"President Trump signed an executive order Tuesday that he said would streamline the approval process for building infrastructure such as roads, bridges and offices by eliminating a planning step related to climate change and flood dangers."
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- Source: Washington Post, 08/16/2017
"The Environmental Protection Agency says it plans to scrap an Obama-era measure limiting water pollution from coal-fired power plants."
"Our planet has never been warmer than it was last month, according to data released by NASA on Tuesday."Source: Grist, 08/16/2017
"BEIJING—As the United States reverses its climate policies, the world's top greenhouse gas emitter is in the midst of setting up a national carbon-trading system."Source: ClimateWire, 08/16/2017
"Vanguard Group on Monday said it has urged companies to disclose how climate change could affect their business and asset valuations, reflecting how the environment has become a priority for the investment industry."Source: Reuters, 08/16/2017
"Washington State officials have privately complained about a lack of information — vital for an oil spill response — on the ingredients of the diluent used to help Alberta bitumen flow through Kinder Morgan’s Trans Mountain oil pipeline."Source: National Observer, 08/16/2017
"Sen. John Hoeven (R-N.D.) criticized Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Administrator Scott Pruitt for holding a closed-door meeting during a trip to the state last week."Source: The Hill, 08/16/2017
"A federal court has rejected a challenge to a major liquefied natural gas (LNG) export terminal in Texas."Source: The Hill, 08/16/2017
"Heavy winter snows in the Rocky Mountains have rescued the thirsty Western U.S. for another year."
"A research vessel located and photographed two critically endangered North Pacific right whales off the coast of Alaska."
"California Attorney General Xavier Becerra sued the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency to compel it to say what steps were taken to ensure its rule making and procedures remain impartial even as it’s led by a man who opposed the EPA in at least a half dozen lawsuits while serving as Oklahoma’s attorney general."Source: Bloomberg, 08/15/2017
"Several green groups launched a legal campaign last week against the Trump administration over a pair of rules issued by U.S. EPA under the nation's new chemicals law."Source: E&E News PM, 08/15/2017
"Environmental group the Sierra Club sued the U.S. Energy Department on Monday in hopes of forcing it to reveal the groups it has consulted in conducting an eagerly awaited study on the electricity grid."Source: Reuters, 08/15/2017
"More than half a million people in Yemen have been infected with cholera since the epidemic began four months ago and 1,975 people have died, the World Health Organization (WHO) said on Monday."Source: Reuters, 08/15/2017
"A group of scientists in the United Kingdom decided to look at how bumblebee queens are affected by some widely used and highly controversial pesticides known as neonicotinoids. What they found isn't pretty."Source: NPR, 08/15/2017