Sunday, January 19, 2020

Louisiana landowners appeal Bayou Bridge Pipeline’s right to seize their land after trespassing

“It is surprising to many people that pipeline companies have been handed the extraordinary power of eminent domain over Louisiana landowners."

Debunked Australian bushfire conspiracy theories were pushed by Alex Jones, Murdoch media

“There is currently no intelligence to indicate that the fires in East Gippsland and the North East have been caused by arson or any other suspicious behavior.”

House Dems introduce the CLEAN Future Act

This new proposal aims to have the U.S. reach net-zero carbon emissions by 2050.

Science-advisory board says Trump administration’s policies run counter to established science

"EPA Administrator Andrew Wheeler must immediately withdraw these unlawful proposals that threaten the health and well-being of all Americans."

Monsanto Roundup cancer trial postponed in St. Louis, Bayer stock climbs

Bayer's stock took a dive, losing billions of dollars in value, after the first jury verdict in August 2018, and share prices remain depressed.

You’re not so different from an octopus: Rethinking our relationship to animals

Animal whisperer, Sy Montgomery, argues that we share greater similarities than differences with our fellow animals, and that fact should make us re-examine our relationships with them.

Forecast for 2020: More oil trains, fires, spills, and the rise of LNG by...

If past is prelude, the regulatory and market conditions show North America is poised for another rise in “bomb trains.”

Puerto Rico earthquake worst in more than 100 years

“The people of Puerto Rico are foremost in our minds."

More than one billion animals killed in Australia wildfires called a ‘very conservative’ estimate

Chris Dickman of the University of Sydney said “without any doubt at all” the animal death toll has exceeded one billion.

The faces of extinction: The species we lost in 2019

Three bird species, two frogs, a shark, a famous snail and one of the world’s largest freshwater fish were among those declared extinct this year.