"DENVER — When Jason Story bought an old soy sauce barrel to collect the rain dripping from his downspout, he figured he had found an environmentally friendly way to water his garden’s beets and spinach. But under the quirks of Western water rules, where raindrops are claimed even as they tumble from the sky, he became a water outlaw."
EJToday: Top Headlines
- Source: NY Times, 06/17/2015
"The state has been moving away from coal-fired electricity for the past decade, and the effects of climate change already has its attention."Source: InsideClimate News, 06/17/2015
"Renewables could surpass coal, natural gas, and nuclear as the world's top electricity source in 15 years, according to an IEA report. Still, without bolder emissions cuts, the world is on track to blow past its global warming targets."
"Renewable energy could surpass coal, nuclear power, and natural gas as the world’s largest source of electricity within only 15 years, according to a new report from the International Energy Agency.Source: Christian Science Monitor, 06/17/2015
"Two environmental organizations are suing [Maryland] Gov. Larry Hogan for blocking proposed clean air regulations on his first day in office. The Sierra Club and Chesapeake Physicians for Social Responsibility argue that the governor lacked the authority to pull back the rules aimed at reducing nitrogen oxides that are key ingredients in ozone."Source: WYPR, 06/17/2015
"The Army set out to develop lead-free bullets to protect the environment. The finished product achieved that goal -- and produced the most lethal rifle round to date."Source: Greenwire, 06/17/2015
"Here comes the rain again. Still reeling from record rainfall in May, Texas is back in the bull's-eye as Tropical Storm Bill formed in the northwest Gulf of Mexico on Monday night."Source: CNN, 06/16/2015
"House GOP leaders are punting on voting again on President Obama's trade agenda, possibly until the end of July."Source: The Hill, 06/16/2015
"Activists argue oil drilling in Alaska’s Chukchi Sea takes US in wrong direction on combatting climate change and ignores environmental difficulties of region".
"After a final protest by kayak-paddling activists, Shell’s deep-sea oil drilling rig left the port of Seattle on Monday morning, headed for Alaska’s Chukchi Sea – and, environmentalists say, towards imminent disaster.Source: Guardian, 06/16/2015
"The pension funds of millions of people across the world, including teachers, public sector workers, health staff and academics in the UK and US, are heavily exposed to the plummeting coal sector, a Guardian analysis has revealed."Source: Guardian, 06/16/2015
"Figuring out whom to trust for nutritional advice can be a daunting task; new findings on everything from the dangers of sugar to the health benefits of leftover pasta seem to come out every day, and the "experts" behind them often have ulterior motives."Source: Mother Jones, 06/16/2015
"A lawyer for the defunct railroad at the center of the Lac-Megantic train derailment said Canadian Pacific Railway Ltd. is acting deplorably and offensively by attempting to shut down proceedings to distribute over $430 million to victims and creditors of the 2013 tragedy."Source: Toronto Globe & Mail, 06/16/2015
"Protesters in Washington, D.C. gathered outside of the National Museum of Natural History on Monday, urging the Smithsonian Institution to cut ties with noted climate denier David Koch, who sits on the museum’s board."Source: Climate Progress, 06/16/2015
"The American Medical Association, citing growing concerns about monitoring and tracking long-term human health impacts caused by shale gas development, is calling for the public disclosure of all chemicals used in the extraction technique known as hydraulic fracturing, or 'fracking.'Source: Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, 06/16/2015
"Reports of oil spilling into Newfoundland's Port au Port Bay from old drilling sites is a growing concern for fishermen in the area."Source: CBC, 06/16/2015
"Pope Francis makes an urgent call for protection of the planet and repeats his view that global warming is mostly man-made in his keenly awaited encyclical, according to a draft published by an Italian magazine on Monday."Source: Reuters, 06/16/2015