Environment

House Committee Headed to Florida for Field Roundtable on WRDA State News
House Committee Headed to Florida for Field Roundtable on WRDA
2019-10-18 20:14:49
by Dan McCue

WASHINGTON - A House Panel that deals with water resource and environmental issues will travel to South Florida this weekend for a roundtable on infrastructure projects to be considered for inclusion in the next Water Resources Development Act. Rep. Grace... Read More

Historic Rains Ravaged Illinois Farms. Now The race Is On to Harvest Before It’s Too Late. Agriculture
Historic Rains Ravaged Illinois Farms. Now The race Is On to Harvest Before It’s Too Late.

Mark Tuttle cuts straight to the point when describing the field and weather conditions he has faced this year on his farm in southern DeKalb County. “In one word, I’d say: ‘miserable,’ ” said Tuttle, who grows corn, soybeans and... Read More

House Panel Advances Bipartisan Plan to List PFAS Chemicals on Toxics Inventory Health
House Panel Advances Bipartisan Plan to List PFAS Chemicals on Toxics Inventory
2019-10-11 18:33:41
by Dan McCue

WASHINGTON - A House subcommittee has advanced bipartisan legislation sponsored by Rep. Antonio Delgado, D-N.Y., that would require the EPA to list a dangerous class of compounds known as PFAS chemicals on its Toxics Release Inventory. Per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances,... Read More

Sherrill Convenes Meeting With Army Corps and Local Officials to Address New Jersey Flooding State News
Sherrill Convenes Meeting With Army Corps and Local Officials to Address New Jersey Flooding
2019-10-10 20:27:27
by Dan McCue

WASHINGTON - Rep. Mikie Sherrill, D-N.J., convened a meeting last week with officials of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, the N.J. Department of Environmental Protection and several local mayors to address the issue of repeat and intensifying flooding in... Read More

California Blames EPA for Stalled Plans to Curb Pollution Environment
California Blames EPA for Stalled Plans to Curb Pollution

WASHINGTON — California’s top clean-air official fired back against Trump administration charges that the state hasn’t done enough to fight pollution within its borders, saying the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency should “do its job.” Last month, EPA Administrator Andrew Wheeler... Read More

Millions Without Power As PG&E Blackouts Bring Concern, Anger, Resolve State News
Millions Without Power As PG&E Blackouts Bring Concern, Anger, Resolve

PLACERVILLE, Calif. — Classes were canceled. Frozen foods melted. Hospitals switched to emergency generators. Blooms withered in florists’ coolers. Unused food was jettisoned at shuttered restaurants. Lines formed at gas stations. Cellphones faded out. That’s what happened Wednesday when the... Read More

Park Service Looks to Solve Mystery Deaths of Isle Royale Wolves Environment
Park Service Looks to Solve Mystery Deaths of Isle Royale Wolves

ISLE ROYALE, Mich. — One year into its effort to reestablish the wolf population on Isle Royale, the National Park Service and its partners have a problem: The new wolves keep dying and nobody knows why. Since the park service... Read More

Trump’s EPA to Detail Biofuel Boost After Corn-State Criticism Energy
Trump’s EPA to Detail Biofuel Boost After Corn-State Criticism

WASHINGTON — The Trump administration on Friday will announce plans to aid corn-based ethanol and soybean-based biodiesel, capping weeks of deliberations over how to temper a wave of criticism from biofuel advocates in the U.S. Midwest. The Environmental Protection Agency... Read More

The Oceans Are Taking a Beating Under Climate Change, UN Report Warns Climate
The Oceans Are Taking a Beating Under Climate Change, UN Report Warns

The planet is in hot water — literally — and that will have dire consequences for humanity, warns a new United Nations report on the state of the world’s oceans and ice. Over the next century, climate change will make... Read More

Greta Thunberg Admonishes Leaders As U.N. Climate Summit Fails to Deliver Action Climate
Greta Thunberg Admonishes Leaders As U.N. Climate Summit Fails to Deliver Action

UNITED NATIONS — Dozens of world leaders touted their efforts to reduce greenhouse gas emissions at the United Nations Climate Action Summit Monday, but they were largely upstaged by youth activists angry at officials for not doing enough to prevent... Read More

Early Power Shut-Offs Are New Reality As California Enters Peak Wildfire Season State News
Early Power Shut-Offs Are New Reality As California Enters Peak Wildfire Season

LOS ANGELES — Russ Brown and other emergency officials in Yuba County have been trying to get the word out. Charge your medical equipment and phone batteries now. Make you sure you have enough nonperishable food to last a few... Read More

23 States Sue Trump Administration to Keep California's Auto Emission Rules State News
23 States Sue Trump Administration to Keep California's Auto Emission Rules
2019-09-20 21:58:47
by Dan McCue

WASHINGTON — California and 22 other states sued the Trump administration Friday to stop it from revoking the authority of The Golden State to set emission standards for cars and trucks. California Attorney General Xavier Becerra filed the lawsuit against... Read More

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