Wednesday March 15th 2017, 10:00 AMIt’s time to rethink our food system and acknowledge our responsibilities to renewal of resources and the rights of existence for all life forms on Earth. [News Source]
Commentary: Achieving sustainable and dignified life for all on an increasingly small planet.
Gutting EPA would be harmful to East Tennessee.
Wednesday March 15th 2017, 10:00 AMDraconian cuts to the EPA would be unlikely to boost the economy, could endanger the health of Tennesseans and would not appreciably affect the national debt. [News Source]
Research for drought-resistant crops gets boost as US joins seeds treaty.
Wednesday March 15th 2017, 10:00 AMScientists' efforts to develop new crops able to resist climate change, droughts and other shocks have been boosted by the United States joining an international seeds treaty, a research group said on Tuesday. [News Source]
Trump gives carmakers a year to push for reset of mileage rules.
Wednesday March 15th 2017, 10:00 AMCarmakers will get another year to dispute fuel economy standards the Trump administration will scrutinize, overruling an Obama-era ruling that the industry is capable of meeting tougher mileage and emissions rules. [News Source]
China takes fresh approach to pollution.
Wednesday March 15th 2017, 10:00 AMA new scheme that pumps filtered air into homes aims to improve life for people in urban China and reduce global emissions of carbon dioxide. [News Source]
Keeping both eyes open to climate change.
Wednesday March 15th 2017, 10:00 AMIgnoring climate change won’t make it go away. Denying human involvement won’t get us to fix it, if we still can. [News Source]
Trump’s Defense Secretary cites climate change as national security challenge.
Wednesday March 15th 2017, 10:00 AMJames Mattis’ unpublished testimony before a Senate panel recognizes a threat others in the administration reject or minimize. [News Source]
Arctic Sea ice melt, driven by global warming, accelerated by nature.
Wednesday March 15th 2017, 10:00 AMA new study shows how much natural variability is boosting the rate of melting in the Arctic, which might be free of sea ice sooner than expected. [News Source]
Trump to drop climate change from environmental reviews, source says.
Wednesday March 15th 2017, 10:00 AMPresident Donald Trump is set to sign a sweeping directive to dramatically shrink the role climate change plays in decisions across the government. [News Source]
NC out of suit against Obama anti-global warming plan.
Wednesday March 15th 2017, 10:00 AMA federal court has granted North Carolina's request to withdraw from a lawsuit brought by about half the states against the Obama administration's Clean Power Plan rules to combat global warming, but the action may make little difference to the plan's fate. [News Source]
Trump is poised to issue a sweeping order dismantling Obama’s climate plan this week.
Wednesday March 15th 2017, 10:00 AMPresident Trump could issue a sweeping executive order within days aimed at reversing his predecessor’s climate policies, a measure that energy industry officials and environmentalists have been anticipating for weeks. [News Source]