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Sunday, February 26, 2017

environmental news stories sunday

this is not fake news. these are the little stories that fall below the usual media radar.

aggressive cuts to obama-era green rules to start soon: epa head. u.s. president donald trump's administration will begin rolling back obama-era environmental regulations in an "aggressive way" as soon as next week, the head of the environmental protection agency said on Saturday - adding he understood why some americans want to see his agency eliminated completely - reuters

south florida continues prep for sea level rise. south florida is taking more steps to protect against climate change and the rising seas that already are spilling over into neighborhoods. - sun sentinel

71 degrees in february: temperatures in boston and buffalo rewrite record book. shortly after 1 p.m. friday, the temperature in buffalo, ny., hit 71 degrees, according to the national weather service, in the latest sign of the mild, even warm, winter that much of the eastern u.s. is experiencing. - npr

former trump aide says wind and solar research will be cut. a former top aide on energy issues for president trump's transition speculated that the administration will cut research funding for wind and solar power and redirect money to fossil fuels. - time
analysis: what the new epa chief’s emails mean for the west. oklahoma is a bit player as far as drilling on federal lands is concerned. the vast majority of federal oil and gas production takes place farther west in big public land states such as wyoming, colorado, utah and new mexico. but as attorney general of oklahoma, scott pruitt took a leading role in trying to deter the bureau of land management from developing a new rule to protect communities from pollution that comes from the increasingly widespread oil and gas production on federal lands - high country times

unplugged natural gas leak threatens alaska's endangered cook inlet belugas. natural gas from a 52-year-old underwater pipeline has been leaking for at least two weeks into cook inlet in alaska, home to a number of endangered species, including beluga whales. - inside climate news
study: global warming is shrinking river vital to 40M people.global warming is already shrinking the colorado river, the most important waterway in the american southwest, and it could reduce the flow by more than a third by the end of the century, two scientists say. - abc/ap

trump wants to roll back obama’s clean power plan. here’s how he’ll do it. in the coming days, president donald trump is widely expected to sign an executive order that will kick off the long, difficult process of dismantling president barack obama’s signature climate policy - the clean power plan - vox

patagonia launches campaign to defend bears ears from utah politicians. the company is urging thousands of utah voters to call the state's governor in support of the new monument - outside
'get the lead out' campaign launches to address safe drinking water concerns. wisconsin is among 12 states getting an "f" for not preventing lead in school drinking water. - wisconsin public radio

doubling up healthy, local produce at california groceries. a program launched this month in northern california aims to make buying local fruits and vegetables in grocery stores more affordable for low-income shoppers - civil eats

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