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Booker, Haaland Release Climate Bill Focused on Farm Programs, Reforestation, and Wetlands Restoration Environment
Booker, Haaland Release Climate Bill Focused on Farm Programs, Reforestation, and Wetlands Restoration
2019-09-17 21:41:45
by Sean Trambley

Freshman U.S. Representative Deb Haaland, D-N.M., joined U.S. Senator Cory Booker, D-N.J., in introducing a climate change bill focused on voluntary farm and ranch conservation practices, massive reforestation, and wetlands restoration.  The lawmakers say the Climate Stewardship Act of 2019... Read More

Federal Appeals Court Tosses Clean Power Plan Challenges Climate
Federal Appeals Court Tosses Clean Power Plan Challenges
2019-09-17 21:39:28
by Dan McCue

WASHINGTON - A federal appeals court Tuesday threw out legal challenges to the Obama-era Clean Power Plan, ending a long-running legal battle involving multiple states and scores of other parties. In a brief order, the U.S. Court of Appeals for... Read More

White House Warns California to Scrap Clean Car Deal Climate
White House Warns California to Scrap Clean Car Deal

WASHINGTON — The Trump administration sent California a stern warning Friday that its agreement with four major automakers to reduce car pollution appears to violate federal law. The letter from the Environmental Protection Agency and the Department of Transportation is... 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

Soil Health Can Combat Climate Change From the Ground Up Environment
Soil Health Can Combat Climate Change From the Ground Up

WASHINGTON — Five months after devastating spring flooding across the Midwest, farms along the Missouri River remain under water. This summer, severe drought has hit patches of Texas and Oklahoma. Areas of the West and Southeast are abnormally dry. As... Read More

Florida’s Oysters in Apalachicola, Cedar Key Face Climate Threats to Survival Environment
Florida’s Oysters in Apalachicola, Cedar Key Face Climate Threats to Survival

ORLANDO, Fla. — Climate change isn’t a primary suspect in the stunning extermination of Apalachicola Bay oysters, a calamity pegged to a variety of atrocities. But rising sea levels, warming waters and more intense storms could conspire to ensure the... Read More

Power Shutoffs Could Prevent Wildfires, But at What Cost to the Elderly and Disabled? Climate
Power Shutoffs Could Prevent Wildfires, But at What Cost to the Elderly and Disabled?

SACRAMENTO, Calif. — Cecilia Santillano faced a difficult decision last year before the power went out in her Simi Valley neighborhood: Ignore her monthly bills and buy a generator, or hope the batteries on her husband’s ventilators would outlast the... Read More

EPA Moves to Revoke Rules on Methane Leaks From Oil and Gas Fields Climate
EPA Moves to Revoke Rules on Methane Leaks From Oil and Gas Fields
2019-08-30 18:32:09
by Dan McCue

WASHINGTON — The Trump administration said Thursday that it intends to revoke regulations on methane leaks from oil facilities, a decision even some oil industry giants oppose. In announcing the plan, Environmental Protection Agency Administrator Andrew Wheeler said the proposal... Read More

Top CDC Climate Scientist Files Whistleblower Complaint Employment
Top CDC Climate Scientist Files Whistleblower Complaint
2019-08-20 12:48:38
by Dan McCue

WASHINGTON - Dr. George Luber, one of the federal government's top experts on the health impacts of climate change is seeking whistleblower protection due to retaliation he claims he's faced since speaking out against the Trump administration's efforts to end... Read More

Katko, Brindisi Launch Bipartisan Effort to Address Lake Ontario Woes Employment
Katko, Brindisi Launch Bipartisan Effort to Address Lake Ontario Woes
2019-08-15 20:24:06
by Dan McCue

WASHINGTON - Representatives John Katko and Anthony Brindisi have launched a bipartisan effort to hold the international commission that manages outflows from Lake Ontario accountable for recent historic flooding. Katko, a Republican, and Brindisi, a Democrat, have gotten the Government... Read More

Coalition of Cities and States Sues to Save Obama-Era Power Plant Emissions Rules Climate
Coalition of Cities and States Sues to Save Obama-Era Power Plant Emissions Rules
2019-08-13 22:58:16
by Dan McCue

WASHINGTON - A coalition of 22 states and seven major cities sued the Trump administration Tuesday in a bid to prevent it from dismantling an Obama-era regulation that established national limits on the carbon emissions from coal-fired power plants. In... Read More

Climate Change Is Turning Florida’s Sea Turtles Female. How Long Can These Species Survive? Environment
Climate Change Is Turning Florida’s Sea Turtles Female. How Long Can These Species Survive?

MIAMI — Two dozen tiny leatherback turtles swam around in small tanks, attached by fishing lines to a system that kept them from hitting walls and hurting themselves. As an open-water species, leatherbacks don’t recognize barriers, so they are kept... Read More

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