"Norio Kimura lost his wife, father and 7-year-old daughter Yuna in the March 2011 tsunami."
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- Source: Reuters, 03/10/2015
"Soon received no government research grants, awarded in tough peer-reviewed competitions, but relied almost entirely on money from fossil fuel companies."Source: InsideClimate News, 03/10/2015
"Now, a new report from the U.S. Energy Information Administration ... finds that the electricity generated from wind and solar grew a lot faster than electricity generated by fossil fuels last year. In fact, solar more than doubled, and wind outgrew all other sources."Source: Wash Post, 03/10/2015
"Activists are thought to have been inspired by a viral documentary that tried to highlight China's toxic smog problem but was censored by Beijing"Source: Telegraph, 03/10/2015
"Climate change activists blasted Florida Governor Rick Scott on Monday for leading an 'Orwellian' campaign to ban employees of the state's lead environmental agency from using such terms as 'global warming' and 'climate change.'"Source: Reuters, 03/10/2015
"[Florida] DEP officials have been ordered not to use the terms 'climate change' or 'global warming' in any official communications, emails, or reports, according to former DEP employees, consultants, volunteers and records obtained by the Florida Center for Investigative Reporting."Source: Florida Ctr for Investigative Reporting, 03/09/2015
China's Communist Party has banned from the web a documentary about pollution in China that had gone viral with hundreds of millions of views during the week after its release.
"Three years ago, the nation’s top utility executives gathered at a Colorado resort to hear warnings about a grave new threat to operators of America’s electric grid: not superstorms or cyberattacks, but rooftop solar panels."Source: Wash Post, 03/09/2015
"A train carrying oil derailed in Ontario, the company that owns the train said Saturday, which sparked a fire but no casualties."Source: CNBC, 03/09/2015
A few dairy farmers are slipping throught the Food and Drug Administration's enforcement net prohibiting unnecessary use of antibiotics in dairy cows.Source: NPR, 03/09/2015
New Mexico's Democratic Senator Tom Udall, who has a reputation as an environmental champion, has surprised environmentalists by his alliance with the chemical industry on toxics reform.
"MIAMI — The government divers who plunged into the bay near the Port of Miami surfaced with bad news again and again: Large numbers of corals were either dead or dying, suffocated by sediment."
"DUBAI -- Two pilots attempting the first flight around the world in a solar-powered plane began the maiden leg of their voyage on Monday, the mission's official website said."Source: Reuters, 03/09/2015
"The European Union agreed to submit the goal of cutting greenhouse gases by at least 40 percent from 1990 levels by 2030 to a global climate conference in a bid to retain its leading role in the battle against global warming."Source: Bloomberg, 03/09/2015
"Turn on the faucet. Fill a glass with water. Drink it. Acts so commonplace you perform them without thinking twice. Flora Barraza cannot. Neither can José Garcia, nor the cooks at Los Pasteles Bakery No. 2, nor the elderly at the Epoca de Oro Adult Day Care. Along the Texas-Mexico border, nearly 90,000 people are believed to still live without running water. An untold number more — likely tens of thousands, but no one is sure — often have running water of such poor quality that they cannot know what poisons or diseases it might carry."Source: Texas Tribune, 03/09/2015