"President Obama’s signature effort to combat global warming was alternately lauded as a reasonable attempt to move the nation toward cleaner energy sources and faulted as an unconstitutional, job-killing power grab during seven hours of vigorous legal arguments Tuesday."
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- Source: Wash Post, 09/28/2016
"A must-do bill to prevent the government from shutting down this weekend and to fund the fight against the Zika virus is stalled in the Senate, held up by bipartisan opposition as the clock ticks toward a Friday deadline."Source: AP, 09/28/2016
"Republican incumbent Rob Portman built a big lead in the polls over former Gov. Ted Strickland after flurry of ads painting the Democrat as anti-coal."Source: InsideClimate News, 09/28/2016
"The Pacific NorthWest LNG project, which would produce more than five million tonnes of carbon dioxide a year, has 190 legally binding conditions attached to the approval."Source: Canadian Press, 09/28/2016
"Some 92% of the population live in places where air pollution exceeds WHO limits, which can contribute to lung cancer, heart disease, and strokes."Source: BBC News, 09/28/2016
"A sprawling network of flood barricades erected in Iowa's second-largest city of Cedar Rapids largely succeeded in holding back water from the rain-swollen Cedar River, city officials said on Tuesday."
"The 2010 Deepwater Horizon oil spill has been called one of the worst environmental disasters in American history — and more than six years later, scientists are still investigating how much damage it actually caused. Now, a new study suggests the spill may have permanently marred one of the Gulf shore’s most important ecosystems. "Source: Wash Post, 09/28/2016
"Firefighters worked to control a wildfire on Tuesday in the Santa Cruz Mountains south of San Francisco Bay area that has forced hundreds of residents to evacuate, despite its relatively small size, officials said."
"Fast-growing aviation powerhouse India is not ready to join the world's first climate deal to curb pollution from commercial flights because it fears that talks beginning on Tuesday may not lead to a fair agreement, its civil aviation minister said."
"Scientists found that lobster larvae struggled to survive when water temperatures rose 5 degrees F. warmer than current temperatures in the Gulf of Maine, a key lobster fishing area off of New England."Source: AP, 09/28/2016
"Donald Trump has selected one of the best-known climate skeptics to lead his U.S. EPA transition team, according to two sources close to the campaign."Source: Wash Post, 09/27/2016
"Donald Trump on Monday sparred with Hillary Clinton over whether he has called climate change a hoax as they debated the nation's energy policy."Source: The Hill, 09/27/2016
"House lawmakers on Monday teed up debate on a major waterways bill, which is expected to draw Democratic opposition for not including emergency funding for lead-stricken communities such as Flint, Mich., or a provision related to the Harbor Maintenance Trust Fund."Source: The Hill, 09/27/2016
"The Dutch parliament has voted for a 55% cut in CO2 emissions by 2030, which would require the closure of all the country’s coal-fired power plants."Source: Guardian, 09/27/2016
"Bach brothers based in Vietnam and Thailand are responsible for smuggling thousands of tonnes of elephant ivory, rhino horn and other endangered species".Source: Guardian, 09/27/2016