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EPA Taking More Advice From Industry — And Ignoring Its Own Scientists

"When the Environmental Protection Agency this week proposed repealing tighter emissions standards for a type of freight trucks, it cited research conducted by Tennessee Tech University but underwritten by the biggest truck manufacturer challenging the rule."

Source: Washington Post, 11/13/2017

"What’s at Stake in the Bonn Climate Talks?"

"The Paris climate agreement of 2015 was a key moment in the battle against climate change: 195 countries vowed to help limit the rise in global temperatures since the industrial revolution to “well below” 2 degrees Celsius (3.6 degrees Fahrenheit). But the Paris deal was just the start of a long, arduous process. The world’s nations are still struggling to translate their lofty promises into meaningful cuts in greenhouse gas emissions."

Source: NY Times, 11/10/2017

10 Senators Call for Probe of Pruitt's Purge of Science Advisory Boards

"A group of Senate Democrats is calling for an expanded investigation into efforts by the Trump Environmental Protection Agency to effectively push independent scientists off key EPA advisory boards and replace them with scientists from the fossil fuel and chemical industries."

Source: InsideClimate News, 11/10/2017

EPA Proposes Reversing Stricter Pollution Rules For Old Truck Engines

"The Environmental Protection Agency proposed a rule Thursday to repeal tighter emissions standards for heavy-duty trucks with older engines, an Obama-era regulation aimed at controlling soot and other pollutants along with greenhouse-gas emissions linked to climate change."

Source: Washington Post, 11/10/2017

Scientists Urge Fixes To World’s Ailing Climate Monitoring Network

"In a paper released Thursday, 26 scientists, including four laboratory directors at the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, unveiled a blueprint for the [climate] observing network of the future. It calls for a coordinated and expanded observing network that is focused on answering key scientific questions that respond to the needs of society and that leverages emerging technology."

Source: Washington Post, 11/10/2017

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