"Montana has closed the hunting season on a wild herd of bighorn sheep, with pneumonia suspected of killing dozens of the animals whose seasonal mating rituals attract scores of wildlife watchers."
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- Source: Reuters, 04/21/2015
"Storm surge thrown onshore by tropical systems can kill, destroy property and reshape coastlines. Here’s another negative for the list: Depending on the makeup of the soil and local infrastructure, it can also contaminate water deep in the ground."Source: Bloomberg, 04/21/2015
"It may not be as obvious a climate symbol as the rapidly warming Arctic. But with President Obama’s climate-focused visit on Earth Day, Everglades National Park could take on new significance as a politically potent case study of how global warming directly impacts people living in the United States."Source: Wash Post, 04/21/2015
"Sen. Lisa Murkowski (R-Alaska) said she will introduce a bill this year to end the 40-year-old ban on exporting crude oil."Source: The Hill, 04/21/2015
Phyllis Omido, a Kenyan mother, started a campaign to shut down a battery-recycling operation after her 2-1/2-year-old son was diagnosed with lead poisoning. She is one of six recipients worldwide of the prestigious Goldman Prize."Source: NPR, 04/21/2015
"Responding to public pressure to act more quickly after a series of fiery train derailments involving oil shipments, the Transportation Department on Friday issued a series of emergency orders, including a 40-mile-an-hour speed limit for hazardous materials moving through urban areas."Source: NY Times, 04/20/2015
"Twenty-five major oil companies, oil-producing nations and development institutions agreed on Friday to end the practice of routine flaring of natural gas by 2030 at thousands of oil production sites around the world."Source: Wall St. Journal, 04/20/2015
"A Friday afternoon pipeline explosion at the Fresno County Sheriff gun range left 11 people injured and caused a massive traffic jam on the nearby state Highway 99, according to the Associated Press."Source: Christian Science Monitor, 04/20/2015
"President Obama will tout his administration's efforts to protect the environment during a visit to the Everglades in south Florida on Wednesday, as the White House presses its go-it-alone climate-change agenda."Source: Wash Post, 04/20/2015
"Electricity producers in several states are asking for hundreds of millions of dollars in financial support to keep costly nuclear power plants in business—a move that is likely to boost customers’ power bills."Source: Wall St. Journal, 04/20/2015
"Honduras is the deadliest place for environmental activists with scores of Hondurans killed defending land rights and the environment from mining, dam projects and logging, a campaign group said on Monday."
"In a settlement with a coalition of animal advocacy groups, Mendocino County has agreed to suspend renewal of its contract with a federal wildlife management agency pending completion of an environmental impact report that will consider nonlethal methods of predator control."Source: LA Times, 04/20/2015
"Utah's oldest coal-fired power plant is no longer in operation."Source: AP, 04/20/2015
"Billionaire activist Tom Steyer's climate change advocacy group offered unexpected praise on Friday to Republican presidential hopeful Jeb Bush for saying the United States should work with the world to reduce carbon emissions."
"Five years after the largest oil spill in U.S. history spewed millions of gallons of crude into the Gulf of Mexico, many Louisiana oystermen are fearful that a once-bountiful population of the mollusks may never recover."