"Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke has appointed 15 representatives of the outdoor recreation industry to advise him on how to operate public lands, according to documents obtained by The Washington Post, including three people whom department officials flagged as potentially having a conflict of interest on the matter."
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"Arctic sea ice behaves a bit like a human waistline, packing on weight in the winter and slimming down in the heat of summer. But while many of us struggle to lose weight, the Arctic has been struggling to gain it."Source: InsideClimate News, 03/27/2018
"An enforcement breakthrough a decade in the making was unveiled in December: Three manufacturers of a sooty oil-based product known as carbon black had agreed to slash air pollution by thousands of tons each year. But there was a twist."Source: Greenwire, 03/27/2018
"Environmentalists notched an important legal win last week when a district court called on the federal government to boost its climate analysis for fossil fuel development in the West."Source: EnergyWire, 03/27/2018
"Blood lead levels in Flint children are declining, according to a new study."Source: Michigan Radio, 03/27/2018
"Deep in the Bale Mountains of Ethiopia, wildlife workers trek up above 9,800 feet to save some of the world’s most rare carnivores, Ethiopian wolves."Source: Science News, 03/27/2018
"A number of environmental groups filed a lawsuit against the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) on Monday challenging a recent administrative decision to allow certain major power plants to turn off some pollution controls."Source: The Hill, 03/27/2018
"How the Environmental Protection Agency became the fossil-fuel industry’s best friend."Source: New Yorker, 03/27/2018
"South Sudan, the world’s youngest nation, appears to have stopped Guinea worm disease within its borders, the country’s health minister announced Wednesday."Source: NY Times, 03/27/2018
"Seven Democratic states on Friday threatened to sue the Trump administration for its delay in enforcing an Obama administration rule on air pollution from landfills."Source: The Hill, 03/26/2018
"A proposed budget [now enacted] to keep the federal government running through the rest of the fiscal year, which wraps up at the end of September, would bring millions of dollars to the National Park Service if approved by Congress."Source: National Parks Traveler, 03/26/2018
"The U.S. Environmental Protection Administration plans to declare by April 1 that the Obama administration’s vehicle efficiency rules through 2025 are “not appropriate,” two officials briefed on the matter said Friday."Source: Reuters, 03/26/2018
"The United States asked China on Friday not to implement a ban on imports of scrap materials, after the world’s top scrap buyer abruptly shut the door to many types of waste, throwing the global recycling industry into turmoil."Source: Reuters, 03/26/2018
"A new study says that even in the ‘unrealistic’ event of a total halt to the flow of agricultural chemicals the damage will persist for 30 years".Source: Guardian, 03/26/2018
"Our nation’s founders decided to build their new capital city on a square of land at the confluence of two rivers — the Potomac and the Anacostia. In the years since, the Potomac has been acclaimed as “the Nation’s River.” The Anacostia, however, has been known by less illustrious nicknames: “the forgotten river,” or simply “one of the most polluted rivers in the United States.”"Source: WAMU, 03/26/2018