"As rescuers desperately searched for survivors who may be buried amid the rubble in the Nepalese capital of Katmandu or trapped in remote mountain villages, officials announced that more than 3,700 people are now confirmed dead after the earthquake that struck Saturday."
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- Source: USA TODAY, 04/27/2015
"Nevada's Lake Mead, the largest capacity reservoir in the United States, is on track to drop to its lowest water level in recorded history on Sunday as its source, the Colorado River, suffers from 14 years of severe drought, experts said on Friday."
"IQALUIT, Nunavut -- The eight Arctic Council nations pledged on Friday to do more to combat climate change that is shrinking the vast frigid region, with countries trying to put aside disputes over issues like Russia's intervention in Ukraine."
"The number of breeding males in the greater sage-grouse population of the United States and part of Canada has declined by 56 percent in recent years, in a sign of trouble for the ground-dwelling bird, a study released on Friday showed."
"As the Arctic melts and organic matter decays, vast stores of carbon in the permafrost will be released triggering an unstoppable feedback system."Source: InsideClimate News, 04/27/2015
"HOUSTON -- As Gina McCarthy spoke for a second straight year at one of the world's top energy gatherings, the U.S. EPA administrator defended a plan to cut carbon dioxide emissions and told the power industry to focus on its ability to innovate."Source: EnergyWire, 04/27/2015
"A federal appeals court ruled Friday that a group of California companies cannot sue to stop the Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) efficiency and greenhouse gas rules for heavy trucks."Source: The Hill, 04/27/2015
"A single pulse flow of water reconnects the ‘American Nile’ with the Sea of Cortez for the first time in decades"Source: Aljazeera America, 04/27/2015
"One of congressional Republicans' major attempts to regain a say over water resources projects while maintaining their self-imposed earmark ban may have hit a brick wall."Source: E&E Daily, 04/27/2015
"From the tortillas to the salsa to the chips and marinades, everything served at Chipotle will now be GMO-free."Source: Huffington Post, 04/27/2015
"The United States Geological Survey on Thursday released its first comprehensive assessment of the link between thousands of earthquakes and oil and gas operations, identifying and mapping 17 regions where quakes have occurred."Source: NY Times, 04/24/2015
"Federal agricultural officials announced Thursday voluntary programs and initiatives for farmers, ranchers and foresters meant to build on President Barack Obama's efforts to combat global warming — and don't require congressional approval."Source: AP, 04/24/2015
"Underneath the bubbling geysers and hot springs of Yellowstone National Park in Wyoming sits a volcanic hot spot that has driven some of the largest eruptions on Earth. Geoscientists have now completely imaged the subterranean plumbing system and have found not just one, but two magma chambers underneath the giant volcano."Source: Science, 04/24/2015
"For the better part of the last century, crude oil prices have swung like a pendulum, pushing and pulling the fortunes of nations. More often than not, global supplies of the volatile commodity were controlled by the rulers of desert domains who would otherwise have been powerless had it not been for the oil that bubbled beneath their thrones." Not any more.Source: NY Times, 04/24/2015
"What happens in the Arctic doesn’t stay in the Arctic. That will be a key message over the next two years when the United States holds the rotating chair of the Arctic Council, a group that fosters cooperation between the eight countries sharing the Arctic region."Source: PRI/The World, 04/24/2015