"An agreement announced Tuesday paves the way for the largest dam demolition in U.S. history, a project that promises to reopen hundreds of miles of waterway along the Oregon-California border to salmon that are critical to tribes but have dwindled to almost nothing in recent years."
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"New cars and vans powered wholly by petrol and diesel will not be sold in the UK from 2030, Boris Johnson has said."Source: BBC News, 11/18/2020
"Marsha Jackson didn’t go to the mountain. The mountain came to her. ... The mountain is human-made — an environmental nightmare of discarded roofing shingles stretching more than a city block. Even though it’s an illegal toxic waste dump on the edge of a neighborhood, it took months of pressure to get city officials to even acknowledge its existence and finally make plans to take it down."Source: Washington Post, 11/18/2020
"In January 2018, President Donald Trump slapped tariffs on imported solar panels despite protests from much of the industry, sending jobs in one of the nation’s fastest-growing employment engines tumbling for the following two years. Now the solar industry is asking President-elect Joe Biden to cut short what was widely seen as Trump’s biggest blow to solar energy during his single term."Source: HuffPost, 11/18/2020
"President-elect Joseph R. Biden Jr., eager to elevate climate change issues throughout his administration, is already drafting orders to reduce planet-warming pollution and seeking nominees who will embed climate policy not only in environmental agencies but in departments from Defense to Treasury to Transportation."Source: NYTimes, 11/18/2020
"Even if in its waning days the Trump administration succeeds in selling oil and gas leases in the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge in Alaska, the leases may never be issued, legal and other experts said Tuesday."Source: NYTimes, 11/18/2020
"In their fight against a huge petrochemical plant, Louisiana's "Cancer Alley" activists say somebody major has been missing — their congressman, Rep. Cedric Richmond."Source: E&E News, 11/18/2020
"Highly toxic insecticides used on cats and dogs to kill fleas are poisoning rivers across England, a study has revealed. The discovery is “extremely concerning” for water insects, and the fish and birds that depend on them, the scientists said, who expect significant environmental damage is being done."Source: Guardian, 11/18/2020
"Kristen Shive glanced around the blackened forest and started counting. She stopped at 13 — the number of giant sequoias she spotted with charred trunks, scorched crowns and broken limbs."Source: LA Times, 11/18/2020
"The Seal River is Manitoba’s only major waterway that hasn’t been dammed — and five Indigenous communities have banded together to keep it that way by establishing a protected area".
"A five-year-old Stephanie Thorassie sat in front of her father on his snowmobile, nestled between his legs as he drove away from their home in Tadoule Lake, Man. They went over two hills before descending to a beach. Thorassie was stunned.
“On the beach, there were thousands of caribou — right behind my house!” she said, reminiscing about her childhood in the 1990s.Source: The Narwhal, 11/18/2020
"President-elect Joe Biden on Monday outlined his plan for rehabilitating the U.S. economy, emphasizing the importance of getting control of the coronavirus pandemic."Source: NPR, 11/17/2020
"The Trump administration is asking oil and gas firms to pick spots where they want to drill in Alaska’s Arctic National Wildlife Refuge as it races to open the pristine wilderness to development and lock in drilling rights before President-elect Joe Biden takes office."Source: Washington Post, 11/17/2020
"Unwinding President Trump's rollbacks of anti-pollution rules is going to take a lot of work. And much of it is going to fall on whomever Joe Biden chooses as his main deputies on environmental issues."Source: Washington Post, 11/17/2020
"Hurricane Iota has barreled into a Central America still recovering from Eta, bringing with it the possibility of "life-threatening" flooding, catastrophic winds and mudslides."Source: CNN, 11/17/2020
"In many parts of the world, journalists who report acts of environmental destruction risk threats, violence and even murder. These crimes, which frequently target Indigenous reporters, often go unpunished."Source: DW, 11/17/2020