RSS Top Headlines (Soc. of Env. Journalists)

  • "Fewer Inspections for Aging Nuclear Plants, Regulators Propose" July 19, 2019
    "A new report by staff members of the Nuclear Regulatory Commission, which oversees the safety of the nation’s 59 aging nuclear power plants, recommends that the commissioners significantly weaken or reduce safety inspections of the plants." DisastersEnergy & FuelEnvironmental PoliticsLaws & RegulationsNuclear Power & RadiationNational (U.S.)PublicSource: ,
  • "EPA Halts Surprise Inspections Of Power, Chemical Plants" July 19, 2019
    "The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is getting rid of a policy that let pollution enforcement officials drop in at power and chemical plants for unannounced inspections." Environmental HealthEnvironmental PoliticsLaws & RegulationsPollutionNational (U.S.)PublicSource: ,
  • EPA Won't Ban Chlorpyrifos Pesticide Linked To Children’s Health Problems July 19, 2019
    "The Environmental Protection Agency rejected a petition by environmental and public health groups Thursday to ban a widely used pesticide that has been linked to neurological damage in children, even though a federal court said last year there was “no justification” for such a decision." AgricultureChemicalsEnvironmental HealthEnvironmental PoliticsFoodLaws & RegulationsPollutionNational (U.S.)PublicSource: ,
  • "10 Takeaways From The Star’s 'Undeniable' Climate Change Series" July 18, 2019
    "For the past nine weeks, the Star’s Undeniable project has brought readers to the frontlines of climate change in Canada. In every region chronicled in the 16-part series, climate change is already affecting people, infrastructure, wildlife and the natural environment." Climate ChangeJournalism & MediaCanadaPublicSource: ,
  • "Inquiries at EPA's Science Integrity Office Spike Under Trump" July 18, 2019
    "Employees are increasingly going to integrity officers with concerns over interference into science." Environmental HealthEnvironmental PoliticsEnvironmental StudiesScienceNational (U.S.)PublicSource: ,
  • "As Trump Touts U.S. Air Quality, EPA Data Shows Some Areas Worsening" July 18, 2019
    "The number of unhealthy air days in major cities across the United States has risen sharply over the last two years, even as emissions of key pollutants continue to slip, according to data released by the Environmental Protection Agency on Wednesday." AirEnvironmental HealthEnvironmental PoliticsPollutionNational (U.S.)PublicSource: ,
  • "California Wildfires Burn 500% More Land Because Of Climate Change" July 18, 2019
    "Climate change caused the increase in size of wildfires occurring across California in the last 50 years, according to a new study published in this week's journal Earth's Future. Since the early 1970s, California wildfires have increased in size by eight times, the study says, and the annual burned area has grown by nearly 500%. […]
  • "Public Lands: Federal Judge Blocks Hammonds' Grazing Permits, Again" July 18, 2019
    "A federal judge ruled that President Trump's pardon last year of Oregon ranchers Dwight Hammond and Steven Hammond likely isn't enough to justify former Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke's decision to reinstate the father and son's federal grazing permits." AgricultureEnvironmental PoliticsLaws & RegulationsNatural ResourcesNational (U.S.)PublicSource: ,
  • "Interior: Democrats Vow To Block BLM Move" July 18, 2019
    "Interior Secretary David Bernhardt can expect lots of questions and pushback from congressional Democrats regarding his plan to relocate hundreds of senior positions within the Bureau of Land Management from its Washington, D.C., headquarters to various Western states, several members of both parties said yesterday on Capitol Hill." Environmental PoliticsGovernmentLaws & RegulationsNatural ResourcesNational (U.S.)PublicSource: ,
  • Lead Paint Makers Reach $305 Million Settlement In Calif. Poisoning Suit July 18, 2019
    "After a 19-year legal struggle, three former makers of lead paint have agreed to a $305 million settlement with California county and city governments to mitigate poisoning dangers still present in old housing." ChemicalsEnvironmental HealthLaws & RegulationsCaliforniaPublicSource: ,

RSS Yale Climate Connections

  • What is known about the mysterious disappearance of insects
    Perhaps you remember when a drive in the country meant a windshield covered with the remains of many tiny insects. And you may have noticed that this is no longer always (or even usually) the case. Indeed, you can drive […] The post What is known about the mysterious disappearance of insects appeared first on […]
  • Do we need an Apollo program for climate change?
    During the 60s, 70s, and even 80s, Americans expressed their frustration with problems not yet solved by asking, “If we can put a man on the moon, why can’t we [fill in the blank]?” In facing the daunting challenge of […] The post Do we need an Apollo program for climate change? appeared first on […]
  • A surprisingly cost-effective zero-energy house
    Paul Torcellini’s Connecticut home may look like a traditional bungalow. But there’s an important difference. Torcellini: “It is a zero-energy house. We produce more energy onsite than we consume in the course of a year.” As an engineer at the […] The post A surprisingly cost-effective zero-energy house appeared first on Yale Climate Connections.
  • Not waiting for Trump: States move to regulate HFCs
    To provide cooling, most refrigerators and air conditioners use refrigerants called HFCs. When this type of gas escapes to the atmosphere, it traps heat. Grumbles: “It’s a super-polluting greenhouse gas.” More than a thousand times more potent than CO2. Ben […] The post Not waiting for Trump: States move to regulate HFCs appeared first on […]
  • Could we use sand or concrete as batteries?
    The sun does not always shine, and the wind does not always blow, so energy storage is key to getting the utility grid to rely more heavily on renewables. But batteries are expensive. So one company is experimenting with storing […] The post Could we use sand or concrete as batteries? appeared first on Yale […]

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