"The first genetically modified food animal has been approved for sale in Canada."
EJToday: Top Headlines
- Source: CBC News, 05/20/2016
"With clay soil and tabletop-flat terrain, Houston has endured flooding for generations. Its 1,700 miles of man-made channels struggle to dispatch storm runoff to the Gulf of Mexico. Now the nation's fourth-largest city is being overwhelmed with more frequent and more destructive floods."Source: AP, 05/20/2016
"Texas would rely more on treated toilet water and pumping rainwater into aquifers to serve its booming population over the next half-century under the state's 2017 water plan approved Thursday."Source: AP, 05/20/2016
"The Federal Energy Regulatory Commission is barring the public from its monthly meeting today [Thursday] in downtown Washington, D.C., in light of planned climate and anti-fracking protests."Source: EnergyWire, 05/20/2016
"Since last November, a growing number of state attorneys general have been pointing their fingers at Exxon Mobil, investigating whether the energy company’s research about climate change conflicted directly with its public statements on the issue. But now the accusers are being accused ...."Source: NY Times, 05/20/2016
"The US would still meet its obligations under the Paris accord on climate change if Donald Trump were elected president, a senior US administration official has told the Guardian."Source: Guardian, 05/19/2016
"U.S. regulators on Wednesday proposed a modest increase in the amount of corn-based ethanol and biofuels that fuel producers must mix into diesel and gasoline in 2017, disappointing two major industries: Big Corn and Big Oil."Source: Reuters, 05/19/2016
"The Supreme Judicial Court of Massachusetts ruled on Tuesday that the state must impose comprehensive cuts in greenhouse gas emissions to comply with the Global Warming Solutions Act, a law passed by the legislature in 2008."Source: InsideClimate News, 05/19/2016
"DEQ says all Duke Energy coal ash waste must be dug up, but wants permission to be more lenient if improvements occur."
"State regulators have raised the risk designations for some of Duke Energy’s coal ash dumps, a move that could require 25 impoundments to be dug up by 2024.
The Department of Environmental Quality wants the power to lower risk rankings in 18 months if the utility proves that coal ash is not polluting nearby drinking water and repairs dams at its waste sites."Source: NC Health News, 05/19/2016
"The NAACP has filed a federal lawsuit against Michigan and its governor on behalf of the residents and businesses in Flint, where high levels of lead in the drinking water has created a health crisis."Source: Reuters, 05/19/2016
"Ontario has passed legislation creating a cap-and-trade system to fight climate change, which the government predicts will add $5 a month to home heating bills and 4.3 cents to the price of a litre of gasoline, or $8 a month on average."Source: Canadian Press, 05/19/2016
"A House committee on Wednesday passed a bill to delay the Obama administration’s new ozone pollution rule and change the way the federal government writes future air pollution rules."Source: The Hill, 05/19/2016
"The Dungeness crab fishery could decline West Coastwide, a new study has found, threatening a fishing industry worth nearly a quarter-billion dollars a year."Source: Seattle Times, 05/19/2016
"New report says genetically engineered crops are safe to eat but weed resistance and other unanswered environmental questions should be cause for more regulatory oversight."Source: Civil Eats, 05/19/2016
"Researchers in Arizona are fighting fire with fire. They're collecting new data on a wasp that may help slow the spread of citrus greening, a plant disease that has devastated millions of acres of citrus crops, particularly in Florida."Source: NPR, 05/19/2016