"Widely-used pesticides made by Bayer CropScience and Syngenta pose a risk to bees, the European Union's food safety watchdog said on Wednesday, reinforcing previous research that led to EU restrictions."
EJToday: Top Headlines
- Source: Reuters, 08/27/2015
"Officials at solar power technology company Solyndra Inc. repeatedly gave false or misleading information to the Department of Energy (DOE) to get the loan guarantee that resulted in widespread condemnation of the Obama administration, an investigation found."Source: The Hill, 08/27/2015
"In an effort to call attention to the present-day consequences of global warming, President Obama is soon to embark on a journey that no president has taken before. Not only will he set foot in the Alaskan Arctic, at the very edge of the state, but he will spend more time on the ground in Alaska than any president has ever done. Typically, Alaska is a refueling stop for Air Force One when traveling to and from Asia."Source: Mashable, 08/27/2015
Illegal logging on a key sanctuary in Mexico threatens monarch butterflies already decimated by herbicides sprayed on milkweed in the U.S.Source: Wash Post, 08/27/2015
"A self-described whistleblower filed a lawsuit against DuPont chemical company Tuesday in the Harris County [Texas] District Court, alleging she was terminated from the company's La Porte plant because of her incessant reports of safety violations."Source: Houston Chronicle, 08/27/2015
"MASAI MARA NATIONAL RESERVE, Kenya — Death feeds life on the Mara. Each summer, 500,000 wildebeests die along the treacherous migration from the Serengeti National Park in Tanzania to the Masai Mara National Reserve in Kenya. And with death come the scavengers, none more important than the vulture."Source: NY Times, 08/27/2015
"Christopher Horner, an attorney who claims that the earth is cooling, is known within the scientific community for hounding climate change researchers with relentless investigations and public ridicule, often deriding scientists as 'communists' and frauds. ... New court documents reveal one source of Horner’s funding: big coal."Source: The Intercept, 08/26/2015
"From GMO labeling to pesticides to the source of the meat you buy, a handful of companies are spending heavily to keep information off your food labels."Source: Civil Eats, 08/26/2015
"Tropical Storm Erika formed Monday night, the fifth named storm of the 2015 hurricane season. While Hurricane Danny struggled to maintain its intensity as it battled the hostile Atlantic environment, Tropical Storm Erika could prove to have more stamina, and is forecast to strengthen into a Category 1 hurricane by the time it reaches the Bahamas this weekend."Source: Wash Post, 08/26/2015
"U.S. and China officials took a major step Tuesday toward an agreement to advance “clean coal” technologies that purport to reduce the fuel’s contribution to climate change—and could offer a potential lifeline for an industry that has seen its fortunes fade."Source: AP, 08/26/2015
"Exxon Mobil Corp's controversial $225 million settlement with New Jersey of a longstanding environmental pollution case won approval on Tuesday from a state judge, despite objections from critics who viewed the accord as a sellout."
"Utilities regulators for the District of Columbia on Tuesday denied Exelon Corp’s $6.8 billion bid for Pepco Holdings Inc, dealing a major blow to a deal that would have created the country's top power distributor."
"Four of the dirtiest plants, which sit on Native American soil, were expecting more lenient goals under the Clean Power Plan, but the EPA shifted gears."Source: InsideClimate News, 08/26/2015
"A food safety advocacy group sued an arm of the U.S. Department of Agriculture on Tuesday, saying it illegally withheld public information on genetically engineered crops."
"A coalition of environmental groups and Native American tribes is asking officials to overhaul federal mining standards ahead of new uranium mining near the Grand Canyon."Source: The Hill, 08/26/2015