"The Biden administration today [Thursday] unveiled the framework for its ambitious conservation plan, emphasizing the role of "voluntary efforts" by states, private landowners and tribal nations over an expansion of the federal estate."
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"Months after the Trump administration weakened the Migratory Bird Treaty Act, allowing industry and individuals to unintentionally kill any number of birds, the Biden administration proposed a new rule Thursday that would revoke that change."Source: Washington Post, 05/07/2021
"Cutting the super-potent greenhouse gas methane quickly and dramatically is the world’s best hope to slow and limit the worst of global warming, a new United Nations report says."Source: AP, 05/07/2021
"An internal government watchdog on Thursday questioned the adequacy of Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) emissions standards for an air pollutant that the agency considers carcinogenic and another that it considers likely carcinogenic."Source: The Hill, 05/07/2021
"A new report puts into focus for the first time the scope of the state’s drinking-water problems and what it will take to fix them."Source: The Revelator, 05/07/2021
"A B.C. Supreme Court judge has ordered BC Hydro and the B.C. government to release secret Site C dam financial and safety documents to West Moberly First Nations, but the public will not be permitted to see the information."Source: The Narwhal, 05/07/2021
"The European Union’s top court has upheld the EU’s partial ban on three insecticides linked to harming bees, preventing their use on certain crops."Source: Reuters, 05/07/2021
"The Environmental Protection Agency said Thursday that it was weighing whether a controversial refinery on St. Croix posed “an imminent risk to people’s health” after a third accident in the span of three months sickened local residents and forced three schools to close."Source: Washington Post, 05/07/2021
"United Nations Secretary-General Antonio Guterres on Thursday urged leaders of the Group of Seven richest countries to make “substantial” pledges to help developing countries tackle climate change over the next five years."Source: Reuters, 05/07/2021
"Some Republican members of Congress from the Northwest are accusing a GOP Idaho lawmaker of conducting secret negotiations with the Democratic governor of Oregon over a controversial proposal to breach four dams on the Snake River to save endangered salmon runs."Source: AP, 05/07/2021
"China now accounts for 27 percent of global emissions, while the U.S. accounts for 11 percent".
"China’s greenhouse gas emissions in 2019 surpassed those of the United States and the developed world combined, according to an analysis published Thursday by the research firm Rhodium Group.
China’s share of global emissions rose to 27 percent of the world’s total, while the United States remained the second-largest emitter at 11 percent. India’s share came third at 6.6 percent, edging the 27 nations in the European Union, which account for 6.4 percent, the report found.Source: Washington Post, 05/06/2021
"Scientists on Wednesday reported another reason the world should sharply rein in global warming: doing so would likely cut in half the current projected amount of sea level rise from the melting of ice this century."Source: NYTimes, 05/06/2021
"More than 60 commercial fishermen and their supporters testified Tuesday in favor of a bill that would block any attempt to develop offshore wind projects anywhere along the Maine coast."Source: Portland Press Herald, 05/06/2021
"A Trump-era Justice Department regulation is preventing the EPA from resuming broad use of a popular enforcement tool that the Biden administration has been asked to revive."Source: Bloomberg Environment, 05/06/2021
"Hardly a week goes by, it seems, without a big food company making promises to deliver products from green, sustainable farms. Turning those promises into reality, though, can be complicated."Source: NPR, 05/06/2021