User: irge304 Topic: Environmental Justice Issues
Category: Pollution
Last updated: Jan 25 2020 21:16 IST RSS 2.0
 
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Wales a haven for wildlife - but for how long? 25.1.2020 BBC News - Science & Environment
It is one of Europe's "best wildlife secrets" and home to unique and unusual species.
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NHS staff urged to help service tackle climate change 25.1.2020 BBC: Health
Staff are encouraged to drive to work less and bring in reusable cups and bottles as part of NHS climate plans.
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Trump rollback could leave nation’s waterways vulnerable to pollution 24.1.2020 Denver Post: Local
The Trump rule narrows the 2015 definition of what’s a protected body of water and effectively removes safeguards for some waterways that had been put into place with the 1972 Clean Water Act
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As court case continues, MPCA defends handling of PolyMet permit, citing efficiency 24.1.2020 Minnesota Public Radio: News
In the third day of an unusual court hearing investigating alleged “procedural irregularities” in the way a mine permit was issued, former MPCA Commissioner John Linc Stine testified his agency asked the EPA to delay submitting critical comments because his staff was stretched too thin responding to other comments.
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Davos 2020: Can Formula 1 really go 'carbon neutral' by 2030? 24.1.2020 BBC: Business
Can Formula 1 motor racing really go 'carbon neutral' by 2030?
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Trump administration is rolling back Obama-era protections for smaller waterways 24.1.2020 Minnesota Public Radio: Law & Justice
The controversial rule change will dramatically reduce federal pollution protections for many streams and wetlands. Farmers and builders welcome that, but environmental groups plan to challenge it.
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California will be hit hard as Trump administration weakens clean water protections 23.1.2020 LA Times: Environment

The Trump administration overhauls Obama-era water safeguards, significantly narrowing which bodies of water deserve federal protection.

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Trump rolls back US water pollution controls 23.1.2020 BBC News - US & Canada
The new environmental rules will dismantle protections for millions of miles of waterways in the US.
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Can wearing masks stop the spread of viruses? 23.1.2020 BBC: Health
Surgical masks have been used to prevent illness in China for decades.
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In court, environmental regulators accused of suppressing comments in PolyMet case 22.1.2020 Minnesota Public Radio: Business
In the first day of what’s expected to be a five- to 10-day evidentiary hearing, a former EPA official said Minnesota officials asked the agency to withhold written comments that were critical of the proposed PolyMet copper-nickel mine. The MPCA says it followed the law.
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Colorado woman sentenced to 14 years in toddler son’s death 22.1.2020 Denver Post: News: Local
A judge has sentenced a Colorado woman to 14 years in prison for the role she played in the death of her almost 2-year-old son in 2018.
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Colorado oil and gas producer KP Kauffman to pay $3.5 million in fines, repairs in air pollution settlement 22.1.2020 Denver Post: Business
Federal and state authorities have reached a settlement agreement that would compel Denver-based oil and gas producer KP Kauffman to pay $1 million and spend $2.5 million more improving pollution controls at 67 facilities in Colorado to resolve alleged violations of air quality laws.
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“He was like the Holy Grail”: The life and legend of America’s most famous wild horse 21.1.2020 Denver Post: News: Local
Over the last decade, Picasso became an object of devotion to a legion of fans that track his every movement online, on Facebook pages dedicated to the wild horses of Sand Wash Basin .
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State regulators’ handling of a PolyMet permit is under scrutiny. Here’s why it matters. 21.1.2020 Minnesota Public Radio: News
Minnesota awarded the PolyMet mining company the permits it needs to begin construction on what would become the state’s first copper-nickel mine. Since then, the project has been mired in court battles, over the permits themselves, and how the state issued them. Tuesday begins another chapter.
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Waiter, There’s a Climate Surcharge in My Soup 20.1.2020 Mother Jones
American restaurant diners don’t usually blink before adding an extra 15-20 percent tip onto their bills. In recent years, San Francisco’s eaters have even (mostly) grown accustomed to paying up to six percent extra for dinner to offset the cost of the city’s mandated healthcare program. Starting in January, at a smattering of high-end joints, […]
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Europe-wide traffic survey to recruit 'citizen scientists' 20.1.2020 BBC: Technology
Unique vehicle-counting sensors will be placed in 1,500 homes across Europe.
Could cutting back on salt save downtown Minneapolis trees? 20.1.2020 Minnesota Public Radio: News
Minneapolis has planted hundreds of trees in the past few years in an effort to green up downtown, but many aren't surviving past their first year. City staff have been trying to figure out why, and they think they might have found the culprit: salt.
Boulder scientists study declining ozone health in the lower stratosphere 19.1.2020 Headlines: All Headlines
As brisk winter winds buffeted Marshall Mesa on a recent morning, Boulder scientists Patrick Cullis and Lizzy Asher wrestled a latex helium filled with 200-cubic-feet of helium tethered to a 4-pound package of science instruments into position, then freed it for a rapid flight high into the clear Colorado sky.
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What’s polluting Colorado’s air? 125 million tons a year of heat-trapping and hazardous gases 19.1.2020 Headlines: All Headlines
The air pollution that people in Colorado inhale each day comes from myriad sources: factories, cars, buildings and homes, fossil fuel facilities, cattle feedlots.
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'I don't think I could do more than I did' - Federer defends air quality stance at Australian Open 18.1.2020 BBC: Front Page
Roger Federer says he did what he could when poor air quality affected the health of players in Australian Open qualifying.
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