"Environmental advocates will lose an ally in Congress when Barbara Boxer leaves the Senate at the end of her term in 2016 after more than three decades in office."
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- Source: AP, 01/09/2015
"The Keystone XL pipeline, which would carry crude oil from Canadian oil sands down to the U.S. Gulf Coast, isn't just an infrastructure project. It's also a symbol for the fight over the future of energy."Source: NPR, 01/09/2015
"KETI BUNDER, Pakistan -- For fisherman Sammar Dablo, it was as if "the seawater stole our homes" when land erosion forced his village to relocate further inland on Pakistan's south coast."
"Governments need to plan better for rising migration driven by climate change, experts said on Thursday, citing evidence that extreme weather and natural disasters force far more people from their homes than wars."
"Up to 70,000 homes have been left without power in Scotland and trains canceled after high winds battered the northern parts of Britain on Friday."
"An environmental advocacy group sued the Obama administration in federal court on Thursday for refusing to release documents detailing the extent of fracking in the Gulf of Mexico."Source: AP, 01/09/2015
"The biggest state in America, home to more ocean coastline than all others combined, has just set another record. This one, however, is nothing to cheer."Source: LA Times, 01/09/2015
"The 13 white tanks that lined the Elk River just north of downtown Charleston are all gone now. Bankrupt Freedom Industries ripped them apart, tore them down and sold them for scrap."Source: Charleston Gazette, 01/09/2015
"New York City will become the largest city in the country to ban restaurants from using plastic foam containers, Mayor Bill de Blasio announced Thursday."Source: Huffington Post, 01/09/2015
"The Environmental Protection Agency said it will delay carbon rules for power plants, missing a deadline set by President Barack Obama in one of the centerpieces of his climate-change agenda."Source: Bloomberg, 01/08/2015
"Cape Wind, a massive wind farm proposed in Nantucket Sound, has been dealt a setback that threatens its finances and throws into doubt whether it will become the nation’s first such offshore project."Source: NY Times, 01/08/2015
"New research is first to identify which reserves must not be burned to keep global temperature rise under 2C, including over 90% of US and Australian coal and almost all Canadian tar sands."Source: Guardian, 01/08/2015
"With oil prices plunging at an ever-quickening rate, producers are beginning to slash the number of drilling rigs around the country."Source: NY Times, 01/08/2015
"Bacteria that is destroying ancient olive groves in the Apulia region of southern Italy is very likely to spread to other areas of Europe, says report."Source: Guardian, 01/08/2015
"Iowa’s largest water utility may soon file a lawsuit challenging the state’s voluntary approach to dealing with farm fertilizer run-off."Source: Radio Iowa, 01/08/2015