"Use of glyphoste-based weed-killers should be halted during the current legislative period which ends in three years, a spokesman for the German environment ministry said on Monday."
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- Source: Reuters, 08/14/2018
"Climate change is a massive, complex, globe-spanning issue that affects every facet of our lives. And like most problems at its scale, it’s bound to affect the poor and people of color most significantly."Source: Miami Herald, 08/14/2018
"Former EPA Administrator Scott Pruitt's legacy took another hit last week as a federal court ordered EPA to ban a heavily used farm chemical.
During the Obama administration, EPA said it would ban chlorpyrifos after health assessments showed current uses posed dietary and drinking water risks to humans, especially children. But Pruitt reversed the proposed ban in March 2017, declaring that the agency was returning to "sound science."Source: Greenwire, 08/14/2018
"RICHLAND TOWNSHIP, MI-- After a number of wells were found with high levels of PFAS, an investigation is being expanded to include nearly double the amount of wells initially tested in Richland Township, the Kalamazoo County Health & Community Services Department said."Source: MLive, 08/14/2018
"After an intense two-hour hearing, U.S. District Judge Jeffrey Miller said he will continue reviewing evidence before ruling on a government motion to dismiss a lawsuit that seeks to compel the U.S. International Boundary and Water Commission (IBWC) to halt the flow of millions of gallons of raw sewage from the Tijuana River into the Pacific Ocean."Source: NBC 7 San Diego, 08/14/2018
"If Lyme has become so common, why isn’t there a vaccine for it? Well, here’s something you may not know: There used to be one, but it was taken off the market more than 15 years ago. And there’s only one new vaccine candidate in the pipeline."Source: NY Times, 08/14/2018
"A new series on The Weather Channel delves into the places around the world where droughts and floods are forcing people to uproot."
"The small waterfront town of Scituate, Massachusetts, has been through a lot this year. One of the parts of the country hardest hit by the four nor’easters that blew through the East Coast in March, Scituate saw homes destroyed and huge piles of sand lifted up by the wind and waves and deposited on Inner Harbor Road, where the street sign was stuck half-buried.Source: Fast Company, 08/14/2018
"As global temperatures continue to rise, the number of mosquito "disease danger days" is increasing across much of the United States, representing a greater risk for transmission of mosquito-borne diseases, according to a new report."Source: CBS News, 08/14/2018
"An influential conservative organization last week mirrored a broad debate within Republican circles over states' rights on environmental issues — it's OK sometimes, but not always."Source: ClimateWire, 08/14/2018
"The US interior secretary, Ryan Zinke, has blamed environmentalists for California’s ferocious wildfires and claimed, contrary to scientific research, that climate change had “nothing to do” with them. Instead, he said the fires were worsened because of limits on logging."Source: Guardian, 08/14/2018
"A California jury on Friday found Monsanto liable in a lawsuit filed by a man who alleged the company’s glyphosate-based weed-killers, including Roundup, caused his cancer and ordered the company to pay $289 million in damages."Source: Reuters, 08/13/2018
"Top officials at the Environmental Protection Agency pushed through a measure to review applications for using asbestos in consumer products, and did so over the objections of E.P.A.’s in-house scientists and lawyers, internal agency emails show."Source: NY Times, 08/13/2018
"After rain pummeled Mid-Atlantic States in recent weeks, Maryland officials publicly lamented the masses of trash flowing into Chesapeake Bay — and blamed two states to the north."Source: NY Times, 08/13/2018
NPR and many other mainstream media are facing criticism for avoiding mention of the role of climate change in extreme weather events like wildfires. NPR is on the defensive.Source: NPR, 08/13/2018
"Tallahassee has failed to adequately address the increasing number of environmental problems facing Florida and the next class of elected officials must act far more aggressively to solve them. That was the view expressed by an overwhelming majority of the Florida Influencers, a group of 50 leading voices from around the state."Source: Miami Herald, 08/13/2018