Thursday April 20th 2017, 10:00 AMClimate change is altering the environment in ways that increase the potential for viruses like Zika. [News Source]
Why the menace of mosquitoes will only get worse.
Top Trump advisers at odds over Paris climate deal.
Thursday April 20th 2017, 10:00 AMThe president has faced calls from oil, gas and even some coal companies for the U.S. to remain a party to an accord endorsed by nearly 200 countries. But many conservatives and climate-change doubters want to quit the agreement. [News Source]
Climate change will fuel terrorism recruitment, report for German foreign office says.
Thursday April 20th 2017, 10:00 AMClimate change will fuel acts of terrorism and strengthen recruiting efforts by terrorist groups such as Islamic State and Boko Haram, a report commissioned by the German foreign office has found. [News Source]
Arctic seas called ‘dead end’ for plastic floating from U.S., Europe.
Thursday April 20th 2017, 10:00 AMThe Arctic is a dead end for floating plastic waste dumped in the Atlantic Ocean off Europe and the United States and swept north by ocean currents to a polar graveyard, scientists said on Wednesday. [News Source]
FERC’s environmental justice, climate review scrutinized.
Thursday April 20th 2017, 10:00 AMEnergy regulators' review process for natural gas pipelines went under the microscope in federal court on Tuesday. [News Source]
Trump’s EPA to reconsider oil and gas emissions rule.
Thursday April 20th 2017, 10:00 AMThe U.S. Environmental Protection Agency will reconsider a rule on greenhouse gas emissions from oil and gas operations and delay its compliance date, the agency said on Wednesday in the Trump administration's latest move to reduce regulations. [News Source]
Antarctic scientists go chasing waterfalls.
Thursday April 20th 2017, 10:00 AMThe first-ever hydrological survey of Antarctica has just been completed, and it found nearly 700 streams, ponds, and waterfalls, a sprawling and active meltwater drainage system never previously documented. [News Source]
Cold snap: Massive iceberg just off coast draws Canadians eager for close-up.
Thursday April 20th 2017, 10:00 AMA towering iceberg is causing traffic jams in a remote town on Canada’s east coast, as tourists jostle for a glimpse of the mass of ice sitting in shallow water just off Newfoundland. [News Source]
UK unprepared for surge in electric car use, thinktank warns.
Thursday April 20th 2017, 10:00 AMThe UK’s energy networks are not ready for a surge in electric cars and solar panels that is coming within the next few years, according to a report. [News Source]
E.ON offers UK households solar panels with battery storage.
Thursday April 20th 2017, 10:00 AMGerman utility E.ON launched a combined solar panel and battery storage product for British customers which could cut rising electricity bills by 50 percent, it said on Wednesday. [News Source]
Scotland hosts groundbreaking wind energy project to build new homes.
Thursday April 20th 2017, 10:00 AMHigh above rich arable land by the North Sea, three tall wind turbines, blades spinning wildly, have started generating electricity for the national grid with two social purposes: to sell energy and use the income to deliver hundreds of new homes in a scattered rural community. [News Source]