"After airing their differences in the primary fight between Clinton and Bernie Sanders, green groups seek common ground because the alternative is Donald Trump."
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"The fate of a mysterious hummingbird — and that of the indigenous population that shares its territory — hangs by a thread."Source: Undark, 07/21/2016
"In hopes of saving one owl species, scientists are killing another."Source: California Sunday, 02/10/2016
"A maverick hedge fund manager thinks Wall Street is the answer to the water crisis in the West."Source: ProPublica, 02/10/2016
"Rob Bilott was a corporate defense attorney for eight years. Then he took on an environmental suit that would upend his entire career — and expose a brazen, decades-long history of chemical pollution."Source: NY Times, 01/07/2016
"In places around the world, supplies of groundwater are rapidly vanishing. As aquifers decline and wells begin to go dry, people are being forced to confront a growing crisis."Source: Palm Springs Desert Sun, 12/18/2015
"Below the center of Butte flows water tainted with poisons drawn from a mass of mining and smelting waste that has been a pollution problem for more than a century."Source: Montana Standard, 07/20/2015
"The river that sustains 40 million Americans is dying — and man, not nature, is to blame."Source: ProPublica, 07/10/2015
""The secretive funders behind America’s conservative movement directed around $125m (£82m) over three years to groups spreading disinformation about climate science and committed to wrecking Barack Obama’s climate change plan, according to an analysis of tax records."Source: Guardian, 06/10/2015
"A new oil refinery is the last thing you might expect Washington Gov. Jay Inslee’s administration to be courting. After all, Inslee has developed a national reputation as a champion of curbing the use of fossil fuels."Source: EarthFix/OPB, 06/10/2015
"Pat Mulroy Preached Conservation While Backing Growth in Las Vegas".Source: ProPublica, 06/03/2015
"Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo ordered emergency measures on Sunday to combat the wage theft and health hazards faced by the thousands of people who work in New York State’s nail salon industry.
Effective immediately, he said in a statement, a new, multiagency task force will conduct salon-by-salon investigations, institute new rules that salons must follow to protect manicurists from the potentially dangerous chemicals found in nail products, and begin a six-language education campaign to inform them of their rights.Source: NY Times, 05/11/2015
"After a series of deadly accidents, Congress created an office to oversee the nation’s oil and gas pipelines. A decade later, it’s become the can’t-do agency."Source: Politico, 04/23/2015
"Turn on the faucet. Fill a glass with water. Drink it. Acts so commonplace you perform them without thinking twice. Flora Barraza cannot. Neither can José Garcia, nor the cooks at Los Pasteles Bakery No. 2, nor the elderly at the Epoca de Oro Adult Day Care. Along the Texas-Mexico border, nearly 90,000 people are believed to still live without running water. An untold number more — likely tens of thousands, but no one is sure — often have running water of such poor quality that they cannot know what poisons or diseases it might carry."Source: Texas Tribune, 03/09/2015
Mississippi Power, a subsidiary of the Southern Company, is building a so-called "clean coal" plant in Mississippi. The cost has ballooned from the original estimate of $1.8 billion to the current $6.17 billion (and counting). As the residents of rural Kemper County can tell you, that is just the beginning. It will strip mine lignite from 48 square miles of timber and pasture land.Source: Grist, 02/13/2015