"'No challenge – no challenge – poses a greater threat to future generations than climate change,' President Barack Obama said to applause during his sixth State of the Union Address, delivered tonight to a joint session of Congress."
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- Source: ENS, 01/21/2015
"The Canadian company that wants to build the Keystone XL pipeline took legal action Tuesday to secure remaining right of way from a group of holdout Nebraska landowners."Source: Omaha World Herald, 01/21/2015
"Oil services company Baker Hughes Inc. will lay off about 7,000 workers as it prepares for a downturn in orders because of the plunge in crude prices, the company said Tuesday."Source: AP, 01/21/2015
"India’s tiger population has rebounded, growing more than 30 percent over the last four years to 2,226, according to a new government census released on Tuesday."
"With natural gas drilling on the horizon in Western Maryland, dairy farmer Billy Bishoff welcomes the chance to supplement his income by collecting lease or royalty payments on the natural gas that lies beneath his family's 330 acres a few miles northwest of Deep Creek Lake."Source: Baltimore Sun, 01/21/2015
"If you’re in the market for a paint remover and head to your local hardware store, most of the products you’re likely to find will contain methylene chloride."Source: Pump Handle, 01/21/2015
"The Senate on Tuesday overwhelmingly approved an amendment to the Keystone XL pipeline bill that is aimed at improving energy efficiency in buildings — a rare moment of bipartisan agreement in a tense debate that is nowhere near being settled."Source: The Hill, 01/21/2015
"At a remote research center on the Nebraska plains, scientists are using surgery and breeding techniques to re-engineer the farm animal to fit the needs of the 21st-century meat industry. The potential benefits are huge: animals that produce more offspring, yield more meat and cost less to raise."
"German utility E.ON's breakup has led to worries that funds set aside for decommissioning reactors will not suffice, but globally the cost of unwinding nuclear is uncertain as estimates range widely."Source: Reuters, 01/21/2015
"For 24 years, traveling across the stark and dusty moonscape of what once was a glimmering 110-square-mile lake framed by snow-covered mountains, Ted Schade was a general in the Owens Valley water wars with Los Angeles. This was where Los Angeles began taking water for its own use nearly a century ago, leaving behind a dry lake bed that choked the valley with dust, turning it into one of the most polluted parts of the nation.
"GOP response from freshman senator Joni Ernst may also take aim at president’s agenda on emission cuts and Keystone XL pipeline"Source: Guardian, 01/20/2015
"Truckloads of drinking water are expected to begin arriving Tuesday in an eastern Montana city where thousands of residents have been told not to drink from their taps following an oil spill along the Yellowstone River."
"The Freedom spill endangered 300,000 locals; now, a replacement company – run by many of the same people – faces eight environmental citations"
"They’ve gone to logging and housing — but especially to climate change, says a new study"Source: National Geographic, 01/20/2015
"Pope Francis, who pledged on the day of his installation as pontiff to make the environment a priority, is drafting a highly anticipated encyclical on ecology and climate change."