"Conservative lawyers are mapping out the next environmental battles they want to wage before the newly constituted Supreme Court."
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- Source: Greenwire, 10/09/2018
"Hurricane Michael raced toward the Florida Panhandle on Tuesday, threatening to bring the ferocious rains and winds of a powerful tropical cyclone to the coast and hundreds of miles inland."
"In the exact spot where Hurricane Katrina demolished the Plaquemines Parish Detention Center, a new $105 million jail now hovers 19 feet above the marsh, perched atop towering concrete pillars. Described by a state official as the “Taj Mahal” of Louisiana corrections, it has so much space that one of every 27 parish residents could bunk there."
"When President Trump visits Iowa on Tuesday he will unveil a pro-ethanol perk aimed at soothing corn and soybean farmers in the heartland made anxious by his decision to impose tariffs on China, a move that kicked off a trade dispute with a major buyer of American agricultural products."
"Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke acted Monday to ban mining in a 30,000-acre spot near Yellowstone National Park, saying it’s not an appropriate spot for mineral extraction."Source: The Hill, 10/09/2018
"All 12 Flint, Michigan, school buildings plus the school administration headquarters will have ultraviolet water filtration systems installed thanks to a donation by tech billionaire Elon Musk and his Musk Foundation."Source: HuffPost, 10/09/2018
"Much of the wastewater from Pennsylvania’s fracking industry is trucked across the border to Ohio. Last year, Pennsylvania and West Virginia contributed nearly half of the more than a billion gallons of frack waste that were injected into underground wells in Ohio. Residents in at least one county say they’ve had enough."Source: Allegheny Front, 10/09/2018
"A quarter of the world’s seafood caught in the ocean is collected through bottom-trawling, a method that harms seafloor ecosystems."Source: Independent, 10/09/2018
"Short-lived climate pollutants like methane released from oil and gas fields and black carbon from diesel engines are many times more powerful than carbon dioxide but don't last as long in the atmosphere."Source: InsideClimate News, 10/09/2018
"The major-party candidates for Colorado's open governor's seat clashed on energy policy and water issues during two debates over the weekend."Source: Greenwire, 10/09/2018
"A landmark report from the United Nations’ scientific panel on climate change paints a far more dire picture of the immediate consequences of climate change than previously thought and says that avoiding the damage requires transforming the world economy at a speed and scale that has “no documented historic precedent.”"Source: NY Times, 10/08/2018
"Tropical Storm Michael is on track to hit the Florida Panhandle midweek as a Category 2 hurricane packing 100 miles per hour (160 kmh) or stronger winds, the U.S. National Hurricane Center (NHC) said early Monday in an advisory."Source: Reuters, 10/08/2018
"Robert Bilott, who successfully sued DuPont over PFOA, has filed a lawsuit on behalf of everyone in the U.S. who has PFAS chemicals in their blood."Source: The Intercept, 10/08/2018
"An earthquake hit northern Haiti late on Saturday, killing at least 14 people and sparking a scramble by rescue agencies to help residents of the worst-hit towns in the impoverished Caribbean country."Source: Reuters, 10/08/2018
"A federal court Friday upheld the massive national monument former President Obama created off of the New England coast in the Atlantic Ocean."Source: The Hill, 10/08/2018