Climate Change

"Campaign 2016: Clinton Vows To Make U.S. 'Clean Energy Superpower'"

"Hillary Clinton [Sunday and Monday] unveiled the first portion of her presidential campaign's energy agenda, vowing an aggressive expansion of the nation's renewable energy production while taking aim at the Republican primary field over the GOP's widespread skepticism of climate science."

Source: E&E Daily, 07/28/2015

"Beneath Alaskan Wildfires, A Hidden Threat: Long-Frozen Carbon's Thaw"

"The Fish Creek Fire in Interior Alaska isn't much to look at. It's about 7,500 acres in size, sitting about an hour south of Fairbanks near the twisty Tanana River. The main fire front — the made-for-TV part, with torching trees and pulses of orange heat — flamed out more than a week ago, leaving behind a quiet charred landscape."

Source: NPR, 07/27/2015
August 12, 2015

DEADLINE: IJNR Chesapeake Bay Institute

The Institute for Journalism & Natural Resources will take journalists to Maryland, Sep 15-20, 2015, to explore threats to the Chesapeake Bay region, including nonpoint source pollution, depleted fisheries, and a population that grows by 100,000 residents each year. Apply by Aug 12.

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"Outrage Over EPA Emissions Regulations Fades as States Find Fixes"

"HAZARD, Ky. — Even after years of talk about a “war on coal,” Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell startled some of his constituents in March when he urged open rebellion against a White House proposal for cutting pollution from coal-fired power plants."

Source: Wash Post, 07/24/2015

"U.S. Proposes Voluntary Oil And Gas Company Cuts in Methane Emissions"

"The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency proposed a program for oil and gas companies to make voluntary pledges to cut and track emissions of methane, one component of its wider strategy to target the potent greenhouse gas and combat climate change, the agency said Thursday."

Source: Reuters, 07/24/2015

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