"The newly elected Ontario government announced on Tuesday it would end the province's cap-and-trade program, a policy designed to reduce greenhouse gas emissions, fulfilling one of Premier Doug Ford's election promises."
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"From the normally mild summer climes of Ireland, Scotland and Canada to the scorching Middle East, numerous locations in the Northern Hemisphere have witnessed their hottest weather ever recorded over the past week."Source: Washington Post, 07/05/2018
"The Senate last Thursday [June 28] unanimously passed H.R. 1029, the Pesticide Registration Enhancement Act, which would reauthorize the Pesticide Registration Improvement Act (PRIA) that gives the Environmental Protection Agency the authority to collect fees to maintain the registration of pesticides."Source: Feedstuffs, 07/05/2018
"Scientists have created hybrid embryos from the sperm of near-extinct northern white rhinoceroses in the laboratory, hoping they can ultimately help save the species."Source: Reuters, 07/05/2018
"Embattled Environmental Protection Agency Administrator Scott Pruitt directly appealed to President Donald Trump this spring to fire Attorney General Jeff Sessions and let him run the Department of Justice instead, according to three people familiar with the proposal."Source: CNN, 07/04/2018
"A woman carrying her young son confronted Scott Pruitt, the scandal-plagued chief of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, at a Washington eatery and politely asked him to resign to make way for somebody who will protect the environment."
"A heat wave blanketing the northeastern United States is expected to move west after the Fourth of July, bringing dangerous temperatures as far as southern California, the National Weather Service (NWS) said on Tuesday."
"A wildfire in Northern California swelled on Tuesday, as firefighters battled the blaze that threatened hundreds of homes and other structures, sending thick black smoke across the San Francisco Bay Area."
"As someone who has spent countless hours rowing along the Des Moines River, Tonya Logan appreciates the city’s vision to create a whitewater course that would draw kayakers to the Iowa capital."Source: AP, 07/04/2018
"A 48-inch water main broke around 4 a.m. Tuesday, sending millions of gallons of water rushing through downtown Philadelphia."Source: WHYY, 07/04/2018
"To understand how quickly President Trump's energy and climate team has turned over since his inauguration, one meeting held about a year ago offers some perspective."Source: ClimateWire, 07/04/2018
"The 44-member Scientific Advisory Board (SAB) to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has asked EPA Administrator Scott Pruitt not to revise or finalize a controversial proposed rule on data transparency until it can analyze it and offer comments."Source: Science, 07/04/2018
"Washington state voters will likely decide in November whether to charge industrial emitters a fee for their carbon pollution, the latest effort yet to pass a carbon-pricing measure to fight climate change."Source: AP, 07/04/2018
"Fights over renewable standards and nuclear power can be vicious. Here's a list of things that climate hawks share broad areas of consensus."Source: Grist, 07/04/2018
"EPA Administrator Scott Pruitt and his aides have kept "secret" calendars and schedules to overtly hide controversial meetings or calls with industry representatives and others, according to a former EPA official who is expected to soon testify before Congress. A review of EPA documents by CNN found discrepancies between Pruitt's official calendar and other records.Source: CNN, 07/03/2018