Environmental News (05/15/14)

05/15/2014 — Leave a comment

1. Pipeline rupture spews 50,000 gallons of crude oil in Atwater Village

Atwater Village oil spill clean-up to take 24 hours, authorities say

2. 274 dead in Turkey’s worst-ever mine disaster

(AP Photo/Depo Photos). Relatives try to get information outside a local hospital after an explosion and fire at a coal mine in Soma, in western Turkey, Tuesday, May 13, 2014.

3. Groundwater Depletion Is Destabilizing the San Andreas Fault and Increasing Earthquake Risk 

4. Hurricanes Are Shifting, Putting New Areas in Danger, Study Says

5. Scientists ask just how sick is the Baltic Sea

“A healthy ocean is not a pristine ocean where people don’t get to use it at all” (5:46 min)

Algblomning Östersjön. Foto: TT

6. Honeybee Deaths Are Down, But the Beepocalypse Continues

Honeybee Deaths Decline

7. Bee Deaths Prompt Calls for U.S. to Follow EU Pesticides Ban

Bees Crawl over a Honeycomb Section

8. Panel to study at Agent Orange residue exposure

9. Hazardous flame retardants ubiquitous in preschools

Teacher Sonia Castro high-fives student Alfred Chen during a lesson at the Montessori School at Five Canyons in Castro Valley. The school was not included in the UC Berkeley study and has taken steps to make the environment as safe as possible for kids. Photo: Paul Chinn, The Chronicle

10. Space shuttles spewed metals into refuge. But what does it mean for the gators?

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