Environmental Health

What Trump Promised Oil CEOs As He Asked Them For $1 Billion To His Campaign

"Donald Trump has pledged to scrap President Biden’s policies on electric vehicles and wind energy, as well as other initiatives opposed by the fossil fuel industry."

Source: Washington Post, 05/09/2024
May 17, 2024

Reporter’s Notebook: The Making of “The Gen Z Water Dealmaker,” a Podcast About the Colorado River Negotiations

Join Luke Runyon, Co-Director of The Water Desk at the University of Colorado-Boulder's Center for Environmental Journalism and President of SEJ's Board of Directors, for a conversation with LAist's Emily Guerin about narrative storytelling on the Colorado River, and how the story relates to our ability to adapt to a changing climate. 3pm ET.

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"After 13 Years, No End in Sight for Caribbean Sargassum Invasion"

"The growing invasion of sargassum in the Caribbean has impacted the quality of life of the islands' residents. But local governments have failed to coordinate an international response to problem."

Source: Inside Climate News, 05/08/2024

US Financial System Helps Shelter Profits From Environmental Organized Crime

"Environmental organized crime is a massive global enterprise, bringing in hundreds of billions of dollars each year — and the U.S. financial system appears to be helping conceal its profits."

Source: The Hill, 05/08/2024

From Brazil And Houston To Asia, Extreme Weather Seems Nearly Everywhere

"In a world growing increasingly accustomed to wild weather swings, the last few days and weeks have seemingly taken those environmental extremes to a new level. Some climate scientists say they are hard pressed to remember when so much of the world has had its weather on overdrive at the same time."

Source: AP, 05/08/2024

"EPA Finally Takes On Abandoned Coal Ash Ponds — But It Might Be Too Late"

"The new rule builds on a landmark 2015 rule prohibiting coal ash from being permanently stored in places where it comes into contact with groundwater. This was meant to reform the widespread practice of creating so-called coal ash ponds where the toxin is stored in a wet slurry. While at that time the EPA only applied the rule to coal plants in active use, the new rule will require the cleanup of hundreds of “legacy” coal ash ponds."

Source: Grist, 05/07/2024

"Kentucky Republicans Split Over Renewed Law to Prop Up Costly Coal Plants"

"Last month, one of the nation’s top Republican donors became a flashpoint in a debate over the outsized power coal has in the state of Kentucky."

Source: Sierra, 05/07/2024

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