"Much of the country is used to occasional 100-degree days. Seattle, which has had just three in the past 123 years, is not."
EJToday: Top Headlines
- Source: NY Times, 08/02/2017
"An internal review by the Environmental Protection Agency has found that its administrator did not violate its scientific integrity policy when he contradicted a fundamental tenet of climate science by denying that carbon dioxide pollution is the principal agent of global warming."Source: InsideClimate News, 08/02/2017
"For decades, some of the dirtiest, darkest secrets of the chemical industry have been kept in Carol Van Strum’s barn."Source: The Intercept, 08/02/2017
"Industry has delivered a clear message to the Trump administration during a series of recent closed-door meetings: Don't completely gut the Obama-era Clean Power Plan."Source: ClimateWire, 08/02/2017
"The area is due for a major hurricane, and it is not prepared. If a big one scores a direct hit, the damage would likely surpass Katrina."Source: Washington Post, 08/02/2017
"In a major blow to the future of nuclear power in the United States, two South Carolina utilities said on Monday that they would abandon two unfinished nuclear reactors in the state, putting an end to a project that was once expected to showcase advanced nuclear technology but has since been plagued by delays and cost overruns."Source: NY Times, 08/01/2017
"A federal court told the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Monday that it has to enforce an Obama administration methane pollution rule."Source: The Hill, 08/01/2017
"Environmental groups that say they’re seeking to restore clean air standards for vehicles on the nation’s highways have sued the federal government in New York."
"WASHINGTON — Environmental advocates urged the Trump administration on Monday to reverse course on its move to set aside an Obama-era measure limiting water pollution from coal-fired power plants."
"The biggest gas storage facility in the West resumed operations Monday, nearly two years after a blowout led to the nation’s largest-known methane release and drove thousands of families from their Los Angeles homes."
"They're called 'ghost forests' — dead trees along vast swaths of coastline invaded by rising seas, something scientists call one of the most visible markers of climate change."
"Intensifying rainfall linked with a warmer and wetter atmosphere is increasing nitrogen pollution in rivers and oceans, exacerbating algae growth and expanding dead zones in coastal areas.Source: InsideClimate News, 08/01/2017
"The growing crowds at U.S. National Parks have become unmanageable, jeopardizing the natural experience the parks were created to provide. With attendance this summer continuing to shatter records, officials are considering limiting use of the parks in order to save them."Source: YaleE360, 08/01/2017
"Oregon State University researcher John Chapman is knee-deep in mud and sinking deeper by the minute. The mudflat surrounding him in Newport’s Yaquina Bay is pocked with holes – some snaking down more than 6 feet underground."Source: OPB/EarthFix, 08/01/2017
A breeder in southern Oregon is creating a new sort of dog that may look "just like the actual dire wolves that roamed the Americas during the last Ice Age, hunting bison and other megafauna, before going extinct."Source: Washington Post, 08/01/2017