Outgoing EPA Chief Gina McCarthy Reveals Fears Trump Administration Will Halt Climate Action – January 20, 2017
EPA staff are ‘nervous’ after the president-elect promised to reduce the environment agency to ‘tidbits’
There is “nervousness” among Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) staff that Donald Trump’s incoming administration will sideline science and reverse action on climate change, according to the agency’s outgoing administrator, Gina McCarthy.
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McCarthy told The Guardian that the Trump administration would face resistance from multiple fronts if it ran counter to a widespread shift to renewable energy, as well as scientific opinion, by rejecting climate science and… more
by: The Guardian
Protests Escalate Over Louisiana Pipeline by Company Behind Dakota Access – January 16, 2017
Residents are making themselves heard about the disputed Bayou Bridge pipeline
Scott Eustis did not stop smiling for hours. The coastal wetland specialist with the Gulf Restoration Network was attending a public hearing in Baton Rouge. Its subject was a pipeline extension that would run directly through the Atchafalaya Basin, the world’s largest natural swamp. Eustis was surprised to be joined by more than 400 others.
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“This is like 50 times the amount of people we have at most of these… more
by: The Guardian
Millions in China Start New Year Shrouded in Toxic Smog – January 2, 2017
On the first day of 2017 in Beijing pollution climbed as high as 24 times the level recommended by the World Health Organization
Millions in China rang in the New Year shrouded in a thick blanket of toxic smog, causing road closures and flight cancellations as 24 cities issued alerts that will last through much of the week.
On the first day of 2017 in Beijing, concentrations of tiny particles that penetrate deep into the lungs climbed as high as 24 times levels recommended by the World Health Organization. More than 100 flights were cancelled and all intercity buses were halted at the capital’s airport.
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