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The Trump Administration Just Gutted One of the Most Powerful Environmental Laws on the Books 13.8.2019 Mother Jones
The Trump administration unveiled final regulations that weaken the Endangered Species Act (ESA) on Monday, just three months after the United Nations warned of the “unprecedented” decline in biodiversity around the world. “We are in the midst of an unprecedented extinction crisis, yet the Trump Administration is steamrolling our most effective wildlife protection law,” said […]
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Interstate 70 project in Denver gets noise variance renewal but not for as long as contractor sought 9.8.2019 Denver Post: News: Local
Contractors received the green light Thursday night to continue exceeding nighttime noise limits for another year on the Interstate 70 expansion through northeast Denver.
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National Institute Of Solar Energy, UN Body To Partner For Skill Development 8.8.2019 NDTV News - Latest
NISE and UNIDO will engage national and international experts to bring the best practices by developing specialized training material.
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Environmental groups move to sue South Bay refinery over mishandling of hazardous waste 7.8.2019 LA Times: Environment

Environmental groups move to sue Phillips 66 South Bay refinery for violating hazardous waste laws.

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13 railway projects cutting through India’s wildlife reserves don’t need forest approvals anymore 30.7.2019 Scroll.in
The environment ministry said approval processes do not apply if the project is on railway land or on land under non-forest use before 1980.
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California reaches climate deal with automakers, spurning Trump 26.7.2019 LA Times: Environment

Ford, Honda, Volkswagen and BMW reach deal with California regulators on fuel efficiency standards

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China's steel minnows sidestep pollution rules to boost output 26.7.2019 Reuters: World News
Small steel mills in China are taking advantage of lax environmental enforcement to ramp up production ahead of bigger rivals, industry and government officials said, jeopardising anti-smog targets and defying industry consolidation.
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Op-Ed: Area 51 holds secrets, all right, but they don't involve UFOs and aliens 23.7.2019 LA Times: Opinion

While the gate-stormers are unlikely to come back with alien souvenirs, they are right that the government is trying to hide something: years of environmental violations.

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Startup India Programme for MSME Sector 11.7.2019 Govt of india: PIB
Government has launched the Startup India Initiative with the objective of building strong eco-system for nurturing innovation and startups in the country. The incentives available to Startups under Startup India initiative are given below:   Self-Certification under 6 Labour Laws & 3 Environmental Laws.
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To block homeless shelter, San Francisco residents are suing on environmental grounds 11.7.2019 Los Angeles Times - Living Green

A group of San Francisco residents filed a lawsuit Wednesday to block construction of a 200-bed temporary homeless shelter, another instance of the state’s environmental laws being used to derail such projects.

The coalition, Safe Embarcadero for All, had been threatening for months to bring the...

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A New Wave of Environmentalists Want to Give Nature Legal Rights 9.7.2019 Mother Jones
In the summer of 2014, officials in Toledo, Ohio, announced that the city’s tap water was no longer safe to drink. A toxic algae bloom caused by fertilizer runoff had poisoned Lake Erie, the primary water source for the area’s half-million residents, sickening more than 100 people. Stores emptied of bottled water within hours. For […]
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SoCal dance listings, July 7-14: ‘Adès & McGregor: A Dance Collaboration’ and more 6.7.2019 Los Angeles Times - Living Green

Dust: Permutations on the Unknown Choreographer Deborah Brockus and BrockusRED spotlight the unfolding environmental crisis caused by humanity’s over-reliance on plastic in this multimedia work. Ivy Substation, 9070 Venice Blvd., Culver City. Sun., 2 p.m. $25. (800) 838-3006. brownpapertickets.com

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SoCal dance listings, June 30-July 7: BrockusRED, the Royal Ballet and more 29.6.2019 LA Times: Commentary

Dust: Permutations on the Unknown Choreographer Deborah Brockus and BrockusRED spotlight the unfolding environmental crisis caused by humanity’s over-reliance on plastic in this multimedia work. Ivy Substation, 9070 Venice Blvd., Culver City. Fri.-Sat., 8 p.m.; next Sun., 2 p.m. $25. (800) 838-3006....

The Daily Fix: India’s politicians are ignoring the environment crisis. This is disastrous 25.6.2019 Scroll.in
If urgent steps are not taken immediately, climate change events will cause mass dislocation and conflict.
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Carnival Cruise Employees Accused Of Refusing To Let Man Off Ship For Medical Care Following Heart Attack 13.6.2019 Newsweek Top Stories
"His family was forced to watch on in horror at his mistreatment and decline into a gruesome death," the lawsuit says.
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Forest Service seeks to exempt some logging and mining from environmental review rules 13.6.2019 Los Angeles Times - Living Green

The U.S. Forest Service on Wednesday announced plans to narrow the scope of a major environmental law, allowing the agency to fast-track activity throughout the national forest system without undergoing environmental review.

The proposed changes could potentially make it easier for logging, road...

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Trump administration seeking to overhaul forest management rules 12.6.2019 Minnesota Public Radio: Law & Justice
The U.S. Forest Service is proposing changes to a landmark environmental law that would allow it to fast-track some forest management projects, including logging and prescribed burning.
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Argentine court denies challenge to law against mining on glaciers 5.6.2019 Reuters: World News
Argentina's Supreme Court on Tuesday shot down a challenge to an environmental law banning mining in glacial areas that had been brought by Canadian miner Barrick Gold.
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Subrata Roy goes electric, Lucknow-made electric vehicles coming under Sahara Evols brand 4.6.2019 Sify Finance
Made in Lucknow, these electric vehicles with a clutch of features will be the latest offerings from Subrata Roy's Sahara Group.
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Attempt to weaken Brazil law protecting forests fails 30.5.2019 Reuters: World News
An attempt by Brazil's far-right President Jair Bolsonaro and lawmakers backed by big agriculture to weaken environmental laws protecting the Amazon forest and other biomes has failed, as Congress will not vote into law a decree that weakened existing ...
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