"A grandmother and four of her grandchildren were killed and another person also died in floods in Texas caused by storms that unleashed tornadoes, damaging hail and torrential rains on several central U.S. states, officials said on Saturday."
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- Source: Reuters, 05/02/2016
"Government says 330 million people are suffering from water shortages after monsoons fail".Source: Guardian, 05/02/2016
"Halliburton and Baker Hughes, two major oil services companies, have called off their planned $35 billion merger, citing difficulties in obtaining approval from regulators as well as sharply lower energy prices."
"A CSX freight train derailed in northeastern Washington [DC] on Sunday, spilling hazardous material near a subway station and disrupting commuter rail and long-distance Amtrak passenger trains but causing no injuries, authorities said."Source: Reuters, 05/02/2016
"Kenya's president set fire to thousands of elephant tusks and rhino horns on Saturday, destroying a stockpile that would have been worth a fortune to smugglers and sending a message that trade in the animal parts must be stopped."Source: Reuters, 05/02/2016
"Hawaii, Alaska and the Southwest face an above-average threat of wildfires this summer, but most of the country should see normal or below-normal problems, forecasters said Sunday."Source: AP, 05/02/2016
"The amount of coal burned to generate electricity has fallen in nearly every state, after peaking about a decade ago, the U.S. Energy Information Administration said yesterday."Source: ClimateWire, 05/02/2016
"The large-scale dredging of Miami’s port to accommodate the newest generation of freighters, an undertaking that prompted a long-running battle with environmentalists, caused widespread damage to a portion of the area’s fragile and already distressed coral reef, according to a new report by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration."
"The Dutch chapter of the environmental activist group Greenpeace leaked on Monday what it called a trove of documents from the talks over a proposed trade deal between the European Union and the United States."
"Ringling's final 11 performing elephants marched into arenas for the last time Sunday in Wilkes-Barre, Pa., and Providence, R.I., ending a 145-year-old tradition of the giant pachyderms taking part in the big top."Source: USA TODAY, 05/02/2016
"For the second straight day, Senate Democrats blocked consideration of an energy and water spending package due to a proposed amendment dealing with the Iran nuclear agreement."Source: The Hill, 04/29/2016
"Rangers at southern Utah's Arches National Park were investigating large graffiti Thursday that was carved so deeply into a famous redrock arch that it might be impossible to erase, officials said."Source: AP, 04/29/2016
As climate change warms ocean waters, they may become depleted of dissolved oxygen, with profound consequences for the ecosystems.Source: Wash Post, 04/29/2016
"Amid growing concern that flame retardants are responsible for elevated cancer rates in firefighters, Massachusetts lawmakers are pushing legislation that would go further than any other state’s in banning the use of chemicals meant to slow the spread of fires."Source: Boston Globe, 04/29/2016
"The quest for answers for thousands of veterans sickened -- in some cases terminally -- by contaminated water at Camp Lejuene has been stymied by a federal agency that refuses to hand over key documents, attorneys from Yale Law School charged Wednesday."Source: Fox, 04/29/2016