"Although the formaldehyde assessment has grave implications for public health, Trump administration officials refused to allow the EPA to release it."
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- Source: The Intercept, 08/24/2021
"Environmental activists applaud funding increases but wonder why some money is going for road expansion. And why, they ask, is there no focus on environmental justice?"Source: Inside Climate News, 08/24/2021
"Opting for hydrogen that is made using fossil fuels rather than renewable electricity could create up to 8m tonnes of carbon emissions every year by 2050, according to an analysis of government data."Source: Guardian, 08/24/2021
"Conservation groups are suing the U.S. Forest Service over its plans to log along hundreds of roads in the Willamette National Forest that burned in last year’s wildfires."Source: OPB, 08/24/2021
"Scientists are now increasingly looking at animal vaccines as a means of saving wild populations of threatened species."Source: Mongabay, 08/24/2021
"The record-shattering rainfall that caused deadly flooding across Germany and Belgium in July was made up to nine times more likely by the climate crisis, according to research."Source: Guardian, 08/24/2021
"Heat kills in the big city. So does lack of air conditioning. Of the roughly 70 New Yorkers directly killed by heat exposure in their own homes over the past decade, the majority — some 80% — did not own air conditioners, and those who did weren’t running them when they died."Source: E&E News, 08/24/2021
"Water cuts aimed at farmers amid the West’s megadrought have set the stage for bitter legal and political fights over one of the most overlooked water uses—the right of water to remain in streams to sustain fish and endangered species, lawyers say."Source: Bloomberg Environment, 08/24/2021
"As climate change brings longer, more destructive fire seasons, the wine industry scrambles to protect vineyards from the dreaded taint of smoke."Source: Inside Climate News, 08/24/2021
"Pesticides, sewage, mining waste, air pollution and trash — these new books address the toxic elements in our society."Source: The Revelator, 08/24/2021
"At least 22 people were killed and rescue crews searched desperately Sunday amid shattered homes and tangled debris for dozens of people still missing after record-breaking rain sent floodwaters surging through Middle Tennessee."Source: AP, 08/23/2021
"House Democrats are preparing to take the first steps Monday toward adopting a roughly $3.5 trillion spending plan that would enable sweeping changes to the nation’s health care, education and tax laws, but new rifts among party lawmakers threaten to stall the package’s swift advance."Source: Washington Post, 08/23/2021
"President Joe Biden’s administration is sticking by the decision under former President Donald Trump to lift protections for gray wolves across most of the U.S. But a top federal wildlife official on Friday told The Associated Press there is growing concern over aggressive wolf hunting seasons adopted for the predators in the western Great Lakes and northern Rocky Mountains."Source: AP, 08/23/2021
Paradise, California has "a new, ambitious town effort to identify the most high risk properties in the burn area and, if there are willing sellers, buy them and turn them into fire resistant green spaces."Source: NPR, 08/23/2021
"A tsunami of electric vehicles is expected in rich countries, as car companies and governments pledge to ramp up their numbers – there are predicted be 145m on the roads by 2030. But while electric vehicles can play an important role in reducing emissions, they also contain a potential environmental timebomb: their batteries."Source: Guardian, 08/23/2021