"The Trump administration named a new interim U.S. Forest Service chief on Thursday, just days after the prior head of the agency stepped down due to sexual misconduct allegations."
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- Source: The Hill, 03/12/2018
"Thousands participated in the anti-pipeline protest, another 200 staged support rally".Source: CBC News, 03/12/2018
"BELMONT, MI -- Mark Worrall knew where to look. Worrall, a state geologist, told his superiors at the Michigan Department of Environmental Quality in April 2017 that drinking water in homes southeast of Wolverine World Wide's now-infamous House Street sludge dump should be tested for toxic chemicals."Source: Grand Rapids Press, 03/12/2018
"More than 550 bison have been killed through hunting and ship-to-slaughter so far this winter and bison managers seem assured to reach the cull goal for the year."Source: Bozeman Daily Chronicle, 03/12/2018
"These uniquely versatile bugs are decimating crops and infiltrating houses all across the country. Will we ever be able to get rid of them?"Source: New Yorker, 03/12/2018
"The Interior Department is spending nearly $139,000 to upgrade three sets of double doors in the office of Secretary Ryan Zinke."
"Months before U.S. Forest Service Chief Tony Tooke abruptly resigned, his superiors at the Agriculture Department were made aware of the scandal that brought an end to Tooke’s 30-year career."Source: Washington Post, 03/09/2018
"More than 40 people inhaled radioactive dust while working for a company whose vice president is now advising Scott Pruitt."Source: New Republic, 03/09/2018
"Global fisheries output will slump by 20 percent by 2300 and by 60 percent in the worst-hit North Atlantic region if governments fail to slow long-term global warming, a U.S. team of scientists said on Thursday."Source: Reuters, 03/09/2018
"President Donald Trump and his appointees have stocked federal agencies with ex-lobbyists and corporate lawyers who now help regulate the very industries from which they previously collected paychecks, despite Trump’s promises as a candidate to drain the swamp in Washington."
"A federal judge in San Francisco has ordered parties in a landmark global warming lawsuit to hold what could be the first-ever U.S. court hearing on the science of climate change."Source: McClatchy, 03/09/2018
"Dozens of concerned residents and activists asked a Wisconsin agency on Wednesday to reject an application from the city of Racine to draw 7 million gallons of water daily from Lake Michigan for a proposed Foxconn plant."
"A longtime federal employee who sees 'good news' in rising greenhouse gases was tasked early in the Trump administration with retooling the Interior Department's public positions on climate change, according to documents released under the Freedom of Information Act."Source: ClimateWire, 03/09/2018
"An environmental group sued the Trump administration over its decision not to institute federal protections for the Pacific walrus species."Source: The Hill, 03/09/2018
"HARLAN COUNTY, KY — In the mountains of eastern Kentucky a creek is often steps away from the front porch or back door. Here in Loyall, several dozen homes rim a bend close to the Cumberland River. Amid the brambles on the bank at least one white PVC pipe, a couple inches in diameter, pokes out of the ground and points toward the water."Source: Circle of Blue, 03/09/2018