Study Finds Up to One Billion Birds Killed in Building Collisions Each Year
In the most comprehensive study of its kind, involving the review and analysis of almost two dozen studies and more than 92,000 records, federal scientists have found that between 365 and 988 million birds are likely killed in the U.S. each year as a result of collisions with buildings.
Yesterday marked exactly a month since what is now said to be 10,000 gallons of “crude MCHM”—mixed with what was later found to have included other chemicals—spilled into West Virginia’s Elk River, contaminated 1,700 miles of piping in the water distribution system for nine counties, and disrupted the lives of hundreds of thousands of the state’s residents.
Yesterday, Rep. Waxman (D-CA) issued a statement announcing he will not be seeking reelection in the fall. Rep. Waxman will retire at the end of the year, after serving 40 years in the U.S. House of Representatives.
“I have had a long career and an eventful one—and I wouldn’t trade any of it. I woke each day looking forward to opportunities to make our country stronger, healthier and fairer.”
Teen Embarks on South Pole to Bring Awareness to Climate Change
Parker Liautaud is in the midst of an attempt to set the world record for the fastest hike from the coast of Antarctica to the South Pole. The parallels between the needed perseverance to accomplish this feat and what will be needed to tackle climate change are striking.
READ MORE on EcoWatch: http://ecowatch.com/2013/12/13/teen-south-pole-awareness-climate-change/
230 Businesses and Politicians Call on Obama to Harness Offshore Wind
There are more than 4,000 gigawatts of offshore wind potential along U.S. coastlines, but not a single project to speak of. A group of 230 businesses, nonprofits and politicians have called on President Obama to change that.