"Miami Beach's $500 million attempt to elevate and pump itself out of sea level rise's path has drawn criticism, but an expert panel concluded Thursday that the city's doing what it needs to survive."
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- Source: Miami Herald, 04/23/2018
"On a concrete pad about 25 feet above Plymouth Bay, eight massive steel-reinforced concrete cylinders hold the remains of the radioactive fuel that has kept the Pilgrim Nuclear Power Station running since the 1970s."Source: Boston Globe, 04/23/2018
"Cities and nations are looking at banning plastic straws and stirrers in hopes of addressing the world’s plastic pollution problem. The problem is so large, though, that scientists say that’s not nearly enough."Source: AP, 04/23/2018
"A woman who played a key role in exposing the lead-tainted water disaster in Flint, Michigan, is among seven people from around the world to be awarded a Goldman Environmental Prize for grassroots environmental activism."Source: AP, 04/23/2018
"The spring thaw is upon us, and parched western states will be watching closely as snows melt and rivers rise. Fancy satellites monitor water levels in the biggest rivers, but they don't spot the smaller streams and waterways that feed into them. Now, some Colorado scientists have hit on a new way of tracking those smaller streams — inspired, by Pokemon."Source: NPR, 04/23/2018
"Seven and a half months after being nominated to lead NASA, Jim Bridenstine finally gets to start his new job."Source: NY Times, 04/20/2018
"Interior Department officials today mapped out their first steps toward allowing drilling in the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge."Source: Greenwire, 04/20/2018
"Some of the most reliable conservatives in Congress are starting to speak out against Scott Pruitt, the chief of the Environmental Protection Agency who is now facing a barrage of ethics and spending questions."Source: NY Times, 04/20/2018
"U.S. Environmental Protection Agency chief Scott Pruitt, under fire from lawmakers for travel and security expenses, spent about $45,000 in government money to fly five people to Australia to prepare for a planned trip that was later canceled."Source: Reuters, 04/20/2018
"A new report underscores that even as Republican leaders remain resistant or even hostile to action on climate change, their states and districts are adopting renewable energy at some of the fastest rates in the country."Source: InsideClimate News, 04/20/2018
"The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) said on Thursday that it would conduct a 'full review' of Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) requests regarding Administrator Scott Pruitt's multiple email accounts, after concerns from a Republican senator that some requested information was not being made available to the public. "Source: The Hill, 04/20/2018
"Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) political staffers have been working to internally replicate through agency action a bill that would restrict the kind of science that the EPA can use when writing regulations, internal emails show."Source: The Hill, 04/20/2018
"There are many ways to show appreciation and conservation of planet Earth, and a variety of “preserve the planet” experiences are planned at venues within the N.C. Department of Natural and Cultural Resources. There are opportunities to participate all across the state, from Friday-Sunday, April 20-22."Source: Ashboro Courier-Tribune, 04/20/2018
"Over the past 125,000 years, the average size of mammals on the Earth has shrunk. And humans are to blame."Source: NPR, 04/20/2018
"The EPA is considering a controversial process to deal with sewage overflows. Again."Source: New Republic, 04/20/2018