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Trump Budget Seeks Another 23 Percent Cut at EPA, Eliminating Dozens of Programs

By Brady Dennis Washington Post Washington, DC (Feb. 12, 2018) – The White House is seeking to cut more than $2.5 billion from the annual budget of the Environmental Protection Agency — an overall reduction of more than 23 percent. The … Continue reading ?

ACC Comments Submitted to EPA on State Guidelines for GHG Emissions from Existing Electric Generation Units

The American Coal Council submitted comments in response to the Environmental Protection Agency’s Dec. 28, 2017 advance notice of proposed rulemaking regarding State Guidelines for Greenhouse Gas Emissions from Existing Electric Utility Generating Units. Following are excerpts from ACC’s comments: … Continue reading ?

Growth Is Change. So Is Death.

The very readable book The Wizard and the Prophet tells the story of environmental prophet William Vogt investigating the apocalypse-level deaths of guano-making birds near Peru. When he discovered the cause in the El Nino weather cycle, his policy recommendations … Continue reading ?

Study claims chemicals in essential oils can disrupt hormones

14 hours agoTechnology / Gadgets : Gizmag

A new study from a team at the National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences (NIEHS) is rekindling a debate over the safety of essential oils. The research suggests lavender and tea tree oils contain potential hormone disrupting...Show More Summary

Podcast: Tom Griffiths on ‘Radical Histories for Uncanny Times’

Tom Griffiths is one of my favourite Australian historians. He is the Director of the Centre of Environmental History ANU, and a fiercely intelligent and very human man. He’s a beautiful writer, who captures images so well in words, and … Continue reading ?

Fixing Nitrogen

Organic farming, which prohibits the use of synthetic fertilizers, is often touted as the solution to many of agriculture’s environmental impacts. For instance, Sweden’s Environmental Party calls for 100% organic food production in the European Union. Show More Summary

Environmental exposures more determinant of respiratory health than inherited genetics

Researchers have found strong evidence that environmental exposures, including air pollution, affect gene expressions associated with respiratory diseases much more than genetic ancestry. The study analyzed more than 1.6 million data...Show More Summary

Job opportunity: postdoctoral position on marine community ecology-functional biodiversity and environmental change

Description The postdoc position has a focus on marine community ecology-functional biodiversity and environmental change and is a part of 4Oceans, a recently funded project by “Make Our Planet Great Again”. The Postdoctoral Researcher will be based at Laboratoire d’Oce?anographie de Villefranche, France. Please note that the deadline for submission for the two phases of […]

New nanowood insulation is more environmentally friendly than Styrofoam

Scientists have created a new insulating material from wood that bests Styrofoam: it's "stronger and much more environmentally friendly," according to the University of Maryland (UMD). Their material, called nanowood, can come in thin, flexible pieces or in blocks — take a closer look after the jump.[...]

Brachiopods resilient to past environmental change

A new study concludes that a seafloor dwelling marine invertebrate is more resilient to environmental change than expected. The paper, led by researchers at British Antarctic Survey, is published today in the journal Global Change Biology. The ocean absorbs around one quarter of the carbon dioxide (CO2) emitted into the atmosphere, which has rapidly increased […]

A 120?year record of resilience to environmental change in brachiopods

The inability of organisms to cope in changing environments poses a major threat to their survival. Rising carbon dioxide concentrations, recently exceeding 400 ?atm, are rapidly warming and acidifying our oceans. Current understanding...Show More Summary

A glowing glass lantern turns this energy-efficient office into a beacon

Abscis Architecten's Notary Office is a new building that exudes simplicity and tranquility with a environmentally conscious footprint. Located along Ghent’s Kortrijksesteenweg in Sint-Denijs-Westrem, the well-insulated brick building...Show More Summary

Arnold Schwarzenegger to sue Big Oil for "killing people all over the world"

Former California Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger has announced he will soon file a lawsuit against major oil companies for their decades-long contributions to climate change and environmental degradation. Schwarzenegger, who specifically...Show More Summary

The Assault on Environmental Protest

Lawmakers are trying to give corporate interests tools to punish people for speaking up for their communities. More than 50 state bills that would criminalize protest, deter political participation, and curtail freedom of association have been introduced across the country in the past two years. Show More Summary

Soil fungi may help determine the resilience of forests to environmental change

Nature is rife with symbiotic relationships, some of which take place out of sight, like the rich underground exchange of nutrients that occurs between trees and soil fungi.

Long-term monitoring is essential to effective environmental policy

Environmental policy guided by science saves lives, money, and ecosystems. So reports a team of eleven senior researchers in Environmental Science & Policy. Using air pollution in the United States as a case study, they highlight the success of cleanup strategies backed by long-term environmental monitoring.

Living sensor can potentially prevent environmental disasters from fuel spills

The Colonial Pipeline, which carries fuel from Texas to New York, ruptured last fall, dumping a quarter-million gallons of gas in rural Alabama. By the time the leak was detected during routine inspection, vapors from released gasoline were so strong they prevented pipeline repair for days. Show More Summary

World's first rechargeable proton battery requires zero lithium

Scientists have created the world's first working rechargeable proton battery. It's designed as an environmentally friendly alternative to lithium ion batteries - and it could even store more energy with further development. Lead researcher...Show More Summary

8 Modern swine innovations in the Netherlands

Clever software applications, environmental tools as well as animal health solutions were key at this year’s edition of the Dutch trade show for Intensive Livestock Farming (LIV).

Just conservation is where environmental issues and social justice commingle

Social justice and environmental conservation are considered great values in our society. However, in some conservation efforts, conflicts arise.

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