Environmental News Today (06/05/14)

06/05/2014 — Leave a comment

1. Warning on bulldozing hills for Chinese cities

China Moving Mountains

2. Where has global warming baked the most in US since 1984? Maine, Vermont, New Mexico, Texas

US hottest spots of warming: Northeast, Southwest

FILE - In this June 27, 2013 file photo, tourists walk close to misters to keep cool as they walk along The Strip during a heat wave in Las Vegas. An Associated Press analysis of federal temperature records shows Nevada's capital city, Carson City, has warmed the most in the...

3. Keystone XL pipeline opponent cites terrorism concerns

Tom Steyer

4. Mercury forms ‘bull’s-eye’ around Alberta oilsands: study

5. Hundreds of scientists to Canada PM: Pipeline report ‘deeply flawed’

Climate change wasn’t mentioned as a factor in the federal review of the Northern Gateway pipeline

6. Canada’s 500,000 Leaky Energy Wells: ‘Threat to Public’

Badly sealed oil and gas wellbores leak emissions barely monitored, experts find.

Wellbore diagram

  7. Lead shot threatens eagles, study says

Eagles in snow

8. Monarch butterfly decline linked to spread of GM crops

Milkweed essential to monarchs in decline because of herbicides used with genetically modified crops

Tyler Flockhart, currently a postdoctoral researcher at the University of Guelph, led the analysis, which combined all the known data about monarch populations and the factors that influence them.

9. When Food Isn’t Enough: Gut Bugs Affect Malnutrition, Too, Study Finds

Image: A father feeds his child with oral saline at the International Center for Diarrhoeal Disease and Research Bangladesh in Dhaka

10. Health risks of e-cigarettes emerge

Vaping pollutes lungs with toxic chemicals and may even make antibiotic-resistant bacteria harder to kill

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