protesters who say the agency blithely greenlights too many pipelines, export terminals and other gas infrastructure."Source: Greenwire, 11/04/2014
"Florida's water war against Georgia advanced as the U.S. Supreme Court agreed on Monday to hear an interstate dispute on whether Atlanta's suburbs are sucking dry the river flow that feeds the oyster beds and fisheries of the northern Gulf Coast."Source: Reuters, 11/04/2014
"Appalachia may be one of the poorest regions of the U.S., but when it comes to heirloom crops, it's got the riches."Source: NPR, 11/04/2014
"Veterans who were exposed to toxic contaminants during their service are increasingly becoming casualties in a war with the government -- particularly the Veterans Affairs Department—which they say has a record of delaying and denying benefits promised to them by acts of Congress."Source: National Journal, 11/03/2014
"It is a point noted with some morbid curiosity year after year — climate change ranks low on the list of Americans’ priorities. But this version of the story tends to exclude the concerns of those whose interests are often marginalized at the polls and left out of legislation: people of color."Source: Aljazeera America, 11/03/2014
Gray wolves are coming back in the northern Rockies and Pacific Northwest. People have mixed feelings about wolves.Source: NY Times, 11/03/2014
"Some rarer birds have grown in number over last 30 years due to conservation efforts while some well known species have fallen"
"Deal would allow US to join other countries in cutting carbon dioxide emissions but avoid having to obtain Senate ratification"
"Antarctic hole in protective layer of gas stands around same level as 2010, 2012 and 2013, but scientists say recovery is on track"