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Category: Environmental News

06/06 9:58 pm

Former New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg pledged on Thursday to donate $500 million to close the country’s remaining coal plants by 2030 in an effort to help combat climate change. “I’m committing $500 million to launch @BeyondCarbon… …Read Full Article

Source: Hill E2 Wire Blog

06/06 4:37 pm

MAGA FROM HIS HEAD TO HIS TOES: Federal investigators concluded that former Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke violated the Hatch Act when he tweeted out a picture of himself wearing socks with Trump’s “Make America Great Again” campaign slogan,… …Read Full Article

Source: Hill E2 Wire Blog

06/06 2:38 pm

The largest wildfire in California history was caused by a claw hammer, according to the state’s fire protection agency.Cal Fire said Thursday that the Ranch Fire, which first sparked last July, began when a Potter Valley property owner was… …Read Full Article

Source: Hill E2 Wire Blog

06/06 2:27 pm

The Service Employees International Union (SEIU) on Thursday endorsed the Green New Deal, putting it at odds with other unions that have been critical of the ambitious environmental agenda.SEIU’s International Executive Board passed a resolution in… …Read Full Article

Source: Hill E2 Wire Blog

06/06 12:08 pm

An environmental group sued the Trump administration on Thursday for issuing longline fishing permits known to ensnare endangered sea turtles off California’s coast.In its suit, the Center for Biological Diversity charged that by issuing the permits… …Read Full Article

Source: Hill E2 Wire Blog

06/06 12:08 pm

Federal investigators concluded that former Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke violated the Hatch Act when he tweeted out a picture of himself wearing socks with Trump’s “Make America Great Again” campaign slogan, according to a December letter made… …Read Full Article

Source: Hill E2 Wire Blog

06/06 9:48 am

The National Weather Service (NWS) tweeted Wednesday about a swarm of ladybugs moving through Southern California that is so large it registered as a weather mass on their radars.“A large echo showing up on SoCal radar this evening is not… …Read Full Article

Source: Hill E2 Wire Blog

06/06 8:18 am

A centrist freshman Democrat is pushing a plan for the Pentagon to tackle climate change that he is billing as more attainable than progressive proposals to address climate issues.Rep. Jason Crow (Colo.) unveiled Thursday morning an initiative to… …Read Full Article

Source: Hill E2 Wire Blog

06/05 9:17 pm

The Paris climate agreement could avert thousands of heat-related deaths in the U.S., according to a study published in Science Advances journal Wednesday.For the Paris agreement, countries pledged to cut emissions to hold global warming 3.6… …Read Full Article

Source: Hill E2 Wire Blog

06/05 5:17 pm

Democratic presidential hopeful and Washington Gov. Jay Inslee announced Wednesday that the Democratic National Committee (DNC) is rebuffing his repeated entreaties for a primary debate focused on climate change. “Today, my team received a call… …Read Full Article

Source: Hill E2 Wire Blog

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