"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."
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- 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
"The route to Newspaper Rock — so named because it’s carved with ancient petroglyphs — from the tiny city of Monticello, Utah, follows a narrow two-lane road through a breathtaking landscape."Source: Washington Post, 07/31/2017
"Scott Pruitt has repeated a particular line again and again since becoming the head of the Environmental Protection Agency. 'The future ain’t what it used to be at the EPA,' he’s fond of saying."Source: Washington Post, 07/31/2017
"As many as 10 workers in Yellowstone National Park's maintenance division will be disciplined after an investigation found female employees were subjected to sexual harassment and other problems."Source: AP, 07/31/2017
"A federal court [Friday] rejected U.S. EPA's justification for reducing renewable fuel requirements in a win for the biofuels industry."Source: Greenwire, 07/31/2017
"In another sign the bloom is off the boom for the oilsands, the industry has returned almost one million hectares of northern Alberta exploration leases to the province over the past two years — abandoning an area far bigger than P.E.I."Source: Canadian Press, 07/31/2017