Friday April 14th 2017, 10:00 AMNational Academies of Sciences endorses the program overseeing federal research, calls for even more emphasis on bringing carbon emissions to zero. [News Source]
Federal climate research, targeted for elimination by Trump, lauded by scientists.
Oklahoma bill targets ‘existing scientific theories.’
Friday April 14th 2017, 10:00 AMA bill moving through the Oklahoma Legislature encourages public school teachers to question hot-button scientific issues like climate change and evolution. [News Source]
EPA Chief Pruitt: US should ‘exit’ Paris climate agreement.
Friday April 14th 2017, 10:00 AMScottt Pruitt's statement puts him at odds with Secretary of State Rex Tillerson, the former chief executive of ExxonMobil, and some major U.S. coal companies. [News Source]
Cool roofs: Beating the midday sun with a slap of white paint.
Friday April 14th 2017, 10:00 AMReflecting the sun saves a building’s energy but it can also affect surrounding temperatures and offset carbon emissions. [News Source]
Carbon emissions factor into major oil sands shakeup.
Friday April 14th 2017, 10:00 AMAs global companies abandon the Canadian oil sands at a time of low oil prices and huge losses, some of them are also concerned that producing one of the world’s most carbon-laden fossil fuels may be bad business in a warming world. [News Source]
Exxon tells judge it will continue to fight climate fraud investigations.
Friday April 14th 2017, 10:00 AMExxon wants a federal judge in New York to reinstate a discovery order allowing it to depose the two AGs investigating the company over climate change. [News Source]
Arctic meltdown: NASA photos capture region in rapid transition.
Friday April 14th 2017, 10:00 AMNothing about the Arctic is normal right now. [News Source]
Scottish islands hold out for government U-turn on windfarm subsidies.
Friday April 14th 2017, 10:00 AMMinisters are believed to be on the verge of a U-turn on their manifesto pledge to halt the spread of subsidised onshore windfarms – on remote Scottish islands, at least. [News Source]
Vietnam nears top ten most polluted countries.
Friday April 14th 2017, 10:00 AMVietnam may surpass China to become one among 10 countries with the most serious environmental pollution in the world by 2035 if the country continues maintaining the current industrial development, experts warned. [News Source]
Scott Pruitt hails era of environmental deregulation in speech at coal mine.
Friday April 14th 2017, 10:00 AMUS EPA administrator declared an end to the government’s ‘war’ on coal in a speech to miners – an agenda that has been bitterly opposed by agency staff. [News Source]
B.C. First Nation leads with green technology, sustainability.
Friday April 14th 2017, 10:00 AMMeet the solar-powered T’Sou-ke Nation, which also boasts a wasabi plantation and oyster farm. [News Source]