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EPA proposes cutting carbon dioxide emissions from coal plants 30% by 2030

Source: Washington Post, Tue June 10, 2014
The Environmental Protection Agency proposed a regulation Monday that would cut carbon dioxide emissions from existing coal plants by up to to 30 percent by 2030 compared with 2005 levels, taking aim at one of the nation’s leading sources of greenhouse gases.

California is first state to ban lead in hunting ammo

Source: USA Today, Thu October 24, 2013
In a move to protect wildlife and the environment, California on Friday became the first state to ban lead in hunting ammunition.

Limits Approved for Genetically Modified Crops in Kauai, Hawaii

Source: New York Times, Wed October 16, 2013
Legislators on the island of Kauai in Hawaii have approved a bill that would restrict the use of pesticides by companies developing genetically modified crops there.

Environmentalists win U.S. court fight to protect whales from Navy sonar

Source: Reuters, Sun September 29, 2013
A federal judge in California has sided with environmental groups in their lawsuit against the U.S. government over Navy training exercises off the West Coast involving sonar that they say harms endangered whales, dolphins and other protected marine mammals.

New York City Air Quality Cleanest in Decades

Source: ABC, Fri September 27, 2013
Ahh, smell that New York City air. No, seriously, go ahead. Mayor Michael Bloomberg on Thursday said the city's air quality has hit its highest levels in 50 years, a development officials say has led to fewer deaths and hospitalizations.

Obama to launch major initiative to curb wildlife trafficking

Source: The Guardian, Wed July 10, 2013
Barack Obama launched a new initiative against wildlife trafficking on Monday, using his executive authority to take action against an illegal trade that is fuelling rebel wars and now threatens the survival of elephants and rhinoceroses.

Obama triples area of protected California coastline

Source: MongaBay, Sat December 22, 2012
On Friday President Obama announced the government would add almost 3,000 square miles of California coastline to the National Marine Sanctuary system, reports the Sierra Club.

Obama ‘backs assault weapons ban’

Source: BBC, Tue December 18, 2012
US President Barack Obama wants to reinstate an assault weapons ban in the wake of the mass killings in Newtown, Connecticut, his spokesman says.

Victories for Marriage Equality and First Openly Gay U.S. Senator

Source: DCist, Wed November 07, 2012
Before last night, voters in more than 30 consecutive statewide elections across the United States approved bans on same-sex marriage. On Tuesday, three states broke the trend—with a fourth still counting its votes—in what some advocates and organizations are calling the most successful election for gay rights ever.

Lucas Giving Disney’s Billions To Fund Education

Source: Discovery News, Sun November 04, 2012
As Star Wars fans digest the news that George Lucas' company Lucasfilm was sold to Disney for a little over $4 billion, it turns out that it wasn't for personal profit.

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