Environmental Health News

Subscribe to Environmental Health News feed Environmental Health News
Links to articles in today's press about environmental health. Many more links available today at www.EnvironmentalHealthNews.org
Updated: 25 min 37 sec ago

Clean Power Plan is good intentions gone bad.

Sun, 22/10/2017 - 14:00
Fewer coal plants mean less reliability.

EU agrees measure to safeguard carbon market from Brexit.

Fri, 20/10/2017 - 14:00
EU lawmakers and member states have agreed ways to safeguard the carbon market if Britain leaves the emissions trading scheme as a result of Brexit.

Trump says he ended the ‘war’ on coal companies. But it’s too late to save them.

Mon, 16/10/2017 - 14:00
The moves to save this industry have actually exposed its weaknesses — and revealed a trend that coal companies and the Trump administration have not acknowledged publicly: Despite Trump’s best efforts, the American coal industry remains on life support.

Boom in American liquified natural gas is shaking up the energy world.

Mon, 16/10/2017 - 14:00
A shale gas drilling boom over the last decade has propelled the United States from energy importer to exporter, taking the country a giant leap toward the goal of energy independence declared by presidents for half a century.

New airplane biofuels plan would 'destroy rainforests', warn campaigners.

Fri, 13/10/2017 - 14:00
A new plan to accelerate production of biofuels for passenger planes has drawn stinging criticism from environmentalists who argue that most of the world’s rainforests might have to be cleared to produce the necessary crops.

UK climate change masterplan – the grownups have finally won.

Thu, 12/10/2017 - 14:00
The government's clean growth strategy unequivocally states that tackling climate change and a prosperous economy go hand in hand.

The palm oil fiefdom.

Thu, 12/10/2017 - 14:00
A politician in Borneo turned his district into a sea of oil palm. Did it benefit the people who elected him, or the members of his family?

Are electric vehicles pushing oil demand over a cliff?

Tue, 10/10/2017 - 14:00
With China now planning to phase out gas-powered cars, automakers are talking about an all-electric future. It could mean a big drop in emissions.

Following the family tradition, Chris Darwin is leading the fight to protect animals from extinction.

Mon, 09/10/2017 - 14:00
Great, great grandson of Charles Darwin says we must change our diet to prevent more wildlife dying off.

Trump administration plans to delay methane controls on oil, gas.

Thu, 05/10/2017 - 14:00
The U.S. Interior Department this week will try again to delay parts of an Obama-era rule to limit methane emissions from oil and gas production on federal lands, a rule Congress upheld earlier in the year, a document showed on Wednesday.

Grab a mop: Time to clean up after Christie on climate change.

Mon, 02/10/2017 - 14:00
Let's not forget that long before President Trump banned government agencies from using the term "climate change," that kind of official talk was gagged by our own governor.

Washington state deals blow to plan for coal export terminal.

Wed, 27/09/2017 - 14:00
A company that wants to build and operate a large terminal to export coal from the western U.S. to Asia was denied a key permit by Washington state on Tuesday because of environmental concerns.

Is climate-themed fiction all too real? We asked the experts.

Tue, 26/09/2017 - 14:00
Some works of apocalyptic fiction are starting to feel too close for comfort. We chose seven of them and asked: How likely are they to come true?

Climate experts criticise Scotland's greenhouse emissions cuts strategy.

Tue, 26/09/2017 - 14:00
Climate experts have warned the Scottish government its ambitious plans to cut greenhouse gas emissions lack credibility and risk stalling unless its strategies improve dramatically.

Climate change terms altered in another corner of EPA’s website.

Sat, 23/09/2017 - 14:00
Numerous mentions of “climate change,” “greenhouse gasses” and other phrases related to global warming have been found to be altered or deleted from another portion of the Environmental Protection Agency’s website, according to a new environmental watchdog report.

Trudeau assesses Trump climate policy and reminisces about Harper years.

Wed, 20/09/2017 - 14:00
Prime Minister Justin Trudeau said he’s confident the United States will continue to fight climate change, led by its municipal, state and congressional leaders, even if there's "a little less participation” by the Trump administration.

Controversy brews over new North Carolina wood pellet facility.

Tue, 19/09/2017 - 14:00
A controversy with reverberations across the Atlantic Ocean is brewing in Hamlet, North Carolina – a literal hamlet 120 miles northwest of Wilmington – where a new wood-pellet facility is already in the initial stages of construction.

After hurricanes, climate change resurfaces in Washington.

Tue, 19/09/2017 - 14:00
Hurricanes Harvey and Irma are revving up a debate that had gone quiet in Washington DC.

The new face of "war" at home.

Tue, 19/09/2017 - 14:00
Think of this as the new face of homeland security: containing the damage to America’s seacoasts, forests, and other vulnerable areas caused by extreme weather events made all the more frequent and destructive thanks to climate change.

As oceans acidify, shellfish farmers respond.

Mon, 18/09/2017 - 14:00
Scientists collaborate to mitigate climate impacts in the Northwest.