"The UN's International Maritime Organization has approved the world's first broad agreement to cut greenhouse gas emissions from worldwide ocean shipping and said it hopes to phase them out entirely 'as soon as possible in this century.'"
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- Source: InsideClimate News, 04/16/2018
"The Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court has handed ExxonMobil another defeat in the company's legal battle to head off climate investigations into whether it misled investors and the public about the risks of climate change. The court ruled Friday that Attorney General Maura Healey has the authority to compel Exxon to turn over records showing whether the oil company's marketing or sale of fossil fuel products violated the state's consumer protection law."Source: InsideClimate News, 04/16/2018
"A government watchdog group is requesting an investigation into reports that the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) assistant inspector general (IG) is friendly with a man at the center of an IG investigation."Source: The Hill, 04/16/2018
"Grass is back and thriving in the Chesapeake Bay, and that bodes well for not only your dinner plate but the future of human-led efforts to restore polluted ecosystems."Source: Norfolk Virginian-Pilot, 04/16/2018
"Republican Congress members from the Pacific Northwest are upset with a federal judge’s order to spill water from four Snake River dams to help speed migrating salmon to the Pacific Ocean."Source: AP, 04/16/2018
"Even as President Donald Trump floats the idea of more ethanol sales, critics say moves by his Environmental Protection Agency would undercut the support to corn farmers."Source: Bloomberg, 04/16/2018
"A few hours' drive north of the Twin Cities will transport you into one of the most unique spots on the continent: a dense, green forest replete with glacial lakes."Source: MPR News, 04/16/2018
"Five rangers and a driver have been killed in an ambush in Virunga national park in Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC). A sixth ranger was injured in the attack on Monday that took place in the central section of the vast reserve, known globally for its population of rare mountain gorillas."Source: Guardian, 04/16/2018
New York City has more forested areas than you would expect. Now, a few people are trying to get a plan to maintain and protect them in the face of climate change.Source: NY Times, 04/16/2018
"The Senate on Thursday confirmed the Environmental Protection Agency’s second-in-command, Andrew Wheeler, a former coal lobbyist who not only shares the deregulatory zeal of Scott Pruitt, the E.P.A. chief, but also his doubtful view of climate science."Source: NY Times, 04/13/2018
"Scott Pruitt, the Environmental Protection Agency administrator, insisted on staying in luxury hotels that were costlier than allowed by government standards, while also pushing to fly on an airline not on the government’s approved list so he could accrue more frequent flier miles, one of his top former deputies at agency has told congressional investigators."Source: NY Times, 04/13/2018
"Interior Department officials on Thursday completely backed off a proposal to increase entrance fees at some national parks, opting instead for an across-the-board $5 increase at all parks that charge visitors to enter."Source: Washington Post, 04/13/2018
"A December trip to Morocco by EPA Administrator Scott Pruitt could benefit Carl Icahn, an activist investor who holds a controlling stake in the largest U.S. natural gas exporter and who helped Pruitt secure his position in President Trump's Cabinet."Source: EnergyWire, 04/13/2018
"House Agriculture Chairman Mike Conaway on April 12 kicked off a battle over the next farm bill by releasing draft legislation that would make some improvements to major commodity programs, while overhauling conservation policy and making sweeping reforms to nutrition assistance."Source: AgWeek, 04/13/2018
"U.S. President Donald Trump on Thursday ordered the Environmental Protection Agency to speed up its decision-making on air quality permitting to make it easier for manufacturers to expand and open new plants."Source: Reuters, 04/13/2018