Environmental Politics

"U.S. Funding for Fighting Zika Virus Is Nearly Spent, C.D.C. Says"

"The director of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention warned on Tuesday that federal funds to fight the Zika virus were nearly exhausted, and that if Congress did not replenish them soon, there would be no money to fight a new outbreak."

Source: NY Times, 09/01/2016

Sources: Obama, China Aim To Formally Join Paris Climate Pact At G-20

"President Barack Obama and Chinese President Xi Jinping are expected to formally commit their nations to last year's Paris climate change agreement in the coming days, a move that would increase pressure on other nations to follow suit and serve as an implicit rebuke to the deal's skeptics inside the U.S."

Source: Politico, 09/01/2016

"Colorado Anti-Fracking Activists Fall Short in Ballot Efforts"

"Two anti-fracking initiatives did not get enough valid signatures to qualify for the November ballot, Colorado officials announced on Monday, giving the oil and gas industry its latest victory over communities seeking to exert local control over fracking."

Source: InsideClimate News, 08/30/2016

Caught Fudging Science, Duke Power Attacks Reporters Privilege

Embroiled in a growing scandal about efforts to cover up the science on the threat posed by coal ash to North Carolinians' drinking water, Duke Energy is asking a court to hold a hearing to discover the source of a document leaked to the Associated Press.

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