"Internal changes to a draft Defense Department report de-emphasized the threats climate change poses to military bases and installations, muting or removing references to climate-driven changes in the Arctic and potential risks from rising seas, an unpublished draft obtained by The Washington Post reveals."
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- Source: Washington Post, 05/11/2018
"A journalist arrested last year while covering the Dakota Access Pipeline protest is expected to have at least one criminal charge dismissed while a judge considers a defense motion to also dismiss a trespassing charge."Source: Bismarck Tribune, 05/11/2018
"You can't manage what you don't measure. The adage is especially relevant for climate-warming greenhouse gases, which are crucial to manage—and challenging to measure. In recent years, though, satellite and aircraft instruments have begun monitoring carbon dioxide and methane remotely, and NASA's Carbon Monitoring System (CMS), a $10-million-a-year research line, has helped stitch together observations of sources and sinks into high-resolution models of the planet's flows of carbon. Now, President Donald Trump's administration has quietly killed the CMS, Science has learned.Source: Science, 05/11/2018
"Already concerned about high levels of toxic manganese in the air near a Southeast Side company, federal environmental regulators announced Thursday they are significantly escalating their investigation by searching for contaminated yards in a low-income, predominantly Latino neighborhood."Source: Chicago Tribune, 05/11/2018
"An Ebola outbreak has been declared in the north-west of the Democratic Republic of Congo."Source: BBC News, 05/11/2018
"Agriculture Secretary Sonny Perdue's longtime donors and friends were beneficiaries of a new EPA policy declaring that burning biomass for energy doesn't increase heat-trapping carbon emissions."Source: Greenwire, 05/10/2018
"BONN, Germany - U.S. President Donald Trump has yet to outline what changes he wants in a 2015 global climate agreement as the price for dropping his plan to quit, the United Nations’ climate chief said on Wednesday."Source: Reuters, 05/10/2018
"Eric T. Schneiderman, the New York attorney general who resigned this week after four women accused him of assault, was one of the most active state-level opponents of the Trump administration’s efforts to roll back environmental regulations. He was also the first attorney general to open an investigation into Exxon Mobil’s climate policies and statements."Source: NY Times, 05/10/2018
"Embattled EPA Administrator Scott Pruitt is seeking to shift the limelight away from questions about his ethics and instead focus attention on his efforts to eliminate regulations on oil drillers, farmers, home builders and automakers."Source: Bloomberg, 05/10/2018
"A group of attorneys for Democratic states and cities is asking a federal appeals court to issue a ruling on former President Barack Obama’s landmark climate change rule for power plants."Source: The Hill, 05/10/2018
"Women in the US Forest Service love what they do. But they also describe a toxic male environment that tolerates, and even promotes, their harassers"
"More than 30 people have been killed in Kenya's Rift Valley after a dam burst its banks following weeks of torrential rain that also forced hundreds from their homes, officials said."Source: Aljazeera, 05/10/2018
"Electronic surveillance of fishing vessels could help protect fisheries."
"New England’s groundfish season is in full swing, as hundreds of dayboat fishermen from Rhode Island to Maine take to the water in search of the region’s iconic cod and haddock. But this year, several dozen of them are hauling in their catch under the watchful eye of video cameras as part of a new effort to use technology to better sustain the area’s fisheries and the communities that depend on them.Source: Civil Eats, 05/10/2018
"The world’s biggest project to eradicate a dangerous invasive species has been declared a success, as the remote island of South Georgia is now clear of the rats and mice that had devastated its wildlife for nearly 250 years."
"Daylight robbery worth millions of pounds is taking place in gardens across the country with grey squirrels raiding bird feeders on a huge scale, new research has revealed."