"Thousands of people were evacuated, buildings boarded up and classes canceled on Mexico’s Pacific coast as Hurricane Willa threatened to batter tourist resorts with high winds and heavy rains on Tuesday."
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- Source: Reuters, 10/23/2018
"A U.S. judge on Monday affirmed a verdict against Bayer AG unit Monsanto that found its glyphosate-based weed-killers responsible for a man’s terminal cancer, but said the $250 million punitive damages portion of the award had to be reduced."Source: Reuters, 10/23/2018
"There once was a time when the children of White Mesa played outdoors without their parents fearing for their health."Source: Salt Lake Tribune, 10/23/2018
"Two years ago, the Agriculture Department issued 192 written warnings to breeders, exhibitors and research labs that allegedly violated animal welfare laws, and the agency filed official complaints against 23, according to agency data. This year, those figures plummeted ... ."
"Environmental groups are suing the Trump administration for rolling back parts of a major regulation governing how companies store coal ash."Source: The Hill, 10/23/2018
"Under President Trump, the federal government and the nation’s largest state have clashed on a number of fronts when it comes to energy and environmental policy. But there’s at least one thing California and the Trump administration can agree on. Both want to erect wind turbines off of the state’s coast."
"Virginia regulators say they have cleared the controversial Atlantic Coast Pipeline to begin construction on its 300-mile track across the state with the approval of three crucial environmental protection plans."
"More than a dozen scientists are candidates for U.S. House and Senate seats this year in a wave fueled by the Trump Administration’s anti-science agenda."Source: InsideClimate News, 10/23/2018
"President Trump plans to nominate a former official at Monsanto to a top position in the Department of the Interior, the White House announced Monday. Trump will nominate Aurelia Skipwith to be the director of the United States Fish and Wildlife Service."Source: The Hill, 10/23/2018
"Zambia has revived plans it suspended two years ago after protests by animal rights activists for the controlled slaughter of up to 2,000 hippos over the next five years, its tourism minister said on Monday."Source: Reuters, 10/23/2018
"The Supreme Court today [Friday] halted a federal climate change lawsuit brought by a group of young people, handing the Trump administration at least a temporary victory in its long-running bid to knock down the case."Source: Greenwire, 10/22/2018
"An oil spill that has been quietly leaking millions of barrels into the Gulf of Mexico has gone unplugged for so long that it now verges on becoming one of the worst offshore disasters in U.S. history."Source: Washington Post, 10/22/2018
"President Donald Trump on Friday ordered the government to speed up environmental reviews and streamline regulations that he says are hindering work on major water projects in California and other Western states."Source: AP, 10/22/2018
"Report warns that rising temperatures threaten the Everglades, including changing rainfall patterns and accelerating sea-level rise."Source: Guardian, 10/22/2018
"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