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Sunday, June 24, 2012

environmental news stories sunday

for the stories you probably didn't hear about this morning on the talking heads shows...

citing drought, wyoming governor seeks disaster declaration. - wyoming's governor, citing drought conditions, has asked for a federal disaster declaration after dwindling runoff from meager winter snowpack combined with an especially dry spring and early summer hit ranchers hard, his office said on friday - reuters

colorado wildfire: fire races north of poudre canyon. - a resurgent high park fire, already the most destructive in state history, consumed even more homes friday, as hot weather and high winds allowed the blaze to rage northward, burning as many as 10 homes. - denver post

eight wildfires roaring across colorado. - on the hottest day of the year so far, wildfires erupted throughout colorado on saturday, producing fast-moving fires that burned down homes in estes park, forced evacuations in colorado springs and shut down state highways in southern colorado  - denver post 

great lakes water diversion. - the city of waukesha, wis. (pop. 70,718), which sits on the western edge of metropolitan milwaukee, has a bad problem with its water supply—radium. radium is a cancer causer that gets into the water as aquifers get sucked dry - baltimore post examiner

great lakes cities smash long-time heat records. - thirty-eight cities in the great lakes region knocked out serious long-standing heat records, according to the national oceanic and atmospheric administration, which administers the data center. nationwide, 104 cities set records - great lakes echo

evangelicals stand up for the epa on climate change. - this sunday morning the evangelical environmental network will be running tv spots in key states - virginia, ohio, pennsylvania, Missouri, among others - asking viewers to tell their senators that defending the epa’s ability to reduce carbon pollution is "the right thing to do. - paramus post

deluge did a number on fish. - it's possible, even likely, that an entire year class, possibly two, of steelhead vanished in minnesota. - minneapolis star tribune

gm grass linked to texas cattle deaths. - a mysterious mass death of a herd of cattle has prompted a federal investigation in central texas. preliminary tests revealed the genetically-modified form of bermuda grass-- called tifton 85 grass--, which has been here for years, had suddenly started producing cyanide gas, poisoning the cattle - cbs news

pollen on the rise: report. - around the globe, pollen counts are increasing and australian bureau of statistics data suggests it could be affecting our health. Some scientists believe climate change could be to blame for the rise in pollen - melbourne herald sun

great northern mop-up begins after a month of rain falls in just one day. - northern england began mopping up after a month's rainfall falling in 24 hours saw waist-high water flowing down streets and families forced to flee their homes. cumbria bore the brunt, with almost 10cm of rain overnight on friday. - london oberserver

plastics chemical linked to obesity in kids. - new research suggests that chemicals called phthalates, which are found in the plastics that pacifiers and toys are typically made of, may be linked to higher rates of obesity in children - us world and news report

u.s. consumers say 'no' to antibiotics. - a u.s. consumer group is campaigning to get local supermarkets to sell only meat that has been raised without antibiotics. the campaign by consumers union, the public policy arm of consumer reports, coincides with the release of a study that suggests 86 percent of americans want meat raised without antibiotics - upi

rising seas mean shrinking south florida future, experts say. - under current projections, the Atlantic would swallow much of the florida keys and miami-dade in a century, according to experts at a sea-level rise summit - miami herald

living in the new abnormal because of climate change. - a panel saturday morning at the opening session of the aspen environment forum painted an often bleak picture of how climate change is altering the world and how humans are dealing with the challenges - aspen times

study: southern california to get hot, hot, hot. - by mid-century, the number of days with "extreme heat"— temperatures above 95 degrees—will triple in downtown los angeles, and quadruple in the san fernando valley - los alamitos patch

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