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Category: Environmental News

06/12 5:18 am

The Trump administration is signaling a renewed push to consider uranium mining near the Grand Canyon, a move that would undoubtedly ignite a political fight involving environmentalists and the mining industry.President Trump’s decision to declare… …Read Full Article

Source: Hill E2 Wire Blog

06/11 5:27 pm

President Trump gave rallygoers in Iowa Tuesday a sign of what might come in 2020, speaking to them about ethanol while taking hard jabs at Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden.Speaking in Council Bluffs, Iowa, to celebrate his administration… …Read Full Article

Source: Hill E2 Wire Blog

06/11 5:18 pm

EPA ADMINISTRATORS UNITE: Four former Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) administrators appeared before the House Energy and Commerce Committee on Tuesday, criticizing the agency under the direction of the Trump administration and imploring… …Read Full Article

Source: Hill E2 Wire Blog

06/11 4:47 pm

The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is trying to allay concerns after an agency study found harmful “forever chemicals” in some food, saying they did not “have any indication that these substances are a human health concern.”The Tuesday… …Read Full Article

Source: Hill E2 Wire Blog

06/11 4:47 pm

Oregon’s state senate on Tuesday approved a ban on single-use plastic checkout bags, the Statesman Journal reported.House Bill 2509 will now go to Gov. Kate Brown (D) for final approval after being passed by a 17-… …Read Full Article

Source: Hill E2 Wire Blog

06/11 4:28 pm

Former Vice President Joe Biden is backing calls for a 2020 presidential debate focused solely on climate change, a week after the Democratic National Committee (DNC) announced they would not host one.”Yeah, I’m all in. Take a look at… …Read Full Article

Source: Hill E2 Wire Blog

06/11 4:28 pm

Marine life decreases by 5 percent with every 1 degree Celsius increase in the temperature of the oceans, according to a study released Tuesday in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences. The study projects a 17 percent loss of… …Read Full Article

Source: Hill E2 Wire Blog

06/11 3:38 pm

Climate change poses a high risk to federal spending, the Government Accountability Office (GAO) re-affirmed in a biannual report on the subject released Tuesday.The GAO, which has placed climate change in the “high risk” category – reserved for… …Read Full Article

Source: Hill E2 Wire Blog

06/11 2:09 pm

The chair of the House Intelligence Committee is requesting details and interviews following reports that the White House suppressed the written testimony of a State Department official about the effects of climate change on national security.Rep…. …Read Full Article

Source: Hill E2 Wire Blog

06/11 1:18 pm

Global carbon emissions surged to the highest level in seven years in 2018, according to a review of world energy usage released Tuesday by BP.Carbon emissions grew 2 percent over the last year, roughly 0.6 gigatonnes.”That’s roughly… …Read Full Article

Source: Hill E2 Wire Blog

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