"Former President Obama backed Joe Biden for president today, saying the former vice president is up to the task of addressing the COVID-19 pandemic and other major problems like climate change."
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"Some federal agencies post daily information about the number of workers who have tested positive for the disease caused by the novel coronavirus, but the Interior Department so far has declined to provide departmentwide details on how the pandemic has affected its 70,000 employees."Source: Greenwire, 04/15/2020
"The Trump administration is allowing loggers to extend their tree-cutting contracts in national forests to support the timber industry during the coronavirus pandemic and to help national forests create jobs after the crisis ends."Source: Bloomberg Environment, 04/15/2020
"Joshua trees face the risk of extinction after decades of development, drought and more frequent wildfires due to climate change in their Mojave Desert stronghold, according to state wildlife authorities who are recommending that the trees be considered for listing as an endangered species."Source: LA Times, 04/15/2020
"A new alliance of ministers, chief executive officers and researchers urged the European Union to build its recovery package after the coronavirus crisis around the Green Deal strategy of sustainable growth."Source: Bloomberg Green, 04/15/2020
"Utility crews are facing the unprecedented challenge of trying to restore power during a pandemic after violent storms tore through the South and up the East Coast."Source: EnergyWire, 04/15/2020
"The oil industry was sharply divided yesterday as Texas regulators weighed the first proposed oil cut since the 1970s to address the novel coronavirus pandemic and economic slowdown."Source: EnergyWire, 04/15/2020
"A vocal set of conservative critics have increased their attacks recently on the data modeling behind the novel coronavirus response, and they claim — despite scientific evidence to the contrary — that the flaws also prove the limits of climate change forecasts."Source: ClimateWire, 04/15/2020
"Christian groups fiercely defend the rights of the unborn but have long neglected to advocate for pollution-free births and childhoods. Some evangelicals are trying to change that."Source: EHN, 04/15/2020
"The nation’s food supply chain is showing signs of strain, as increasing numbers of workers are falling ill with the coronavirus in meat processing plants, warehouses and grocery stores."Source: NY Times, 04/14/2020
"A new Fish and Wildlife Service proposal to expand hunting opportunities on national wildlife refuges has flushed into the open a heated debate over the role of sport shooting on public lands."Source: Greenwire, 04/14/2020
"Energy advocates and their congressional allies are highlighting the mounting economic fallout from COVID-19 as negotiations on another limited round of stimulus appeared to struggle over the weekend."Source: E&E Daily, 04/14/2020
"The White House Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs is working on some high-stakes environmental and public health regulations — possibly to beat a May deadline that could prevent Democrats from using the Congressional Review Act to kill the Trump administration's efforts should they retake the Senate after November's elections."Source: Greenwire, 04/14/2020
"Companies unable to get outside contractors to verify the accuracy of air emissions monitoring data because of the pandemic would be able to delay some tests under an EPA rule now under review."Source: Bloomberg Environment, 04/14/2020
"The U.N. human rights office in Mexico issued a statement Monday condemning the killing of an environmental activist in the violent Gulf coast state of Veracruz."Source: AP, 04/14/2020