"'We want to protect our workers,' Trump said in 2017. But his administration has weakened measures designed to keep them safe."
EJToday: Top Headlines
- Source: Politico, 09/04/2018
"It was a ham-handed message—one that left some wondering if an attack was imminent. In fact, the danger officials wanted to warn them about wasn't coming from the sky. It was coming from their taps."Source: NPR, 09/04/2018
"The New York governor’s primary challenger, Cynthia Nixon, has emboldened activists frustrated by his ties to the fossil fuel industry and refusal to back serious climate legislation."Source: HuffPost, 09/04/2018
"Overfishing, hunting and pollution are putting pressure on the birds, but climate change may prove to be the biggest challenge."Source: NY Times, 09/04/2018
"Melting cakes and melting guests. Wilting flowers and wilting brides. A hot day can spell disaster for a wedding unless there's detailed preparation beforehand."Source: NPR, 09/04/2018
"President Trump plans to nominate the current chief of Wyoming's Grand Teton National Park to lead the National Park Service (NPS), the White House announced Friday."
"A storm spinning toward the U.S. Gulf of Mexico Coast is expected to turn into a tropical storm late Monday, bringing heavy rains, strong winds and dangerous tides, the National Hurricane Center said."Source: Reuters, 09/03/2018
" Governments are not on track to meet a goal of the 2015 Paris agreement of capping temperatures well below 2 degrees Celsius (3.6 degrees Fahrenheit) before the end of the century, a United Nations official said on Sunday ahead of climate-change talks in Bangkok this week."Source: Reuters, 09/03/2018
"The Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) internal watchdog is auditing how the agency deals with issues of scientific integrity."
"Against an infernal backdrop of widespread wildfires, the Administration announced its plan to roll back rules limiting greenhouse-gas emissions from power plants."Source: New Yorker, 09/03/2018
"Sea surface temperatures in the vast Gulf of Maine hit a near-record high of 68.93 degrees Fahrenheit on Aug. 8, part of what scientists called a month-long “marine heat wave” in the normally chilly waters that are home to everything from lobsters to whales."Source: Washington Post, 09/03/2018
"Fishing gear that is responsible for the unintentional deaths of dozens of marine mammals every year will be phased out under a new bill passed by the state Legislature and awaiting the governor’s signature."Source: San Francisco Chronicle, 09/03/2018
"The Trump administration cleared the Dakota Access oil pipeline on Friday, saying that further environmental review didn’t bring up any new concerns."
"Lyle St. Goddard, 56, is running along a dirt trail on the Blackfeet Reservation in Montana. ... Being a hotshot is a young man's game and St. Goddard believes he's one of the oldest hotshot crew members in the country."Source: NPR, 09/03/2018
"The young golden eagle on the operating table showed no outward signs of trauma. An X-ray had revealed no fractures."Source: Washington Post, 09/03/2018