"Scientists were warning about the risks of climate change and the burning of fossil fuels when today's world leaders were Greta Thunberg's age."
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- Source: InsideClimate News, 03/15/2019
"A top US official told a group of fossil fuel industry leaders that the Trump administration will soon issue a proposal making large portions of the Atlantic available for oil and gas development, and said that it is easier to work on such priorities because Donald Trump is skilled at sowing “absolutely thrilling” distractions, according to records of a meeting obtained by the Guardian."Source: Guardian, 03/15/2019
"Sen. Brian Schatz (D-Hawaii) and Rep. Paul Tonko (D-N.Y.) introduced legislation on Thursday to prevent political interference with public science research amid what they called 'President Trump's multi-agency assault.'"Source: The Hill, 03/15/2019
"The morning swell off the Santa Barbara coast is running high as the crew boat churns away from the pier west of Haskell’s Beach toward Platform Holly."Source: LA Times, 03/15/2019
"Maryland could soon be the first state to completely ban polystyrene food containers."Source: HuffPost, 03/15/2019
"After Hurricane Sandy flooded Lower Manhattan and caused massive damage to the city’s financial center, climate scientists agreed it was only a matter of time before a new superstorm would bring the same kind of damage — or worse."Source: NY Times, 03/15/2019
"The owners of a long-proposed Yaphank fish farm have agreed to pay a $1.3 million penalty for taking more than 200,000 yards of sand and gravel without a permit, one of the largest actions for illegally digging sand in state history, the Department of Environmental Conservation said Thursday."Source: Newsday, 03/15/2019
"Senate Republicans will bring the Green New Deal resolution to the floor as they try to jam Democrats on the progressive proposal."Source: The Hill, 03/15/2019
"Governors of five states oppose President Donald Trump’s call for a 90 percent spending cut for a Great Lakes cleanup program."Source: AP, 03/15/2019
"The Bureau of Land Management is offering people $1,000 if they’ll adopt a wild horse."Source: NPR, 03/15/2019
"Three of the world's biggest oil companies are pushing for federal regulation of methane emissions from energy production, punctuated by a warning yesterday from BP CEO Bob Dudley."Source: EnergyWire, 03/14/2019
"Brazil’s right-wing government has ordered environmental enforcement agency Ibama not to respond to requests from the media, stoking fears that President Jair Bolsonaro may be rolling back environmental protections out of the public eye."
"DENVER - Runways were cleared, the lights came back on and stranded motorists and airline passengers were back on the move on Thursday as the blizzard that pounded the U.S. Rocky Mountain and Plains states shoves eastward and fizzled to rain."
"Utility-scale solar power capacity is expected to grow by double digits globally in 2019 and 2020, driven by expansions in the United States, Europe, Middle East and China, U.S. bank Goldman Sachs said on Thursday."
"It’s a green big deal for a tiny sliver of a country. Costa Rica, population 5 million, wants to wean itself from fossil fuels by 2050, and the chief evangelist of the idea is a 38-year-old urban planner named Claudia Dobles who also happens to be the first lady."Source: NY Times, 03/14/2019