"Greenland, home to Earth’s second-largest ice sheet, has lost ice at an accelerating pace in the past several decades — a nearly sixfold increase that could contribute to future sea-level rise, according to a new study based on nearly a half-century of data." "The ice sheet has the potential to raise sea levels by more than 20 feet, were it all to melt someday."
EJToday: Top Headlines
EJToday is a daily weekday digest of top environment/energy news and information of interest to environmental journalists, independently curated by Editor Joseph A. Davis. Sign up below to receive in your inbox each weekday. Email EJToday at EJToday@SEJ.org. And be sure to follow the latest from EJToday on Twitter on @EJTodayNews.
Note: Members have additional options to choose from (you'll need your log-in info).
- Source: Washington Post, 04/23/2019
"The number of environmental campaigners arrested during eight days of direct action in London topped 1,000 on Monday, police said, adding that Waterloo Bridge, one of the sites blockaded by the protests, had re-opened to traffic."Source: Reuters, 04/23/2019
"A bipartisan group of Florida legislators introduced a bill Monday that would ban offshore drilling along Florida’s coast."Source: The Hill, 04/23/2019
"Former New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg will donate $5.5 million to the United Nations Climate Change Secretariat, the second year in a row he has provided funding to make up for lapsed commitments under the Trump administration."Source: The Hill, 04/23/2019
"Nevada’s governor signed a bill Monday requiring electricity companies to get half of their energy from renewable sources by 2030."Source: AP, 04/23/2019
"Virginia regulators have voted to join a regional carbon cap-and-trade program, becoming the first Southern state to do so. The effort could lead to a 30 percent reduction in carbon emissions from the state’s largest power plants. But there’s a hitch."Source: Washington Post, 04/23/2019
"Climate change creates winners and losers. Norway is among the winners; Nigeria among the losers."Source: NY Times, 04/23/2019
"The climate change primary officially began last night. The starting gun was a marathon session of five town halls that CNN hosted with five of the big names running as Democrats for president. In most of the hourlong sessions, global warming was a major theme, and — more significantly — all five candidates started to sketch out how their visions on climate change would differ from those of their rivals."Source: ClimateWire, 04/23/2019
"The National Hockey League said on Monday it would purchase carbon credits to offset airline emissions of heat-trapping greenhouse gases during the Stanley Cup playoffs."Source: Reuters, 04/23/2019
"The Trump administration must complete an environmental analysis to support its decision to lift an Obama-era moratorium on coal leasing on public lands, a federal judge ruled Friday."Source: EnergyWire, 04/22/2019
"A lawsuit by Flint residents against the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency can move forward. U.S. District Court Judge Linda Parker ruled the plaintiffs can sue the EPA. Nearly 5,000 Flint residents are part of the lawsuit. It was filed in 2017. The lawsuit alleges the EPA failed to utilize its authority under the Safe Drinking Water Act."Source: Michigan Radio, 04/22/2019
"A U.S. appeals court is forcing the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to make a final decision on whether it will ban the use of a common pesticide linked to developmental disorders in children."Source: The Hill, 04/22/2019
"Climate change programs in federal land management agencies are quietly carrying on, even amid Trump administration hostility to such action."Source: Bloomberg Environment, 04/22/2019
"With climate change bringing more intense storms, urban areas are looking for better ways to manage runoff."Source: Ensia, 04/22/2019
"Michigan Gov. Gretchen Whitmer said Wednesday that she’s open to allowing construction of an oil transport tunnel beneath the channel where Lakes Huron and Michigan meet, despite previously halting work on a tunnel plan developed by her predecessor."Source: AP, 04/22/2019