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Eco News Roundup: June 25, 2017

The Eco News Roundup brings stories and commentary about issues related to climate change, renewable energy and the environment. Climate Change Drives Lakes Toward Ecological Tipping Points When rising temperatures brewed up a perfect storm of excessive rainfall and extreme heat in the summer of 2014, the fallout hit home. The impacts were felt by at least half a million people in Ohio when a super-bloom of cyanobacteria, a toxic blue-green algae, shut down drinking water supplies for several days. The algae feasted on fertilizers washed in from farm fields, and the warming may have pushed the lake past...

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Eco News Roundup: June 18, 2017

The Eco News Roundup brings stories and commentary about issues related to climate change, renewable energy and the environment. Trump administration backs away from fight over California’s power to set rules for cars and trucks The Trump administration is backing off its threat to revoke California’s unique authority to set its own tough pollution standards for cars and trucks — rules that have become a crucial tool for states to combat climate change without help from Washington. Environmental Protection Agency Administrator Scott Pruitt assured lawmakers on Thursday that his agency is not currently looking to take away the power...

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Eco News Roundup – June 11, 2017

The Eco News Roundup brings stories and commentary about issues related to climate change, renewable energy and the environment. Trump Administration Seeks ‘Drastic Remedy’ to Derail Kids Climate Lawsuit The Trump administration filed a writ of mandamus petition with the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals Friday, seeking an extraordinarily rare review of a Nov. 10, 2016 decision by U.S. District Court Judge Ann Aiken to deny its motion to dismiss Juliana v. United States. Further, the Trump administration is seeking “a stay of proceedings in the district court” while the Ninth Circuit considers its petition. The Trump administration argues...

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Eco News Roundup: June 4, 2017

The Eco News Roundup brings stories and commentary about issues related to climate change, renewable energy and the environment. Extreme warmth has dominated U.S. weather records since 2010. This is climate change. If it seems as if America’s record heat is in the news much more so than record cold in recent years, it is not a media conspiracy to ignore extremely cold weather. There is a simple and scientifically sound reason for it: Record warmth is happening much more often. Record-warm weather has occurred five times as frequently as record cold in U.S. cities since 2010, according to...

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Eco News Roundup: May 28, 2017

The Eco News Roundup brings stories and commentary about issues related to climate change, renewable energy and the environment. So much water pulsed through a melting glacier that it warped the Earth’s crust NASA scientists detected a pulse of melting ice and water traveling through a major glacier in Greenland that was so big that it warped the solid Earth — a surge equivalent in mass to 18,000 Empire State Buildings. The pulse — which occurred during the 2012 record melt year — traveled nearly 15 miles through the Rink Glacier in western Greenland over four months before reaching...

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