Thursday, Sept. 10, 2015

Water rule hits Texas

Judge clarifies injunction blocks law in just 13 states

EPA

Texas Tribune

The Obama administration's controversial new clean water regulations apply in Texas after all. Clarifying an injunction he issued last week, a federal judge in North Dakota said he blocked the federal Waters of the U.S. rule from taking effect in only 13 states suing in his court. Texas is not one of them.

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Florida's natural springs are disappearing

Public Radio International

Late summer is a perfect time to go for an outdoor swim. Many in Florida, however, are finding that the crystal clear spring-fed swimming holes they used to frequent have turned dark with pollution and algae. Scientists blame the algae on human influence.

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Study says Atlantic hurricane activity may ease

The Weather Network

Are the quiet Atlantic hurricane seasons of the past few years part of a trend towards fewer, weaker storms in the years to come? A new study may be pointing to this possibility, but leading experts in the field are pointing only to flaws in the study.

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