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08/05 4:06 pm

Forecasters are predicting an “extremely active” hurricane season this year, with an estimated 24 named storms for 2020.According to expert meteorologists at Colorado State University (CSU), recent Hurricanes Hanna and Isaias are only the… …Read Full Article

Source: Hill E2 Wire Blog

08/05 2:26 pm

The U.S. stands to avoid 4.5 million premature deaths if it works to keep global temperatures from rising by more than 2 degree Celsius, according to new research from Duke University.The same study found working to limit climate change could… …Read Full Article

Source: Hill E2 Wire Blog

08/05 12:06 pm

A contractor was in a Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) office in Pennsylvania tested positive for the coronavirus, resulting in a brief closure of the office. David McIntyre, a spokesperson for the commission, confirmed to The Hill that a… …Read Full Article

Source: Hill E2 Wire Blog

08/04 4:16 pm

HAPPY TUESDAY! Welcome to Overnight Energy, The Hill’s roundup of the latest energy and environment news. Please send tips and comments to Rebecca Beitsch at rbeitsch@thehill.com. Follow her on Twitter: @rebeccabeitsch. Reach Rachel Frazin at… …Read Full Article

Source: Hill E2 Wire Blog

08/04 2:56 pm

Democratic lawmakers have introduced legislation that would ban chlorpyrifos and other pesticides that have sparked concerns among farmworker groups.A bill led by Sen. Tom Udall (D-N.M.) and Rep. Joe Neguse (D-Colo.) would ban organophosphates, a… …Read Full Article

Source: Hill E2 Wire Blog

08/04 11:46 am

The Senate on Tuesday confirmed Mark Menezes for the No. 2 spot at the Energy Department in a 79-16 vote. President Trump nominated Menezes to be the department’s deputy secretary in March. He will replace Dan Brouillette, who previously… …Read Full Article

Source: Hill E2 Wire Blog

08/04 10:36 am

President Trump on Tuesday signed a major piece of conservation legislation into law as he and other Republicans seek to tout conservation accomplishments ahead of the elections in November. Trump signed the Great American Outdoors Act, which… …Read Full Article

Source: Hill E2 Wire Blog

08/03 5:26 pm

The CEO of Puerto Rico’s state-owned power utility announced his resignation on Monday as thousands of customers remain without power after the tropical storm last week.José Ortiz is expected to resign on Wednesday as many of the 1.5 million… …Read Full Article

Source: Hill E2 Wire Blog

08/03 4:56 pm

IT’S MONDAY! Welcome to Overnight Energy, The Hill’s roundup of the latest energy and environment news. Please send tips and comments to Rebecca Beitsch at rbeitsch@thehill.com. Follow her on Twitter: @rebeccabeitsch. Reach Rachel Frazin at rfrazin@… …Read Full Article

Source: Hill E2 Wire Blog

08/03 4:46 pm

The Environmental Protection Agency is moving ahead with the second phase of returning employees to the office, prompting concerns from employees as the agency’s internal dashboard shows an uptick in cases.The new guidelines don’t force employees… …Read Full Article

Source: Hill E2 Wire Blog

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