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Fish Embryos Exposed to Oil From BP Spill Develop Deformities, a Study Finds

NY Times Environmental News - Mon, 03/24/2014 - 4:29pm
The study, which examined developing tuna and amberjack, will be used in the damage assessment against BP in the Deepwater Horizon spill.
    





National Briefing | South: North Carolina: Lawyer Hired to Represent Agency in Spill Inquiry Once Worked for Duke Energy

NY Times Environmental News - Mon, 03/24/2014 - 3:38pm
The lawyer hired to represent North Carolina’s environmental agency during a federal investigation into its regulation of Duke Energy’s coal ash dumps once represented the utility company in a different criminal inquiry.
    





National Briefing | Southwest: Texas: Cleanup of Oil Spill in Galveston Bay Expands, With Booms Set Up to Guard Shore and Bird Habitats

NY Times Environmental News - Mon, 03/24/2014 - 3:32pm
Workers picked quarter-size “tar balls” out of the sand along Galveston Bay while crews lined up miles of booms to keep oil away from the shoreline and bird habitats on Monday, two days after a ship collision caused as many as 170,000 gallons of oil to spill and shut down one of the nation’s busiest seaports.
    





After the Fact: Bird’s Extinction Is Tied to the Arrival of Humans

NY Times Environmental News - Mon, 03/24/2014 - 1:39pm
Scientists have long assumed that humans played a role in the moa’s obliteration. Now there’s inescapable proof.
    





Observatory: These Vultures Get First Dibs on the Good Parts

NY Times Environmental News - Mon, 03/24/2014 - 1:17pm
An examination of vultures’ feeding patterns in Kenya show that some species show up early, in large groups, and claim the best pieces.
    





Deadly Landslide in Washington State

NY Times Environmental News - Mon, 03/24/2014 - 10:41am
At least 18 people were missing and 8 were confirmed dead as of late Sunday in Washington State after a huge landslide destroyed homes and buried a state highway.
    





What happens if Keystone isn't built?

Climate Change News (Offsite) - Mon, 03/24/2014 - 6:00am
After five years, it appears the Obama administration will soon issue a decision on whether to build the long-delayed and controversial Keystone XL oil pipeline. But what happens if, after all the shouting, the pipeline isn’t built?

We are all mutants.

On the hunt for disease genes, researchers uncover humanity’s ?vast diversity.

Energy fight to be detailed.

Jessica Ernst, who lives about 100 kilometres northeast of Calgary, spent 30 years as an oilpatch consultant. But for the past decade she has been entangled with hydraulic fracturing and what she calls negligent and unlawful activities, as well as a violation of her Charter rights, by the oil industry and government.

What happens if Keystone isn't built?

After five years, it appears the Obama administration will soon issue a decision on whether to build the long-delayed and controversial Keystone XL oil pipeline. But what happens if, after all the shouting, the pipeline isn’t built?

100M shekel plan approved for waste treatment in Arab-Israeli communities.

The cabinet unanimously approved on Sunday a NIS 100 million Environmental Protection Ministry plan to boost trash collection and waste treatment in the country's Arab communities.

Kenya’s conservation efforts evicting Sengwer tribe from forest homes.

The controversy raging over the displacement of Indigenous Peoples in Embobut forest in Kenya continues. The forest came to international attention after the local Indigenous Peoples, the Sengwer, were removed from the area by the Kenya Forest Service.

Six-time Obama voter's group received Obama administration grant.

The woman who admitted to voting for President Barack Obama six times worked for and sat on the board of a group that received an Obama administration Environmental Protection Agency grant.

25 years after spill, Alaska town struggles back from 'dead zone.'

On March 24, 1989, the tanker Exxon Valdez struck a reef in Prince William Sound, Alaska, spilling 11 million gallons of crude oil into the pristine water. At the time, it was the single biggest spill in U.S. history.

Crews Work to Contain Oil Barge’s Leak

NY Times Environmental News - Sun, 03/23/2014 - 8:21pm
About 168,000 gallons of oil leaked into Galveston Bay on Saturday from a barge that had collided with a ship.
    





Danger Lingers After Landslide Kills 8 in Washington State

NY Times Environmental News - Sun, 03/23/2014 - 8:03pm
A landslide about a square mile in size left eight people dead and at least 18 missing in Washington State while destroying homes and burying a state highway.
    





Washington Officials Discuss Mudslide

NY Times Environmental News - Sun, 03/23/2014 - 3:21pm
Washington State officials discussed the mudslide that has killed at least three people.
    





EU-funded study finds high lead levels in paints in Sri Lanka.

The majority of paints analyzed in seven Asian countries contains unsafe levels of lead, would not meet regulatory standards established in most highly industrialized countries, and, in a number of cases, have astonishingly high lead content, according to a new report.

Energy consumption can be cut if safe water supply demand met, seminar told.

A significant portion of Bangladesh's energy consumption can be reduced if the Water Supply and Sewerage Authority can supply safe drinking water to people, said speakers at a seminar in the capital yesterday.

Tribes prepared to fight over water quality.

The Indian world is largely distant from the Fort Myers-Naples area, in geographic proximity, historic and spiritual beliefs, culture, money and morals. But all of South Florida – from south of Orlando to the Florida Keys – is linked by water.
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