National (U.S.)

"Study Finds Small Streams, Recently Stripped of Protections, Are a Big Deal"

"Last year, the Supreme Court sharply restricted the federal government’s ability to limit pollution in small streams that sit dry for much of the year and fill up only after rainfall or snowmelt. Now, a new study finds that those bodies, so-called ephemeral streams, are significantly more important to the nation’s waterways than often appreciated."

Source: NYTimes, 06/28/2024

"Another Chemical Recycling Plant Closure Offers ‘Flashing Red Light’"

"For the second time this year, a chemical recycling plant built to turn waste into usable products has closed, casting further doubt on the viability of an upstart industry that has been plagued by financial and technical challenges in its effort to scale up."

Source: EHN, 06/28/2024

"Interior Nixes Trump’s Alaska Land Orders, Mine Road"

"The Biden administration is dealing Alaska and its congressional delegation a significant blow, rejecting a pivotal mining road and proposing to revoke Trump-era orders that would have opened up 28 million acres of federal land to energy development and mining."

Source: E&E News, 06/28/2024
July 9, 2024

SciLine Media Briefing: Climate Change and the Green Energy Transition

SciLine’s next media briefing will cover what the latest scientific research says about U.S. greenhouse gas emissions, progress towards reductions targets, factors that encourage or deter people from accepting new sources of energy and much more. 1-2 p.m. ET.

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U.S. Acknowledged the Harm Dams Have Caused Tribes. Here’s What It Left Out

"The Biden administration said officials historically gave “little, if any, consideration” to impacts on tribal fishing. But some sought deliberately to upend the harvest, according to documents obtained by ProPublica and Oregon Public Broadcasting."

Source: OPB/ProPublica, 06/27/2024

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