Ocean Plastic Could Triple By 2040 Without ‘Rapid And Concerted’ Action
Environment
Ocean Plastic Could Triple By 2040 Without ‘Rapid And Concerted’ Action
2020-07-27 19:44:47
by Gaspard Le Dem

WASHINGTON - The amount of plastic entering the world’s oceans could nearly triple within the next two decades, according to a report by the Pew Research Center, a nonpartisan American think tank based in Washington, D.C., called “Breaking the Plastic... Read More

Manatee Deaths in Florida Increase in 2020, and Experts Aren’t Sure Why
Environment
Manatee Deaths in Florida Increase in 2020, and Experts Aren’t Sure Why

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. — Manatee deaths are on the rise in Florida. Coronavirus isn't likely at fault, but it has kept officials from performing as many necropsies as normal on the dead animals. As a result, experts from the Florida... Read More

Trump Loosens Environmental Rules to Fast-Track Infrastructure Permits
Infrastructure
Trump Loosens Environmental Rules to Fast-Track Infrastructure Permits
2020-07-15 21:16:32
by Jacob Pederson

President Donald Trump announced he is loosening the National Environmental Policy Act in a bid to speed up permitting of federal infrastructure projects ranging from highway upgrades to the construction of oil and natural gas pipelines. The president announced the... Read More

Red Tide and Harmful Algal Blooms Addressed in Bipartisan Bill
Congress
Red Tide and Harmful Algal Blooms Addressed in Bipartisan Bill
2020-07-15 19:37:17
by Dan McCue

WASHINGTON - Reps. Charlie Crist, D-Fla., and Bill Posey, R-Fla., have introduced legislation that would create Centers of Excellence on Harmful Algal Bloom research, prevention, response, and mitigation to aid in the fight against harmful outbreaks of red tide and... Read More

Environmentalists Say Chesapeake’s Blue Crab Population Healthy Despite Significant Drop
Environment
Environmentalists Say Chesapeake’s Blue Crab Population Healthy Despite Significant Drop
2020-07-07 19:08:51
by Gaspard Le Dem

The Chesapeake Bay’s blue crab population is going strong despite shrinking significantly this year, according to a report issued last week by the Chesapeake Bay Foundation. The environmental watchdog found no signs of overfishing in the bay in 2020, though... Read More

Judge Orders Shutdown of Dakota Access Pipeline During Environmental Review
Energy
Judge Orders Shutdown of Dakota Access Pipeline During Environmental Review

The Dakota Access pipeline must shut down by Aug. 5, a district court ruled Monday in a stunning defeat for the Trump administration and the oil industry. The decision, which shuts the pipeline during a court-ordered environmental review that’s expected... Read More

States Step Up as Federal Government Moves Away from Paris Climate Agreement
Environment
States Step Up as Federal Government Moves Away from Paris Climate Agreement
2020-05-07 15:04:07
by Kate Michael

On the same day that the Center for American Progress and the League of Conservation Voters released an issue brief detailing how states have stepped up where the federal government has neglected to lead on climate change, CAP convened representatives... Read More

Activists Say Coronavirus Is An Opportunity To Reshape Environmental Policy
Environment
Activists Say Coronavirus Is An Opportunity To Reshape Environmental Policy
2020-04-23 15:01:58
by Gaspard Le Dem

It’s a big year for the planet. April 22, 2020, marked the 50th anniversary of Earth Day, a celebration of the environmental movement that is honored around the world. But many are celebrating Earth Day indoors this year. The coronavirus... Read More

Historic Agreement Will Conserve Millions of Acres for Monarch Butterflies
Environment
Historic Agreement Will Conserve Millions of Acres for Monarch Butterflies
2020-04-10 19:11:55
by Dan McCue

WASHINGTON - The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service has reached what conservationists are calling a historic deal to protect monarch butterflies, which pass through multiple states on their annual two-way migrations. “Completing this agreement is a huge boost for the... Read More

Restoring Former Farmland: ‘The System Doesn’t Just Bounce Back’
Agriculture
Restoring Former Farmland: ‘The System Doesn’t Just Bounce Back’

MINNEAPOLIS — It’s been more than 91 years since the last crop was pulled from the soil of an old farm field that, hidden away in a science reserve just north of the Twin Cities, has been left to grow... Read More

House to Vote on Banning Offshore Drilling in Almost All US Waters
Environment
House to Vote on Banning Offshore Drilling in Almost All US Waters
2019-09-06 21:08:34
by Dan McCue

WASHINGTON - The House will vote next week on a trio of bills that would effectively block all new offshore oil and gas drilling in the waters around the United States. In a letter to House members, Democratic House Leader... Read More

Seven Months Before Super Tuesday California Poll Sees A Toss-Up
2020 Elections
Seven Months Before Super Tuesday California Poll Sees A Toss-Up
2019-07-30 20:55:35
by Dan McCue

WASHINGTON - Seven months from Super Tuesday, the race to win the California primary and presumably, a lock to be the Democratic presidential nominee, is a toss-up, according to new poll released by the Public Policy Institute of California. California... Read More

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