Environment

This month marks the 50th anniversary of one of the most destructive books of the last century, The Population Bomb, by Paul Ehrlich. The 1968 doomsday bestseller generated hysteria over the future of the world and the earth’s waning ability to sustain human life, as Stanford biologist Paul Ehrlich offered a series of alarming predictions
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Global warming is fueling the growth of plants, which means that allergy sufferers can expect more pollen, and in turn more sneezing and red, itchy eyes, according to a new report by CBS News. Warming global temperatures mean “another tough season for allergy sufferers,” CBS warns, as “warm weather is arriving up to 20 days
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Four GOP establishment senators and ten House Republicans signed a letter to Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Administrator Scott Pruitt, asking him to save an Obama-era trucking rule. The New York Times reported on Thursday that Sens. Todd Young (R-IN), Shelley Moore Capito (R-WV), Thom Tillis (R-NC), and Richard Burr (R-NC) all signed onto a letter urging
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Winter Storm Xanto continues to dump snow in the Midwest, Great Lakes, and interior northeast and the conditions will continue into Monday, weather forecasters say. The Weather Channel reported that more than a foot of snow has piled up in multiple states, with local blizzard conditions in some areas. The Weather Channel reported: Winter Storm
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Environmentalism has a long history of attracting cranks, loons and zealots. There was the Unabomber, whose Manifesto was all but indistinguishable from Al Gore’s Earth In Balance. There was James Lee, the eco-terrorist who in 2010 was shot by police at the Discovery Channel after taking hostages, leaving behind rambling messages protesting about “overpopulation” and
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Rob Stothard/Getty Images by Virginia Hale11 Apr 20180 11 Apr, 201811 Apr, 2018 Discussion of the threats posed by invasive non-native species such as the grey squirrel is “terrifyingly similar” to concerns over mass migration, according to an environmentalist. A consultant for New Scientist magazine, Fred Pearce argues that foreign flora and fauna are being
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by Penny Starr5 Apr 2018Washington, DC0 5 Apr, 20185 Apr, 2018 The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is hitting back following attacks on Administrator Scott Pruitt concerning his housing arrangements in Washington, DC, being an unethical gift from a lobbyist. Kevin Minoli, designated agency ethics official and principal deputy general counsel for the agency, issued a memorandum
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Justin Sullivan/Getty by Sean Moran29 Mar 20180 29 Mar, 201829 Mar, 2018 Hillary Clinton 2016 presidential campaign chairman John Podesta called for Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Administrator Scott Pruitt to resign in an op-ed in the Washington Post. Podesta wrote in his op-ed, “The mission of the Environmental Protection Agency has always been to protect human
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Kevork Djansezian / Getty by Sean Moran26 Mar 20180 26 Mar, 201826 Mar, 2018 The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) tentatively concluded that the agency will roll back future vehicle emissions standards set by the Obama administration. The Wall Street Journal reported that the EPA drafted a “final determination” that outlines arguments requiring automakers to reduce emissions standards
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Dozens of whales tragically died on the southwestern tip of Australia in the wee hours of Thursday morning. Sometime between late Wednesday night and early Thursday morning, more than 150 short-finned pilot whales beached themselves on Hamelin Bay in Western Australia. Piled upon one another, weakly thrashing, they slowly perished before a scatter of saddened
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Tesla’s factory was fined $139,000 for emitting the same type of toxic NOx into the atmosphere that their electric-vehicles are supposed to eliminate. Tesla has been fined $139,500 by Bay Area Air Quality Management District (BAAQMD) for emitting nitrogen oxides (NOx) air pollution inside its factory. Although Tesla told the San Francisco Chronicle that the
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