"Fishermen like Jose da Cruz have made their living for decades hunting for crabs among Brazil’s vast coastal mangrove forests, dense thickets of twisted plants in deep black mud that grow where fresh-water rivers meet the brackish Atlantic Ocean."
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- Source: Reuters, 05/30/2019
"The story of the seabirds’ deaths likely starts at the bottom of the food chain, where warming water and climate change are changing the menu."Source: InsideClimate News, 05/30/2019
"The Energy Department announced the approval of a liquefied natural gas project in Texas, saying it would allow “molecules of U.S. freedom to be exported to the world.”"Source: Washington Post, 05/30/2019
"European Green parties on Monday were cheering E.U. elections that vaulted them into a kingmaking position of power, as voters abandoned traditional political parties in favor of climate-focused activists in a green wave that swept several countries."Source: Washington Post, 05/29/2019
"A nonprofit that tracks pollution in the Chesapeake Bay lambasted Pennsylvania on Tuesday, saying that the state is failing to protect the nation’s largest estuary from farm manure and dirty stormwater."Source: AP, 05/29/2019
"North Dakota oil drillers are falling far short of the state’s goals to limit the burning of excess natural gas at well heads, five years after the state adopted the rules to reduce the wasteful and environmentally harmful practice."Source: AP, 05/29/2019
"Researchers have found high levels of radiation in giant clams near the Central Pacific site where the United States entombed waste from nuclear testing almost four decades ago, raising concerns the contamination is spreading from the dump site’s tainted groundwater into the ocean and the food chain."Source: LA Times, 05/29/2019
"As some Republicans inch toward climate policy for the first time in years, those in the party who reject climate science are getting nervous that a more permanent shift is coming. And they're going on the attack against their former allies.Source: ClimateWire, 05/29/2019
"The world is on track to lose a quarter of existing nuclear capacity by 2025, leaving clean energy and climate goals in jeopardy, according to a report released today."Source: EnergyWire, 05/29/2019
"A half-million-acre national wildlife refuge would be established in California's Riverside County under a new bill introduced with bipartisan support."Source: Greenwire, 05/29/2019
"When the Trump administration exempted parts of the Chicago area last year from federal limits on lung-damaging smog, it delivered a huge financial break to steel mills, chemical plants and other industries that are some of the region’s biggest polluters."Source: Chicago Tribune, 05/29/2019
"A major environmental group helped drive a federal court decision last week blocking emergency funds for President Trump's planned border wall build-out."Source: Greenwire, 05/29/2019
"American soil. Those are two words that are commonly used to stir up patriotic feelings. They are also words that can't be taken for granted, because today nearly 30 million acres of U.S. farmland are held by foreign investors."Source: NPR, 05/29/2019
"President Trump has rolled back environmental regulations, pulled the United States out of the Paris climate accord, brushed aside dire predictions about the effects of climate change, and turned the term “global warming” into a punch line rather than a prognosis. Now, after two years spent unraveling the policies of his predecessors, Mr. Trump and his political appointees are launching a new assault."Source: NY Times, 05/28/2019
"An aggressive push by Congress to pass bipartisan legislation addressing cancer-causing chemicals that are leaching into the water supply is setting the stage for a fight with the Trump administration."Source: The Hill, 05/28/2019