"The chemical giant that has been releasing an unregulated chemical into the Cape Fear River for more than 35 years announced Tuesday that it will immediately start a process to capture that substance."
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- Source: Wilmington Star News, 06/22/2017
"As President Donald Trump signed one of his first executive orders, he was surrounded by smiling, clapping homebuilders, farmers and other supporters eager to see the new president rein in a 45-year-old law protecting the nation’s waterways."Source: Reveal, 06/22/2017
"The world’s biggest book publishers have been dragged into a bitter dispute between a US logging company and environmental campaigners Greenpeace. It follows legal action taken by the logging company, Resolute Forest Products, which campaigners and publishers fear has implications for freedom of speech."Source: Guardian, 06/22/2017
"A split Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee approved President Trump's picks today for overseeing federal spending and regulatory changes."Source: Greenwire, 06/22/2017
"Some people, like moths, are drawn to flame. For those that find their way into wildland firefighting, there is an allure to a forest fire: hearing the freight train- like roar as it advances, seeing the columns of smoke that rise into the sky, feeling the heat that permeates Nomex pants and shirts and can make trees explode in a shower of sparks."Source: Your National Forests, 06/22/2017
"Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke and Energy Secretary Rick Perry went to opposite sides of Capitol Hill on Tuesday to defend President Trump's proposals to slash their departments' budgets."Source: The Hill, 06/21/2017
"Communities and oil refining and production facilities from Texas to Florida braced on Tuesday for potential disruptions as Tropical Storm Cindy strengthened over the U.S. Gulf of Mexico, threatening to bring flash floods across parts of the northern Gulf Coast."Source: Reuters, 06/21/2017
"The Environmental Protection Agency has given notice to dozens of scientists that they will not be renewed in their roles in advising the agency, continuing a scientific shake-up that has already triggered resignations and charges from some researchers that the administration is politicizing the agency."
"The Environmental Protection Agency plans on shedding more than 1,200 employees by early September through buyouts and early retirements, as part of a broader push by the Trump administration to shrink a government entity the president once promised to eliminate 'in almost every form.'"
"Miami-Dade commissioners on Tuesday endorsed the Paris climate accord, giving the symbolic and explicit backing that the county’s mayor declined to provide after President Donald Trump pulled the United States out of the agreement three weeks ago."Source: Miami Herald, 06/21/2017
"In a windsurfers’ paradise, turbines capture gusts that pick up at exactly the right time - or the wrong time, if you're trying to sell natural gas."Source: Bloomberg, 06/21/2017
"The fight over former President Barack Obama’s methane agenda has moved to the courts."Source: The Hill, 06/21/2017
"Toxic chemicals in the Great Lakes have dropped but invasive species and algal blooms threaten the lakes' ecosystems and keep them from being truly great, says a new report from the U.S. and Canadian governments."Source: Cleveland Plain Dealer, 06/21/2017
"With the summer mosquito season in full swing in many U.S. states, a new report shows a significant increase in counties across the South that have reported mosquitoes capable of spreading Zika and related viruses."
"Leaders worry delisting could invite energy exploration in historic areas."Source: High Country News, 06/21/2017