New York towns threaten to secede to Pennsylvania over fracking ban. -
Some communities along New York's southern border want to boost their economies by drilling into the gas-rich Marcellus Shale formation, which their Pennsylvanian neighbors are allowed to frack. A word to the wise: The grass isn't always greener. Associated Press
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We are accustomed to living off the land, but if we are expropriated, we would end up in the streets.
—Nicaraguan farmer Menardo Mairena, whose community may be forced off its land to make way for a $50 billion canal connecting the Atlantic and Pacific oceans. The canal—bigger than its Panamanian neighbor—would threaten the largest freshwater ecosystem in Central America.
The country has banned tusk shipments for a year in response to criticism that ivory demand from Chinese consumers is driving poaching in Africa. More ivory is smuggled into China than any other nation. BBC
The search giant will invest $300 million to support 25,000 residential solar power installations, allowing the firm to take advantage of tax credits and boosting its total investment in renewable energy to $1.8 billion. Bloomberg
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Blooms Be Gone
A bill to fight toxic algae in the Great Lakes has passed the House. -