"Brussels set to be first bloc to reveal contribution to global emissions cutting deal as next set of UN talks draw close."
EJToday: Top Headlines
- Source: RTCC, 02/06/2015
"Regulators in California, the country's third-largest oil-producing state, have authorized oil companies to inject production fluids and waste into what are now federally protected aquifers more than 2,500 times, risking contamination of underground water supplies that could be used for drinking water or irrigation, state records show."Source: AP, 02/06/2015
"Wastewater is arguably worse for the environment than oil, killing vegetation and leaving farmland sterile for generations. Some say the state isn't doing enough to get its spill problem controlled."Source: NPR, 02/06/2015
"HOUSTON -- It was DuPont's third deadly U.S. accident in five years and the deadliest of them all. On November 15th, a chemical leak in LaPorte took the lives of four workers, including two brothers."Source: KHOU, 02/06/2015
"After a 20-year ban, Florida may bring back bear hunts to control a growing population of black bears that is increasingly seen as a menace in suburban neighborhoods."
"Washington state senators held a hearing on Thursday to consider banning the increasingly controversial capture or holding of killer whales for entertainment."
"The Interior Department is planning a March auction to sell the oil and gas drilling rights to 41.2 million acres in the central Gulf of Mexico."Source: The Hill, 02/06/2015
"Forty countries lying along the Pacific Ocean from Asia to the Americas are putting their tsunami early warning systems and escape drills to the test this week, with the key message for some coastal communities being "run and seek higher ground".
"National environmental groups today blasted an Obama administration proposal to divert more than $3 billion in future oil and gas revenues due to Gulf Coast states to pay for land conservation, rural counties, wildlife grants, coastal restoration or other 'national priorities,' warning that such a move would stymie coastal restoration projects in Louisiana."Source: Greenwire, 02/06/2015
"Boys and girls, are global temperatures rising or falling?"Source: Bloomberg, 02/06/2015
"In a year the Republican-controlled Congress is expected to take a significant whack at President Barack Obama’s environmental agenda, GOP lawmakers on Wednesday told top environmental officials they should scrap what was once a fairly obscure proposal to define what is and isn’t considered a body of water by federal law."Source: Fresno Bee, 02/05/2015
"When you read headlines about how Congress is rife with climate change deniers and willing to vote in favor of a massive oil pipeline that could increase greenhouse gas emissions, it's easy to get discouraged about the direction the US is headed on global warming. But when you look at some of the hard numbers about how Americans are getting their energy, there's actually a lot to be excited about."Source: Mother Jones, 02/05/2015
"A judge in New York has ruled Entergy Corp cannot stop hearings on the state's plan to shut the company's Indian Point nuclear power plant for part of the summer to protect fish in the Hudson River."Source: Reuters, 02/05/2015
"The Environmental Protection Agency is moving forward with a new rule that will limit the amount of pollution from household wood heaters."Source: The Hill, 02/05/2015
"Achuar tribe demands compensation from Argentine energy company Pluspetrol for pollution on their ancestral land."Source: Aljazeera America, 02/05/2015