"The eight-state commission that sets water quality standards for the Ohio River has recommended relaxing its rules for mercury and certain other toxic pollutants that concentrate as they move through the food web."
EJToday: Top Headlines
- Source: Louisville Courier-Journal, 03/12/2015
"The virus causing a second wave of bird flu across China has mutated frequently and 'should be considered as a major candidate to emerge as a pandemic strain in humans,' researchers reported Wednesday."Source: Wash Post, 03/12/2015
Regulation of Lake Ontario water levels has many complex impacts on people, property, and ecosystems. Now a plan might return the lake to the rhythms of nature.Source: NY Times, 03/12/2015
"President Obama has tapped Christy Goldfuss, a former top official at the National Park Service, to lead his committee of environmental advisers."Source: The Hill, 03/12/2015
"Consumer advocate Erin Brockovich is calling legislation introduced Tuesday to reform the nation’s toxic chemical laws an industry bill. "Source: The Hill, 03/12/2015
"The Karachi Nuclear PowerComplex is on an earthquake-prone seafront less than 20 miles from downtown Karachi."Source: Wash Post, 03/11/2015
"The agencies charged with overseeing oil production and protecting California's ever-dwindling water sources from the industry's pollution all fell down on the job, one state official told a panel of peeved lawmakers Tuesday."Source: LA Times, 03/11/2015
"North Carolina officials say they have hit Duke Energy, the nation’s largest electric utility, with the largest environmental fine in state history."Source: NY Times, 03/11/2015
"The industrial conglomerate run by the billionaire brothers Charles and David Koch is refusing to provide Democratic lawmakers with information on whether it has paid for climate change research."
"Did Florida Gov. Rick Scott's administration ban state environmental scientists from using the terms 'climate change' and 'global warming' in their work? ... Now, an environmental group is asking for a state investigation to get to the bottom of it."
"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."Source: Wash Post, 03/11/2015
"A Vatican official who helped write a first draft of Pope Francis' upcoming encyclical on climate change acknowledged disagreement over the causes of global warming but said 'what is not contested is that our planet is getting warmer' and Christians have a duty rooted in 'ancient biblical teaching' to address the problem."
"A U.S. government agency that manages West Coast fisheries approved a prohibition on Tuesday on fishing seven categories of forage fish in a groundbreaking decision that signals a shift toward an ecosystem-based management."Source: Reuters, 03/11/2015
"Climate denier Fred Singer lobbied fellow sceptics to create a backlash, and proposed legal action, against the film that exposes industry’s role in manipulating US debate on climate change"Source: Guardian, 03/11/2015
"A bipartisan pair of senators introduced legislation on Tuesday that would overhaul U.S. chemical regulations."Source: Huffington Post, 03/11/2015