Sunday February 05th 2017, 9:00 AMViewing science as under attack, scientists are taking to the streets on Earth Day, April 22. But a heated argument has broken out about whether the march is making science too political — or whether it’s not making science political enough. [News Source]
Scientists are arguing about whether the March for Science will be too political.
‘Horrible time’: CSIRO climate science proves its worth one year after deep cuts.
Sunday February 05th 2017, 9:00 AMClimate science at the CSIRO is bouncing back one year after executives modelled its demise, securing new revenue streams in the Pacific and China, and looking to hire new staff. [News Source]
VIDEO: SEJ/NYU forum on Environmental Journalism in the Trump Era.
Sunday February 05th 2017, 9:00 AMAn all-day conference on covering environmental politics in the Trump Era. [News Source]
Faced with U.S. retreat on climate, EU looks to China.
Sunday February 05th 2017, 9:00 AMFaced with a U.S. retreat from international efforts to tackle climate change, European Union officials are looking to China, fearing a leadership vacuum will embolden those within the bloc seeking to slow the fight against global warming. [News Source]
China’s solar power capacity more than doubles in 2016.
Sunday February 05th 2017, 9:00 AMChina's installed photovoltaic (PV) capacity more than doubled last year, turning the country into the world's biggest producer of solar energy by capacity, the National Energy Administration (NEA) said on Saturday. [News Source]
Living on Earth: Beyond The headlines.
Sunday February 05th 2017, 9:00 AMPeter Dykstra and Host Steve Curwood dive into California waterways, where heavy rain and snow has ended severe drought in much of the region. They also examine the findings of a new report that paints a business-friendly picture of state environmental regulation, and consider a case of government overreach in climate research ten years ago. [News Source]
WEBCAST: Journalists’ Guide to Energy & Environment 2017.
Sunday February 05th 2017, 9:00 AMAs a new party takes power in Washington, 2017 promises seismic shifts in energy and environmental policy in the United States and around the world. [News Source]
Dakota Access Pipeline to start in second quarter: stakeholder.
Sunday February 05th 2017, 9:00 AMThe chief executive of Phillips 66 said on Friday he expects the Dakota Access Pipeline to start operations in the second quarter, even though the project - which has sparked protests by Native Americans and environmentalists - is still in the midst of legal battles and a U.S. regulatory review. [News Source]
Coal power play at DOJ poses conflicts for Sessions.
Sunday February 05th 2017, 9:00 AMIn the wake of Donald Trump’s firing of Acting Attorney General Sally Yates for refusing to defend his unlawful immigration ban, Senator Jeff Sessions faces renewed questions about whether he is too close to Trump to serve independently in the post. [News Source]
Research finds hope in slowing Arctic’s climate-warming black carbon.
Sunday February 05th 2017, 9:00 AMResearchers have developed a new method for determining the source of black carbon—a particularly nasty type of pollution that can blanket the Arctic—giving some hope that this known accelerator of climate change could be slowed. [News Source]
G.O.P. hurries to slash oil and gas rules, ending industries’ 8-year wait.
Sunday February 05th 2017, 9:00 AMThe document carried the title "A Roadmap to Repeal," a concise list of Obama administration environmental regulations that a Koch brothers-backed group was pressing President Trump and Congress to quickly reverse after Inauguration Day. [News Source]