"The Trump administration formally notified the United Nations on Monday that it would withdraw the United States from the Paris Agreement on climate change, leaving global climate diplomats to plot a way forward without the cooperation of the world’s largest economy."
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- Source: NY Times, 11/05/2019
"Two Indonesian journalists who had reported on an illegal oil palm plantation in Sumatra while also allegedly trying to gain control of the crop have been found dead at the plantation."Source: Mongabay, 11/05/2019
"In March 2017, a politically connected oil firm called Cimarex Energy Co. was in a hurry to begin fracking on a flat expanse of farmland in the western Oklahoma oil patch."Source: Reveal, 11/05/2019
"Separate coalitions of states and environmental advocacy groups sued the Department of Energy (DOE) Monday, challenging a decision to eliminate energy efficiency standards for nearly half the lightbulbs on the market."Source: The Hill, 11/05/2019
"Emissions of a banned ozone-destroying gas that had risen unexpectedly since 2012 appear to have declined in the last two years, according to preliminary data reported by scientists on Monday."Source: NY Times, 11/05/2019
"The Trump administration is chasing down fewer environmental crimes than any administration since the mid-1990s, according to new data from an independent research group."Source: Bloomberg Environment, 11/05/2019
"The fires that have ignited in California, leading to mass evacuations and seemingly otherworldly scenes, may have gotten their start from a surprising source."Source: NY Times, 11/05/2019
"Norway’s central bank issued its most comprehensive warning to date about the risks of climate change for the oil-producing country’s banks and financial markets."Source: Bloomberg, 11/05/2019
"The program, a partnership with the Climate Desk, will air Thursday night at 8:00 pm."Source: Mother Jones, 11/05/2019
"GREENDALE, Ind. — Mayor Alan Weiss has a whiskey fungus problem. Baudoinia compniacensis, a little-studied black mold associated with alcohol aging, is growing all over the otherwise idyllic town Weiss leads here in southeastern Indiana."Source: Greenwire, 11/05/2019
"The Trump administration is backing away from its proposal to roll back Obama-era rules that push automakers to make vehicles more fuel efficient, The Wall Street Journal reported Thursday."
"Nearly 50 different Democratic requests for documents have been unanswered by departments and agencies that oversee President Trump’s science and environment policies, lawmakers say, underscoring the brick wall the administration has put up against congressional oversight."
"An environmental group is bringing a lawsuit against three government agencies, arguing they've failed to fulfill several public document requests released to climate science changes."
"Illegal loggers in the Amazon ambushed an indigenous group that was formed to protect the forest and shot dead a young warrior and wounded another, leaders of the Guajajara tribe in northern Brazil said on Saturday."Source: Reuters, 11/04/2019
"Air pollution in New Delhi and surrounding towns reached the worst levels so far this year on Sunday, with authorities in the world’s most polluted capital city having already declared a public health emergency and ordered the closure of schools."Source: Reuters, 11/04/2019