"A little-known political race in New Mexico is drawing big money and attention from national environmental groups, and oil, gas and mining interests, in the lead-up to next week's midterm elections."
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- Source: NPR, 11/05/2018
"The Trump administration endorsed burning trees and other biomass to produce energy on Thursday, vowing to promote a practice some scientists have declared more environmentally devastating than coal-fired power."Source: Bloomberg, 11/05/2018
"The Pacific archipelago of Palau has become the first nation to ban sunscreens that some researchers believe are killing off coral reefs and damaging marine environments."Source: NPR, 11/05/2018
"Back in June when Shawn Moody was vying for the Republican nomination to be Maine's next governor, the auto repair businessman stumbled when asked during a debate whether human activity is currently changing the climate in the state."Source: Washington Post, 11/05/2018
"Scientists are warning that rising temperatures caused by climate change will turn cities worldwide into ideal rat breeding grounds."Source: Newsweek, 11/05/2018
"The White House is growing increasingly concerned about allegations of misconduct against Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke, according to two senior administration officials, and President Trump has asked aides for more information about a Montana land deal under scrutiny by the Justice Department."Source: Washington Post, 11/02/2018
"WASHINGTON -- The Environmental Protection Agency has quietly signaled it may allow states to release more ozone air pollution, commonly known as smog, dirtying the air in those states and neighboring ones, but the agency did not review the health impact of such a move.
The Trump administration's position is outlined in a highly technical guidance memo about plans states must create and submit for EPA approval under the Clean Air Act's good neighbor requirements. It was sent in August to EPA regional offices and posted on the agency's website, but not announced to the public.Source: CNN, 11/02/2018
"The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency said on Wednesday it would allow farmers to spray a controversial weed killer made by Bayer AG’s Monsanto Co and BASF SE for two more years, with additional restrictions on use."Source: Reuters, 11/02/2018
"This year on Calfornia’s packed ballot, voters will decide on a contentious initiative that would overturn recent state legislation that raised taxes on gasoline to fund needed road and transit projects."Source: HuffPost, 11/02/2018
"The flood maps don’t factor in sea level rise or changes in extreme weather, and many are years out of date. In Mexico Beach, 'minimal-risk' homes were swept away."Source: InsideClimate News, 11/02/2018
"For nearly a year and a half, top officials in Newark denied that their water system had a widespread lead problem, despite ample evidence that the city was facing a public health crisis that had echoes of the one in Flint, Mich."Source: NY Times, 11/02/2018
"The Interior Department has issued formal approval for a massive solar power project in the Southern California desert, completing a wild odyssey that saw the project left for dead two years ago after its Spain-based developer went bankrupt."Source: Greenwire, 11/02/2018
"More than a year after the US Environmental Protection Agency took down information on climate change from its website for an “update”, it now seems uncertain whether it will ever reappear."Source: Guardian, 11/02/2018
"A giant antibody created in the laboratory shielded mice against dozens of flu strains, offering new hope against a winter misery."
"The oncoming flu season has claimed its first lives, among them a child in Florida who had not gotten a flu shot.
This year’s vaccine significantly reduces the odds of getting sick — and you should get one now if you haven’t already — but it’s far from perfect.Source: NY Times, 11/02/2018
"A small, brownish weasel that spends much of its life in the water, hunting for fish and frogs, the American mink is a signal for the ecological health of where it lives. Right now, the mink is not doing very well along the Hudson River, largely due to decades of PCB pollution ... ."Source: Albany Times Union, 11/02/2018