"President Barack Obama’s meeting Sunday with German Chancellor Angela Merkel is an opportunity for the pair to champion an issue dear to them both: climate change."
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- Source: Bloomberg, 06/08/2015
"When Pope Francis speaks to Congress, he'll likely provide moral — and scientific — instruction".Source: TIME, 06/08/2015
Despite early headlines, an EPA study on the impact of fracking on drinking water offered both sides ammunition.
"The drought-stricken Colorado River is fueling golf courses and growth across the Coachella Valley."Source: Palm Springs Desert Sun, 06/08/2015
"A U.S. federal jury acquitted a former BP Plc executive on Friday of lying about how much oil spilled into the Gulf of Mexico following the explosion of the Deepwater Horizon rig in April 2010, according to lawyers on both sides of the case."Source: Reuters, 06/08/2015
"For half a decade, General Electric has been paying for a massive dredging operation on the upper Hudson River in New York."
"Under canopies of dead angular branches and drooping fronds, UC Riverside ecologist Cameron Barrows made his way across a forest of skeletal Joshua trees that have not reproduced in decades."Source: LA Times, 06/08/2015
"A Texas company whose ruptured pipeline created the largest coastal oil spill in California in 25 years had assured the government that a break in the line while possible was "extremely unlikely" and state-of-the-art monitoring could quickly detect possible leaks and alert operators, documents show."Source: Aljazeera America, 06/08/2015
"After growing up poor in a predominantly African-American neighborhood of Cincinnati, the young adults had reached their early 20s. One by one, they passed through an MRI machine that displayed their brains in sharp, cross-sectioned images."Source: Chicago Tribune, 06/08/2015
"Six of the largest school districts in the country have banded together to revamp school lunches — and they're starting from the plate up."
"A landmark Environmental Protection Agency report on the impact of hydraulic fracturing has found no evidence that the contentious technique of oil and gas extraction has had a widespread effect on the nation’s water supply, the agency said Thursday."Source: NY Times, 06/05/2015
"An apparent slowdown in the pace of global warming in recent years may be an illusion based on skewed data, according to a study on Thursday that found no break in a trend of rising temperatures."Source: Reuters, 06/05/2015
"Two Florida members of the House of Representatives are joining one of the state’s senators to keep oil drilling far off shore, seeking to stave off efforts to bring the rigs closer to land."Source: McClatchy, 06/05/2015
"Up until now, there have been three main ways that states have tried — in some instances successfully — to keep the truth about what happens on factory farms hidden."Source: Salon, 06/05/2015
"Cannon Michael, a 6th generation farmer in California’s Central Valley, this week told U.S. senators about the “disturbing time” he and his family are experiencing because of his state’s multi-year drought."Source: High Country News, 06/05/2015