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Sunday, June 30, 2013

environmental news stories sunday

for those little pesky stories you probably didn't hear on the talking head shows this morning....but should have.

gmos in italian artisan foods: traditions impacted by biotech? parmesan cheese and other beloved italian food exports give the issue of genetically modified organisms in Italy international breadth. though gm crops are banned from italian fields, much of the country’s livestock is fed with gm soy imported from brazil and argentina - epoch times

records break as heat wave intensifies; 122 in palm springs. more records broke saturday as a heat wave kept its grips on california and the west. according to the national weather service, several desert and inland empire communities set new records for this day of the year - latimes

human-caused global warming behind record hot australian summer. australia's summer of 2012 was known as "the angry summer," with record heat, extreme bush fires and flooding striking the nation in quick succession - scientific american

governor: we must prepare infrastructure for changing climate. gov. andrew cuomo said saturday he has no doubt man-made global warming is real and all levels of government must invest in more robust infrastructure to deal with the uptick of extreme weather events - glen falls post star

los alamos lab tests plan to treat chromium-laced water. los alamos national laboratory is testing a plan to remove chromium that has contaminated groundwater underneath motandad canyon for years. the canyon is a drinking-water source for los alamos - santa fe new mexican

finally, a turning point on climate change. obama’s speech made it clear that the nation is moving forward with serious, substantive measures to fight climate change. the speech should have marked a turning point for republicans and stuck-in-place democrats such as manchin, too. - minneapolis star tribune

penalty must be heavy. pacific gas &  electric's role in the 2010 san bruno gas pipeline explosion deserves the strongest possible penalty, and should ensure that shareholders — not ratepayers — pay a steep price for the safety upgrades the company should have invested in previously - fresno bee

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