National / International News
<> Preserving North America's Bird Nursery - With spring migration in full flight, a new report urges greater protection for an avian haven -- the sprawling billion-plus-acre boreal forest that spans the continent from Alaska across Canada to Newfoundland and Labrador.
<> Ahead of SGs Climate Summit, Leaders Gather in Abu Dhabi to Discuss Concrete Measures and Commitments - A high-level two-day meeting will help leaders from across governments, business and civil society prepare to take action on climate change at the UN Secretary-General's (SGs) Climate Summit in September. . .
- UN Climate Chief: Raise Support Now for Accelerating Global Climate Action - Communities across the developing world have a wealth of local knowledge and ingenuity to adapt more successfully to climate change but they urgently need greater international support to unlock their ambitions. . .
<> UN Report on Fukushima - Cancer levels are likely to remain stable - A new UN report released today. The report is titled Levels and Effects of Radiation Exposure Due to the Nuclear Accident After the 2011 Great East-Japan Earthquake and Tsunami, by the United Nations Scientific Committee on the Effects of Atomic Radiation (UNSCEAR).
<> U.S. ethanol imports from Brazil down in 2013 - (Mon, 05 May 2014) U.S. imports of sugarcane ethanol from Brazil fell by 40% last year, to 242 million gallons. Because
<> Draft CASAC Air Monitoring and Methods Report - Review of EPA's Recommendation for an Additional Federal Reference Method for Ozone: Nitric Oxide-Chemiluminescence (5/1/14 Draft)
<> EPA OIG Compliance With Retention Incentive Regulations and Policies - Although the EPA authorized retention incentive pay to Beale until 2003, the agency continued to make retention incentive payments to him until 2013.
<> Collin O'Mara Appointed President and CEO of National Wildlife Federation - "Collin is a tireless leader with a deep understanding of conservation issues and a strong, entrepreneurial. . .
<> Los Angeles County Flood Control District v. NRDC - 5/5/14. In the
- Supreme Court Allows Major Southern California Water Quality Victory to Stand - (May 5, 2014) NRDC release: A decision today by the U.S. Supreme Court will protect millions of people living near and visiting Los Angeles rivers and beaches from the harmful effects of water pollution.
<> City of Pomona v. SQM North America Corp - 5/2/14. In the
Federal Register Highlights
The following is an alert of Environmental Federal Register announcements that may be of interest for: Monday, May 5, 2014. (Click here to access today's complete Federal Register index with links to complete announcements).
1. Nothing We're Tracking Today (click for the complete Energy & EPA announcements)