"Political leaders on Monday began arriving in the Polish coal city of Katowice where two weeks of talks have begun to revive the landmark Paris 2015 deal on climate change as dire warnings mount about a lack of action."
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- Source: Reuters, 12/03/2018
"The Trump administration took an important step toward future oil and natural gas drilling off the Atlantic shore, approving five requests allowing companies to conduct deafening seismic surveys that could harm tens of thousands of dolphins, whales and other marine animals, according to studies."Source: Washington Post, 12/03/2018
"Just after sunrise, a concrete plant located in a muddy industrial zone north of London stirs to life. Workers in orange suits and hard hats watch through a protective window as a machine presses what looks like red sand into a tray of brick-shaped blocks."Source: NY Times, 12/03/2018
Not long after the president weighed in on the National Climate Assessment, a troop of highly paid climate deniers took to the big TV talk shows to discredit the scientists who put together the report. Lisa Hymas of Media Matters tracked the egregious contradictions, distortions, and outright lies that were permitted on CNN, Fox News, and NBC. She discusses why the television networks have such a hard time booking actual scientists to discuss global warming, and the pernicious myths and omissions that continue to dog our climate discourse.Source: On The Media, 12/03/2018
"While the U.S. put off funding new icebreakers year after year, Russia built a fleet of more than 40 now at the ready as a melting Arctic opens new frontiers."Source: InsideClimate News, 12/03/2018
"Near Antarctica, whales are singing in deeper tones to cut through the noise of melting icebergs. In California, a big college football rivalry game was postponed until Saturday because of smoky air from wildfires. And Alaskan shellfish were struck by an outbreak of warm water bacteria."Source: AP, 12/03/2018
"The tentative deal on the 2018 farm bill is likely to boost the Conservation Reserve Program at the price of other conservation initiatives, reflecting fiscal limitations and policy fights that shaped talks over that part of the five-year legislation."Source: E&E Daily, 12/03/2018
"A wild wolf beloved by wolf watchers and biologists who visit Yellowstone National Park has been shot dead by a hunter."Source: HuffPost, 12/03/2018
"The Trump administration has listed fewer species as threatened or endangered in its first 22 months than any other president since Ronald Reagan over the same period, according to data reviewed by Bloomberg Environment."Source: Bloomberg Environment, 12/03/2018
"In one corner was Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke, a swaggering cowboy type who once rode to work on a horse named Tonto and has faced at least a dozen ethics investigations. In the other was Representative Raúl M. Grijalva, an Arizona Democrat who has been accused of having ethical issues of his own — and who is itching to take on Mr. Zinke next year from his perch as the chairman of a committee on Capitol Hill."Source: NY Times, 12/03/2018
"Lawmakers have struck a final farm bill deal that scraps a plan backed by House Republicans and President Trump to add new work requirements for recipients of food stamps."
"KATOWICE, Poland — Three years after sealing a landmark global climate deal in Paris, world leaders are gathering again to agree on the fine print."Source: AP, 11/30/2018
"Global temperatures have continued to rise in the past 10 months, with 2018 expected to be the fourth warmest year on record."Source: Guardian, 11/30/2018
"The Environmental Protection Agency’s Office of Inspector General has closed two probes into Scott Pruitt’s conduct when he was EPA chief without reaching any conclusions because he resigned as administrator before he could be interviewed, according to a report the agency submitted to Congress on Thursday. "
"A new invasive tick species capable of transmitting several severe diseases is spreading in the United States, posing an emerging threat to human and animal health, according to a pair of reports issued Thursday."