Friday February 17th 2017, 9:00 AMAustralia's powerful financial regulator has revealed it views climate change as a "material" risk that it will be watching much more closely in its monitoring of banks, insurers and wealth managers. [News Source]
Climate change a ‘material’ risk for the financial system: APRA.
US EPA workers try to block Pruitt in show of defiance.
Friday February 17th 2017, 9:00 AMEmployees of the Environmental Protection Agency are calling their senators to try to defeat Scott Pruitt’s confirmation to run the agency. [News Source]
Climate change doubled the likelihood of the New South Wales heatwave.
Friday February 17th 2017, 9:00 AMThe heatwave that engulfed southeastern Australia at the end of last week has seen heat records continue to tumble like Jenga blocks. [News Source]
TransCanada files Keystone XL route application in Nebraska.
Friday February 17th 2017, 9:00 AMTransCanada Corp filed an application with Nebraska authorities on Thursday to route its Keystone XL pipeline through the state. [News Source]
Controversial climate change conference resurrected in Trump’s U.S.
Friday February 17th 2017, 9:00 AMA climate-change conference canceled just before the inauguration of U.S. President Donald Trump was resurrected on Thursday as former Vice President Al Gore said it was vital to "fill a void" on climate change. [News Source]
EPA official, after years of work to thwart the agency’s mission, returns to carry out Trump agenda.
Friday February 17th 2017, 9:00 AMA key member of Donald Trump's transition team, David Schnare returns to the agency where he worked for 33 years, while also striving to hamstring some of its work. [News Source]
This January was the third warmest on record globally.
Friday February 17th 2017, 9:00 AMWhile a powerful El Niño has faded, the globe’s heat continues to be an enduring phenomenon due largely to carbon pollution. [News Source]
US scientists fear America under Donald Trump will become like a totalitarian regime.
Friday February 17th 2017, 9:00 AMScientists fear the United States under Donald Trump could become like the Soviet Union, in which the prevailing political ideology was so powerful that science was unable to contradict it with hard evidence. [News Source]
Congressmen introduce bill to abolish the EPA in 2018.
Friday February 17th 2017, 9:00 AMThe bill contains just one environmentally destructive sentence. [News Source]
Text describing federal fracking rule disappears from Interior Department website.
Friday February 17th 2017, 9:00 AMThe rules, limiting hydraulic fracturing and natural gas flaring on public lands, are both in the crosshairs of the Trump administration. [News Source]
Congress and Trump won’t ‘terminate the EPA.’
Friday February 17th 2017, 9:00 AMInstead, it will wage war on the agency through a thousand little cuts—through bills, through joint resolutions, and through budget riders. [News Source]