"British Columbia on Monday banned all grizzly bear hunting in the western Canadian province with immediate effect, expanding on its existing ban on trophy hunting."
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- Source: Reuters, 12/19/2017
"The highly digital modern world also demands a more reliable grid, capable of providing high-quality power to facilities like hospitals or data centers, where even brief brownouts can cost money or lives."Source: Vox, 12/19/2017
"The decision nullifies 14 years of policymaking in a process mandated by Congress, and marks an about-face for the agency."Source: Civil Eats, 12/19/2017
"When the Zortman Landusky gold and silver mine, located upstream from Montana’s enormous Fort Belknap reservation, went bankrupt in 1998, the cost of the cleanup fell on the US taxpayer. The costs keep growing."Source: Guardian, 12/19/2017
"The head of the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) had his office professionally examined earlier this year to look for covert surveillance devices."Source: The Hill, 12/19/2017
"The final text of the Republican tax bill made public Friday largely preserves key tax credits for wind and solar power and electric vehicles, reversing language in earlier versions that could have slowed the growth of renewable energy across the United States."
"One of the top executives of a consulting firm that the Environmental Protection Agency has recently hired to help it with media affairs has spent the past year investigating agency employees who have been critical of the Trump administration, federal records show."
"The Trump administration is prohibiting officials at the nation’s top public health agency from using a list of seven words or phrases — including “fetus” and “transgender” — in official documents being prepared for next year’s budget."Source: Washington Post, 12/18/2017
"The effort by U.S. EPA to publicly debate mainstream climate science is on ice."Source: ClimateWire, 12/18/2017
"As a massive open pit mine inches forward, Menominee tribe looks to legal remedies".Source: EHN, 12/18/2017
"A string of former Republicans who served on the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission have emerged as some of the most vocal critics of the Trump administration's plan to subsidize coal and nuclear power units."Source: ClimateWire, 12/18/2017
"Melting permafrost and major storms are eating away at the coastal Alaskan village of Newtok. Residents are desperate to move, but the U.S. has no climate change relocation plan that could help them."Source: NPR, 12/18/2017
"The federal government’s boldest land grab in a generation produced the first border wall — and a trail of abuse, mistakes and unfairness."Source: ProPublica/Texas Tribune, 12/18/2017
"The Beaufort Gyre, a key Arctic Ocean current, is acting strangely. Scientists say it may be on the verge of discharging a huge amount of ice and cold freshwater that could kick off a period of lower temperatures in northern Europe."Source: YaleE360, 12/18/2017
"These satellite images of a small part of the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge show the site of what, so far, is the only oil well ever drilled in the refuge, an exploratory well known as KIC-1 that was completed in the mid-1980s. The well was plugged and abandoned, and the drilling equipment and a special timber pad it sat on have long since been removed."