"Oil giant Royal Dutch Shell has agreed to a $84m (£55m) settlement with residents of the Bodo community in the Niger Delta for two oil spills."
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- Source: BBC News, 01/07/2015
"BOISE, Idaho — Interior Secretary Sally Jewell is calling for a new wildfire-fighting strategy to protect a wide swath of sagebrush country in the intermountain West that supports cattle ranching and is home to a struggling bird species."
"Reducing phosphorus levels in Lake Erie is a worthy goal but not necessarily a cure-all for one of the lake's biggest environmental hazards: "dead zones" with oxygen levels so low that fish can't survive, scientists said Tuesday."
"The U.S. Forest Service has abruptly decided not to spend $10 million on a five-year nationwide public relations campaign to brand itself as a public agency that cares about people and nature."
"Oil prices tumbled below $50 a barrel on Monday, spooking global financial markets and signaling that the remarkable 50 percent price drop since June was continuing this year and even quickening."Source: NY Times, 01/06/2015
"Supporters of a bill to approve the Keystone XL pipeline lack the votes to overcome a potential presidential veto and will seek changes during debate to pick up Democratic support, a key Republican lawmaker said."Source: Bloomberg, 01/06/2015
"A judge ordered Safeway to pay nearly $10 million to 41 California counties and cities for illegally disposing of household chemicals and medicines from its stores and distribution centers over a seven-year span."Source: Sacramento Bee, 01/06/2015
"Solar energy had a banner year in 2014, but as more U.S. households make their own electricity, they're paying electric utilities less. Utility companies across the nation are fighting back."Source: NPR, 01/06/2015
"The people who live in the northwest corner of New Mexico consider Darlene Arviso to be a living saint. 'Everybody knows me around here. They'll be waving at me," she says from behind the wheel of the St. Bonaventure Indian Mission water truck. "They call me the water lady.'"Source: NPR, 01/06/2015
"Japanese whalers will set out for the Antarctic this week, but will leave their harpoons at home after the United Nations’ (UN) top court ruled last year their annual hunt was illegal, the government said Tuesday."Source: AFP, 01/06/2015
"Streams of oil slid into the bayous of southeastern Louisiana after the Deepwater Horizon explosion in 2010, damaging the marsh grasses, the wildlife and the livelihood of the 17,000-member Houma tribe."Source: Aljazeera America, 01/06/2015
"An American admiral is in line to lead the eight-nation Arctic Council as a climate steward and a caretaker of the ocean."Source: InsideClimate News, 01/06/2015
"Not every Republican in the incoming 114th Congress dismisses human-driven climate change. A few within the GOP majority accept the science. But on key policies, expect them to vote with those who dismiss the issue as a hoax.""Source: Daily Climate, 01/06/2015
"Ben Carter heard the story of the fearsome black rhinoceros during a trip to Namibia more than a year ago, and it’s still fresh in his mind."Source: Wash Post, 01/06/2015
"Republicans are putting the Keystone XL pipeline at the top of the agenda as they seek to move a stack of legislation to President Obama’s desk in 2015."Source: The Hill, 01/05/2015