Trump to Revoke California’s Authority to Set Stricter Auto Emissions Rules

NYTimes - Environment - Tue, 09/17/2019 - 19:20
The move, expected Wednesday, would strip California of its special authority to set tougher rules on car emissions. 
Categories: Enviro.News

Inside Conservative Groups’ Effort to ‘Make Dishwashers Great Again’

NYTimes - Environment - Tue, 09/17/2019 - 17:55
Of all the efforts to persuade the Trump administration to weaken environmental rules, the Make Dishwashers Great Again lobby might be the most peculiar.
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How Long Before These Salmon Are Gone? ‘Maybe 20 Years’

NYTimes - Environment - Tue, 09/17/2019 - 13:07
Warming waters and a series of dams are making the grueling migration of the Chinook salmon even more deadly — and threatening dozens of other species.
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Climate Strike N.Y.C.: 1.1 Million Can Skip School for Protest

NYTimes - Environment - Tue, 09/17/2019 - 09:34
The city will not penalize those who attend global youth climate strikes on Friday, Sept. 20. “This completely changes things,” one student said.
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Meat Is Murder. But You Know That Already.

NYTimes - Environment - Tue, 09/17/2019 - 09:04
In his new essay collection, “We Are the Weather,” Jonathan Safran Foer turns his attention to the climate crisis. Mark Bittman weighs in.
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Trump Inspires California Lawmakers to Go on Offense

NYTimes - Environment - Sun, 09/15/2019 - 00:08
California Democrats have been energized by a wave of anti-Trump sentiment to enact a sweeping liberal agenda that in almost every way offers a counternarrative to Trump administration policies.
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Trump’s Dorian Tweet Whips Up a Fight Over a Science Powerhouse

NYTimes - Environment - Fri, 09/13/2019 - 20:39
The controversy has dragged one of the country's preeminent research agencies, famous for being anonymous, into the spotlight it long avoided. 
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The Concept Cars Gleam, but Executive Dread Clouds the Frankfurt Auto Show

NYTimes - Environment - Fri, 09/13/2019 - 14:45
Trade war, technology shifts and a global downturn are putting “unprecedented” pressure on automakers. Sustainability is now about survival.
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Interior Dept. Takes Next Step Toward Sale of Drilling Leases in Arctic Refuge

NYTimes - Environment - Fri, 09/13/2019 - 13:22
The Trump administration released a final environmental report on the plan for oil and gas development in a pristine part of Alaska.
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Why NOAA Matters

NYTimes - Environment - Thu, 09/12/2019 - 20:08
Also this week, how to get a tax break for installing solar panels
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Trump Administration Rolls Back Clean Water Protections

NYTimes - Environment - Thu, 09/12/2019 - 17:37
The administration is expected to complete the repeal of a major Obama-era regulation that put limits on chemicals that could be used near streams, wetlands and water bodies.
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Extreme Weather Displaced a Record 7 Million in First Half of 2019

NYTimes - Environment - Thu, 09/12/2019 - 01:00
A new report puts 2019 on pace to be one of the most disastrous years in almost two decades even before the effects of Hurricane Dorian on the Bahamas are tallied. But there was also good news. 
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Gucci Vies to Be Even Greener

NYTimes - Environment - Thu, 09/12/2019 - 00:39
Amid growing scrutiny, the luxury house aims to have a fully carbon-neutral supply chain before the end of September.
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Trump Pressed Top Aide to Have Weather Service ‘Clarify’ Forecast That Contradicted Trump

NYTimes - Environment - Wed, 09/11/2019 - 20:13
At the president’s request, Mick Mulvaney, the acting White House chief of staff, told Wilbur Ross, the commerce secretary, to have the Weather Service say it was wrong to refute the president so categorically.
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Canada Tries a Forceful Message for Flood Victims: Live Someplace Else

NYTimes - Environment - Wed, 09/11/2019 - 16:49
As the costs of climate change mount, the country has begun forcing flooded homeowners to move, prompting clashes over what counts as fair.
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Climate Denialist to Depart White House National Security Council

NYTimes - Environment - Wed, 09/11/2019 - 12:45
William Happer, a National Security Council adviser who tried unsuccessfully to create a federal panel to attack climate science, plans to leave the White House. 
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House Panel to Investigate Report That Cabinet Official Coerced NOAA Chief

NYTimes - Environment - Wed, 09/11/2019 - 11:12
The House Science Committee opened an inquiry into a report that the commerce secretary threatened firings at the agency after some forecasters contradicted President Trump.
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Commerce Chief Threatened Firings at NOAA After Trump’s Dorian Tweets, Sources Say

NYTimes - Environment - Tue, 09/10/2019 - 15:34
Wilbur L. Ross Jr. made the threat after the agency’s Alabama office contradicted the president’s claim that Hurricane Dorian might hit the state.
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NOAA Chief, Defending Trump on Dorian, Also Tries to Buoy Scientists

NYTimes - Environment - Tue, 09/10/2019 - 12:09
The remarks by Neil Jacobs, head of the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, were the first since a report that a cabinet secretary had tried to coerce agency leaders.
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Australia Bushfires Arrive Early, Destroying Historic Lodge in ‘Omen’ of Future

NYTimes - Environment - Mon, 09/09/2019 - 18:54
Officials warned that climate change and drought threatened to bring Australia its worst fire season on record.
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