Oregon State researchers say UN ignored livestock in climate talks


Oregon State University researchers criticized recent United Nations climate negotiations for overlooking the climate change impact of methane from livestock, Bloomberg reports.

Poll: Most consider climate change a problem for future generations

USA Today

A poll conducted for USA Today reports that most respondents believe climate change will hurt future generations a "great deal," but less than a third believe it affects them at the same scale personally.

Big Sur wildfire now 88 percent contained

BIG SUR, Calif. (AP) — Rain and higher humidity Thursday helped firefighters battling a wildfire in California's Big Sur region that has destroyed an estimated 22 buildings.

Environmental group to press Obama on Keystone in Hawaii


The Center for Biological Diversity plans to send its mascot to Oahu, Hawaii during President Obama's holiday vacation next week as part of an effort to pressure him to reject the Keystone XL pipeline, Politico reports.

Mead rejects EPA ruling reservation land in Wyoming

The Associated Press

Wyoming Gov. Matt Mead, a Republican, told the Environmental Protection Agency his state would not honor the agency's recent ruling that 1 million acres of state land qualifies as Indian Country, The Associated Press reports.

Arizona contests citations in firefighter deaths

PHOENIX (AP) — Arizona's Forestry Division on Thursday contested citations and fines issued by the state's workplace safety agency for the June deaths of 19 firefighters who were killed battling a wildfire northwest of Phoenix.

New Mexico AG sues to stop horse slaughter

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — New Mexico's top prosecutor filed a lawsuit Thursday in state district court in an attempt to block a planned horse slaughter plant from opening in less than two weeks.

China building fourth Antarctic research base

BEIJING (AP) — Growing scientific power China has begun constructing its fourth Antarctic research base to enhance research into climate change and other fields, state media reported Thursday.

Debate brews over whether to save island's wolves

TRAVERSE CITY, Mich. (AP) — For visitors to Isle Royale National Park, nothing beats the spine-tingling thrill of a wolf's howl piercing an otherwise silent night — or a glimpse of the wily beast slipping across a forest path. But such experiences are becoming increasingly rare, and before long may disappear forever.

Study: Many dolphins sick 1 year after oil spill

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Dolphins living in one of the areas worst hit by the Gulf of Mexico oil spill were in bad shape a year later, with lung problems consistent with exposure to oil, according to a study assessing damage from the spill.


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