Environmental Studies

June 27, 2009 to June 30, 2009

10th Biennial Conference on Communication and Environment

The central theme of this event is "Environmental Communication as a Nexus."

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Agriculture Department Buries Studies Showing Dangers Of Climate Change

"The Trump administration has refused to publicize dozens of government-funded studies that carry warnings about the effects of climate change, defying a longstanding practice of touting such findings by the Agriculture Department’s acclaimed in-house scientists."

Source: Politico, 06/24/2019

Trump Weakens NEPA Climate Review of Federal Agency Projects

"The reversal may not be enough to satisfy the courts, which have repeatedly faulted agencies for not calculating their actions’ carbon footprint."

"The White House proposed Friday that federal agencies no longer have to take a project’s long-term climate impacts into account when assessing how they will affect the environment, reversing a major Obama administration policy.

Source: Washington Post, 06/24/2019

"Trump Aims To Slash Number Of Federal Advisory Committees"

"president Donald Trump is trying to take an ax to federal advisory committees, ordering that their numbers be slashed. Trump signed an executive order Friday that directs every federal agency to evaluate the need for all of its advisory committees created under the Federal Advisory Committee Act. And it gives agency heads until September to terminate at least one-third of current committees created by agency heads."

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Source: AP, 06/17/2019

"Fuzzy Math: The Strategy Behind the Trump EPA’s Deregulation Push"

"Polluters have long exaggerated the cost of new regulations and downplayed their benefits. Now, the Trump administration is turning that approach into policy as it seeks to slash regulations governing power plant emissions and weaken other environmental laws."

Source: YaleE360, 06/10/2019
August 21, 2019 to August 22, 2019

World Congress on Earth and Environmental Science

The 7th World Congress on Earth and Environmental Science in Singapore will highlight the most recent developments and technologies on earthquakes and tsunamis, volcanic eruptions, global warming, marine sciences, pollution, oceanography, meteorology, hydrology, climate and climatic changes, and more.

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"US EPA Struggles To Replace Animal Tests For Pesticide Toxicity"

"In early 2016, the US Environmental Protection Agency set an immediate goal to reduce the number of animals used to test the toxicity of pesticides. The agency claims that it is making significant progress toward meeting that goal, but manufacturers are still using tens of thousands of laboratory animals each year to demonstrate that new pesticides entering the US marketplace meet safety standards."

Source: C&EN, 05/23/2019

"Chesapeake Bay Recovery Took A Hit Amid Heavy Rain In 2018"

"The Chesapeake Bay’s recovery took a step back in 2018, but the estuary retained its “C” grade on an annual report card from the University of Maryland Center for Environmental Science."

Source: Baltimore Sun, 05/22/2019

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