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San Bruno Pipeline Indictment Begs Safety Questions About The Nation’s Fuel Pipelines July 31, 2014
Top California regulators communicated often and enthusiastically with executives at Pacific Gas & Electric Co., even offering unsolicited advice on handling the media while they presided over a case to decide how much the utility should pay for a deadly explosion in a San Francisco Bay Area suburb.
5 Things You Need to Know About Obama’s Clean Power Plant Rule
You may encounter intense controversy around the idea of cleaning of America’s electricity sector for any one of these three reasons: genuine economic risk, ideology or partisanship. Here are five things to remember as you do.
Western Penn. Residents Request Fracking-Related Illness Probe
Scientists are asked to either prove or refute theories connecting a range of health problems with nearby fracking operations.
EPA: Largest Coal-Fired Plant In West U.S. On Track To Close
The final rule comes five years after the EPA gave notice that it was considering pollution controls for the plant.
New Hampshire Celebrates Bittersweet Anniversary Of Medical Marijuana Program
Officials in the Granite State are still stonewalling on the implementation of medical marijuana legislation signed into law last year.
HIV Detected In Previously “Cured” “Mississippi Baby”
"Scientifically, this development reminds us that we still have much more to learn about the intricacies of HIV infection and where the virus hides in the body,” researcher says.
In Cambodia, Fake Orphanages Soak Up Donations By Duping Tourists
Most of these ‘orphans’ still have living parents. The squalor they endure is often for show.
House Approves Marijuana Industry’s Request For Banking Access
Shut out of banking services, marijuana-related businesses in states where the substance is legal operate as cash-only businesses, but that may be changing.
Nestle Continues To Bottle Water In Drought-Crippled California
The country’s largest bottled water company has found a way to bypass California’s strict water use restrictions: bottle water on an Indian reservation.
Hemp Oil Versus CBD Oil: What’s The Difference?
Hoping to ensure that consumers are not misled about the intended uses of hemp and CBD oils, the Hemp Industries Association issues a statement explaining the differences.
LEGO Working With Shell, Everything Is Not Awesome
Greenpeace launched the campaign targeting LEGO last week, which flooded LEGO’s Facebook and twitter pages urging them to stop lending support to Shell.
California, Chicago Sue Addictive Painkiller Manufacturers July 9, 2014
Saying narcotics manufacturers need to be held accountable for the addiction epidemic their drugs are at the heart of, California and the city of Chicago file a lawsuit.
Oil Pipeline Expansion Presents A Whale Of A Problem
Kinder Morgan’s plans to expand a pipeline pose major environmental threats -- especially to whale populations still reeling from past oil spills and noise pollution.
Marijuana Legalization Moves Toward A Vote In Oregon
Will the public’s apparent support of marijuana legalization translate into legalization in the fall? And how does Oregon’s proposed law compare to Colorado’s?
Pakistan Says ‘No’ To GMOs
In Pakistan, even the supporters of genetically modified seeds and plants urge extreme caution -- especially when it comes to imported products.
Six Months In, How Has Marijuana Legalization Treated Colorado?
Opponents warned of increases in crime, car accidents, and drops in tourism, but a report reveals Colorado’s mostly flying high with recreational use.
Great Lakes Communities Struggle Against Proposed Nuclear Waste Facility
The fate of a proposed nuclear waste facility near the Canadian shores of Lake Huron is left to the democratic process.
Sowing And Spraying Trouble In Paradise: How GMOs Are Destroying Kauai
Big Agriculture is wearing out its welcome on the Hawaiian island of Kauai, which is being used a major testing ground for genetically modified seeds and pesticides.
Report Exposes Companies That Dumped 206 Million Pounds Of Toxic Chemicals Into U.S. Waterways
Research from Environment America shows that 2012 was a bigger year for toxic chemical dumping than most of us could have imagined.
An Elephant Never Forgets: Video Highlights Dangers Of Traumatized Elephants
An animal rights group releases video footage of trainers abusing circus elephants, calling the public’s attention to the traumatic lives of these traveling pachyderms.
Are Any Countries Seriously Trying To Tackle The Climate Crisis?
Obama wants the US to lead. Is anyone interested in following?
Congress Pushes Feds To Expand Researchers’ Access To Marijuana
Congress asks the head of Health and Human Services to do away with an additional review process required only for those hoping to study marijuana’s medicinal effects.