Environment

Trump allows commercial fishing in marine conservation area
Jun 5, 2020

Trump allows commercial fishing in marine conservation area

President Donald Trump has rolled back protections at a marine conservation area off the New England coast

Trump moves to allow commercial fishing in conservation area
Jun 5, 2020

Trump moves to allow commercial fishing in conservation area

President Donald Trump has taken action to allow commercial fishing at a marine conservation area off the New England coast

US moves forward with plan to end wild bird protections
Jun 5, 2020

US moves forward with plan to end wild bird protections

The Trump administration is moving forward with plans to scale back a century-old law protecting most American wild birds despite warnings that billions of birds could die

Trump seeks to scale back environmental reviews for projects
Jun 5, 2020

Trump seeks to scale back environmental reviews for projects

President Donald Trump has signed an executive order to speed up the building of highways and other major projects by scaling back environmental reviews under special powers he has under the coronavirus emergency

Heat-trapping carbon dioxide in air hits new record high
Jun 4, 2020

Heat-trapping carbon dioxide in air hits new record high

New measurements show carbon pollution levels in the air hit another record in May

Epidemic of wipes and masks plague sewers, storm drains
Jun 4, 2020

Epidemic of wipes and masks plague sewers, storm drains

Clogs in sewers and storm water drains are increasing during the pandemic as home-bound Americans are seeking alternatives to bathroom tissue because of occasional shortages, while stepping up efforts to sanitize their dwellings and themselves

Jun 3, 2020

Dead zone prediction: Larger than average; not near record

Scientists say high rivers and high levels of nitrogen and phosphorus from farm and urban runoff mean a larger than average oxygen-starved “dead zone” is likely this year off the Louisiana coast

Jun 2, 2020

Florida woman discovers alligators fighting by her home

A woman in route to get her morning coffee was jolted awake with pounding on her front door she later discovered to be two alligators fighting in front of her home in Florida

Mass gatherings, erosion of trust upend coronavirus control
Jun 1, 2020

Mass gatherings, erosion of trust upend coronavirus control

Health experts are concerned that protests erupting across the nation and the law enforcement response to them will upend efforts to track and contain the spread of coronavirus just as those efforts were finally getting underway

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