"China’s devastating pollution problems began here, in coal country, where legions of workers toiled and often died to exhume the rich deposits that fueled the country’s sooty rise to economic power. Today, these muddy plains are home to a potent symbol of China’s new ambition: to bypass the United States and cement its dominant role in clean energy."
EJToday: Top Headlines
- Source: NY Times, 06/06/2017
"California said it will cooperate with China on clean technology, emissions trading and other 'climate-positive' opportunities as it bids to fill the gap left after President Donald Trump pulled the United States out of the Paris climate accord last week."Source: Reuters, 06/06/2017
"The Trump administration is taking steps to allow five energy companies to use seismic air guns for oil and gas exploration off the U.S. Atlantic coast even though they would incidentally harass marine mammals. Environmental groups and some coastal communities object."Source: NPR, 06/06/2017
"Swapping out coal energy for solar would prevent 52,000 premature deaths in the United States every year, according to a new analysis from Michigan Technological University."Source: Daily Climate, 06/06/2017
"Most Americans oppose President Trump’s decision to withdraw from the Paris climate agreement, with a majority saying the move will damage the United States’ global leadership, according to a new Washington Post-ABC News poll."
"The White House today began a weeklong effort to promote plans to boost infrastructure spending by private companies, states and cities."Source: Greenwire, 06/06/2017
"Puerto Rico’s Zika epidemic has ended, officials said Monday, noting substantially fewer new cases this spring."
"The company that made 'pink slime' is suing ABC News, saying the network's 2012 coverage was defamatory and hurt its operations. Opening statements began Monday."Source: NPR, 06/06/2017
"While President Trump has vowed to formally withdraw from the Paris climate agreement, sparking international outrage, it doesn’t necessarily mean the end of U.S. involvement forever. A future president could have us back in the agreement in as little as 30 days, legal experts say."
"Tireless in her quest, ethnobotanist Nancy Turner works with indigenous elders to preserve plant knowledge dating back to the First People in the New World."Source: Hakai, 06/06/2017
"After the European Parliament obtains the release of Monsanto's data, a very different picture emerges about the safety of its product."Source: EHN, 06/05/2017
"French President Emmanuel Macron and Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi said on Saturday their countries would cooperate in the fight against climate change, just days after the U.S. withdrew from the Paris climate agreement."Source: Reuters, 06/05/2017
"The campaign ad appeared during the presidential contest of 2008. Rapid-fire images of belching smokestacks and melting ice sheets were followed by a soothing narrator who praised a candidate who had stood up to President George W. Bush and 'sounded the alarm on global warming.' It was not made for a Democrat, but for Senator John McCain, who had just secured the Republican nomination."Source: NY Times, 06/05/2017
"Eric Schneiderman says he has evidence that Exxon used one set of numbers in describing risks to investors but used a secret set internally."Source: InsideClimate News, 06/05/2017
"Environmentalists aren’t the only ones outraged over President Trump’s decision to have the U.S. walk away from the Paris accord on global warming. Health experts are pretty dismayed as well."Source: LA Times, 06/05/2017