"New York officials approved a clean energy standard on Monday that requires half of the state’s electricity to come from renewable sources by 2030."
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- Source: The Hill, 08/02/2016
"The United Nations has tried to cover up its involvement in the Australian government’s successful attempt to have all mentions of the country removed from a report on climate change and world heritage sites, freedom of information documents show."Source: Guardian, 08/02/2016
"Rio de Janeiro's air is dirtier and deadlier than portrayed by authorities and the Olympics' promised legacy of cleaner winds has not remotely been met, an analysis of government data and Reuters' own testing found."Source: Reuters, 08/02/2016
"After airing their differences in the primary fight between Clinton and Bernie Sanders, green groups seek common ground because the alternative is Donald Trump."Source: InsideClimate News, 08/02/2016
"Joshua trees are weird. They've got shaggy bark, twisted branches and needle-like leaves."Source: NPR, 08/02/2016
"The Zika epidemic that has spread from Brazil to the rest of Latin America is now raging in Puerto Rico — and the island’s response is in chaos."
"Genetically modified wheat not approved for sale or commercial production in the United States has been found growing in a field in Washington state, agriculture officials said Friday, posing a possible risk to trade with countries concerned about engineered food."Source: AP, 08/01/2016
"The EPA has already spent $100 million to remediate decades of mining."Source: High Country News, 08/01/2016
"Emails obtained through public-records requests by a conservation group show that State Toxicologist Ken Rudo forcefully resisted the McCrory administration last year as it moved to alter the do-not-drink letters sent to hundreds of well owners near coal-ash pits owned by Duke Energy."Source: Winston-Salem Journal, 08/01/2016
"Atrazine has been a dirty word among environmentalists for decades. Now state and federal agencies are coming down on the weed killer, amid troubling evidence that it disrupts hormones and contributes to birth defects."Source: KQED, 08/01/2016
"During the 2012 race for president, the issue of climate change was nearly invisible. ... But this year, as Hillary Clinton thrusts climate change to the heart of her campaign, the issue is taking on a prominence it has never before had in a presidential general election."
"The Chinook salmon that Randy Settler and other Yakama tribal fishermen are pulling from the Columbia River are large and plentiful this summer, part of one of the biggest spawning runs since the 1960s. It is a sign, they say, of the river’s revitalization, through pollution regulations and ambitious fish hatchery programs. But barely four miles upstream from the fishermen’s nets, state workers are still cleaning up after a major oil train derailment in June."
"The agricultural unit of German chemicals company Bayer AG will halt future U.S. sales of an insecticide that can be used on more than 200 crops after losing a fight with the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, the company said on Friday."Source: Reuters, 08/01/2016
"In a letter to the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC), Massachusetts Senators Elizabeth Warren and Ed Markey demand new answers about an alleged conflict of interest in the environmental review of a proposed Spectra Energy natural gas pipeline project."Source: DeSmog, 08/01/2016
"Beneath the streets of Boston, two robots named Mario and Luigi inspect the flow of human waste, collecting data on city residents."Source: Quartz, 08/01/2016