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EPA confusion and lack of solutions to toxic Colorado mining spill angers officials

Six days after a burst plug shot 3m gallons of toxic mining waste from Gold King Mine into Colorado’s Animas River, communities in three states are increasingly frustrated that the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) hasn’t explained the environmen ...

EPA triggers 1M gallon mining wastewater spill into Colorado river

DURANGO, Colo. (UPI) -- An Environmental Protection Agency inspection unintentionally released 1 million gallons of wastewater from an abandoned mine into southwest Colorado's Animas River, prompting warnings for farmers and recreational users to ste ...

Earth heading for 'mini ice age' in just 15 years, scientists say

Earth is 15 years from a “mini ice age” that will cause bitterly cold winters during which rivers freeze over, scientists have predicted. Solar researchers at the University of Northumbria have created a new model of the sun’s activity which they cla ...

Walker: Obama power plant rule unworkable

[caption id="attachment_2996" align="alignright" width="300"] (File Photo)[/caption]WASHINGTON (AP) -- Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker, a Republican eyeing a presidential run in 2016, says President Barack Obama's plan to reduce pollution from coal-fired ...

Obama flies to Everglades for climate change photo op

[caption id="attachment_5356" align="alignright" width="300"] Carbon footprint - (File Photo)[/caption]Under an ominous cloud filled Everglades sky, President Obama spent 20 minutes this afternoon told an audience of notable Everglades policy makers ...

Mandatory unprecedented water restrictions ordered in California

SACRAMENTO, (UPI) -- California Gov. Jerry Brown announced the first mandatory water restrictions in the state's history on Wednesday. The state has been in a severe drought for four years. Brown's executive order aims for a 25 percent cutback in wat ...

Pope's Climate Change Stand Deepens Conservative Distrust

NEW YORK (AP) -- Conservative distrust of Pope Francis, which has been building in the U.S. throughout his pontificate, is reaching a boiling point over his plan to urge action on climate change - and to do so through a document traditionally used fo ...

Pope Francis: Man has 'slapped nature in the face'

ABOARD THE PAPAL PLANE (AP) — Pope Francis said Thursday he is convinced that global warming is "mostly" man-made and that he hopes his upcoming encyclical on the environment will encourage negotiators at a climate change meeting in Paris to make "co ...

Little backing in Congress for Obama climate moves

[caption id="attachment_33705" align="alignright" width="300"] (File Photo)[/caption]WASHINGTON (AP) — When Republicans take control of both houses of Congress next month, President Barack Obama will be hard-pressed to cut U.S. greenhouse gas emissio ...

Weather Channel Co-Founder: 'Climate Change is not Happening'

(UPI) -- Former Weather Channel CEO and co-founder John Coleman once again publicly stated he doesn't believe climate change is a problem. On CNN's Reliable Sources Coleman was not happy to be called a climate change denier. "I resent you calling me ...


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