"The federal government announced Wednesday it will eliminate a policy that allowed national parks like the Grand Canyon to ban the sale of bottled water in an effort to curb litter."
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- Source: AP, 08/17/2017
"For the first time in centuries, the American shad entered the Musconetcong River during its spring spawning migration upriver this year. The Musky, as it’s known to locals, is a tributary of the Delaware in Northwestern New Jersey. The Hughesville Dam, standing 18 feet tall and 150 feet wide, had blocked its way."Source: StateImpact Pennsylvania, 08/17/2017
"Miami is among the U.S. cities most vulnerable to rising seas due to climate change, and city officials estimate that they may have to spend at least $900 million in the coming decades to upgrade the city’s flood prevention and drainage systems to keep the Atlantic Ocean at bay."Source: Climate Liability News, 08/17/2017
"The confiscation of the Chinese ship and arrest of its 20 crew in the Galápagos show just how hard it is to protect marine sanctuaries.""Source: National Geographic, 08/17/2017
"Hundreds of Pacific walruses came ashore to a barrier island on Alaska's northwest coast, the earliest appearance of the animals in a phenomenon tied to climate warming and diminished Arctic Ocean sea ice."Source: AP, 08/17/2017
"President Trump signed an executive order Tuesday that he said would streamline the approval process for building infrastructure such as roads, bridges and offices by eliminating a planning step related to climate change and flood dangers."Source: Washington Post, 08/16/2017
"The Environmental Protection Agency says it plans to scrap an Obama-era measure limiting water pollution from coal-fired power plants."
"Our planet has never been warmer than it was last month, according to data released by NASA on Tuesday."Source: Grist, 08/16/2017
"BEIJING—As the United States reverses its climate policies, the world's top greenhouse gas emitter is in the midst of setting up a national carbon-trading system."Source: ClimateWire, 08/16/2017
"Vanguard Group on Monday said it has urged companies to disclose how climate change could affect their business and asset valuations, reflecting how the environment has become a priority for the investment industry."Source: Reuters, 08/16/2017
"Washington State officials have privately complained about a lack of information — vital for an oil spill response — on the ingredients of the diluent used to help Alberta bitumen flow through Kinder Morgan’s Trans Mountain oil pipeline."Source: National Observer, 08/16/2017
"Sen. John Hoeven (R-N.D.) criticized Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Administrator Scott Pruitt for holding a closed-door meeting during a trip to the state last week."Source: The Hill, 08/16/2017
"A federal court has rejected a challenge to a major liquefied natural gas (LNG) export terminal in Texas."Source: The Hill, 08/16/2017
"Heavy winter snows in the Rocky Mountains have rescued the thirsty Western U.S. for another year."
"A research vessel located and photographed two critically endangered North Pacific right whales off the coast of Alaska."