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EJToday: Top Headlines
- Source: Chicago Tribune, 10/31/2017
"In its annual review, the UN says the gap between carbon cutting plans and the reductions required to keep temperature rises below 2 degrees Celsius is 'alarmingly high'."Source: BBC News, 10/31/2017
"He keeps picking deniers for top government positions: NASA might soon be run by a GOP congressman who blames global warming on the sun."Source: New Republic, 10/31/2017
"As Hurricane Harvey roared toward the Texas coast in late August, weather models showed something that forecasters had never seen before: predictions of four feet of rainfall in the Houston area over five days—a year’s worth of rain in less than a week."Source: Grist, 10/31/2017
"Fisheries officials call the marine national monuments unnecessary, and their boundaries are said to be under review by the Trump administration."Source: NY Times, 10/31/2017
"Senator Hatch, a Utah Republican, said Mr. Trump told him in a phone conversation that he had approved recommendations drawn up by Ryan Zinke, the Interior secretary, to reduce the size of Bears Ears National Monument, established by former President Barack Obama, and Grand Staircase-Escalante National Monument, designated by former President Bill Clinton."
"Puerto Rico’s electric company moved Sunday to cancel a $300 million contract with a small Montana firm for repairs to the territory’s hurricane-ravaged electrical grid, saying controversy surrounding the agreement was distracting from the effort to restore power."Source: Washington Post, 10/30/2017
"Nevada rancher Cliven Bundy goes on trial on Monday for his role in leading a 2014 armed standoff against federal agents that became a rallying point for militia groups challenging U.S. government authority in the American West."Source: Reuters, 10/30/2017
"Mention oil spills, and images of birds coated in black slime and a shiny slick on the ocean’s surface come to mind."
"While much of New York City’s battered infrastructure has been repaired and even improved, most long-term resiliency measures are still years away".
"With scare studies, policy drafts and political donations, industry groups turned Ohio lawmakers against policies they once overwhelmingly supported."Source: InsideClimate News, 10/30/2017
"In 2015 the San Clemente Dam was demolished, in part to restore the watershed and protect endangered steelhead trout. Now scientists are studying the impacts and the findings have them optimistic about the future."Source: Water Deeply, 10/30/2017
"Among the federal regulations targeted by the Interior Department for elimination is a key Obama-era leasing reform strategy designed to guide oil and natural gas development away from areas with high natural and cultural resource values."Source: Greenwire, 10/30/2017
"A federal appeals court Friday halted implementation of a portion of an Obama administration regulation that set emissions-reduction standards for trucks’ trailers."Source: The Hill, 10/30/2017
"At a Halloween happy hour recently in Washington, D.C., a small crowd gathered to celebrate the relationship between bats and spirits."Source: NPR, 10/30/2017