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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

Trump Administration Throws Cold Water on Climate Change Threat to Coral Reefs Environment
Trump Administration Throws Cold Water on Climate Change Threat to Coral Reefs

WASHINGTON — When pollsters informed President Donald Trump that he faces political exposure in the 2020 election with swing voters on environment policy, he decided to respond with a White House address claiming stewardship of clean water, air and oceans.... Read More

L.A. County Supervisors Adopt Ambitious Regional Sustainability Plan State News
L.A. County Supervisors Adopt Ambitious Regional Sustainability Plan
2019-08-07 21:13:15
by TWN Staff

The Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors on Tuesday unanimously adopted the Our County Sustainability Plan, which they are calling “the most comprehensive regional approach to sustainability ever issued by a county in the United States.” The plan was drafted... Read More

New Dems Climate Change Task Force Releases Principles for U.S. Climate Policy Climate
New Dems Climate Change Task Force Releases Principles for U.S. Climate Policy
2019-08-07 20:12:46
by Dan McCue

The New Democrat Coalition on Wednesday released a statement of principles aimed at reasserting the United States’ role as a global leader in addressing climate change. A statement outlining the principles says they are intended to combat climate change “with... Read More

More Than Half a Million Americans Exposed to Toxic Air Pollution Face Cancer Risks Above EPA Guidelines Environment
More Than Half a Million Americans Exposed to Toxic Air Pollution Face Cancer Risks Above EPA Guidelines

GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. — Neighbors used to barely notice the drab, low-slung industrial building across the river from downtown. The corporate name on the sign out front had changed a few times over the years. Truck traffic in and out... Read More

California Honeybees Are In Decline. Administration Says It Can’t Afford to Study It Environment
California Honeybees Are In Decline. Administration Says It Can’t Afford to Study It

WASHINGTON — It’s the last federal report on honeybee populations we’ll see — at least for a while — and the numbers for California show the number of colonies are still decreasing. The U.S. Department of Agriculture announced in July... Read More

EPA Clears Path for Proposed Copper And Gold Mine Near Alaska’s Bristol Bay Environment
EPA Clears Path for Proposed Copper And Gold Mine Near Alaska’s Bristol Bay

SEATTLE — Federal officials said Tuesday they would not block a proposed copper and gold mine near Alaska’s Bristol Bay despite objections by critics who contend it would imperil a fishery and harm wetlands and streams. The U.S. Environmental Protection... Read More

It Would Be Cheaper to Buy Coastal Homes Than to Keep Fighting Nature, New Report Says Environment
It Would Be Cheaper to Buy Coastal Homes Than to Keep Fighting Nature, New Report Says

RALEIGH, N.C. — Coastal towns may be better off buying out beachfront property owners than spending years trying to protect those homes from floods, erosion and shifting sands, a study of North Topsail Beach, N.C., concludes. The Western Carolina University... Read More

There’s a Giant Dead Zone in the Gulf of Mexico — Thanks in Large Part to Pollution From Chicago Environment
There’s a Giant Dead Zone in the Gulf of Mexico — Thanks in Large Part to Pollution From Chicago

CHICAGO — Just off the coast of Louisiana, where the Mississippi River lets out into the Gulf of Mexico, an enormous algae bloom, fueled by fertilizer from Midwestern farm fields and urban sewage, creates an area so devoid of oxygen... Read More

EPA Rolls Back Obama-era Rules Meant to Rein In Power Plant Pollution Environment
EPA Rolls Back Obama-era Rules Meant to Rein In Power Plant Pollution
2019-06-19 21:31:15
by Dan McCue

WASHINGTON - The Environmental Protection Agency on Wednesday replaced Obama-era rules intended to tamp down on carbon emissions from coal-fired power plants with new regulations that allow states to decide whether such steps are needed. The new rule will go... Read More

Forest Service Seeks to Exempt Some Logging and Mining From Environmental Review Rules Environment
Forest Service Seeks to Exempt Some Logging and Mining From Environmental Review Rules

WASHINGTON — The U.S. Forest Service on Wednesday announced plans to narrow the scope of a major environmental law, allowing the agency to fast-track activity throughout the national forest system without undergoing environmental review. The proposed changes could potentially make... Read More

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