"The largest ever outbreak of bird flu is spilling over into mammals, including otters and foxes in the UK."
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- Source: BBC News, 02/03/2023
"Capitol Hill’s permitting reform effort got new life Wednesday as two top Senate and House lawmakers held an initial summit on reviving the overhaul bid. This time, the House could take the lead."Source: E&E News, 02/03/2023
"A federal appeals court has sided with environmentalists, ruling that the U.S. government failed to consider the cumulative effects of greenhouse gas emissions that would result from the approval of nearly 200 drilling permits in an area surrounding Chaco Culture National Historical Park."Source: AP, 02/03/2023
"Gas stoves are coming under fresh scrutiny as a second federal agency has now stepped into the political firestorm with a proposal for new regulations for the appliances."Source: Bloomberg, 02/03/2023
"A wave of unionization has swept the non-profit sector – but workers say they are experiencing aggressive opposition and retaliation".Source: Guardian, 02/03/2023
"In the last eight years there have been 535 mountain lions reported killed on California highways — a steady toll of one to two each week that scientists suggest may exceed the reproductive rate of increasingly isolated and inbred puma clans."Source: LA Times, 02/03/2023
"Sturgeon are disappearing from North American rivers where they thrived for millions of years. And the quest to save them is exposing the limits of the Endangered Species Act."Source: NYTimes Magazine, 02/03/2023
"House Oversight Committee Chairman James Comer (R-Ky.) on Thursday requested information from U.S. climate envoy John Kerry on the details of Kerry’s international negotiations for the Biden administration, particularly with Chinese officials."Source: The Hill, 02/03/2023
"Twenty states have enacted laws restricting rights to peaceful protest, as environmentalists are increasingly criminalized".Source: Guardian, 02/03/2023
"The dodo bird isn’t coming back anytime soon. Nor is the woolly mammoth. But a company working on technologies to bring back extinct species has attracted more investors, while other scientists are skeptical such feats are possible or a good idea."Source: AP, 02/03/2023
"The Biden administration released a long-awaited study Wednesday that recommends allowing a major oil development on Alaska’s North Slope that supporters say could boost U.S. energy security but that climate activists decry as a “carbon bomb.”Source: AP, 02/02/2023
"A climate activist group is urging the US Securities and Exchange Commission to investigate whether Shell Plc’s claims about its investments in renewable energy are misleading to investors."Source: Bloomberg Green, 02/02/2023
"As drought and climate change continue to wreak havoc on California’s water supply, an environmental advocacy group is calling on the state to limit the cultivation of thirsty crops like almonds and alfalfa, saying the agriculture industry is guzzling most of the state’s supplies at the expense of residents."Source: LA Times, 02/02/2023
"A company seeking to build an oilfield waste dump near wells and waterways in East Texas has showered regulators with upwards of $50,000 in political contributions since 2019." "McBride Operating LLC and owner Joseph McBride contributed to the political campaigns of the three sitting commissioners of the Texas Railroad Commission now considering his request."Source: Inside Climate News, 02/02/2023
"Gas companies have enlisted prominent Democrats to convince liberal voters that the fuel is climate-friendly, documents show".Source: Washington Post, 02/02/2023