Drought which has left their own lands bare of forage is driving some Nevada rangers to graze their cattle illegally on federal land.
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- Source: NY Times, 07/06/2015
"NEW ORLEANS — An $18.7 billion settlement announced Thursday of all federal, state and local claims against the oil giant BP arising from the 2010 Gulf of Mexico oil spill would be the largest environmental settlement — and the largest civil settlement with any single entity — in the nation’s history, officials said Thursday.Source: NY Times, 07/03/2015
"U.S. wildlife managers released on Thursday a draft plan for stemming the decline of polar bears threatened by melting Arctic sea ice linked to global warming, but the proposal hinges on reductions in greenhouse gas emissions that are far from assured."
"The White House on Thursday directed the three U.S. agencies that oversee biotech crop products to improve and modernize their regulatory "framework" to boost public confidence in a system that critics call a failure."
"A coalition of environmental groups filed a lawsuit on Thursday against U.S. wildlife officials arguing that the government's management plan for the endangered Mexican gray wolf, one of the most imperiled mammals in North America, does not go far enough."
"Seafood lovers are set to see less shellfish, salmon and other fish on their dinner plates as climate change warms the oceans and makes them more acidic."Source: CBS News, 07/03/2015
"The Obama administration moved Thursday to restrict the use of hydrofluorocarbons (HFCs), the most potent greenhouse gases emitted by human activity."Source: The Hill, 07/03/2015
"A CSX train car carrying hazardous material derailed and caught fire in the middle of the night in eastern Tennessee, forcing the evacuation of thousands of people and sending dozens to the hospital with respiratory issues and nausea."Source: AP, 07/03/2015
"As President Obama prepares to complete sweeping regulations aimed at tackling climate change, at least five Republican governors, including two presidential hopefuls, say they may refuse to carry out the rules in their states."Source: NY Times, 07/03/2015
"New report says food industry groups spend big and 'spin' the truth to turn U.S. consumers away from organic."Source: Civil Eats, 07/03/2015
"ANKENY, Iowa — Roman Catholic leaders in the early voting state of Iowa implored candidates for president Thursday to take up Pope Francis’ call for 'profound political courage' by focusing their campaigns as much on improving the environment and income inequality as they have on opposing gay marriage and abortion in past elections."Source: AP, 07/03/2015
MARYVILLE, Tenn. -- "A CSX tanker car carrying acrylonitrile caught fire just after midnight Thursday morning forcing the evacuation of more than 5,000 people in an expanding evacuation zone last listed as a 2-mile radius around the site."Source: Maryville Daily Times, 07/02/2015
"The West is baking under a heat dome that has sent temperatures soaring to historically high levels, further drying out soils and priming the region for fast-spreading wildfires. The heat wave is noteworthy for its severity, extent and duration."Source: Mashable, 07/02/2015
"Imperiled polar bears will see a population crash in most parts of the Arctic Ocean if global greenhouse gas emissions continue at current rates, causing accelerated melting of the sea ice the bruins depend on for survival, U.S. scientists said on Wednesday."Source: Reuters, 07/02/2015
"A chemical used in sodas and some laxatives for years assumed safe by federal health officials might make people more prone to obesity."Source: EHN, 07/02/2015