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Sunday, October 08, 2017

environmental news stories sunday

for those little pesky stories that seem to be forgotten on the sunday talking head shows...
honey tests reveal global contamination by bee-harming pesticidesneonicotinoid insecticides are found in 75 percent of global honey samples and half contain a cocktail of chemicals. - the guardian

50th anniversary flashback: reporting the world's biggest environmental stories. from oil spills and nuclear waste to climate change, covering the environment has long been a crucial part of the magazine's mission.- rolling stone

perry at trump's hotel: 'coal is fighting back.' energy secretary rick perry told mining executives at a private meeting at the trump international hotel in washington today that coal is "fighting back" and burning "cleaner than ever before." - e&e magazine

puerto rico’s poorest communities are doing the rebuilding the trump administration won’t. as one 72-year-old explains, “you can’t wait for the government to help. - mother jones

hurricane damage in puerto rico leads to fears of drug shortages nationwide. two weeks after hurricane maria hit puerto rico, manufacturers are rushing to get their plants on the island back on line to avoid production problems - nytimes

trump's pick for epa safety chief argued kids are less sensitive to chemical toxicity. if confirmed to the epa, michael dourson will be in a position to set safety levels for many of the same chemicals his company was paid to defend. - the intercept

us tax reforms would leave renewable energy out in the cold. the prospects for a broad tax reform with lower corporate rates has excited business leaders and boosted the stock market —except for renewable energy. - bloomberg


why factory farming is not just cruel – but also a threat to all life on the planet. it's time the world woke up to the real impact of modern, industrial farming, says philip lymbery, author of farmageddon and the deadzone - the guardian

the weird way that climate change could make earthquakes worse. shifting tectonic plates cause earthquakes, and several human activities cause shifting tectonic plates—however, the effect is indirect. - newsweek

They migrate 800 miles a year. Now it’s getting tougher. The Nenets, reindeer herders in Russia’s Arctic, face modern obstacles in their long journey: climate change and a giant natural gas field. - national geographic

Los Angeles' legendary palm trees are dying - and few will be replaced. A beetle and a fungus are killing off the trees that have become synonymous with the city, making way for trees that give more shade and use less water. - the guardian

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