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Wednesday, August 3, 2016

Egypt’s Christians lose patience with Sisi as attacks spike — FT.com

Frydenberg says renewables not to blame for South Australia energy "crisis" : Renew Economy

Josh Frydenberg, the minister newly elevated to the combined energy and environment portfolio, says that renewable energy was not to blame for the recent energy "crisis" in South Australia, although he did deliver some mixed messages about how the government proposes to move forward.

Two million Gallons Sewage Maryland Patuxent River

July 30, Baltimore Sun – (Maryland) Estimated 2 million gallons of sewage spill into Patuxent River. Maryland officials issued an emergency closing of the Patuxent River from the Howard County line to the Baltimore Washington Parkway in Laurel after a blocked sewer line caused approximately 2 million gallons of sewage to overflow into the Patuxent River July 29. Officials closed Riverfront Park in Laurel and urged residents to avoid the area.
Source: http://www.baltimoresun.com/news/maryland/howard/laurel/ph-ho-cf-glances- sewage-overflow-0804-20160729-story.html 

Florida Confirms Zika Transmission

July 29, CNN – (Florida) Florida health officials confirm Zika transmission. Officials from the Florida Department of Health reported July 29 that 4 individuals in Miami-Dade and Broward counties have been infected with the Zika virus transmitted through infected mosquitoes in the area, marking the first cases of mosquito-borne transmissions in the U.S. Health officials are collecting information and urine samples from residents in the area as part of an effort to determine how many people have been infected.
http://www.cnn.com/2016/07/29/health/florida-health-officials-confirm-local- zika-transmission/ 

SM FISH Listeria in Herring Salads

July 29, U.S. Food and Drug Administration – (New York; New Jersey) SM Fish Corp recalls select Ossie's ready to eat Herring Salads because of possible health risk. SM Fish Corp., issued a voluntary recall July 29 for select lots of its Ossie's brand ready-to-eat Herring Salads products sold in 14 variations due to potential Listeria monocytogenes contamination after Federal personnel discovered Listeria in multiple locations throughout the company's facility. The company has ceased production and no illnesses have been reported in connection with the products which were sold at the company's retail outlets in New York and New Jersey.

Alaska Infrastructure Climate Change Issues

In recent years, though, a new sight has been drawing motorists' attention, too, one they can spot just a few feet from their cars' tires. Bumps and cracks have scarred huge swathes of the road, with some fissures so deep a grown man can jump in and walk through them. Scientists say they're the crystal-clear manifestation that permafrost -- slabs of ice and sediment just beneath the Earth's surface in colder climes -- is thawing as global temperatures keep rising.

Oil Train In Pacific Northwest Dealt Blow Washington Attorney General | ThinkProgress

"Protecting the environment and public safety are top priorities of my office, and we considered the evidence presented with the care those priorities demand," Attorney General Bob Ferguson said in a statement timed to coincide with the closing arguments of the project's environmental review. "The bottom line is that the potential benefits of this project are dramatically outweighed by the potential risks and costs of a spill."

250 migrants évacués d’un campement en reconstruction dans le nord-est de Paris

JO 2016 : la pollution des eaux au Brésil, « des crimes environnementaux »