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Sunday, February 19, 2017

environmental news stories sunday

we here in california have been pummeled by storms, and are peeking out, bloodied and soaking wet, somewhat still in one piece. however, the storm that is heading toward the country in whole is looming dangerously...growing stronger in power...storm trump. as we often muse amongst ourselves, often accompanied by humorous chortles, that tornadoes seem to aim for trailer parks, this trumpian storm is aiming directly toward environmental legislation and scientific facts.

now, onward to those little important stories that slip below the radar of the headlines, but are of importance nonetheless, especially during the regime of the orange one.

under trump, scientists could face broader challenges than they did under george w. bush. a group of scientists and their supporters are set to march in this city’s copley square on sunday in an event they’ve dubbed “a rally to stand up for science” in the trump years - wapo
five things pruitt can do to cripple the epa. the new administrator and president donald trump are expected to move quickly to begin unraveling the agency's rules on water and climate change. - politico 

worst erosion in 150 years hits california beaches, report finds.(audio) the west coast is experiencing unprecedented erosion on many of its beaches, according to a u.s. geological survey report published this week in the journal “nature communications. - kqed  

federal highway administration changes mentions of ‘climate change’ to ‘resilience’ in transportation program.after donald trump won the presidency, the federal highway administration switched the reference to “climate change” to “resilience” in the name of a program aimed at coping with climate impacts, agency officials confirmed friday - wapo  

house republicans demand climate documents from state attorneys general — again. the house science committee has issued a pair of subpoenas this week to the attorneys general of new york and massachusetts, demanding documents and communications with federal agencies related to climate change, environmental research and the clean power plan. - wapo

human cost of climate change. thirty-three fijian villages have been earmarked to be relocated, a direct result of climate change - fiji sun  

why won’t american business push for action on climate? many u.s. corporations have adopted environmentally friendly practices and touted themselves as green companies. but when it comes to government climate policy, these businesses have been largely silent and support politicians who oppose taking any action - yale 360
investors with $2.8 trillion in assets unite against donald trump’s climate change denial. the world’s biggest investors are joining forces to unite against donald trump in the fight against climate change. - the independent

tesla plugs big batteries into pg&e’s electric grid. a row of tall white boxes by the side of a sierra foothills highway could represent a key piece of california’s future electric grid. - sfgate

michigan deo chief: ‘vapor intrusion’ poses health threat. a “significant public health threat” is brewing in michigan because of chemical vapors that percolate up from the ground of former industrial or commercial sites and can leak into nearby homes, department of environmental quality director heidi grether said. - detroit news

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