"Global warming is hurting people’s health a bit more than previously thought, but there’s hope that the Earth — and populations — can heal if the planet kicks its coal habit, a group of doctors and other experts said."
EJToday: Top Headlines
- Source: AP, 10/31/2017
"Federal trade officials on Tuesday will recommend measures to safeguard struggling domestic solar panel manufacturers against cheap imports in a closely watched case that could have a major impact on the price of U.S. solar power."Source: Reuters, 10/31/2017
"Scott Pruitt, the head of the Environmental Protection Agency, is poised to make wholesale changes to the agency’s key advisory group by jettisoning scientists who have received grants from the EPA and replacing them with industry experts and state government officials."Source: Washington Post, 10/31/2017
"An overflow crowd showed up Monday to plead with — and in some cases berate — state regulators over several oil and gas drilling operations slated for neighborhoods along the Front Range."Source: Denver Post, 10/31/2017
"Reversing course, NOAA Fisheries said it will allow anglers in the South Atlantic to catch red snapper for the first time in three years."Source: Greenwire, 10/31/2017
"Why our water rates are surging – and why black and poor suburbs pay more".Source: Chicago Tribune, 10/31/2017
"In its annual review, the UN says the gap between carbon cutting plans and the reductions required to keep temperature rises below 2 degrees Celsius is 'alarmingly high'."Source: BBC News, 10/31/2017
"He keeps picking deniers for top government positions: NASA might soon be run by a GOP congressman who blames global warming on the sun."Source: New Republic, 10/31/2017
"As Hurricane Harvey roared toward the Texas coast in late August, weather models showed something that forecasters had never seen before: predictions of four feet of rainfall in the Houston area over five days—a year’s worth of rain in less than a week."Source: Grist, 10/31/2017
"Fisheries officials call the marine national monuments unnecessary, and their boundaries are said to be under review by the Trump administration."Source: NY Times, 10/31/2017
"Senator Hatch, a Utah Republican, said Mr. Trump told him in a phone conversation that he had approved recommendations drawn up by Ryan Zinke, the Interior secretary, to reduce the size of Bears Ears National Monument, established by former President Barack Obama, and Grand Staircase-Escalante National Monument, designated by former President Bill Clinton."
"Puerto Rico’s electric company moved Sunday to cancel a $300 million contract with a small Montana firm for repairs to the territory’s hurricane-ravaged electrical grid, saying controversy surrounding the agreement was distracting from the effort to restore power."Source: Washington Post, 10/30/2017
"Nevada rancher Cliven Bundy goes on trial on Monday for his role in leading a 2014 armed standoff against federal agents that became a rallying point for militia groups challenging U.S. government authority in the American West."Source: Reuters, 10/30/2017
"Mention oil spills, and images of birds coated in black slime and a shiny slick on the ocean’s surface come to mind."
"While much of New York City’s battered infrastructure has been repaired and even improved, most long-term resiliency measures are still years away".