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After 15 Years, EPA Updates Water Quality Trading Policy. It Could Do More. 22.2.2019 WRI Stories
After 15 Years, EPA Updates Water Quality Trading Policy. It Could Do More. Comments|Add Comment|PrintWetlands like these in the Chesapeake provide cost-effective water quality services. Flickr/Timothy Pohlhaus On February 6, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) released a memorandum affirming this administration's strong support for the use of market-based mechanisms like water quality trading to reduce pollution in U.S. waters. This support came at the request of the trading... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ...
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Trump’s stance on national monuments is straight out of the 19th century 22.2.2019 LA Times: Commentary

As outrage over family separations at the border erupted last summer, news quietly broke about a different Trump administration policy. The Washington Post reported that senior officials at the Interior Department had dismissed evidence supporting the historic, cultural and economic value of national...

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High School Baseball Preview: Huntington Beach again stacked 22.2.2019 LA Times: Commentary

The Huntington Beach High baseball team seems set up for another successful season in 2019.

The Oilers opened the season ranked No. 2 in Orange County and No. 6 in the CIF Southern Section Division 1 preseason poll. They have 10 players who are headed to play in college, including Josh Hahn, a...

Indonesia Reduces Deforestation, Norway to Pay Up 21.2.2019 WRI Stories
Indonesia Reduces Deforestation, Norway to Pay Up Comments|Add Comment|Print Indonesia experienced a 60 percent drop in primary forest loss in 2017, compared to 2016. Photo by WidodoMargotomo/Wikimedia Commons Indonesia was one of the few tropical nations to reduce its deforestation rates in 2017, and it’s paying off. Norway announced on February 16 that it will provide the first results-based payment to Indonesia as part of a REDD+ agreement the two nations established in 2010. REDD+, which... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ...
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The Trump EPA is throwing workers facing risks from new TSCA chemicals under the bus 21.2.2019 Nanotechnology Notes
Richard Denison, Ph.D., is a Lead Senior Scientist. We have blogged before (see here and here) about the steps initiated in mid-2018 by the Trump EPA to weaken new chemical reviews under the Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA) – rendering them even less health-protective than under TSCA prior to the 2016 reforms enacted in the Lautenberg […]
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“Disaster” as Indian Supreme Court orders eviction of “8 million” tribespeople 21.2.2019 Survival International
Many tribes, like some Chenchu, have already been evicted after their lands were turned into tiger reserves. Now millions more face eviction. © Survival India’s Supreme Court has ordered the eviction of up to 8 million tribal and other forest-dwelling people, in what campaigners have described as “an unprecedented disaster,” and “the biggest mass eviction in the name of conservation, ever.” The ruling is in response to requests by Indian conservation groups to declare invalid the Forest Rights Act, which gives forest-dwelling people rights to their ancestral lands, including in protected areas. The groups had also demanded that where tribespeople had tried and failed to secure their rights under the Act, they should be evicted. The groups reportedly include Wildlife First, Wildlife Trust of India, the Nature Conservation Society, the Tiger Research and Conservation Trust and the Bombay Natural History Society. In an extraordinary move, the national government failed to appear in court to defend the ...
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Critics say border wall could harm wildlife corridors and sensitive desert terrain 21.2.2019 Minnesota Public Radio: Politics
The wall along the U.S.-Mexico border cuts across sensitive desert and mountainous terrain. But environmental regulations are waived for wall construction, raising concerns about long-term damage.
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Why California should turn down Trump’s offer to raise Shasta Dam 21.2.2019 LA Times: Commentary

If the Trump administration wanted to increase California’s water supply by the most cost-effective means possible, it would immediately drop its attempt to raise Shasta Dam by 18.5 feet.

It would instead put $1.5 billion — the cost of the proposed Shasta enlargement, in 2019 dollars — toward a...

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Solar for schools and 9 other state environmental budget items to watch 21.2.2019 Minnesota Public Radio: Law & Justice
Gov. Tim Walz's budget proposal mostly maintains environmental programs, but there are some changes, such as a tax credit for farmers who install buffers along waterways and new spending on strategies to reduce food waste.
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Fouled waters reveal lasting legacy of U.S. mining industry 20.2.2019 Headlines: All Headlines
Every day many millions of gallons of water loaded with arsenic, lead and other toxic metals flow from some of the most contaminated mining sites in the U.S. and into surrounding lakes and streams without being treated, The Associated Press has found.
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Fouled waters reveal lasting legacy of U.S. mining industry 20.2.2019 Minnesota Public Radio: Law & Justice
Every day many millions of gallons of water loaded with arsenic, lead and other toxic metals flow from some of the most contaminated mining sites in the U.S. and into surrounding lakes and streams without being treated, The Associated Press has found.
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Essential California: The EPA embraces a scientist claiming some pollution is good for you 20.2.2019 Los Angeles Times - Living Green

Good morning, and welcome to the Essential California newsletter. It’s Wednesday, Feb. 20, and here’s what’s happening across California:

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Research claiming that low-dose exposure to toxic chemicals is good for humans could help shape Environmental Protection Agency policy. This disputed...

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Spatial Database of Planted Trees (SDPT Version 1.0) 20.2.2019 WRI Stories
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Policy News: February 19, 2019 20.2.2019 EcoTone
In This Issue: ESA Selects Graduate Student Policy Award Winners Ten graduate students will travel to Washington, DC to receive policy and communication training and meet with lawmakers. Democrats Introduce the “Green New Deal” in House and Senate A sweeping and aspiration resolutions could be a major element of debate heading into 2020 presidential season. ...
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Today: The Toxic Defender 19.2.2019 LA Times: Commentary

A scientist’s disputed theory that low doses of toxic chemicals are good for people could become U.S. policy.

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The Toxic Defender

Are low levels of pollution and radiation good for you? For decades, Massachusetts toxicologist Ed Calabrese has agitated for a public health standard suggesting...

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Scientist says some pollution is good for you — a disputed claim Trump’s EPA has embraced 19.2.2019 LA Times: Commentary

In early 2018, a deputy assistant administrator in the EPA, Clint Woods, reached out to a Massachusetts toxicologist best known for pushing a public health standard suggesting that low levels of toxic chemicals and radiation are good for people.

“I wanted to check to see if you might have some...

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A moment of bipartisanship in Congress could mean good news for conservation 19.2.2019 Los Angeles Times - Living Green

When members of the House of Representatives return from the February break next week, something unusual will be waiting for them: a sweeping, 662-page bipartisan package of 110 proposals the Senate approved last week — by an overwhelming 92-8 vote — that would protect more than 1.3 million acres...

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The Green New Deal would boost the restoration economy. What does that mean? 19.2.2019 GreenBiz.com
Few are paying attention to a thriving $25 billion economy that's already supporting more than 200,000 jobs outside of renewable energy. These 11 points clear up misconceptions and myths.
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Super Bloom 2019: When and Where to See Wildflowers 18.2.2019 Newsweek Top Stories
Experts are optimistic national parks could see a repeat of the 2017 superbloom which could be seen from space.
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An L.A. councilman promoted a charity. Should he have disclosed the donors? 17.2.2019 Los Angeles Times - Living Green

When the North Valley Family YMCA invited donors to its annual fundraising dinner, it was the smiling face of Los Angeles City Councilman Mitchell Englander that appeared on the invitations.

Fundraising invites in recent years identified Englander as the chairman of the group’s Booster Club Dinner...

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