"Dow Chemical is pushing a Trump administration that’s open to scrapping regulations to ignore the findings of federal scientists who point to a family of widely used pesticides as harmful to about 1,800 critically threatened or endangered species."
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- Source: AP, 04/21/2017
"Activists and scientists are expected to descend on the nation’s capital Saturday to rally for environmental causes and government policies rooted in scientific research as part of the Earth Day and March for Science rallies."
"Climate change is altering the environment in ways that increase the potential for viruses like Zika."Source: NY Times Magazine, 04/21/2017
"An environmental group sued President Donald Trump's administration on Thursday over the repeal of a U.S. rule intended to protect wildlife, in the first court challenge to a law being used by Republicans to ease federal regulation."Source: Reuters, 04/21/2017
"The federal government wants to delay the implementation of its much-touted new methane regulations by up to three years."Source: CBC News, 04/21/2017
"The Environmental Protection Agency said this week that it would begin the process of shrinking its 15,000-employee workforce through buyouts, in the wake of President Trump’s executive order last month aimed at streamlining agencies throughout the federal government."
"Atlantic salmon farming companies are designing huge pens to raise fish in the open seas in a radical shift from calm coastal waters where marine lice have slowed growth of the billion-dollar industry."Source: Reuters, 04/21/2017
"The fastest-growing occupation in the United States — by a long shot, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics — might surprise you: wind turbine technician."
"If President Trump fails to nominate and the Senate confirm at least one new member for the Nuclear Regulatory Commission before the end of June, the regulatory body could face a significant organizational shift."Source: Greenwire, 04/21/2017
"The surface of the remote Antarctic ice sheet may be a far more dynamic place than scientists imagined, new research suggests. Decades of satellite imagery and aerial photography have revealed an extensive network of lakes and rivers transporting liquid meltwater across the continent’s ice shelves — nearly 700 systems of connected pools and streams in total."
"Exxon Mobil Corp. has applied to the Treasury Department for a waiver from U.S. sanctions on Russia in a bid to resume its joint venture with state oil giant PAO Rosneft, according to people familiar with the matter."Source: Wall St. Journal, 04/20/2017
"EAST CHICAGO, Ind. -- The head of the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) toured his first hazardous waste site on Tuesday amid proposed budget cuts that could devastate efforts to clean up contaminated land and water around the country."Source: Reuters, 04/20/2017
"The world’s oceans are littered with trillions of pieces of plastic — bottles, bags, toys, fishing nets and more, mostly in tiny particles — and now this seaborne junk is making its way into the Arctic."Source: NY Times, 04/20/2017
"When President Donald Trump handed TransCanada Pipeline Co. a permit for its Keystone XL pipeline last month, he said the company could now build the long-delayed and divisive project 'with efficiency and with speed.' But Trump and the firm will have to get through Nebraska farmer Art Tanderup first, along with about 90 other landowners in the path of the pipeline."Source: Reuters, 04/20/2017
"An agricultural mega-merger is about to ordain China as a new global leader in genetically-modified food."Source: Quartz, 04/20/2017