National (U.S.)

"Trump Administration Wants Phase-In Of U.N. Rules On Maritime Fuel"

"The Trump administration wants pollution limits on ship fuels that a United Nations maritime agency will implement in 2020 to be phased in to protect consumers from any price spikes in heating and trucking fuels, a White House spokesman said on Friday."

Source: Reuters, 10/22/2018

"EPA Withdraws Proposed Obama-Era Rule Change For Uranium Mining"

"The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency said on Friday it has withdrawn a regulation proposed in the last days of the Obama administration that aimed to tighten health and safety compliance rules for uranium miners."

Source: Reuters, 10/22/2018

47,000 Ticks on a Moose, and That’s Just Average. Blame Climate Change.

"The biggest number of winter ticks that Peter J. Pekins ever found on a moose was about 100,000. But that moose calf was already dead, most likely the victim of anemia, which develops when that many ticks drain a moose’s blood. So it was probably a lowball estimate, because some of the ticks had already detached."

Source: NY Times, 10/19/2018

AMS: Trump Claim About Climate Scientists ‘Misleading And Very Damaging’

"In his interview with Lesley Stahl on Sunday night, President Trump said that climate scientists who find that human activities are driving climate change have a “very big political agenda.” The American Meteorological Society (AMS), the leading scientific society for meteorology and related disciplines, pushed back forcefully on that assertion."

Source: Washington Post, 10/19/2018

"Endangered Species: FWS Recommends Shielding Some Records From Public"

"The Fish and Wildlife Service is recommending that staffers 'withhold' certain documents requested by the public on Endangered Species Act decisions in cases where the service can 'foresee harm' in future lawsuits challenging those decisions."

Source: Greenwire, 10/19/2018


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