Environmental Politics

"How the Sweetener Industry Sugar-Coats Science"

"Food companies have spent billions of dollars to cover up the link between sugar consumption and health problems. That's the conclusion of a new report from the Center for Science and Democracy at the Union of Concerned Scientists (UCS)."

Source: Mother Jones, 06/25/2014

"Justices Uphold Emission Limits on Big Industry"

"In a big win for environmentalists, the Supreme Court on Monday effectively endorsed the Obama administration’s efforts to regulate greenhouse gas emissions from sources like power plants, even as it criticized what it called the administration’s overreaching."

Source: NY Times, 06/24/2014

"Sugar Industry Accused of Dodging Everglades Clean-Up Costs"

"Florida taxpayers have been left shouldering most of the $2 billion Everglades water pollution cleanup cost, despite a constitutional amendment passed by nearly 70 percent of voters that calls for the sugar industry to pick up its share of the tab."

Source: Ft. Lauderdale Sun-Sentinel, 06/23/2014

"Democrats Use Climate Change as Wedge Issue on Republicans"

"When President Obama stood before students in Southern California a week ago ridiculing those who deny climate science, he wasn't just road testing a new political strategy to a friendly audience. He was trying to drive a wedge between younger voters and the Republican Party."

Source: San Francisco Chronicle, 06/23/2014

"Administration Takes Steps to Aid Bees"

"The White House announced new initiatives on Friday to promote the health of honeybees and other pollinators, which have suffered enormous losses in recent years. The memorandum, signed by President Obama, called for research into the causes of the severe decline and the role of pesticides, and formed a 'pollinator health task force' of more than 14 federal agencies, saying, 'It is critical to expand federal efforts and take new steps to reverse pollinator losses and help restore populations to healthy levels.'"

Source: NY Times, 06/23/2014

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