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Sunday, January 15, 2017

environmental news stories sunday

the last sunday environmental post before the trumpacolyse next friday.
buckle up, it's going to be a wild ride with cheetolini at the country's helm.

trump meets with princeton physicist who says global warming is good for us . yes, donald trump met with al gore. but on Friday, according to the trump transition, the president-elect met with william happer, a princeton professor of physics who has been a prominent voice in questioning whether we should be concerned about human-caused climate change - wapo

obama administration acts to protect poor children from lead poisoning. there’s no safe level of lead in children’s bloodstreams. but up until now, the department of housing and urban development (hud) made families stay put in publicly funded housing unless their children’s blood levels rose above 20 micrograms of lead per deciliter of blood - think progress

northeast will experience faster warming from climate change, new study finds. new england is likely to experience significantly greater warming over the next decade, and beyond, than the rest of the planet, according to new findings by climate scientists at the university of massachusetts amherst. - boston globe

a big test for big batteries. in southern california in the fall of 2015, a giant natural gas leak not only caused one of the worst environmental disasters in the nation's history, it also knocked out a critical fuel source for regional power plants - ny times

unilever commits to 100 percent recyclable plastic. consumer goods maker unilever said on saturday all of its plastic packaging would be fully reusable, recyclable or compostable by 2025 - reuters

yes, cia director nominee mike pompeo needs to answer questions about climate change. after sen. kamala harris (d-ca) grilled cia director nominee mike pompeo on climate change during his january 12 senate intelligence committee confirmation hearing, fox news responded to harris’ inquiries with mocking condescension. - media matters

wisconsin's public service commission also cut climate topics from site. in addition to the department of natural resources, a second state agency has scrubbed information on global warming from its website -wisconsin journal sentinel

wyoming bill would all but outlaw clean energy by preventing utilities from using it. coal supporters are pushing a bill that would bar utilities from using the state's abundant wind power to provide electricity within the state - inside climate

exxon could make $1 trillion because of trump's policies. just a few simple regulatory decisions by trump appointees (one of whom is the ex-ceo) and the cash will start flowing again - fast company

seventh generation to lobby for chemical ingredient disclosure. seventh generation, inc. plans to lobby state legislators and the u.s. congress in favor of legislation that would require companies to disclose chemicals in the products they make. - bloomberg

if trump keeps stoking vaccine fears, he will endanger children’s lives. the president-elect’s meeting with a leading vaccine skeptic sent a troubling signal about a critical children’s health issues - wapo

this scarf is a smog filter so you can breathe well without wearing a mask. as many cities become dangerously smoggy, the wair is a stylish alternative to those surgical masks.- fast company

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