"The group of 40 people gathered at a popular burger and fish taco restaurant in San Antonio listened eagerly to the latest news about the anti-vaccine fight taking place in the Texas legislature."
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- Source: Washington Post, 02/21/2017
"LOXAHATCHEE NATIONAL WILDLIFE REFUGE, Fla. — Florida water managers are preparing to evict the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service this summer from a swath of Everglades that it's managed for 66 years."Source: Greenwire, 02/21/2017
"Late Friday the Trump administration announced it's delaying grant money that would electrify the train line between San Francisco and San Jose."Source: KGO, 02/21/2017
"Leather processing is big business in Bangladesh, India, and other parts of the developing world, where regulations are lax and poisons run freely."Source: Undark, 02/21/2017
"Florida wildlife officials say their annual manatee survey counted 6,620 of the sea cows — the most since the state began the census in 1991."Source: AP, 02/21/2017
"In his first interview as EPA administrator, Scott Pruitt made one thing very clear: the Clean Power Plan, the signature climate regulation of the Obama administration, is not long for this world."Source: Think Progress, 02/20/2017
"Large parts of Northern California were placed on a flood advisory on Sunday ahead of a storm system expected to bring heavy rain, wind and snow to the state, still cleaning up from a deadly storm that deluged Southern California two days ago."Source: Reuters, 02/20/2017
"In the opening weeks of the Trump administration, the state of animal welfare—as with so much other policy—is in upheaval. On February 9, the administration froze the implementation of the just-passed Organic Livestock and Poultry Practices (OLPP)—the only comprehensive federal law that regulates the welfare of animals raised for food."Source: Civil Eats, 02/20/2017
"The U.S. House of Representatives voted Thursday to legalize the killing of black bear cubs and their mothers at their dens in Alaska’s national wildlife refuges."Source: Think Progress, 02/20/2017
"The industry is embracing technology, and finding new ways to pare the labor force. But as jobs go away, what of presidential promises to bring them back?"
"Living in New York and Washington, Greg Wortham heard all the grand talk about green energy from liberal politicians. Then he returned to the place where he grew up, a small town that embraced wind power so warmly that within a couple of years of the first turbine turning, it had some of the biggest farms on the planet."Source: Guardian, 02/20/2017
"This was supposed to be America’s nuclear century."
"On the day before President Trump's inauguration, the outgoing Obama administration passed a last-minute directive, banning the use of lead ammunition and fishing sinkers on federal land."Source: NPR, 02/20/2017
"The phone calls started almost as soon as President Trump signed his executive order, making official his pledge to build a wall to separate the United States from Mexico."
"Hundreds of scientists put aside their habitual wariness toward political activity and rallied over the weekend in Boston’s Copley Square, with many saying the Trump administration has left them no choice."Source: Scientific American, 02/20/2017