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"EPA Ordered To Update Rules On Oil Spill-Fighting Chemicals"

"A federal judge ruled Monday that the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency must update nearly three-decade-old regulations about the chemicals that can be used to disperse offshore oil spills, which some environmental groups contend cause serious health problems."

Source: AP, 08/11/2021

"Carmakers’ EV Pledge Gives Burned Environmentalists Deja Vu"

"The chief executives of the world’s biggest automakers gathered with President Barack Obama at the Washington Convention Center in 2011 to announce they had agreed to double the average fuel economy of their vehicles to 54.5 miles per gallon -- the largest increase in history."

Source: Bloomberg Green, 08/10/2021

Address Risky Human Activities Now Or Face New Pandemics: Scientists

"Globally, numerous infectious diseases are being transmitted between wildlife, livestock and humans at escalating rates, including outbreaks of COVID-19, Ebola, dengue, HIV and others, as the threat of new emergent zoonotic diseases grows ever greater. The cost is huge in lives lost and ruined economies. The driver: human activities, particularly intrusion into wild landscapes and eating and trading wild animals."

Source: Mongabay, 08/06/2021

FEMA Not Pushing Homeowners Hard Enough to Buy Flood Insurance: GAO

"The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) has been collecting a lot of information about flood risks across America, including the increased risk of flooding linked to climate change. But the agency has not effectively used that new knowledge to persuade more Americans to buy flood insurance, according to a new report from the Government Accountability Office."

Source: Inside Climate News, 08/05/2021

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