apnews.com

Trump officials end gray wolf protections across most of US

Trump administration officials on Thursday stripped Endangered Species Act protections for gray wolves in most of the U.S., ending longstanding federal safeguards and putting states and tribes in charge of overseeing the predators.

Print Friendly and PDF
SUBSCRIBE TO EHN'S MUST-READ DAILY NEWSLETTER: ABOVE THE FOLD
thehill.com
Climate

Coalition of Latino leaders calls for voters to focus on climate change | TheHill

A coalition of Hispanic activists and community leaders on Thursday called on voters to choose candidates who will act to counteract climate change, an issue that disproportionately affects Latinos.
insideclimatenews.org
Justice

No matter who wins, the U.S. exits the Paris climate accord the day after the election

If victorious, Democrat Joe Biden has promised to swiftly rejoin. But the process would be tricky, like jumping on a moving train.
www.nytimes.com
Toxics

Why Trump’s closing argument on coronavirus clashes with science and voters

The president has continued to downplay the severity of the coronavirus and declare before largely maskless crowds that it is vanishing. The surge in new cases across the country says: Not so.
thehill.com
Justice

David Coursen: Enforcing environmental laws is a key to environmental justice

Now that the nation's eye is on racial justice, the Environmental and Protection Agency Administrator Andrew Wheeler has discovered that he wants "to solve the environmental justice issues we face today."

www.theatlantic.com
Toxics

How 'clean coal' affected a Pennsylvania town

Barbara Szalai wasn’t worried about moving upriver from a coal plant. Then sticky black dust started coating her home, and the headaches and allergies began.
thefern.org
Food

Are Democrats missing a fundamental issue for rural voters?

Many rural voters see the Democrats as being sorely out of touch with an issue that resonates deeply in conservative heartland communities: Countering the monopolistic level of corporate power that has emerged in agribusiness over the past 40 years.

www.nytimes.com
www.nytimes.com
Toxics

Robert Murray, coal baron with clout, dies at 80

The son of a coal miner, he built a sprawling company, fought government regulations and wielded considerable political influence as a Trump ally.
elpais.com
EHN en Español

La lucha mundial contra el cambio climático se la juega en las urnas de EE UU

El Acuerdo de París ha sobrevivido a Trump, pero científicos y expertos contienen el aliento ante un posible segundo mandato del republicano.

thehill.com
Justice

Opinion: Trump does not know what environmental injustice looks like

With nearly 1 million students attending schools in close proximity to facilities that release lead, mercury, manganese and other developmental toxins, this is truly a national crisis.

www.nytimes.com
Climate

As election nears, Trump makes a final push against climate science

The administration is imposing new limits on the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration that would undercut action against global warming.

www.politico.com
Toxics

The oil industry actually hasn’t done that well under Trump

Energy executives say the White House has set up a system where only a relative handful of favorite energy executives have access to people who can shape policy.
thehill.com
Climate

Biden campaign aide: Trump trying to distort former vice president's position on oil

A top campaign aide for Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden said on Sunday that President Trump is “trying to distort” the former vice president’s position on oil. 
billmoyers.com
Climate

'Look for Power in the Shadows': Watch Sheldon Whitehouse shine light on 'Dark Money Operation' behind GOP Supreme Court takeover

Senator Whitehouse traced the dizzying array of special interests and advocacy groups—from the Kochs to the Federalist Society to the Judicial Crisis Network—coordinating and pouring money into the effort to confirm Barrett and other far-right, corporate-friendly judges committed to rolling back reproductive rights, voting rights, climate regulations, and more.
From our Newsroom

The dangerous fringe theory behind the push toward herd immunity: Derrick Z. Jackson

Resumption of normal life in the United States under a herd immunity approach would result in an enormous death toll by all estimates.

My urban nature gem

Thanks to the Clean Water Act and one relentless activist, Georgia's South River may finally stop stinking.

Dust from your old furniture likely contains harmful chemicals—but there’s a solution

Researchers find people's exposure to PFAS and certain flame retardants could be significantly reduced by opting for healthier building materials and furniture.

Hormone-mimicking chemicals harm fish now—and their unexposed offspring later

Fish exposed to harmful contaminants can pass on health issues such as reproductive problems to future generations that had no direct exposure.

How Europe’s wood pellet appetite worsens environmental racism in the US South

An expanding wood pellet market in the Southeast has fallen short of climate and job goals—instead bringing air pollution, noise and reduced biodiversity in majority Black communities.

America re-discovers anti-science in its midst

Fauci, Birx, Redfield & Co. are in the middle of a political food fight. They could learn a lot from environmental scientists.

Above The Fold

Daily & Weekly newsletters all free.