"As recently as 2011, shares in Peabody Energy, the world’s biggest private sector coal company, traded at the equivalent of $1,000. Today, they hover around $4 each. Over that time, investors who held the stock lost millions."
EJToday: Top Headlines
- Source: NY Times, 02/02/2016
"The struggle to expand or restrict the nation's action on climate change in the next presidency intensifies today in Iowa."Source: ClimateWire, 02/02/2016
"Over the past 35 years, the population of right whales in the North Atlantic Ocean has not expanded nearly as much as scientific understanding of the endangered species."Source: Bangor Daily News, 02/02/2016
"Only 3 percent of the juveniles of an endangered salmon species survived the drought along the Sacramento River in 2015 despite extraordinary efforts by federal and state officials to save them, federal officials said Monday."Source: Sacramento Bee, 02/02/2016
"On a treeless plain in eastern Ethiopia, thousands of destitute pastoralists have set up camp outside the tiny village of Fedeto. Over the past six months the camp has swelled as one of the worst droughts in decades has decimated herds, dried up pasture and made even drinking water scarce."Source: Reuters, 02/02/2016
"The Senate will pick up debate on its energy overhaul bill in the coming week."Source: The Hill, 02/01/2016
"Across Michigan, in cities large and small, lead poisoning continues to plague children, limiting them in school and on the playground."Source: Bridge magazine, 02/01/2016
"AMES, Iowa — Tim Recker has been growing corn in this state his whole life, and using his crops to make ethanol almost as long, at first by the jar for his trucks, now by the barrel for the nation. That is in large part because Congress in 2005 mandated that oil refiners blend ethanol into gasoline."Source: NY Times, 02/01/2016
"The Koch brothers’ donor network spent close to $400 million last year, and is on its way to spending an unprecedented $889 million supporting right-wing politics and causes during the 2016 cycle."Source: The Hill, 02/01/2016
"Two years after thousands of gallons of a coal-cleaning agent leaked into the drinking water supply of 300,000 West Virginians, the sentencings of six officials at a chemical distributor this month will bring to a close criminal cases in the spill."
"Annette Smith has been fighting the power for more than 15 years, tenaciously opposing energy projects she believes harm the environment or quality of life in Vermont."
"Southern California Gas Co. knew of deteriorating wells at its underground methane storage facilities and warned state regulators of the risks almost a year before a massive, uncontrolled leak was discovered at its Aliso Canyon unit on the outskirts of Los Angeles."Source: InsideClimate News, 02/01/2016
"Two years after one of the nation's worst coal ash spills, 1 ½ million tons of the potentially toxic waste byproduct from coal-fired power generation is being moved by rail from the banks of the Dan River in North Carolina to a landfill in central Virginia."
"Is this where North Pacific humpback whales practice their songs?"Source: Hakai, 02/01/2016
"Could the current strong El Niño help soak the National Football League's 50th Super Bowl next Sunday?"Source: Weather Channel, 02/01/2016