"As Ukraine's civil war raged, a few mouse clicks at three local power companies set in motion the covert intrusion. It was the first successful attempt at planting a bug, then disabling an electric grid serving hundreds of thousands of people."
EJToday: Top Headlines
- Source: EnergyWire, 07/19/2016
"CLEVELAND -- Eleven House Republicans who are trying to change their party's attitude on climate change appear to be skipping the GOP convention beginning here today. Several also say they won't vote for presumed presidential nominee Donald Trump."Source: http://www.eenews.net/stories/1060040407, 07/19/2016
"The [Canadian] federal government has quietly approved the use of a highly controversial chemical for dispersing ocean oil spills, despite growing scientific evidence it doesn’t always work as claimed and even intensifies the toxicity of oil."Source: The Tyee, 07/19/2016
The U.S. EPA is facing off with Minnesota's Pollution Control Agency over exempting taconite mining operations from clean-water rules meant to protect wild rice.Source: Minneapolis Star Tribune, 07/19/2016
"As 2016 predicted to be the hottest year on record, African Methodist Episcopal Church leaders are taking a stand against climate change and urging their congregations and communities to do the same."Source: Huffington Post, 07/19/2016
"Coal is looking at a starring role during the Republican national convention, as support for clean coal takes a step toward greater bipartisan support.
The fossil fuel was included in the draft political platform ahead of this week's convention in Cleveland.
Sen. John Barrasso, R-Wyo., who serves as the Republican National Committee's platform chairman, said the final platform would seek to lay out an agenda that reverses the "failed" policies of the Obama administration. Barrasso's state is home to one of the nation's largest coal regions."Source: Washington Examiner, 07/18/2016
"Several destructive wildfires were raging across the Southwestern United States on Saturday, after consuming dozens of homes and forcing evacuations."Source: Reuters, 07/18/2016
"The cast has changed following Theresa May’s reshuffle, but the play remains the same. It’s a struggle pitching free-market red tape slashers against those backing a clean, green economy as the UK’s best long term bet. The big question is whether this performance will have a different ending."Source: Guardian, 07/18/2016
"The level of mercury found in the umbilical cords of babies in Grassy Narrows First Nation was high enough to affect their brain development, according to a new report obtained by the Star."Source: Toronto Star, 07/18/2016
"As Indiana's governor, Mike Pence has been a strong coal advocate, opposed renewable energy standards and has enjoyed the support of the Koch brothers."Source: InsideClimate News, 07/18/2016
"Inland fish play critical roles in North American ecosystems and economics: In the U.S. alone in 2011, freshwater anglers spent more than $30 billion on their hobby, generating $73 billion in economic output. And fish help keep nature in balance as they feed on aquatic plants and animals and in turn provide sustenance to iconic species such as eagles, bears and osprey."Source: Ensia, 07/18/2016
"Republicans are divided over the future of a major international climate change program."Source: The Hill, 07/18/2016
"A federal appeals court ruled on Friday that the US Navy was wrongly allowed to use sonar in the nation’s oceans that could harm whales and other marine life."Source: Guardian, 07/18/2016
"Under new rules announced by the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) on Friday, solid waste landfill operators must begin capturing methane emissions from their sites at levels one-third lower than current standards permit."Source: The Hill, 07/18/2016
"A wetland in southeast Iraq, thought to be the biblical Garden of Eden and almost completely drained during Saddam Hussein's rule, has become a UNESCO world heritage site, Iraqi authorities said on Sunday."Source: Reuters, 07/18/2016