"Environmental groups, including Extinction Rebellion, said on Wednesday they plan to shut down traffic in Washington, D.C., on Sept. 23 and bring daily life to a standstill to demand action by U.S. politicians on tackling climate change."
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- Source: Reuters, 09/12/2019
"LA CORONILLA, Uruguay — The day the yellow clams turned black is seared in Ramón Agüero’s memory."Source: Washington Post, 09/12/2019
"Could a swath of the B.C. Flathead Valley become a national park?"Source: Flathead Beacon, 09/12/2019
"This past summer, high water temperatures contributed to the deaths of more than 100,000 salmon."Source: Hakai, 09/12/2019
"Frome, a market town in the county of Somerset, is petitioning the British government to grant the River Frome “legal personhood” – in effect, giving it human rights."Source: Reuters, 09/12/2019
"Neil Jacobs, head of the federal scientific agency threatened with firings after one of its offices contradicted President Trump on Hurricane Dorian, defended the administration Tuesday even as he issued a carefully worded defense of agency scientists."Source: NY Times, 09/11/2019
"U.S. Environmental Protection Agency Administrator Andrew Wheeler said Tuesday he was signing a memo to reduce agency-funded animal testing, vowing to almost completely end the practice by 2035."Source: Reuters, 09/11/2019
"Two floodgate failures on 90-year-old Guadalupe River Valley dams — and the plan to lower the remaining four — are highlighting Texas' underfunded, aging flood infrastructure."Source: Texas Tribune, 09/11/2019
"Democrats tore into the chief of the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) at a hearing Tuesday, questioning the merits of a Department of Interior plan to decentralize the public land agency and send its top officials west."
"The House Ways and Means Committee is likely to start negotiations in the coming weeks on a clean energy tax package that would likely focus on extending and expanding breaks like the one for electric vehicles."Source: Bloomberg Environment, 09/11/2019
"Swedish climate activist Greta Thunberg will participate in a climate strike outside the White House Friday as part of a six-day visit to Washington, D.C., a representative for Thunberg said in a statement Tuesday."
"Lawmakers on Tuesday expressed frustration with major manufacturers behind chemicals that have contaminated drinking water across the country, demanding answers on how they plan to deal with toxic 'forever chemicals.'"
"Along the coast of the United States, people who lost homes to Hurricane Dorian are preparing to rebuild. But Canada — which has faced devastating flooding of its own — is testing a very different idea of disaster recovery: Forcing people to move."Source: NY Times, 09/11/2019
"When Hawo Mohamed woke one morning to find about a dozen of her goats dead, she knew her life as a herder was coming to an end."Source: Reuters, 09/11/2019
"Two FEMA officials assigned to help manage restoration efforts in Puerto Rico after Hurricane Maria have been charged with fraud and bribery for trying to enrich themselves by helping a company that received $1.8 billion in government contracts, the Justice Department announced Tuesday."Source: Washington Post, 09/11/2019