Economy & Business

Closure of Civilian Conservation Centers Ignites Controversy

A decades-old environmental jobs program that provided work for thousands of disadvantaged young people across more than a dozen states has been hit with one of the largest federal downsizings in a decade. Find out how the closing of some Civilian Conservation Centers may be a story near you, from the latest TipSheet.

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"Paralysis on America’s Rivers: There’s Too Much Water"

"The devastating flooding that has submerged large parts of the Midwest and South this spring has also brought barge traffic on many of the regions’ rivers to a near standstill. ... Shipments of grains, fertilizers and construction supplies are stranded."

Source: NY Times, 06/11/2019
December 1, 2019

DEADLINE: The Water Desk Grants

The Water Desk at the University of Colorado Boulder's Center for Environmental Journalism is offering grants to journalists for stories connected to Western water issues and intertwined topics: 1) Micro-grants (up to $1,000); rolling basis until December 1, 2019 and 2) Standard grants (up to $10,000); Jul 15 deadline.

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"Fuzzy Math: The Strategy Behind the Trump EPA’s Deregulation Push"

"Polluters have long exaggerated the cost of new regulations and downplayed their benefits. Now, the Trump administration is turning that approach into policy as it seeks to slash regulations governing power plant emissions and weaken other environmental laws."

Source: YaleE360, 06/10/2019

Companies See Climate Change Hitting Their Bottom Lines in Next 5 Years

"Many of the world’s biggest companies, from Silicon Valley tech firms to large European banks, are bracing for the prospect that climate change could substantially affect their bottom lines within the next five years, according to a new analysis of corporate disclosures."

Source: NY Times, 06/04/2019

"Year-Round Sales Of Gasoline Mixed With 15% Ethanol OK’d"

"The Trump administration is following through on a plan to allow year-round sales of gasoline mixed with 15% ethanol, though some say the move is undercut by a policy that gives oil refineries waivers allowing them to use reduced levels of the additive."

Source: AP, 06/03/2019

Extreme Weather Is Pummeling The Midwest; Farmers Are In Deep Trouble

"In Kendell Culp’s corner of northwest Indiana, relentless rain began falling on his farm months ago, saturating the ground his family has nurtured for generations and delaying the start of their planting season by more than a week."

Source: Washington Post, 06/03/2019

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