"While top-level science positions remain vacant, scientific advisory panels have been quietly diminished, disbanded or stacked with industry scientists."
EJToday: Top Headlines
- Source: InsideClimate News, 01/19/2018
"As a Friday deadline for a government shutdown approached, the Trump administration began setting plans in motion to halt scores of federal functions — even as it scrambled to keep hundreds of national parks and monuments open to the public to minimize anger over the disruption of services."Source: Washington Post, 01/19/2018
"NASA researchers said that 2017 was the second-warmest year on record, behind 2016 but topping 2014 and 2015."
"Rising waters now cover homes and land on a Bangladeshi island, leaving farmers desperate."
"A tablespoon of soil contains billions of microscopic organisms. Life on Earth, especially the growing of food, depends on these microbes, but scientists don't even have names for most of them, much less a description."Source: NPR, 01/19/2018
"A top manager who supervises the Environmental Protection Agency program responsible for cleaning up the nation’s most contaminated properties and waterways told Congress on Thursday that the government needs to plan for the ongoing threat posed to Superfund sites from climate change."Source: AP, 01/19/2018
"Bunker fuel may now be leaking from the Iranian oil tanker that sank in the East China Sea last Sunday, China’s State Oceanic Administration (SOA) said, underlining fears for contamination from the world’s worst oil ship disaster in decades."Source: Reuters, 01/19/2018
"TransCanada announced Thursday it has strong commercial support for the Keystone XL pipeline and will move forward with the long-contested tar sands oil project. But the pipeline's opponents say significant hurdles remain that continue to cast doubt on its prospects."Source: InsideClimate News, 01/19/2018
"At a pediatric clinic located in one of the poorest sections of Buffalo, 7-year-old asthmatic Victor Small sits with his mother Laticka."Source: Great Lakes Today, 01/19/2018
"Early on Saturday, amid blowing snow and temperatures at minus 13 Fahrenheit, three caribou were blindfolded, earplugged and bundled into a helicopter on an island in Lake Superior."
"The U.S. Interior Department on Wednesday said it welcomed the mass resignation of members of the National Parks Service advisory board, saying they had ignored sexual harassment cases and lied about how they were treated by the Trump administration."Source: Reuters, 01/18/2018
"Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Administrator Scott Pruitt's point man for Superfund efforts has declined to testify at a House Energy and Commerce Committee hearing on the sites' cleanup efforts scheduled for Thursday."Source: The Hill, 01/18/2018
"Fracking firms have had much to celebrate over the last year, as the Trump administration and Republicans in Congress have moved swiftly to approve pipeline projects, roll back environmental regulations, and expand drilling access on public lands."Source: The Intercept, 01/18/2018
"S.C. Gov. Henry McMaster is trying, again, to protect South Carolina from falling into the offshore drilling cross hairs of his “good friend” and political ally, President Donald Trump."Source: Columbia State, 01/18/2018
"As a photographer for the Department of Energy, Simon Edelman regularly attended meetings with Secretary Rick Perry and snapped pictures for official purposes."Source: NY Times, 01/18/2018