"A draft United Nations climate science report contains dire news about the warming of the planet, suggesting it will likely cross the key marker of 1.5 degrees Celsius, or 2.7 degrees Fahrenheit, of temperature rise in the 2040s, and that this will be exceedingly difficult to avoid."
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- Source: Washington Post, 02/15/2018
"A White House climate adviser resigned Wednesday after failing to receive a permanent security clearance, becoming the latest member of the Trump administration to leave amid scrutiny of the background checks of presidential advisers."Source: Washington Post, 02/15/2018
"An investigation by The Record and NorthJersey.com found that DuPont knew cancer-causing solvents could vaporize into Pompton Lakes homes."
"For decades, an underground plume of toxic chemicals — about eight football fields wide and covering 140 acres — has lurked beneath 400 homes in the shadow of a now-shuttered munitions plant in suburban North Jersey.
The groundwater contaminated with cancer-causing solvents migrated from a century-old DuPont facility, nestled in the hills of Pompton Lakes, which produced ammunition that helped America win two world wars.Source: Bergen Record, 02/15/2018
"Melting ice sheets in Greenland and Antarctica are speeding up the already fast pace of sea level rise, new satellite research shows."Source: AP, 02/15/2018
"The Trump administration’s stance on climate change became a little less clear this week."Source: Bloomberg, 02/15/2018
"A settlement agreement between U.S. EPA and Syngenta Seeds LLC to resolve violations of pesticide regulations at a Hawaii farm includes a civil penalty that's significantly lower than what the Obama administration had sought."Source: Greenwire, 02/15/2018
"As a Senate aide in 2005, Andrew Wheeler went after state air pollution regulators for opposing his boss’s bill."Source: HuffPost, 02/15/2018
"On January 26, after serving as a scientific advisor to the Environmental Protection Agency for about two years, Robyn Wilson received her first note from EPA Administrator Scott Pruitt thanking her for her service—which was officially over. She had one year left in her term."Source: Mother Jones, 02/15/2018
"The Trump administration’s fiscal 2019 budget might never become law, but it’s a declaration of intent, and it would reshuffle priorities at the Energy Department, boosting outlays on nuclear security and slashing spending on renewables and energy efficiency."Source: Washington Post, 02/15/2018
"Leading House Democrats want the Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) internal watchdog to look into EPA head Scott Pruitt’s premium-class flights on the taxpayer’s dime."Source: The Hill, 02/15/2018
"The Department of Energy allowed millions of dollars slated for a Texas carbon capture project to be used improperly for lobbying, alcohol, travel and "social" expenses, the agency's inspector general said in an audit released today [Tuesday]."Source: Greenwire, 02/14/2018
"Environmental Protection Agency Administrator Scott Pruitt on Tuesday attributed his habit of taking taxpayer-funded, first-class flights to his personal security detail and chief of staff, saying he plays no role in his travel arrangements."Source: Washington Post, 02/14/2018
"While top Trump administration officials deny climate change, the intelligence agencies warn global warming can fuel disasters and violent conflicts."Source: InsideClimate News, 02/14/2018
"The Trump administration wants to eliminate a broad swath of the nation's climate change research infrastructure, including satellites, education programs and science centers."Source: ClimateWire, 02/14/2018
"As climate-change lawsuits against the oil industry mount, Exxon Mobil Corp. is taking a bare-knuckle approach rarely seen in legal disputes: It’s going after the lawyers who are suing it."Source: Bloomberg, 02/14/2018