"In the welter of daily demands upon physicians, it might be easy to imagine that weaning the world off its reliance on fossil fuels is asking a bit too much."
EJToday: Top Headlines
- Source: LA Times, 01/24/2019
"In a study published Wednesday in the journal Nature, researchers found that under a warming climate, rather than absorbing more greenhouse gas emissions, plants and soil may start absorbing less, accelerating the rate of change."Source: NY Times, 01/24/2019
"Bank of America Corp. worries flooded homeowners will default on their mortgages. The Walt Disney Co. is concerned its theme parks will get too hot for vacationers, while AT&T Inc. fears hurricanes and wildfires may knock out its cell towers."Source: Bloomberg, 01/24/2019
"The rainwater collection system is broken at the environmental research station on a remote, rocky Pacific island off the California coast. So is a crane used to hoist small boats in and out of the water. A two-year supply of diesel fuel for the power generators is almost gone.Source: AP, 01/24/2019
"An environmental advocacy group formally asked the Government Accountability Office (GAO) on Tuesday to investigate whether the Interior Department's recall of furloughed employees during the government shutdown is legal."
"The public can no longer access the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration’s (NOAA) climate data because of the partial government shutdown, now in its second month."
"A bipartisan group of dozens of House lawmakers introduced legislation on Wednesday that would make it illegal to buy or sell shark fins."
"While soybean farmers watched the drift-prone weed killer dicamba ravage millions of acres of crops over the last two years, Arkansas beekeeper Richard Coy noticed a parallel disaster unfolding among the weeds near those fields."Source: Reveal/FERN, 01/24/2019
"In early November, Jamie Rowen, an author and assistant professor of legal studies at the University of Massachusetts at Amherst, was notified that she had been selected to receive a prestigious CAREER Award from the National Science Foundation."Source: HuffPost, 01/24/2019
"“People say the farmers are the ones who can save Green Bay, and it’s really true,” says Jim Snitgen, water resources supervisor for the Oneida Nation."Source: Ensia, 01/24/2019
"A record number of Americans understand that climate change is real, according to a new survey, and they are increasingly worried about its effects in their lives today."Source: NY Times, 01/23/2019
"A U.S. judge on Tuesday dismissed the most serious claims in a lawsuit brought by a Canadian logging company that accused Greenpeace and another advocacy group of running a criminal enterprise to damage the company."Source: InsideClimate News, 01/23/2019
"Wind and solar energy projects will be the fastest growing source of new generation on the U.S. power grid for the next two years, the U.S. Energy Information Administration is forecasting in a new report."Source: Houston Chronicle, 01/23/2019
"OSLO - Apple, L’Oreal, and Mitsubishi Electric are among more than 120 global firms which scored top marks in a ranking of corporate efforts to slow climate change."Source: Reuters, 01/23/2019
"Three Democratic U.S. senators are asking the Environmental Protection Agency to investigate allegations it isn’t properly inspecting facilities that emit the cancer-causing gas ethylene oxide."Source: AP, 01/23/2019