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The IEA Comes up Short on Climate (Again)

The IEA Comes up Short on Climate (Again)

By Greg Muttitt The release of the World Energy Outlook (WEO) 2018 on Monday marked another missed opportunity for the International Energy Agency (IEA) to provide a roadmap to Paris success. Governments and investors alike have been calling on the IEA to help guide them towards achievement of the Paris goals. Two years ago, the […]

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    Top EPA Watchdog Since 2010 Announces Departure

    Top EPA Watchdog Since 2010 Announces Departure

    The head of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) internal watchdog organization announced plans to leave for a job outside the federal government Tuesday, The Associated Press reported. Arthur A. Elkins Jr., who has held the position of Inspector General since he was appointed by former president Barack Obama in 2010, will spend his last […]

    This Innovative App Spreads Good Food Karma

    This Innovative App Spreads Good Food Karma

    The problem of food waste made headlines last month with the release of a study that found that about one third of all food is wasted, and that amount is projected to grow by another third by 2030. Luckily, there’s an app for that. Swedish startup Karma buys leftover food from restaurants, cafes and grocery […]

    EPA Shakeup: Wheeler Gives First Address as Top Pruitt Aides Step Down

    EPA Shakeup: Wheeler Gives First Address as Top Pruitt Aides Step Down

    Acting Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) head Andrew Wheeler addressed his new employees for the first time Wednesday, setting the tone and agenda for his leadership, Pacific Standard reported. Wheeler broke with ex-EPA head Scott Pruitt in style, but not in substance, vowing to be more transparent and listen to career staffers while also upholding President […]

    London Schoolgirl’s Death Linked to Illegal Levels of Air Pollution

    London Schoolgirl’s Death Linked to Illegal Levels of Air Pollution

    A 9-year-old girl’s death from asthma has been linked to illegal levels of air pollution in the UK, the first such reported fatality. Ella Kissi-Debrah, who lived just 80 feet from London’s busy and highly polluted South Circular Road, died in February 2013 after suffering three years of seizures and nearly 30 admissions to the […]

    Big Game Hunter Criticized for Posing With Dead Giraffe

    Big Game Hunter Criticized for Posing With Dead Giraffe

    Tess Thompson Talley of Kentucky has sparked public outcry after photos of her proudly posing with a black giraffe she killed in South Africa last year went viral. The big game hunter posted images of the June 2017 hunt onto her social media page. Then last month, the South Africa-based news outlet Africland tweeted out […]

    GOP Senator Seeks Major Overhaul of Endangered Species Act

    GOP Senator Seeks Major Overhaul of Endangered Species Act

    Sen. John Barrasso, Republican of Wyoming, released draft legislation Monday to significantly overhaul the Endangered Species Act (ESA). Under Barrasso’s proposal, individual states would be given key authority over the federal program to conserve threatened and endangered species. “When it comes to the Endangered Species Act, the status quo is not good enough,” the Environment […]

    Showdown Expected as Japan Plans to Resume For-Profit Whaling

    Showdown Expected as Japan Plans to Resume For-Profit Whaling

    For years, the Japanese government has hunted whales under the name of “scientific research.” Now officials are angling to resume commercial whaling at the International Whaling Commission (IWC) meeting this September in Brazil. At the meeting, officials “will propose setting a catch quota for species whose stocks are recognized as healthy by the IWC scientific […]