"The change in the main ocean heat pump could bring more heat waves to Europe, increase sea level rise in North America and force fish to move farther north."
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- Source: Inside Climate News, 02/26/2021
"Shannon Miller Ward would like to know how someone loses enough gasoline to fill nearly two Olympic swimming pools without even missing it. Last summer, a crack in the Colonial pipeline, the country's biggest fuel pipeline, leaked at least 1.2 million gallons of gasoline into a small nature preserve here on the edge of the Charlotte suburbs."
"Source: E&E News, 02/26/2021
"The EPA downplayed the risks of the pesticide Telone, according to a complaint filed with the agency’s inspector general."Source: The Intercept, 02/26/2021
"Former Michigan Gov. Jennifer Granholm won Senate confirmation Thursday to be energy secretary, joining President Joe Biden’s Cabinet as a leader of Biden’s effort to build a green economy as the United States moves to slow climate change."Source: AP, 02/26/2021
"Flexing their newfound political muscle, the nation's 574 federally recognized tribes are gaining momentum in their long drive to co-manage the country's national parks and other public lands — and they've got a new occupant in the White House who may help make it happen."Source: E&E News, 02/26/2021
"The City of Annapolis is suing 26 oil and gas companies for what it calls the costs and consequences of climate change."Source: Capital Gazette, 02/26/2021
"Juan Pablo Granda stepped into a small office in a middle-class neighborhood in the permanently foggy city of Lima, Perú, on February 18, 2013. The lights were off. He couldn’t see."Source: McClatchy, 02/26/2021
"The Delaware River Basin Commission on Thursday approved a permanent ban on hydraulic fracturing of natural gas wells along the river, doubling down in the face of new legal challenges."Source: Philadelphia Inquirer, 02/26/2021
"Democratic lawmakers and advocates are urging Joe Biden to back legislation proposing unprecedented investment in America’s ailing water infrastructure amid the country’s worst crisis in decades that has left millions of people without access to clean, safe, affordable water."Source: Guardian, 02/26/2021
"The number of monarch butterflies that showed up at their winter resting grounds in central Mexico decreased by about 26% this year, and four times as many trees were lost to illegal logging, drought and other causes, making 2020 a bad year for the butterflies."Source: AP, 02/26/2021
"Senator Joe Manchin III, the West Virginia Democrat who heads the Senate Energy Committee, announced Wednesday that he would vote to confirm Representative Deb Haaland of New Mexico to head the Interior Department, most likely ensuring that one of President Biden’s most embattled cabinet nominees will be confirmed to office, despite escalating opposition to her from Republicans."Source: NYTimes, 02/25/2021
"Power outages are just the start. Aging policies and infrastructure are making drinking water vulnerable to extreme weather."Source: Bloomberg Green, 02/25/2021
"Xie Zhenhua, who served as China’s chief negotiator during key climate meetings in Copenhagen and Paris, has been appointed the country’s new special climate envoy, the environment ministry confirmed on Thursday."Source: Reuters, 02/25/2021
"When mackerel started showing up in Iceland, it started a decade-long fight over how to divide the ocean’s riches."Source: Atlantic, 02/25/2021
"The U.S. Postal Service currently plans for only 10% of its new truck fleet to be electric, Postmaster General Louis DeJoy said Wednesday, angering environmentalists who say the move flies in the face of a White House executive order to electrify the government’s vehicles."Source: Bloomberg, 02/25/2021