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07/01 7:08 am

Russia will tow a controversial floating nuclear power plant to the Arctic next month, CNN reported Sunday.The Akademik Lomonosov will float next to a small Arctic port town of Pevek, nearly 4,000 miles away from Moscow.The move will allow the plant… …Read Full Article

Source: Hill E2 Wire Blog

06/30 2:58 pm

Japanese whaling ships on Sunday prepared for their first commercial hunt in more than 30 years, Reuters reported. Japan exited the International Whaling Commission last year, announcing it would resume commercial whaling banned… …Read Full Article

Source: Hill E2 Wire Blog

06/30 8:38 am

A United Nations report is warning that the world is risking a “climate apartheid” scenario in which the wealthy can pay to avoid the consequences of global warming while the rest of society suffers. “Even if current targets are met, tens… …Read Full Article

Source: Hill E2 Wire Blog

06/29 6:38 pm

An animal rescue group in North Carolina asked for discarded bras to repair broken turtle shells.The Associated Press reported the Carolina Waterfowl Rescue is asking women to remove the clasps from their bras, old or new, and mail them in… …Read Full Article

Source: Hill E2 Wire Blog

06/29 3:17 pm

President Trump broke with the Group of 20 (G-20) nations on the need for climate change action on Saturday, saying the United States has the “cleanest water we have ever had.”“We have the cleanest water we have ever had,” Trump said at a news… …Read Full Article

Source: Hill E2 Wire Blog

06/29 1:07 pm

U.S. oil production has now topped 12 million barrels per day as the industry now produces more oil domestically than ever before.A government report obtained by Bloomberg News on Friday indicated that production had soared 2.1 percent in April, the… …Read Full Article

Source: Hill E2 Wire Blog

06/28 4:28 pm

ONE TRUMP NOM IS IN, THE OTHER AWAITS: The Senate late Thursday night approved a Trump Interior Department nominee that has proven popular with Democrats and Republicans.Rob Wallace is the first assistant secretary for fish, wildlife and parks since… …Read Full Article

Source: Hill E2 Wire Blog

06/28 3:08 pm

Texas’ highest court on Friday agreed to consider the San Antonio River Authority’s challenge of an order requiring the authority to arbitrate a battle for payment on a $10 million dam repair project, saying it will consider whether the group has immunity from these types of proceedings. …Read Full Article

Source: Law360 Environmental Texas

06/28 1:57 pm

The Senate late Thursday night approved a Trump Department of Interior nominee that has proven popular with Democrats and Republicans.Rob Wallace is the first assistant secretary for Fish, Wildlife and Parks since 2011, a position that… …Read Full Article

Source: Hill E2 Wire Blog

06/28 11:48 am

Mayors from across the country are committing to buying more than 2,100 electric vehicles — including school buses — by 2020 to fill out local government fleets.The pledge was made by 127 cities across 38 states who have banded together to form a… …Read Full Article

Source: Hill E2 Wire Blog

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