"Authorities declared an environmental emergency on Tuesday for metropolitan Mexico City, one of the world’s most populous megalopolises, as smoke from nearby wildfires pushed pollution to levels deemed potentially harmful to human health."
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- Source: Reuters, 05/15/2019
"Lawmakers have been laying the groundwork for months to come up with solutions to a growing headache for water providers in all corners of the U.S.
House members are meeting today to discuss a strategy for moving through Congress over a dozen bills on pollution from poly- and perfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS)—chemicals linked to thyroid and liver problems, cancer, and immune system deficiencies.
The problem is enormous.Source: Bloomberg Environment, 05/15/2019
"The U.S. government plans on replacing barriers through 100 miles (161 kilometers) of the southern border in California and Arizona, including through a national monument and a wildlife refuge, according to documents and environmental advocates."Source: AP, 05/15/2019
"U.S. courts rarely favor environmental protections as a right — except when it comes to tribes expressing their treaty rights."Source: High Country News, 05/15/2019
"The New York Times photographer Josh Haner has spent the past four years capturing the effects of climate change around the world and under water."Source: NY Times, 05/15/2019
"A jury in Oakland, Calif., ordered Monsanto on Monday to pay a couple more than $2 billion in damages after finding that its Roundup weed killer caused their cancer — the third jury to conclude that the company failed to warn consumers of its flagship product’s dangers."Source: NY Times, 05/14/2019
"Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez and Sen. Bernie Sanders rallied support for the Green New Deal on Monday night, with the New York congresswoman saying there should be “no middle ground” when it comes to climate change and the Vermont senator calling for a political revolution."Source: AP, 05/14/2019
"Seizing a new opportunity they believe has been opened up by the White House, hard-line foes of climate action on Monday once again asked the Trump Administration to reverse the landmark Obama-era finding that greenhouse gases are a danger to human health and the environment."Source: InsideClimate News, 05/14/2019
"States are preparing to fight back as the Trump administration moves to erase Obama-era standards for lightbulbs.
The Department of Energy has proposed new regulations for lightbulbs that would eliminate efficiency standards for half the bulbs on the market.
The move has prompted a backlash from a bipartisan mix of state attorneys general and governors who say it is harmful to the planet and may be illegal."Source: The Hill, 05/14/2019
EPA employees try to find and make safe the orphaned containers filled with industrial chemicals, pesticides, and diesel fuel left among the debris after flooding in Iowa.Source: AP, 05/14/2019
Coal companies got Trump's Interior Department and West Virginia officials to reverse endangered wildlife protections that had closed mines.Source: Washington Post, 05/14/2019
"A secretive utility industry coalition formerly represented by a top official at the Environmental Protection Agency is dissolving amid investigations into whether its members received special treatment from the Trump administration."Source: Politico, 05/14/2019
"A coalition of environmental groups is mounting a legal challenge to former Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke's controversial decision to reinstate grazing rights for Oregon father-and-son ranchers Dwight and Steven Hammond following President Trump's pardon of their arson convictions."Source: E&E News PM, 05/14/2019
"Unlike many recent college grads, Wyatt Gilbertson won’t need to wait long to land a job."Source: Grand Forks Herald, 05/14/2019
"For many Americans, the first step to helping to save a million plant and animal species from being wiped out starts at the front porch."Source: Washington Post, 05/14/2019