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08/15 11:58 am

Scientists with the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) are predicting 2019 will be at least one of the five hottest years on record. “We are now pulling even with 2017 as the second hottest year to date, and we’re virtually… …Read Full Article

Source: Hill E2 Wire Blog

08/14 4:57 pm

Oh boy it’s been a busy week so let’s just dive right in.On Monday the Trump administration released its long awaited update to the endangered species act.ESA NOT LOOKING SO GOOD FOR ENDANGERED SPECIES: The Trump administration on Monday announced… …Read Full Article

Source: Hill E2 Wire Blog

08/14 3:27 pm

A new policy rolled out by the Interior Department’s inspector general puts strict limits on the office’s interactions with reporters.The press office for the agency’s internal watchdog, which is investigating a number of Interior officials,… …Read Full Article

Source: Hill E2 Wire Blog

08/14 2:57 pm

Photos going viral online show an emaciated 70-year-old elephant performing at a festival in Sri Lanka, BBC News reported.The photos were shared on Facebook Tuesday by the Save Elephant Foundation, a Thailand-based advocacy group that provides… …Read Full Article

Source: Hill E2 Wire Blog

08/14 12:07 pm

The Department of the Interior will be centralizing ethics reviews across its many agencies at its headquarters, following years of ethics investigations centered on many of the department’s top staff.In an order signed by Secretary David Bernhardt… …Read Full Article

Source: Hill E2 Wire Blog

08/14 9:37 am

Ten environmental groups have filed a lawsuit against the Trump administration, arguing its rules for addressing power plant pollution are insufficient to the point they violate federal law.The suit filed Wednesday comes a day after… …Read Full Article

Source: Hill E2 Wire Blog

08/13 7:48 pm

Norton Rose Fulbright announced Tuesday that it had brought on board the former chair of McGuireWoods LLP’s renewable energy practice as a partner in Norton Rose’s Austin, Texas, office. …Read Full Article

Source: Law360 Environmental Texas

08/13 4:28 pm

The Trump administration’s changes to the Endangered Species Act could endanger efforts to preserve the monarch butterfly and other struggling species that haven’t yet been officially labeled “endangered,” experts and advocates say.Critics… …Read Full Article

Source: Hill E2 Wire Blog

08/13 3:07 pm

A couple from North Carolina said they are “gutted” after the sudden deaths of their three dogs last week.Melissa Martin and Denise Mintz told CNN in an interview that their pups — Abby, Izzy and Harpo — died suddenly from toxic algae after they… …Read Full Article

Source: Hill E2 Wire Blog

08/13 11:37 am

A coalition of mostly Democratic-led states has filed a lawsuit against the Trump administration, arguing its rules for addressing power plant pollution are so weak they violate federal law.Attorneys general from 22 states and several… …Read Full Article

Source: Hill E2 Wire Blog

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