"Coronavirus patients in areas that had high levels of air pollution before the pandemic are more likely to die from the infection than patients in cleaner parts of the country, according to a new nationwide study that offers the first clear link between long-term exposure to pollution and Covid-19 death rates."
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- Source: NY Times, 04/08/2020
"The EPA overcorrected when it scrapped an entire Obama-era climate regulation in response to a court order focused on just part of the rule, the D.C. Circuit said."Source: Bloomberg Environment, 04/08/2020
"Republican and Democratic congressional leaders were urged Tuesday to include at least $12.5 billion in stimulus funds to help people struggling to pay their water and sewer bills."Source: Bloomberg Environment, 04/08/2020
"Oil faces a critical week as Saudi Arabia, Russia and other global producers work frantically to secure a deal aimed at stemming the crash in oil prices. The former partners-in-cuts traded barbs over the weekend over who’s to blame for crude’s crash, which led to a virtual meeting being re-scheduled for April 9."Source: Bloomberg, 04/08/2020
"Increased contact with animals likely cause of outbreaks such as Covid-19, say experts, as conservationists call for global ban on wildlife markets".Source: Guardian, 04/08/2020
"More than half the National Park Service’s unit remain open but local police and health officials are urging people to stay away".Source: Guardian, 04/08/2020
"The nation's largest source of energy jobs — the energy efficiency sector — is experiencing mass layoffs from the coronavirus as utility and state programs shut down across the country, according to contractors and industry representatives."Source: EnergyWire, 04/08/2020
"Outbreaks have sparked riots and propelled public-health innovations, prefigured revolutions and redrawn maps."Source: New Yorker, 04/08/2020
"At a White House briefing March 19, President Donald Trump said, “Nobody knew there’d be a pandemic or an epidemic of this proportion.” But that’s simply not the case."Source: FactCheck, 04/08/2020
"EPA Administrator Andrew Wheeler is rejecting a call by top House Democrats to formally scrap an opinion from the agency's top lawyer that limits the authority of an in-house watchdog."Source: Greenwire, 04/07/2020
"In Louisiana, one of the states most devastated by the coronavirus, about 70 percent of the people who have died are African-American, officials announced on Monday, though only a third of the state’s population is black."Source: NY Times, 04/07/2020
"New data shows example after example of overheating and damage along the 1,500-mile natural wonder."
"SYDNEY, Australia — When Terry Hughes surveyed the Great Barrier Reef four years ago from a small plane, mapping the bleaching and death of corals from water warmed by climate change, he hoped such a rare and heartbreaking scene would not be repeated anytime soon.Source: NY Times, 04/07/2020
"Fossil fuel production and agriculture may be causing the acceleration in pollution levels."Source: Bloomberg Green, 04/07/2020
"The United Nations’ biodiversity chief has called for a global ban on wildlife markets – such as the one in Wuhan, China, believed to be the starting point of the coronavirus outbreak – to prevent future pandemics."Source: Guardian, 04/07/2020
"With the coronavirus already stretching supplies and budgets, local leaders worry that a flood could overwhelm them."Source: Bloomberg Green, 04/07/2020