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  • "Koalas Are Now ‘Functionally’ Extinct" May 17, 2019
    "The Koala is, to all intents and purposes, already extinct. The Australian Koala Foundation has confirmed that, with only 80,000 members of the species left in the wild there isn’t enough to support a new generation." Climate ChangeWildlifeAustralia & OceaniaPublicSource: ,
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  • "Gray Whale Deaths On West Coast May Be Linked To Arctic Warmth" May 17, 2019
    "Dozens of gray whales have been found dead along the U.S. West Coast in recent weeks and some scientists believe the cause lies far to the north, in the heated-up Arctic waters off Alaska." BiodiversityClimate ChangeWater & OceansInternationalPublicSource: ,
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  • Inslee Unveils $9T Climate Jobs Plan To Cut Emissions, Boost Unions May 17, 2019
    "Jay Inslee released a sweeping $9 trillion economic plan Thursday to create 8 million jobs, revitalize the labor movement and rapidly cut planet-warming gases, propelling the Washington governor far out ahead on the Green New Deal at least nine of his rival 2020 presidential candidates vowed to enact." Climate ChangeEconomy & BusinessEnergy & FuelEnvironmental PoliticsNational […]
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  • ‘Extraordinary Thinning’ Of Ice Sheets Revealed Deep Inside Antarctica May 17, 2019
    "Ice losses are rapidly spreading deep into the interior of the Antarctic, new analysis of satellite data shows." Climate ChangeScienceWater & OceansAntarctica & Arctic PublicSource: ,
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  • "New York Aims To Fight Climate Change By Creating Green Union Jobs" May 17, 2019
    "Effort to build offshore wind turbines to power up to 6m homes will create more than 10,000 jobs under Climate Jobs New York plan" Climate ChangeEconomy & BusinessLaws & RegulationsNortheast (CT MA ME NH NJ NY RI VT)PublicSource: ,
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  • "Climate Change Climbs Up U.S. Voters' List Of Concerns" May 17, 2019
    "Climate change is rising up the list of voter concerns in the United States with nearly 40% saying the issue will be crucial in how they cast their ballots in the 2020 presidential election, according to a poll released on Thursday." Climate ChangeEnvironmental PoliticsNational (U.S.)PublicSource: ,
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  • "Bill To Shield Some Louisiana Environment Violations Fails" May 17, 2019
    "A proposal pushed by Louisiana’s oil and gas industry to let refineries and other industrial plants keep some environmental violations secret fell a handful of votes short of House passage Thursday, amid fierce opposition that it could hide the impacts of the state’s petrochemical industry." ChemicalsEnvironmental HealthJournalism & MediaLaws & RegulationsSE (AL AR FL GA […]
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  • "Air Pollution: Emails Link Flip-Flop On Illinois Smog To Pruitt Deputy" May 17, 2019
    "The director of Illinois' environmental agency abruptly reversed positions last year on a key air quality compliance recommendation after being contacted by Clint Woods, the deputy head of EPA's air office, according to public records cited in federal court litigation." AirEnvironmental HealthEnvironmental PoliticsLaws & RegulationsPollutionGreat Lakes (IL IN MI MN OH WI)PublicSource: ,
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  • Dems Want Probe of Lobbyist-Turned-EPA Employee Who Met With Ex-Boss May 17, 2019
    "Three Senate Democrats are requesting an investigation into a former lobbyist, now an Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) employee, who met with her former boss as well as members of the trade group she once worked for." Environmental PoliticsGovernmentLaws & RegulationsNational (U.S.)PublicSource: ,
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  • Watchdog Tells EPA To Recover $124,000 In Pruitt Travel Expenses May 17, 2019
    "The Environmental Protection Agency should consider recovering nearly $124,000 in improper travel expenses by former EPA chief Scott Pruitt, the agency’s inspector general recommended Thursday." Environmental PoliticsGovernmentLaws & RegulationsNational (U.S.)PublicSource: ,
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RSS Yale Climate Connections

  • Beleaguered journalism interests seek to aid ailing planet
    Let’s buy for a moment the well-traveled viewpoint that the news media like nothing better than a good crisis. Nothing like a crisis, and better yet two, to kick reporters’ and editors’, let alone media bean counters’, adrenaline into overdrive. […] The post Beleaguered journalism interests seek to aid ailing planet appeared first on Yale […]
  • CJR’s covering climate change event proposes better journalism for a better climate
    Mass media reporting on climate change over the past three decades “has not been, for the most part, journalism’s finest hour.” With clearly implicit understatement, book author and journalist-turned-activist Bill McKibben opened a recent #CoveringClimateNow conference at Columbia University’s journalism […] The post CJR’s covering climate change event proposes better journalism for a better climate […]
  • How climate change is shaking up plans for this year’s high school graduates
    In the throes of final exams, graduation parties, and turning tassels, the high school class of 2019 is staring down a future full of climate challenges. The class, most born in 2001 and 2002, hasn’t experienced a year without record-breaking […] The post How climate change is shaking up plans for this year’s high school […]
  • Salt marshes help protect shorelines
    Along many parts of the U.S. coastline, tall sea grasses grow in salt marshes. Currin: “It’s a sea of green in the spring and summer!” Carolyn Currin of the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration says these wetland habitats provide homes […] The post Salt marshes help protect shorelines appeared first on Yale Climate Connections.
  • Climate change could cause L.A. blackouts
    Large storms are not the only cause of power outages. In the Los Angeles area, rising temperatures could lead to more frequent blackouts. Stephanie Pincetl of the UCLA Institute of the Environment and Sustainability co-authored a recent report about how […] The post Climate change could cause L.A. blackouts appeared first on Yale Climate Connections.

RSS Top Environment News — ScienceDaily

  • Researchers document impact of coffee on bowels
    Coffee drinkers know that coffee helps keep the bowels moving, but researchers in Texas are trying to find out exactly why this is true, and it doesn't seem to be about the caffeine, according to a new study. Researchers, feeding rats coffee and also mixing it with gut bacteria in petri dishes, found that coffee […]
  • Electric field-based dressing helps heal wound infections
    Researchers have found a way to charge up the fight against bacterial infections using electricity. Scientists have developed a dressing that uses an electric field to disrupt biofilm infection in wounds.
  • Dangerous pathogens use this sophisticated machinery to infect hosts
    A detailed new model of a bacterial secretion system provides directions for developing precisely targeted antibiotics.
  • Cell polarity: An aurora over the pole
    Recent research has identified the master switch that triggers the symmetry breaking process in the zygotes of the nematode worm, Caenorhabditis elegans.
  • Researchers unravel mechanisms that control cell size
    A multidisciplinary team has provided new insight into underlying mechanisms controlling the precise size of cells. The researchers found that 'the adder,' a function that guides cells to grow by a fixed size from birth to division, is controlled by specific proteins that accumulate to a threshold.