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12/26 6:44 am

At least 16 people have died in the Philippines after Typhoon Phanfone, locally known as Typhoon Ursula, hit the country on Christmas Day, CNN reports.The Regional Disaster Reduction and Management Council said 12 people died in the Western Visayas… …Read Full Article

Source: Hill E2 Wire Blog

12/25 10:44 am

Lawmakers seeking to counter Turkey and Russia are investing in new efforts in the Mediterranean region to bolster U.S. allies like Israel, Greece and Cyprus.Congress passed legislation last week as part of a $1.4 trillion spending package that… …Read Full Article

Source: Hill E2 Wire Blog

12/24 8:44 pm

Extreme weather incidents in 2019 set more than 120,000 daily records across the U.S. according to data from the National Centers for Environmental Information.The 122,055 records set include record daily high and low temperatures as well… …Read Full Article

Source: Hill E2 Wire Blog

12/24 6:05 pm

A federal database tracking pollution in the United States that was accessible to the public was retired earlier this month, drawing criticism from environmental advocates.TOXMAP, an interactive map hosted by the U.S. National Library of Medicine (… …Read Full Article

Source: Hill E2 Wire Blog

12/24 11:54 am

More than 455,000 people have signed a petition calling on Target to discontinue the use of plastic bags, according to The Associated Press.Petition organizer Theresa Carter will lead fellow shoppers in delivering the signatures to the retailer’s… …Read Full Article

Source: Hill E2 Wire Blog

12/24 11:34 am

The Trump administration has stopped looking into most bird deaths and has discouraged local governments and companies from taking precautionary steps to safeguard the creatures, The New York Times reported Tuesday.The newspaper reported… …Read Full Article

Source: Hill E2 Wire Blog

12/23 3:04 pm

In a missive to staff before the close of the year, acting Bureau of Land Management (BLM) chief William Pendley boasted about the number of staff who would be willingly going along with the agency’s controversial decision to move dozens of… …Read Full Article

Source: Hill E2 Wire Blog

12/23 1:54 pm

President Trump, who has more bad blood with windmills than Sancho Panza, laid into his least favorite form of energy again over the weekend, blaming wind power for killing bald eagles while spewing greenhouse gasses into the air.In comments to the… …Read Full Article

Source: Hill E2 Wire Blog

12/23 8:24 am

Six hundred gallons of oil spilled into waters off of the Galapagos Islands in Ecuador over the weekend, according to CNN.The spill reportedly occurred near San Cristobal Island, which sits on the eastern side of the famed Galapagos… …Read Full Article

Source: Hill E2 Wire Blog

12/23 7:34 am

A spokesman for the Russian government says that the country will take action after the U.S. sanctioned companies and individuals involved with the construction of a natural gas pipeline between Russia and Germany.The Associated… …Read Full Article

Source: Hill E2 Wire Blog

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