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    Trump’s Hand-Picked Scientists Rebuke EPA Rollbacks

    Trump’s Hand-Picked Scientists Rebuke EPA Rollbacks

    A top science-advisory board staffed with many of the Trump administration’s hand-picked appointees rebuked three of Trump’s most sweeping rollbacks of environmental regulations as flying in the face of established science, as The New York Times reported. The Environmental Protection Agency’s Scientific Advisory Board, which reviews the scientific integrity of EPA policies, published a draft […]

    U.S. Is 7th Deadliest Country for Pollution

    U.S. Is 7th Deadliest Country for Pollution

    The U.S. is the wealthiest country to make an appearance on a list ranking the 10 nations with the most pollution-related deaths, The Guardian reported Wednesday. The list is part of the latest report from the Global Alliance on Health and Pollution (GAHP) on the global health impacts of air, water and workplace pollution. Overall, […]

    $5 Billion Plan Could Create Zero Carbon Shipping Industry

    $5 Billion Plan Could Create Zero Carbon Shipping Industry

    A major conglomerate in the global shipping industry wants to start a fuel tax to raise money for zero-carbon ships within a decade, as the AP reported. The International Chamber of Shipping (ICS), which represents 80 percent of the global shipping industry, is proposing to create an NGO called the International Maritime Research and Development […]

    Australia’s Fires Emitted Half of the Country’s Annual CO2 Emissions

    Australia’s Fires Emitted Half of the Country’s Annual CO2 Emissions

    The bushfires that have been tearing through New South Wales and Queensland, decimating koala habitats, taxing the water supply, and choking the air since August have claimed six lives. Now, new NASA data shows that the fires have emitted 250 million tons of carbon dioxide, the equivalent of half thee country’s annual greenhouse gas emissions, […]

    California Coast Acidiying Twice as Fast as World’s Oceans, Study Shows

    California Coast Acidiying Twice as Fast as World’s Oceans, Study Shows

    Ocean waters off the coast of California are acidifying twice as fast as the rest of the world’s oceans, new research shows. A study published Monday in the journal Nature Geoscience led by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration used fossil analysis of planktonic organisms to create a 100-year acidification records for California’s ocean waters. […]

    Environmental Defense Fund to Launch a Satellite That Will Monitor Methane Leaks

    Environmental Defense Fund to Launch a Satellite That Will Monitor Methane Leaks

    Natural gas consists mainly of methane, a potent global warming pollutant. So to help hold companies accountable for letting methane pollution escape to the atmosphere, the Environmental Defense Fund is doing more than lobbying legislators. It’s sending a satellite into orbit. But Krupp says, by and large, companies have not taken adequate action. “You have […]

    Goldman Sachs Is First U.S. Big Bank to Divest From Arctic Oil and Gas

    Goldman Sachs Is First U.S. Big Bank to Divest From Arctic Oil and Gas

    Goldman Sachs, one of the world’s largest investment banks, gave a minor victory to the divestment movement by declaring that it will not fund an new arctic oil explorations, as CNN reported. Citing the importance of the Arctic’s fragile ecosystem and its importance to indigenous populations, the investing giant said it will decline investing in […]