Environmental Politics

"Latvia, Greece Win Opt-Out From Monsanto GM Crop"

"Monsanto said it would abide by Latvia's and Greece's requests under a new EU opt-out law to be excluded from its application to grow a genetically modified (GM) crop across the European Union, but accused them of ignoring science."

Source: Reuters, 09/01/2015

Docs: Koch Industries Backed Effort to Undermine Renewable Energy in KS

"Emails and financial documents released by the University of Kansas on Thursday reveal earmarked funding from Koch Industries to develop research used to lobby against the state renewable energy standard."

Source: The Intercept, 09/01/2015

"Obama’s Alaska Visit Puts Climate, Not Energy, in Forefront"

"President Obama will travel to Alaska on Monday to call for urgent and aggressive action to tackle climate change, capitalizing on a poignant tableau of melting glaciers, crumbling permafrost and rising sea levels to illustrate the immediacy of an issue he hopes to make a central element of his legacy."

Source: NY Times, 08/31/2015

"High Hopes for Obama's Historic Visit To the 'Unraveling' Arctic"

"In an effort to call attention to the present-day consequences of global warming, President Obama is soon to embark on a journey that no president has taken before. Not only will he set foot in the Alaskan Arctic, at the very edge of the state, but he will spend more time on the ground in Alaska than any president has ever done. Typically, Alaska is a refueling stop for Air Force One when traveling to and from Asia."

Source: Mashable, 08/27/2015

"Attorney Hounding Climate Scientists Covertly Funded By Coal Industry"

"Christopher Horner, an attorney who claims that the earth is cooling, is known within the scientific community for hounding climate change researchers with relentless investigations and public ridicule, often deriding scientists as 'communists' and frauds. ... New court documents reveal one source of Horner’s funding: big coal."

Source: The Intercept, 08/26/2015

Trump Says Keystone XL Pipeline Would Have ‘No Impact’ On Environment

"No leaks, no spills, no impact on climate change. The Keystone XL pipeline would have 'no impact' on the environment if it were approved and built, Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump said on Tuesday. For that reason, the billionaire said he would approve the controversial project 'immediately' if elected president."

Source: Climate Progress, 08/25/2015


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