Associated Press 7/3/2012
Excerpt: “WASHINGTON –If you want a glimpse of some of the worst of global warming, scientists suggest taking a look at U.S. weather in recent weeks.
Horrendous wildfires. Oppressive heat waves. Devastating droughts. Flooding from giant deluges. And a powerful freak wind storm called a derecho.
These are the kinds of extremes climate scientists have predicted will come with climate change, although it’s far too early to say that is the cause. Nor will they say global warming is the reason 3,215 daily high temperature records were set in the month of June. ….”
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Warren Times Observer 7/3/2012
Excerpt: “ERIE – Oral arguments were heard Monday at federal court in Erie from both sides in the ongoing lawsuit over mineral and surface rights in the Allegheny National Forest.
The arguments covered cross motions filed by plaintiffs Minard Run Oil Co. and Pennsylvania Independent Oil and Gas Association (PIOGA) seeking a judgment and a permanent injunction, and by defendants Forest Service Employees for Environmental Ethics, Sierra Club and Allegheny Defense Project seeking a summary judgment. “
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Charlotte Observer 7/3/2012
Excerpt: “State flags will fly at half-staff Tuesday across North Carolina, in tribute to the Charlotte-based Air National Guard members who were killed in the crash of their C-130 cargo plane Sunday night in a firefighting mission in South Dakota’s Black Hills.
At least two crew members were killed, according to family members, but several published and broadcast reports Tuesday said the death toll was four. The plane carried a crew of six.
The Air Force is expected to provide more details on the crash and the casualty toll during a news conference Tuesday. …..”
Read entire story at http://www.charlotteobserver.com/2012/07/03/3358931/at-least-2-dead-in-crash-of-c.html
Summit County Voice 7/3/2012
Excerpt: “SUMMIT COUNTY — The final version of a Forest Service roadless area management rule includes a few concessions to environmental groups, and goes a long way toward preserving natural resources on about 4.2 million acres of roadless lands in Colorado, but may still face challenges because it’s seen by some critics as weaker than the national version.
The rule will be published July 3 in the Federal Register. The final Colorado Roadless rule will be finalized a minimum of 30 days after the Final Environmental Impact Statement is published in the Federal Register. …”
Read entire article at http://summitcountyvoice.com/2012/07/03/colorado-forest-service-finalizes-roadless-rule/#more-45060