From the News Wires

Mullah Omar Rumors, Eurochannel Crossing, Fed Statement

Race Wire - Wed, 07/29/2015 - 7:55pm

Some of Wednesday's big stories

Jar Jar Binks Actor Talks Vitriol Toward His 'Star Wars' Character

Race Wire - Wed, 07/29/2015 - 7:55pm

Ahmed Best, the man behind the infamous "Star Wars: The Phantom Menace" character Jar Jar Binks, talked with Vice about his reviled character and upcoming series "2 Black Dudes." 

Illuminating the Plight of Endangered Species, at the Empire State Building

NY Times Environmental News - Wed, 07/29/2015 - 7:22pm
A filmmaker and collaborator will project images of endangered species on a huge New York — and global — canvas on Saturday night.









Killer of Cecil the Lion Finds Out That He Is a Target Now, of Internet Vigilantism

NY Times Environmental News - Wed, 07/29/2015 - 5:47pm
Dr. Walter J. Palmer, the hunter who killed Cecil after he was lured out of his sanctuary at Hwange National Park in Zimbabwe, has faced an onslaught from social media users and online reviewers.









Obamacare case to be turned against government on emissions rule.

Climate Change News (Offsite) - Wed, 07/29/2015 - 7:00am
Opponents of President Barack Obama's soon-to-be-implemented policy to cut carbon emissions from power plants are planning to use an unlikely and potentially potent weapon against him: the recent U.S. Supreme Court decision that saved Obamacare.

In latest EPA ruling, both sides claim a win.

Climate Change News (Offsite) - Wed, 07/29/2015 - 7:00am
Texas’ Republican leaders and environmentalists are both claiming victory Tuesday following an appeals court ruling that requires the federal government to ease limits on certain emissions for Texas and a dozen other states.

U.S. appeals court upholds bulk of Obama air pollution rule.

Climate Change News (Offsite) - Wed, 07/29/2015 - 7:00am
A U.S. appeals court on Tuesday mostly upheld a major federal environmental regulation requiring some states to limit pollution that contributes to unhealthy air in neighboring states.

Obamacare case to be turned against government on emissions rule.

National Environmental News on Other Sites - Wed, 07/29/2015 - 7:00am
Opponents of President Barack Obama's soon-to-be-implemented policy to cut carbon emissions from power plants are planning to use an unlikely and potentially potent weapon against him: the recent U.S. Supreme Court decision that saved Obamacare.

Immigrants and poor people fish for their dinner, unaware of mercury.

National Environmental News on Other Sites - Wed, 07/29/2015 - 7:00am
Many government-issued health warnings about fish fail to reach those who most need to hear them: low-income families and immigrants, some of whom fish daily or weekly for their family meals.

In latest EPA ruling, both sides claim a win.

National Environmental News on Other Sites - Wed, 07/29/2015 - 7:00am
Texas’ Republican leaders and environmentalists are both claiming victory Tuesday following an appeals court ruling that requires the federal government to ease limits on certain emissions for Texas and a dozen other states.

U.S. appeals court upholds bulk of Obama air pollution rule.

National Environmental News on Other Sites - Wed, 07/29/2015 - 7:00am
A U.S. appeals court on Tuesday mostly upheld a major federal environmental regulation requiring some states to limit pollution that contributes to unhealthy air in neighboring states.

Later Deadline Expected in Obama’s Climate Plan

NY Times Environmental News - Tue, 07/28/2015 - 6:52pm
The final version of President Obama’s climate change plan is expected to be released next week, with an extension of an earlier timeline, giving states and utilities longer to comply.









American Hunter Killed Cecil, Beloved Lion That Was Lured Out of Its Sanctuary

NY Times Environmental News - Tue, 07/28/2015 - 1:44pm
A dentist from Minnesota killed Cecil, a lion who was a favorite among visitors at a national park in Zimbabwe, after the animal was lured out of the sanctuary, the authorities say.









Takings arguments bubble up as California cuts water rights.

Climate Change News (Offsite) - Tue, 07/28/2015 - 7:00am
In drought-stricken California, lawyers are asking a simple question with a complicated answer. Can the state take away water rights?

A renegade trawler, hunted for 10,000 miles by vigilantes.

National Environmental News on Other Sites - Tue, 07/28/2015 - 7:00am
For 110 days and across two seas and three oceans, crews stalked a fugitive fishing ship considered the world’s most notorious poacher (Part 4 of 4).

Takings arguments bubble up as California cuts water rights.

National Environmental News on Other Sites - Tue, 07/28/2015 - 7:00am
In drought-stricken California, lawyers are asking a simple question with a complicated answer. Can the state take away water rights?

State Senate committees discuss plans for spending $8.9 billion from BP oil spill.

National Environmental News on Other Sites - Tue, 07/28/2015 - 7:00am
Attorneys led committee members through the sometimes confusing morass of settlements, with their varying rules for how money will be transferred to Louisiana, mostly for environmental restoration projects.

Hillary Clinton Lays Out Climate Change Plan

NY Times Environmental News - Mon, 07/27/2015 - 7:25pm
Focusing on an issue that resonates with Democrats, Mrs. Clinton set a goal to produce 33 percent of the nation’s electricity from renewable sources by 2027.









Study to look into First Nations cancer claims.

National Environmental News on Other Sites - Mon, 07/27/2015 - 7:00am
Some First Nations communities in Ontario and Manitoba have complained for years about what they call an unusually high rate of cancer among their members.

"Pastor Brooks" finds his next river to cross.

National Environmental News on Other Sites - Mon, 07/27/2015 - 7:00am
What the Rev. Brooks Berndt did for his Hazel Dell church, he now hopes to do for many more congregations in the United Church of Christ family: get them actively fighting for environmental causes.

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