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    5 Big Wins, 2 Big Losses on Key Eco-Ballot Initiatives

    5 Big Wins, 2 Big Losses on Key Eco-Ballot Initiatives

    Key environmentally-related ballot measures in six states received mixed results yesterday. On the plus side, Florida voters saw through utility industry efforts to thwart the state’s burgeoning solar energy business and California voters appeared to affirm the state’s ban on single-use plastic bags. Both Massachusetts and Oregon passed key animal protection laws. But, two historically […]

    Russia Plans to Kill 250,000 Reindeer Amid Anthrax Fears

    Russia Plans to Kill 250,000 Reindeer Amid Anthrax Fears

    Officials in the Yamalo-Nenets region in Siberia are proposing the culling of a quarter-million reindeer by Christmas in order to minimize the possible spread of anthrax, the Siberian Times reported. Theso-called “zombie” anthrax outbreak in Siberia has been blamed on a thawed-out infected reindeer corpse that died several decades ago.Flickr The deadly problem began over […]