"The Marshall Islands in the Pacific Ocean became the first nation on Tuesday to ratify a 2016 accord to cut the use of powerful factory-made greenhouse gases, saying the survival of the nation was at risk from climate change."
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- Source: Reuters, 03/01/2017
"Residents in Flint, Mich., are about to start paying the full cost of their water again, even though what’s flowing from their taps has yet to be declared safe to drink without an approved filter."Source: Washington Post, 03/01/2017
"Leaders from the nation's largest Native American reservation and pueblos throughout New Mexico are putting more pressure on federal land managers to curb oil and gas development in the northwest corner of the state."Source: AP, 03/01/2017
"Industry is pressing Congress to ditch safety upgrades made in wake of deadly West, Texas, plant explosion".Source: Louisville Courier-Journal, 03/01/2017
"Environmental reporters are often the town criers on looming disasters. Sometimes we listen. Often we don't."Source: Ensia, 03/01/2017
"President Trump on Tuesday will instruct the Environmental Protection Agency and Army Corps of Engineers to “review and reconsider” a 2015 rule known as the Waters of the United States rule, according to a senior official, a move that could ultimately make it easier for agricultural and development interests to drain wetlands and small streams."
"The Trump administration is pushing for a 24 percent overall cut to U.S. EPA's budget, according to a source informed about the administration's plans."Source: E&E News PM, 02/28/2017
"Agency changed ‘Climate Ready’ to ‘Resilient’ from the title and webpage before Trump took office, in possible anticipation of coming chill from the administration."Source: InsideClimate News, 02/28/2017
"A natural gas pipeline has been leaking since at least Feb. 7 and the company says it can't safely stop the flow of gas." "Natural gas from a 52-year-old underwater pipeline has been leaking for at least two weeks into Cook Inlet in Alaska, home to a number of endangered species, including beluga whales."Source: InsideClimate News, 02/28/2017
"China's consumption of coal fell in 2016 for a third year in a row, official data showed Tuesday, as the world's top carbon polluter has emerged as a global leader in addressing global warming."Source: AP, 02/28/2017
"WPX Energy Appalachia has paid a $1.2 million civil penalty for oil and gas violations that affected groundwater and private water supplies in Westmoreland County."Source: Penn Live, 02/28/2017
"Global warming could mean that mountain snow melts at a slower pace, researchers said Monday, a peculiar finding that might be bad news for the West and other regions that depend on snow for water."Source: AP, 02/28/2017
A newly published study suggests that future global warming could cause the Coloroado River’s flow to decline by as much as 35 percent by the end of the century.
"As the nation basks in some of the warmest February weather it has seen in decades, the U.S. Geological Survey has been quick to point out that the early spring conditions are another symptom of climate change."
"Public information film unseen for years shows Shell had clear grasp of global warming 26 years ago but has not acted accordingly since, say critics".Source: Guardian, 02/28/2017