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Sunday, August 13, 2017

environmental news stories sunday

for those stories that don't usually make it "above the fold" or on the talking head sunday shows....
and a reminder....#beinconvenient

 of course trump will suppress new report on us climate impacts. has he called it “fake news” on twitter yet? there isn’t a chance in hell that the trump administration will ever officially release the latest national climate assessment report showing the severe risk carbon pollution poses to the united states. Trump will surely take a page from george w. bush, who taught Trump all that he needs to know about suppressing inconvenient science. - washington monthly
 
penalties assessed by epa decline under trump, study finds. civil penalties assessed by the environmental protection agency are 60 percent lower so far under trump than at the same point in each of the last three administrations, according to a report released thursday - the hill  

al gore: 'the rich have subverted all reason.' with the sequel to his blockbuster documentary an inconvenient truth about to be released, al gore tells carole cadwalladr how his role at the forefront of the fight against climate change consumes his life - the guardian

some tuna can carry up to 36 times the toxic chemicals of others. here's why. a new study may prompt hand wringing among you tuna poke and sushi lovers. when it comes to pollutant levels, researchers now say where your tuna was caught matters. - npr  

scott pruitt is carrying out his epa agenda in secret, critics say. when career employees of the epa are summoned to a meeting with the agency's administrator, scott pruitt, at agency headquarters, they no longer can count on easy access to the floor where his office is, according to interviews with employees of the federal agency - nytimes  

us and mexico finalizing colorado river deal. the us and mexican governments may be sharply at odds on donald trump's plan for a border wall, but when it comes to water – and the potential for a major shortage along the colorado river – the two sides seem to be on the same page. - palm springs desert sun  

general motors plant in arlington tx looks to wind to power its future. the general motors’ plant in arlington is looking to the wind to power its future. the company announced thursday it planned to convert its sprawling su assembly line to 100 percent wind power by the end of 2017. it now uses 50 percent wind power. - kxas-tv

iraq sends workers home as 'ungodly' heat grips middle east. while europe battles with a heatwave named lucifer, the middle east is enduring a summer so brutal that even those accustomed to baghdad’s searing august weather are labelling it “ungodly”. - the guardian

 the trump administration rolls back anti-corruption efforts in the oil industry. in february, in one of its first acts of lawmaking, the trump administration, with the republican-controlled congress, rescinded a pending securities and exchange commission rule that would have required oil companies to disclose details of their payments to international governments in connection with oil and gas production. - the new yorker

 cleaner air is possible, louisville's community effort has proven it. few thought louisville could improve its air quality. in the 1970s, pollution in the city was terrible. no way. impossible, some said. but it wasn't impossible. it took a lot of work. and the work is not over. - louisville courier journal

 ‘chasing coral’ inspires audiences in cayman. a film screening beneath the stars, with a warm breeze rippling over the sand. It sounds idyllic, but the mood in the audience was somber, even tearful. - cayman compass  

these are the crazy climate records from 2016 you haven’t heard much about. by now, we’ve all heard that 2016 was the hottest year on record, and that heat-trapping greenhouse gases hit their highest concentration ever. tut there are other climate change-related records that have flown more under the radar. - climate central  

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