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Category: Environmental News

06/13 3:17 pm

Norway’s sovereign wealth fund on Wednesday received the go-ahead from the country’s parliament to sell over $10 billion in stocks in companies related to fossil fuels.The Government Pension Fund Global, the world’s largest with $1… …Read Full Article

Source: Hill E2 Wire Blog

06/13 2:07 pm

The Scottish forestry agency announced on Thursday that the country surpassed its tree planting goals last year, making what it called a “critical contribution to the global climate emergency.”According to Scottish Forestry, 11,200 hectares, or some… …Read Full Article

Source: Hill E2 Wire Blog

06/13 1:38 pm

Prosecutors have said they are dismissing all criminal charges against eight people who were charged in the Flint, Mich., water crisis and are restarting their investigation.Among the eight people is former state health director Nick Lyon, according… …Read Full Article

Source: Hill E2 Wire Blog

06/13 1:38 pm

A new analysis from the Department of Defense shows the Air Force diverted more than $66 million to cover the cleanup costs of harmful “forever chemicals” that have leached into the water supply.Those funds were originally intended to cover a… …Read Full Article

Source: Hill E2 Wire Blog

06/13 12:58 pm

The Pentagon produces more greenhouse gas emissions annually than Sweden, a new study has found. The study, authored by political scientist Neta Crawford and released by Brown University on Wednesday, found that the Pentagon produced 59… …Read Full Article

Source: Hill E2 Wire Blog

06/13 11:28 am

An environmental watchdog group pushed back against Food and Drug Administration (FDA) claims that “forever chemicals” found in the food supply are not harmful. The Environmental Working Group sent FDA the results of a 2001 study by 3M,… …Read Full Article

Source: Hill E2 Wire Blog

06/13 11:08 am

White House hopeful John Hickenlooper released his plan to tackle the climate crisis on Thursday, joining a growing list of Democratic candidates to have done so.The former Colorado governor’s climate platform emphasizes global leadership… …Read Full Article

Source: Hill E2 Wire Blog

06/13 9:48 am

European Central Bank policymaker Francois Villeroy de Galhau urged Thursday for central banks to consider risks from climate change when setting monetary policy, according to Reuters. While central banks have thus far focused on climate change… …Read Full Article

Source: Hill E2 Wire Blog

06/13 9:18 am

The number of criminal environmental enforcement cases brought by the Interior Department have decreased by nearly 40 percent since 2016, according to internal data shared with the Hill.Criminal environmental cases that often deal with unlicensed… …Read Full Article

Source: Hill E2 Wire Blog

06/13 9:07 am

Oil prices spiked Thursday morning amid reports of explosions on two tankers in the Gulf of Oman close to the Iranian coastline, according to CNBC.Prices spiked as much as 4 percent in response to the incident, according to the network, with Brent… …Read Full Article

Source: Hill E2 Wire Blog

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