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County Executive Schuh vetoes plastic foam ban - Capital Gazette
County Executive Steve Schuh vetoed the recently passed polystyrene foam ban. This means the council will have to override the veto with at least a 5-2 vote.
The home of the first president is fighting Dominion Energy’s plans to build near the banks of the Potomac.
A federal appeals court issued a stay Thursday delaying construction of parts of the Mountain Valley Pipeline in West Virginia.
The Mountain Valley Pipeline can’t continue building in streams and wetlands in Virginia, lawyers for citizen groups and environmental organizations told a federal appeals court Tuesday.
Opponents of the Atlantic Coast Pipeline are setting up camp in the shadow of an old-growth forest in Bath County that could become a major battleground.
BP Plc, Exxon Mobil Corp. and Chevron Corp. escaped blame for the public costs of global warming when a U.S. judge ruled that lawsuits by cities against oil companies aren’t the answer to climate change.
4 Decades Out of Date, Federal Coal Lease Program's Impact Statement Lives On | InsideClimate News
A federal appeals court has dealt a setback to environmentalists trying to force the Interior Department to reconsider the climate impacts of its coal leasing program, one of the world’s biggest sources of global warming pollution.The U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit ruled that the department was under no obligation to redo the program’s environmental impact studies, which were conducted four decades ago when the science of climate change was in its infancy.
In the Arctic, the Old Ice Is Disappearing - The New York Times
This winter, the Arctic Ocean hit a record low for ice older than five years. Scientists say that summers in the Arctic may be ice-free in the future.
EVs Could Save California Billions in Energy Storage Investment | Greentech Media
Strategic EV charging could ease the “duck curve” more than California’s energy storage mandate, according to DOE researchers.
Utility regulators: No easy road to supporting EVs -- www.eenews.net
Utility regulators face a host of difficulties as they pave the way for electric vehicles, including skeptical lawmakers, hostile consumer advocates and a technology landscape that's moving way too fast.
The Controversy Surrounding Liberty Utilities' Home Storage Pilot | Greentech Media
Liberty Utilities is seeking approval for a 1,000 unit customer-sited battery pilot, to prove out the notion that distributed assets can help customers while averting more expensive traditional infrastructure investments.
Replacing all those natural gas furnaces is going to be tricky.
The Economics of Electrifying Buildings - Rocky Mountain Institute
Europe's first solar panel recycling plant opens in France | Thomson Reuters Foundation
The plant is set to recycle 1,300 tonnes of solar panels in 2018 - virtually all solar panels that will reach their end of life in France this year.
The number of people graduating with nuclear engineering degrees has more than tripled since 2001. Many say they are motivated by climate change.
TransCanada Corp's Columbia Gas Transmission (TCO) unit has estimated that the section of the Leach Xpress natural gas pipeline, damaged in a blast on June 7 in Marshall County, West Virginia, will resume operations early in July.
Officials installed a boom along the north side of the creek to prevent the spread of gasoline after receiving reports of a sheen on the water last week.
Train derailment leaks crude oil, forces mandatory evacuation in Iowa | Des Moines Register
A 32-car freight train carrying crude oil derailed early Friday, forcing the evacuation of some Iowans in northwest Iowa.
As air temperatures have warmed, record rainfalls across the Eastern United States in May led to deluges in Virginia, Maryland, North Carolina and the Great Lakes region.
How the Koch Brothers Are Killing Public Transit Projects Around the Country - The New York Times
In communities across the country, the billionaire conservatives are waging a sophisticated fight against new rail projects and bus routes.
Climate Change Sparked the Border Migration Crisis | Daily Beast
The Northern Triangle’s agricultural crisis has been more than a decade in the making.
A disaster declaration has been issued this week in an area near Texas shelters.
Why Abolishing ICE Is Good Climate Policy - In These Times
The war on terror has unleashed unspeakable cruelty. We must not rely on its institutions to fix the climate crisis.
They're known as 'climate refugees.' But there's not even an international definition for them, let alone recognition or protection.
Plant trees in refugee camps to stop forest loss and conflict, U.N. says | Thompson Reuters Foundation
Four out of five people who flee their homes rely on firewood for cooking and heating, which is a major cause of deforestation in surrounding areas.
Kenyan activists on Tuesday protested the plans for a joint venture between the Kenyan and Chinese governments to mine coal and open a coal-fired power plant near the Indian Ocean coast, saying it will have devastating effect on the environment and health of the local population.