"The U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit granted the Environmental Protection Agency’s request Tuesday to delay oral argument in a case over its 2015 smog standard, allowing the agency time to reconsider the Obama-era rule."
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- Source: Washington Post, 04/12/2017
"In a win for environmentalists, a federal court [Tuesday] tossed a George W. Bush-era rule exempting animal feeding operations from certain pollution reporting requirements."
"The Trump administration yesterday asked a federal court to toss a lawsuit challenging the president's requirement that agencies scrap two regulations for every new one created."
"Twin Cities is a hot spot in a national study of lakes and road-salt runoff. It showed that salt concentrations in the Mississippi, mostly from road salt, have increased 81 percent since 1985."Source: Minneapolis Star Tribune, 04/12/2017
"These rivers face a number of threats, from dams to pollution and a possible reduction in conservation funding."Source: National Geographic, 04/12/2017
"The largest glacier in Greenland is even more vulnerable to sustained ice losses than previously thought, scientists have reported."Source: Washington Post, 04/12/2017
"About a month after an anti-predator device spit sodium cyanide in the face of an unsuspecting boy and killed his dog, the U.S. Department of Agriculture has announced it is ending its use of the M-44 mechanisms in Idaho indefinitely."Source: NPR, 04/12/2017
"Back-to-back severe bleaching events have affected two-thirds of Australia’s Great Barrier Reef, new aerial surveys have found."Source: Guardian, 04/12/2017
"A top federal appeals court has added fuel to a long-running fight over federal protections for the northern spotted owl in California, Oregon and Washington state."Source: McClatchy, 04/12/2017
"Canada is warning the Trump administration that a "Buy American" plan for U.S. oil and gas pipelines could have an unexpected casualty: coal country."
"The U.S. administration of Donald Trump on Monday scuppered efforts by the Group of Seven industrialized countries to reach a common stance on energy when it asked for more time to work out its policies on climate change."Source: Reuters, 04/11/2017
"California Attorney General Xavier Becerra filed a Freedom of Information Act request Friday with the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency to compel it to turn over documents on its administrator, Scott Pruitt, and potential conflicts of interest with his past ties to the fossil fuel industry."Source: Sacramento Bee, 04/11/2017
"Among the sweeping cuts in the Trump administration’s 53-page budget blueprint released last month, one paragraph stood out to climate researchers. It proposed eliminating four of NASA’s climate science missions, including instruments to study clouds, small airborne particles, the flow of carbon dioxide and other elements of the atmosphere and oceans."Source: NY Times, 04/11/2017
"What is at stake as Congress considers the E.P.A. budget? Far more than climate change."Source: NY Times, 04/11/2017
"Last year Florida was waterlogged. This year Florida is on fire. More than 100 active wildfires are burning across the state right now, according to the Florida Forest Service. Twenty-seven of them are scorching more than 100 acres each."Source: Tampa Bay Times, 04/11/2017