National (U.S.)

Battle Lines Over Trump’s Lands Policy Stretch Across 640 Million Acres

"Uranium mines around the Grand Canyon. Oil drilling rigs studding the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge. New coal and timber leases in the national forests. States divvying up millions of acres of federal land to dispose of as they wish. To environmental groups, it would be a nightmare. To miners, loggers, ranchers and conservative politicians in resource-dependent areas, it would be about time. Either way, Donald J. Trump’s election presages huge potential change on America’s 640 million acres of federal public lands, from the deep seas east of Maine to the volcanic coasts of Hawaii."

Source: NY Times, 11/18/2016

Supermoon King Tide Offers Preview Of Sea-Level Rise Along East Coast

"This week’s supermoon was more than a spectacular sight in the night sky. It nudged up sea levels, leading to areas of coastal flooding along the East Coast. Such inundation offered a glimpse of the new normal in certain low-lying areas as sea levels rise because of climate change."

Source: Wash Post, 11/18/2016

"Trump's Top Environmental Adviser Says Pesticides Aren't Bad for You"

"To lead the transition of the Environmental Protection Agency, President-elect Donald Trump settled on notorious climate change denier Myron Ebell. The decision rattled climate activists ... Farm chemicals, too, would likely flow unabated if Ebell's agenda comes to dominate Trump's EPA."

Source: Mother Jones, 11/17/2016

"Don’t Freak Out About The Future Of Clean Energy Under Trump"

"As the country awoke a week ago to the news of an impending Donald Trump presidency, shares in wind and solar energy companies quickly plummeted. ... But while all of this may look like bad news for renewables, some experts are arguing that the arrival of the new administration hardly spells a death knell for the industry."

Source: Wash Post, 11/17/2016


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