"Hurricane Dorian struck Puerto Rico with a glancing blow on Wednesday, bringing back difficult memories as the first big storm to threaten the island since Hurricane Maria tore through two years ago."
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- Source: NY Times, 08/29/2019
"The Trump administration is set to announce on Thursday that it intends to sharply curtail the regulation of methane emissions, a major contributor to climate change, according to an industry official with knowledge of the plan."
"The Swedish 16-year-old sailed across the Atlantic on an emissions-free yacht to speak at the U.N. Climate Action Summit next month."
"CNN will host a live seven-hour 'climate crisis town hall' next week with 10 Democratic primary candidates."Source: The Hill, 08/29/2019
"The growing intensity of wildfires and their spread to new corners of the globe raises fears that climate change is exacerbating the dangers." "In South America, the Amazon basin is ablaze. Halfway around the world in central Africa, vast stretches of savanna are going up in flame. Arctic regions in Siberia are burning at a historic pace."
"Three days before President Trump declared that wind power doesn't work 'all that well,' his Energy Department released a report stating that wind power installations are 'robust' and prices are 'falling.'"Source: Greenwire, 08/29/2019
"A Nuclear Regulatory Commission proposal to enable the nuclear industry to take over more responsibility for reactor inspections is no longer moving forward, the commission's chairwoman said in a letter earlier this month."Source: Greenwire, 08/29/2019
"Hundreds of government workers on the front lines of enforcing Brazil’s environmental laws signed an open letter warning that their work has been hampered by President Jair Bolsonaro, contributing to a rise in deforestation and the fires sweeping through the Amazon."
"The Trump administration is considering removing the Key Deer, one of Florida's most iconic and beloved animals, from the Endangered Species List. Named for its habitat in the Florida Keys, they are tiny versions of whitetail deer, typically at the shoulder just two or three feet tall. They're cute, popular with tourists and used to be found on more than a dozen Florida islands. Today, most of them live on a single island, Big Pine Key."Source: npr, 08/29/2019
"A mother and daughter are the only two northern white rhinoceroses left in the world. Their eggs were fertilized using sperm from males who have died."
"President Trump has instructed Agriculture Secretary Sonny Perdue to exempt Alaska’s 16.7-million-acre Tongass National Forest from logging restrictions imposed nearly 20 years ago, according to three people briefed on the issue, after privately discussing the matter with the state’s governor aboard Air Force One."Source: Washington Post, 08/28/2019
"Tropical Storm Dorian is expected to make landfall in Puerto Rico Wednesday, bringing dangerous rains to the island still reeling from 2017's Hurricane Maria."Source: CNN, 08/28/2019
"International trade of giraffes will now be regulated, but habitat loss and bush meat poaching remain the predominant threats to the species."Source: NY Times, 08/28/2019
"EPA's internal watchdog did not review allegations against Scott Pruitt for failing to keep track of records or properly respond to Freedom of Information Act requests."Source: Greenwire, 08/28/2019
"Opponents fighting to stop the project say the fragile river cannot sustain such a large draw".
"The crystal blue waters of Ginnie Springs have long been treasured among the string of pearls that line Florida’s picturesque Santa Fe River, a playground for water sports enthusiasts and an ecologically critical haven for the numerous species of turtles that nest on its banks.
Soon, however, it is feared there could be substantially less water flowing through, if a plan by the food and beverage giant Nestlé wins approval.Source: Guardian, 08/28/2019