"Governments will try to bolster a 2015 pact to combat climate change at annual talks in Germany from Monday strained by President Donald Trump’s plan to pull out and instead promote the U.S. coal and oil industries."
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- Source: Reuters, 11/06/2017
"President Trump has been accused of deliberately obstructing research on global warming after it emerged that a critically important technique for investigating sea-ice cover at the poles faces being blocked."Source: Guardian, 11/06/2017
"The United States has withdrawn as an implementing country from the Extractive Industries Transparency Initiative (EITI), an international effort to fight corruption in managing revenues from oil, gas and mineral extraction."Source: Reuters, 11/06/2017
"A proposal by Energy Secretary Rick Perry to alter the nation's electricity markets would provide a windfall for a small group of companies — most strikingly one owned by coal magnate Bob Murray, a prominent backer of President Donald Trump."Source: Politico, 11/06/2017
"Walruses are facing a 'death sentence' after the Trump administration declined last month to list the Pacific walrus as endangered, according to the Center for Biological Diversity."Source: NPR, 11/06/2017
"A former Trump campaign aide dropped out of the running on Thursday for a senior position at the Department of Agriculture three days after his name was tied to a former campaign foreign policy adviser who pleaded guilty to lying to the F.B.I. over his contacts with Russia."
"San Antonio Rep. Lamar Smith, an immigration hardliner and climate change skeptic, announced Thursday that he will leave Congress at the end of his current term. He's the second GOP chairman this week from Texas to retire."Source: Dallas Morning News, 11/03/2017
"It is 'extremely likely' that human activities are the 'dominant cause' of global warming, according to the most comprehensive study ever of climate science by U.S. government researchers."Source: NPR, 11/03/2017
"The ozone hole over Antarctica shrank to its smallest peak since 1988, NASA said Thursday."Source: AP, 11/03/2017
"House Republicans proposed eliminating a $7,500 electric vehicle tax credit that automakers have depended on to prop up early sales."Source: E&E News PM, 11/03/2017
"A weed killer called dicamba has damaged more than 3.6 million acres of soybean crops, or about 4 percent of all soybeans planted in the United States this year, the Environmental Protection Agency said Wednesday in calling for an urgent federal response."
"Many municipally owned utilities find themselves in a tough spot as they sue major chemical manufacturers for allegedly fixing the price of an ingredient used for treating drinking water and wastewater."Source: BNA, 11/03/2017
"The U.S. Commerce Department on Thursday announced it will impose finalized softwood lumber import duties on several Canadian firms."Source: CBC News, 11/03/2017
"The Trump administration will promote coal, natural gas and nuclear energy as an answer to climate change at a presentation during a United Nations global warming conference this month, the White House confirmed Thursday."
"Environmental Protection Agency Administrator Scott Pruitt will travel next week to address the American Chemistry Council’s board meeting at a high-end resort on South Carolina’s Kiawah Island, his spokesman confirmed Thursday."Source: Washington Post, 11/03/2017