Tepid Federal Support For Energy R&D Is A National Travesty, Bush Environmental Czar Says

Even if Congress prevent's Trump's effort to slash energy research and development, the tepid level of federal support for energy R andD remains a "national travesty," said James Connaughton, chair of the White House Council on Environmental Quality for G


British air pollution plans are inadequate: High Court

LONDON (Reuters) - Britain's plans to curb air pollution are inadequate and must be improved, the High Court ruled on Wednesday following a legal complaint from environmental lawyers, Client Earth.


Trump Has Done Nothing To Save Coal, Bush Environmental Czar Says

I asked the chairman of the White House Council on Environmental Quality for the George W. Bush Administration whether Trump has done anything that will save the coal industry. "No," he said.

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3M will pay $850 million in Minnesota to end water pollution case

The Minnesota attorney general filed the lawsuit against the company back in 2010.


Congo approves logging near carbon-rich peatlands

KINSHASA (Reuters) - Congo's environment ministry said on Tuesday it had reinstated thousands of square kilometers of logging concessions in its equatorial forests, a move environmentalists fear could cause huge volumes of greenhouse gases to be released.


Lake District zip wire plans scrapped after wave of opposition

Controversial plans to erect a series of zip wire rides across one of the most beautiful landscapes in Britain have been abandoned after a chorus of protests from residents and environmental campaigners.

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'Sloppy and careless': courts call out Trump blitzkrieg on environmental rules

A cascade of courtroom standoffs are beginning to slow, and even reverse, the EPA rollbacks thanks to the administration’s ‘disregard for the law’In its first year in office, the Trump administration introduced a solitary new environmental rule aime

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Minnesota's $5 billion case over 3M chemicals heads to trial

Minnesota officials will soon try to convince a jury that manufacturer 3M Co. should pay the state $5 billion to help clean up environmental damage that the state alleges was caused by pollutants the company dumped for decades.


Baker and Schulz Are Barking Up The Wrong Tree With Carbon Tax, Bush Advisor Says

A growing body of conservative luminaries have called for a carbon tax to mitigate pollution and climate change in a manner consistent with conservative principles, but George W. Bush's former environmental advisor suggested last week that their energy is

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Minnesota's $5B case over 3M chemicals heads to trial

Minnesota officials will soon try to convince a jury that manufacturer 3M Co. should pay the state $5 billion to help clean up environmental damage that the state alleges was caused by pollutants the company dumped for decades.


Wes Anderson’s animated fable “Isle of Dogs” premiered at Berlin and everything is as it should be

Wes Anderson’s “Isle of Dogs” offers a twist on the environmental parable (It also has a lot of cool dogs)


Trump's climate change sceptic environment chief Scott Pruitt flies first class to avoid angry public

'He was approached in the airport numerous times, to the point of profanities being yelled at him and so forth'


Shampoo Is Almost As Bad For You As Car Exhaust Fumes

The shampoo, cleaning products and even perfumes we use could be creating as much harmful air pollution as the traffic outside, claims a new study. Traditionally, we’ve always believed that outside air pollution from cars, industry and public transport


U.S. environmental penalties nearly halve in Trump's first year: report

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The Environmental Protection Agency levied around half the average number of penalties against polluters in the first year of the Trump administration as in the same period of the past three presidential administrations, according t


Reducing Conflicts Between Hydropower And Fish Can Lower Investment Risk

Hydropower generates low-carbon electricity but can have large negative impacts on environmental and social resources, which can can lead to delays and cost overruns. Better management of environmental and social risks can therefore reduce investment ris


Queensland accepts court block on New Acland coalmine expansion

The state government refuses to provide an environmental licence to allow New Hope to expand mining to the Darling Downs The Queensland government has accepted a landmark land and environment court ruling from last year and refused to provide an environme


Environmental groups sue Trump administration for allowing oil and gas companies to dump waste in Gulf of Mexico

The groups say that the EPA did not adequately consider how fracking waste disposal in the gulf could harm marine wildlife

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Trump's infrastructure plan aims to sweep away 'inefficient' environmental reviews

Trump’s plan would threaten endangered species or fragile habitats with limits for environmental reviewsThe Trump administration is attempting to speed up or even sweep away various environmental reviews in its plan to fix America’s crumbling infrastr


'Invisible' East China Sea oil spill contaminating Asia's richest fisheries

Unlike crude oil, condensate does not clump into black globules that can be easily seen or produce heart-wrenching images of birds tarred muck

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Dad calls cops over claims council boss called him a t**t

A DAD got a voicemail from a council boss branding him a “t**t”. Richard Chadwick had submitted a query about a private company contracted to issue litter fines. The 30-year-old had checked with environmental officers about the authenticity of Kingdom


Trump infrastructure plan would speed up pipelines, cut environmental reviews

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The Trump administration’s infrastructure proposal released on Monday would speed up the permitting of U.S. natural gas pipelines, including by cutting Congress out of the process for allowing them to cross national parks.


Another American Confirmed Held in Iran

Iran is holding an American-Iranian businessman as part of an expanding domestic crackdown on dissent. Morad Tahbaz was one of at least nine environmental activists detained late last month, his family and human rights activists said on Monday.


The lowdown on electric vehicles and the future of driving

Sustainable Energy takes a look at electric vehicles, including how they work and their environmental impact.

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Trump’s Wall Could Threaten Endangered Butterfly Species, Environmental Groups Claim

It seems like President Donald Trump will have to face many hurdles before being able to, if at all he can, build the border wall. The latest obstacle comes in the form of a butterfly species, which might be threatened if the wall comes up. A lawsuit was


Renowned Canadian-Iranian environmental activist dies in jail in Tehran

Family demands independent autopsy after judiciary claims Kavous Seyed-Emami ended his own lifeIran’s judiciary has claimed that an Iranian-Canadian activist has ended his own life in detention because of the weight of evidence against him in a spying c


Love Your Partner And The Planet – Ideas For A Sustainable Valentine's Day

After every year begins, it rolls around all too quickly. The day where you are supposed to present delightful, thoughtful, deeply personal gifts for a special someone in your life. No pressure or anything.Valentine’s Day’s place in the calend


Plant-based and organic diets have significant benefits for the environment, study confirms

The research, which involved more than 34,000 people, is the first to examine the environmental impacts of both diet and farm production systems.


Head of Environmental Protection Agency: 'Is global warming necessarily a bad thing?'

Environmental watchdog boss Scott Pruitt overturns conventional wisdom to ask if global warming might be beneficial to humans.


Bitcoin is 'a bubble, a Ponzi scheme and an environmental disaster' claims top banker

Carstens said many people believe so far that, given the limited size of virtual currencies, "concerns about them do not rise to a systemic level".

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