"Friday was the first full day since the height of the Industrial Revolution that Britain did not burn coal to generate electricity, a development that officials and climate change activists celebrated as a watershed moment."
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- Source: NY Times, 04/24/2017
"A fungus that causes 'vomitoxin' has been found in some U.S. corn harvested last year, forcing poultry and pork farmers to test their grain, and giving headaches to grain growers already wrestling with massive supplies and low prices."Source: Reuters, 04/24/2017
"The U.S. Air Force says it won't provide safe drinking water to Oscoda residents affected by chemical pollution from the former Wurtsmith Air Force Base because a Michigan law seeking that is discriminatory."Source: Grand Rapids Press, 04/24/2017
"Federal officials have concluded that infrastructure for a proposed hydropower project — which would tap billions of gallons of groundwater in the California desert, just outside Joshua Tree National Park — wouldn't be especially harmful to the environment."Source: Palm Springs Desert Sun, 04/24/2017
"Stephanie Avila was shocked when a doctor told her earlier this year that her adventurous 18-month-old son Alexander was poisoned by lead — with an exposure rate 10 times the safe limit. But she was even more shocked when she learned the culprit: the lead paint in the home where generations of her family had lived for years. Now, the Trump administration is proposing to cut more than $16 million from Environmental Protection Agency efforts to protect kids like Alex from lead paint."Source: San Jose Mercury News, 04/24/2017
"Dow Chemical is pushing a Trump administration that’s open to scrapping regulations to ignore the findings of federal scientists who point to a family of widely used pesticides as harmful to about 1,800 critically threatened or endangered species."Source: AP, 04/21/2017
"Activists and scientists are expected to descend on the nation’s capital Saturday to rally for environmental causes and government policies rooted in scientific research as part of the Earth Day and March for Science rallies."
"Climate change is altering the environment in ways that increase the potential for viruses like Zika."Source: NY Times Magazine, 04/21/2017
"An environmental group sued President Donald Trump's administration on Thursday over the repeal of a U.S. rule intended to protect wildlife, in the first court challenge to a law being used by Republicans to ease federal regulation."Source: Reuters, 04/21/2017
"The federal government wants to delay the implementation of its much-touted new methane regulations by up to three years."Source: CBC News, 04/21/2017
"The Environmental Protection Agency said this week that it would begin the process of shrinking its 15,000-employee workforce through buyouts, in the wake of President Trump’s executive order last month aimed at streamlining agencies throughout the federal government."
"Atlantic salmon farming companies are designing huge pens to raise fish in the open seas in a radical shift from calm coastal waters where marine lice have slowed growth of the billion-dollar industry."Source: Reuters, 04/21/2017
"The fastest-growing occupation in the United States — by a long shot, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics — might surprise you: wind turbine technician."
"If President Trump fails to nominate and the Senate confirm at least one new member for the Nuclear Regulatory Commission before the end of June, the regulatory body could face a significant organizational shift."Source: Greenwire, 04/21/2017
"The surface of the remote Antarctic ice sheet may be a far more dynamic place than scientists imagined, new research suggests. Decades of satellite imagery and aerial photography have revealed an extensive network of lakes and rivers transporting liquid meltwater across the continent’s ice shelves — nearly 700 systems of connected pools and streams in total."