"The Democratic National Committee (DNC) is considering two measures that end the conflict over holding a standalone climate debate for 2020 presidential hopefuls, two DNC officials confirmed to The Hill on Monday."
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- Source: The Hill, 07/02/2019
"Ten U.S. states and Washington, D.C. sued the Environmental Protection Agency to begin working on rules to tighten oversight of asbestos, and reduce the health risks that the substance poses to the public."Source: Reuters, 07/02/2019
"Oil companies are producing record amounts of crude oil and natural gas in the United States and have become major exporters. Yet the companies themselves are finding little to love about this seeming bonanza."Source: NY Times, 07/02/2019
"Alaska’s heat wave is driving wildfires and melting glaciers, choking the state’s biggest cities with smoke and bloating rivers with meltwater."Source: Reuters, 07/02/2019
"The explosions that destroyed part of the historic oil refinery on Philadelphia's south side have thrown a wrench into the ongoing effort to clean up decades' worth of soil and water pollution at the site."Source: EnergyWire, 07/02/2019
"There's a new agricultural commodity that farmers, food giants and grassroots groups are all rallying behind — carbon.
Proponents say that if the United States' 20th-century success as a global agricultural power was measured by how much food came from American soil, the 21st century offers a new paradigm: measuring how much carbon dioxide American farmers can retain in the soil while still producing food.
The two objectives are not mutually exclusive, according to farmers, scholars and ag-focused nonprofits.Source: Greenwire, 07/02/2019
"The vast expanse of sea ice around Antarctica has suffered a “precipitous” fall since 2014, satellite data shows, and fell at a faster rate than seen in the Arctic."Source: Guardian, 07/02/2019
"A new study finds we’ve already installed enough fossil fuel infrastructure to commit to more than 1.5 degrees Celsius of planetary warming, even without new planned installations."Source: Washington Post, 07/02/2019
"Federal public health officials are urging people to take precautions to protect themselves against a microscopic parasite that can live for days in swimming pools and water playgrounds and cause severe intestinal problems."Source: Washington Post, 07/02/2019
"More than 100 acres of protected sand dunes were bulldozed on President Trump's golf course in Scotland, leading the government to remove the destroyed ecosystem from protected status."Source: ClimateWire, 07/02/2019
"Leaders from the Group of 20 nations renewed their vow to take action to curb climate change on Saturday, as the United States once again stood apart and at odds with the rest of the world."Source: Washington Post, 07/01/2019
"In a blow to the White House, a federal judge issued a pair of rulings late Friday blocking the Trump administration from using billions of dollars in military funds to construct the southern border wall."Source: HuffPost, 07/01/2019
"Japanese whaling ships prepared on Sunday to set to sea, with crews gathering on decks in a northern port a day ahead of Japan’s first commercial whaling hunt in more than 30 years."Source: Reuters, 07/01/2019
"Proponents, including Brazil’s president, hail development as an irresistible opportunity. Scientists warn that the area is on the precipice of an environmental crisis."Source: Washington Post, 07/01/2019
"Lake Erie’s Sandusky Bay is already struggling with a species of toxin-producing algae, another sign that the rest of the lake’s western basin is likely headed for another massive bloom this summer."Source: Toledo Blade, 07/01/2019