Thursday, January 7, 2016

January 7 News Update

California governor declares state of emergency at
      gas leak site
California declares state of emergency at gas leak site
Rare Killer Whale Dies After Becoming Entangled in Fishing Gear
Warming ocean endangers seals and sea lions
Detroit refinery pollutes air to clean fuel
El Niño raises concern for California's poor
Keystone XL company takes legal action after Obama 'overstepped authority'
Earth is 'experiencing a global warming spurt'
What does the Paris agreement mean for the world's other 8 million species?
When to give a dam?: The quiet controversy of hydropower plans
Study Finds That Weather Disasters Took a Heavy Toll on Crops *

US raids on illegal migrants alarm Central American nations
Obama Crackdown on Immigrants Creates Communities Filled with Fear
Rumors of Immigration Raids Stoke Fear in New York *

Oil dives as US petroleum products stockpiles rise
How to Beat Retaliation, Even without a Union
Report: Food stamp upgrade can cut hunger
U. of C. Medicine to build adult trauma center on Hyde Park campus
Sutter Santa Rosa, Lakeside RNs Approve New Pacts
Alabama chief justice tells judges to keep denying gay marriage licenses
Low-wage workers rate disaster pay
Indigenous women disappear on ships on Lake Superior, Carolyn Bennett told
Daycare workers protest against cuts to government funding
Gahcho Kué mine worker alleges safety concerns
Guatemala Arrests Former Military Officers in Connection With Massacres *
Paiute Indians Assert Legacy on Occupied Wildlife Refuge Land *
Macy’s to Cut 4,500 Jobs, After Holiday Sales Slump  *

Stories from the New York Times will be followed with a *. The Times pay wall policy allows free access to only about ten articles a month.

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