"Recent discoveries of illegal, unreported oil discharges and systematic dumping of chemicals from rigs and platforms have raised new fears about environmental damage in the Gulf of Mexico, more than six years after the worst oil spill in U.S. history."
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- Source: WWL-TV, 11/28/2016
"A small island in American Samoa is making the switch from diesel generators to 100 percent renewable energy. Ta’u, the easternmost of the Samoan islands, has just been equipped with a new microgrid with 1.4 megawatts of solar-generation capacity and six megawatt hours of battery storage. It’s enough to power the entire island night and day. "Source: Wash Post, 11/28/2016
"President-elect Donald Trump sold off his shares of Energy Transfer Partners, the owner of the $3.7 billion Dakota Access pipeline that has become the focus of protests by Native American and environmental groups, according to his spokeswoman Hope Hicks."Source: Wash Post, 11/28/2016
"Authorities say 2,500 firefighters and other personnel are making progress on containing some of the biggest wildfires in western North Carolina, and rain could help in the coming days."Source: AP, 11/28/2016
"When I first saw New York Times reporters tweet the news that Donald Trump claimed in an interview to have an “open mind” about climate change and the Paris climate agreement, I thought, Who cares? He is packing his administration with fossil fuel promoters, so his latest comments just suggest that he’s camouflaging his climate denial with doublespeak and pandering."Source: Grist, 11/28/2016
"President-elect Donald J. Trump said on Tuesday that he would 'keep an open mind' about whether to pull the United States out of a landmark multinational agreement on climate change."
"Donald Trump is poised to eliminate all climate change research conducted by NASA as part of a crackdown on 'politicized science', his senior adviser on issues relating to the space agency has said."Source: Guardian, 11/23/2016
"'It will be possible for states to choose to become pollution havens'".Source: Ctr for Public Integrity, 11/23/2016
"More than a year ago, Fresno County farmer Wayne Western Jr. penned a letter to Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump, pleading for help."Source: Sacramento Bee, 11/23/2016
"Recovering from transplant surgery, Dan Greulich fell prey to a drug-resistant infection. What happened over the next five months shows the terrible human and financial price of an epidemic raging through the U.S. healthcare system."Source: Reuters, 11/23/2016
"In the debate over fracking of oil and gas wells, opponents often cite the risk that the process can set off nearby earthquakes. But scientists say that in the United States, fracking-induced earthquakes are not common."
"The U.S. government said on Tuesday it was delaying indefinitely its proposal for how to clean up or seal off radioactive soil buried in a St. Louis-area landfill adjacent to another waste site where an underground fire has been smoldering for several years."Source: Reuters, 11/23/2016
"The Arctic Ocean may seem remote and forbidding, but to birds, whales and other animals, it’s a top-notch dining destination."
"Year after year, volunteers return to tributaries of the Klamath River, just like the fish they’re trying to help do the same thing."Source: KQED, 11/23/2016
"In a video released Monday, president-elect Donald Trump pledged that in his first 100 days in office he would abolish a host of regulations to stimulate domestic energy production. 'I will cancel job-killing restrictions on the production of American energy, including shale energy and clean coal, creating many millions of high-paying jobs,' he said."Source: Wash Post, 11/23/2016