"A recent spill of coal ash in North Carolina underscores the challenge of disposing hazardous substances captured from power plant stacks. Are we diverting air pollutants into our waterways?"
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- Source: Christian Science Monitor, 04/01/2014
"A U.S. regulator on Monday allowed Exxon Mobil Corp to restart operations on the Texas leg of its Pegasus pipeline, which spilled thousands of barrels of oil into a residential area in Arkansas last year."
"Recovery teams struggling through thick mud up to their armpits and heavy downpours at the site of a devastating landslide in Washington state are facing yet another challenge - an unseen and potentially more dangerous stew of toxic contaminants."
Politically, coal and chemicals are sacred cows in West Virginia.Source: New Yorker, 04/01/2014
"Sometimes bad things come in small packages. A microbe that spewed humongous amounts of methane into Earth's atmosphere triggered a global catastrophe 252 million years ago that wiped out upwards of 90 percent of marine species and 70 percent of land vertebrates."
"In matters of love, nothing says romance like a moonlit beach. Especially if you're a lusty horseshoe crab and the tide is high."Source: AP, 04/01/2014
"A study by a University of Texas at Austin researcher raises concerns about whether current gas drilling regulations protect public health and questions a state study that found no link between cancer rates and gas drilling in Flower Mound."Source: Dallas Morning News, 04/01/2014
"The New York Times led Monday’s paper with an ominous headline potentially affecting everyone on Earth: 'Panel’s Warning On Climate Risk: Worst Is To Come.'"Source: Huffington Post, 04/01/2014
"A United Nations report that concludes climate change is negatively affecting every continent arrived with a predictable thud Monday in Washington. Democrats and the Obama administration saw the report as more evidence that leaders must take quick, decisive action on the issue, while skeptics, including much of the Republican Party, held fast in their position that the science is wrong."Source: E2 Wire/The Hill, 04/01/2014
"Anticipation has repeatedly turned into frustration in the search for signs of Flight 370 as objects spotted from planes in a new search area west of Australia have turned out to be garbage. It's a time-wasting distraction for air and sea crews searching for debris from the Malaysia Airlines flight that vanished March 8."Source: Aljazeera America, 04/01/2014
"YOKOHAMA, Japan — Climate change is already having sweeping effects on every continent and throughout the world’s oceans, scientists reported on Monday, and they warned that the problem was likely to grow substantially worse unless greenhouse emissions are brought under control."Source: NY Times, 03/31/2014
"WASHINGTON — The Obama administration on Friday announced a strategy to start slashing emissions of methane, a powerful greenhouse gas released by landfills, cattle, and leaks from oil and natural gas production."Source: NY Times, 03/31/2014
"SACRAMENTO, Calif. — Since at least last September, trains carrying tank cars filled with crude oil have rolled into the the former McClellan Air Force base. Workers have transferred the oil, including some volatile Bakken crude, from trains to tanker trucks, which take it to Bay Area refineries."Source: McClatchy, 03/31/2014
"Discovery that contamination in soil can vaporize and seep into homes has prompted a statewide review of polluted sites."Source: Minneapolis Star Tribune, 03/31/2014
"WASHINGTON — For more than a century, federal scientists have worked on Pivers Island near the historic town of Beaufort, N.C., and the beaches of Emerald Isle studying the ocean, and the fish, turtles and dolphins of its sea grass estuaries and rocky reefs."Source: McClatchy, 03/31/2014