On Our Radar: Rerouting Keystone XL

TransCanada agrees to find a new route for the Keystone XL pipeline that will skirt the environmentally sensitive Sand Hills area and the Ogallala aquifer in Nebraska. Still, the project cannot move forward anytime soon; a State Department spokesman says the federal government’s own review “could conclude as early as” the first quarter of 2013. [Reuters]

Researchers who mapped radioactive contamination from the damaged Fukushima Daiichi nuclear plant say that mountains sheltered northwestern and western parts of Japan from some of the radioactive cesium-137. {Associated Press]

Rising global temperatures and shifting rainfall patterns could affect water flows on Africa’s Nile and Limpopo rivers, raising the risk of conflicts between Botswana, South Africa, Mozambique and Zimbabwe in a region that is already chronically dry, a study says.

Today is America Recycles Day, and thousands of events have been organized by the Keep America Beautiful campaign to promote the cause.

http://green.blogs.nytimes.com/2011/11/15/on-our-radar-rerouting-the-keystone-xl-pipeline/

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~ by narhvalur on November 15, 2011.

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