"MASAI MARA NATIONAL RESERVE, Kenya — Death feeds life on the Mara. Each summer, 500,000 wildebeests die along the treacherous migration from the Serengeti National Park in Tanzania to the Masai Mara National Reserve in Kenya. And with death come the scavengers, none more important than the vulture."
EJToday: Top Headlines
- Source: NY Times, 08/27/2015
"Christopher Horner, an attorney who claims that the earth is cooling, is known within the scientific community for hounding climate change researchers with relentless investigations and public ridicule, often deriding scientists as 'communists' and frauds. ... New court documents reveal one source of Horner’s funding: big coal."Source: The Intercept, 08/26/2015
"From GMO labeling to pesticides to the source of the meat you buy, a handful of companies are spending heavily to keep information off your food labels."Source: Civil Eats, 08/26/2015
"Tropical Storm Erika formed Monday night, the fifth named storm of the 2015 hurricane season. While Hurricane Danny struggled to maintain its intensity as it battled the hostile Atlantic environment, Tropical Storm Erika could prove to have more stamina, and is forecast to strengthen into a Category 1 hurricane by the time it reaches the Bahamas this weekend."Source: Wash Post, 08/26/2015
"U.S. and China officials took a major step Tuesday toward an agreement to advance “clean coal” technologies that purport to reduce the fuel’s contribution to climate change—and could offer a potential lifeline for an industry that has seen its fortunes fade."Source: AP, 08/26/2015
"Exxon Mobil Corp's controversial $225 million settlement with New Jersey of a longstanding environmental pollution case won approval on Tuesday from a state judge, despite objections from critics who viewed the accord as a sellout."
"Utilities regulators for the District of Columbia on Tuesday denied Exelon Corp’s $6.8 billion bid for Pepco Holdings Inc, dealing a major blow to a deal that would have created the country's top power distributor."
"Four of the dirtiest plants, which sit on Native American soil, were expecting more lenient goals under the Clean Power Plan, but the EPA shifted gears."Source: InsideClimate News, 08/26/2015
"A food safety advocacy group sued an arm of the U.S. Department of Agriculture on Tuesday, saying it illegally withheld public information on genetically engineered crops."
"A coalition of environmental groups and Native American tribes is asking officials to overhaul federal mining standards ahead of new uranium mining near the Grand Canyon."Source: The Hill, 08/26/2015
"Obama administration officials are grappling with how to handle federal employees who have been using Ashley Madison, an online forum for cheating spouses with the motto: 'Life is short. Have an affair.'"Source: Greenwire, 08/26/2015
"President Obama came to Las Vegas Monday to throw his weight behind the booming solar energy industry in its recent political struggles, and to announce a bevy of initiatives to promote clean-energy growth in America’s homes and on its rooftops. It was the first stop in a climate and energy-focused tour that will also take the president to New Orleans and Arctic Alaska this month."Source: Wash Post, 08/25/2015
"Oil, the lifeblood of many countries that produce and sell it, appears to be rapidly turning into an ever-cheaper economic curse. A year ago, the international price per barrel of oil was about $103. By Monday, the price was about $42, roughly 6 percent lower than on Friday."Source: NY Times, 08/25/2015
"U.S. Sen. Dianne Feinstein said she has asked President Obama to bypass Congress and create three new national monuments in California, giving federal protection to more than 1 million acres of mountain ranges, sandy expanses and forests lying roughly between Palm Springs and the Nevada border."Source: LA Times, 08/25/2015
"Several large solar power plants under construction in the United States have in the past few months promised to do something that none has done before: offer prices equal to or lesser than that of a natural gas-fired power plant, even as gas is abundant and cheap."Source: EnergyWire, 08/25/2015