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Category: Environmental News

07/31 4:57 pm

Two hundred reindeer were found to have starved to death last winter on a remote Arctic archipelago, with researchers in Norway saying that climate change contributed to their starvation.The Norwegian Polar Institute said changes in the Arctic led… …Read Full Article

Source: Hill E2 Wire Blog

07/31 9:47 am

A Democratic senator is working to block a Trump nominee from serving as the top lawyer for the Department of the Interior and calling for an investigation after the nominee appeared to lie to lawmakers during during his confirmation hearing about… …Read Full Article

Source: Hill E2 Wire Blog

07/31 5:07 am

STONINGTON, Maine — Maine’s lobster industry has found itself in something of a climate change sweet spot.The state’s coastal waters are still cold enough for lobster to thrive, but warming ocean temperatures are now encouraging them to settle here… …Read Full Article

Source: Hill E2 Wire Blog

07/30 9:18 pm

Rep. Tim Ryan (D-Ohio.) and Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) sparred over the role of cars and fossil fuels in curbing greenhouse gas emissions during Tuesday’s Democratic debates.Ryan was asked to weigh in on a proposal from Sanders that would eliminate… …Read Full Article

Source: Hill E2 Wire Blog

07/30 9:07 pm

Former Rep. Beto O’Rourke (D-Texas) said the U.S. has 10 years to address the climate crisis and couldn’t do so with “half-steps or half-measures.”But that timeline isn’t consistent with the climate plan O’Rourke proposed earlier this year.In… …Read Full Article

Source: Hill E2 Wire Blog

07/30 8:17 pm

In two separate federal lawsuits filed this week, environmental groups are aiming to halt a highway expansion project in Austin, Texas, arguing the Texas Department of Transportation and the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service shirked duties in determining the construction wouldn’t likely hurt two types of endangered salamanders. …Read Full Article

Source: Law360 Environmental Texas

07/30 4:28 pm

COAL ASH: The Trump administration on Wednesday proposed scrapping restrictions on arsenic-laden waste from coal-fired power plants. The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) proposed lifting some regulations on coal ash, the residue left after… …Read Full Article

Source: Hill E2 Wire Blog

07/30 4:28 pm

House Republican Conference Chairwoman Liz Cheney (R-Wyo.) blasted a U.S. District Court ruling that restored Endangered Species Act protections for grizzly bears, arguing the decision was based on “excessive litigation by radical environmentalists… …Read Full Article

Source: Hill E2 Wire Blog

07/30 3:37 pm

The Trump administration on Wednesday proposed scrapping restrictions on arsenic-laden waste from coal-fired power plants. The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) proposed lifting some regulations on coal ash, the residue left after… …Read Full Article

Source: Hill E2 Wire Blog

07/30 3:37 pm

India Prime Minister Narendra Modi announced this week that his country’s tiger population expanded to almost 3,000 cats last year, making his nation one of the “safest” habitats for the endangered species worldwide.Modi shared the results from a… …Read Full Article

Source: Hill E2 Wire Blog

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