"A Trump political appointee previously working at the Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) will soon take over as the head inspector general (IG) overseeing investigations at the Interior Department, according to an internal email obtained by The Hill."
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- Source: The Hill, 10/17/2018
"House Armed Services Committee ranking member Adam Smith (D-Wash), on Tuesday, blasted President Trump's proposal to use military bases to export coal from the West Coast to Asia, saying it could hurt military readiness."Source: The Hill, 10/17/2018
"Bernard Sutton, a 64-year-old cancer patient, and two buddies have been living out of a camping tent and broken-down minivan since his double-wide trailer home in rural Fountain, Florida, was torn apart by Hurricane Michael last week."
"A national fight that could slow the spread of rooftop solar has landed in Michigan, where utility regulators are weighing a proposal that would cost consumers more to produce their own power."Source: InsideClimate News, 10/17/2018
"Ship owners accelerated installations of engine cleaning systems this year ahead of stringent new rules in 2020 which sharply reduce the amount of sulphur ships can emit from the 3.5 percent in current bunker fuel to 0.5 percent, according to a report."
"Large Pacific bluefin tuna not seen in California waters for decades have reappeared, to the delight of fishing enthusiasts and scientists, as global conservation efforts have proven effective for one of the ocean’s priciest and most sought-after fish."
"The presidential election in Brazil will not only shape the destiny of Latin America’s largest country. It is also a referendum on the fate of the Amazon: the world’s largest tropical forest, sometimes known as the lungs of the Earth."Source: NY Times, 10/17/2018
"William D. Nordhaus, the Yale economist who shared the Nobel in economic science this week, has pointed words for some of the experiments so far with his theories on taxing polluters to fight climate change."Source: NY Times, 10/17/2018
"EPA issued a new draft report acknowledging evidence that its current standards for airborne fine particulates are not tight enough to adequately protect public health."Source: Greenwire, 10/17/2018
"About 40 historic Mediterranean sites, representing cultures extending from the Phoenicians through the Venetians, are already at risk due to rising seas, research finds."Source: Washington Post, 10/17/2018
"Insects around the world are in a crisis, according to a small but growing number of long-term studies showing dramatic declines in invertebrate populations."Source: Washington Post, 10/16/2018
- Source: Greenwire, 10/16/2018
"The Trump administration is considering using West Coast military bases or other federal properties as transit points for shipments of U.S. coal and natural gas to Asia, as officials seek to bolster the domestic energy industry and circumvent environmental opposition to fossil fuel exports."Source: AP, 10/16/2018
"The United Nations climate report released this week had some stunning revelations, claiming that the 2020s could be one of humanity's last chances to avert devastating impacts. But some say its authors were being too cautious."Source: ClimateWire, 10/16/2018
"The Interior Department has tapped Wyoming attorney Karen Budd-Falen for a key, behind-the-scenes legal position with considerable sway over parks and wildlife policies."Source: Greenwire, 10/16/2018