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  • 12 Sep 2020- 10:30 by Local Press Report WASHINGTON DC The New York Times President Trump, who has vowed to exit the Paris Agreement on climate change, loosened restrictions on toxic air pollution, rolled back clean water protections and removed climate change from a list of national security
  • 31 Aug 2020- 11:34 by Local Press Report BOGOTA World Resources Institute This April, precipitation levels in Colombia were 40% less than expected, well below the historical average. To add complication, meteorological and environmental agencies observed more volatile rainfall regimes in recent
  • 9 Jul 2020- 10:37 by Local Press Report WASHINGTON DC Green Matters Two major U.S. fossil fuel pipelines are taking a bow this week. After three years of transporting oil through sacred Indigenous lands, the Dakota Access Pipeline is being shut down indefinitely, pending an environmental review.
  • 29 Jun 2020- 12:10 by Local Press Report CARACAS Yahoo News Venezuela's water crisis is nothing new, but it's started driving residents to extraordinary measures. Critics of the socialist government blame chronic infrastructure failures on years of corruption and mismanagement that have
  • 16 Jun 2020- 09:12 by Local Press Report VANCOUVER CTV News The operator of the Trans Mountain Pipeline estimates that between 940 and 1,195 barrels of oil were spilled at Sumas Pump Station in Abbotsford, B.C., early Saturday morning. The company that runs the pipeline says freestanding oil
  • 18 Jan 2020- 08:55 by Local Press Report WASHINGTON DC Politico The latest Trump regulation rollback could remove federal safeguards for half the country's wetlands and millions of miles of streams. The Trump administration is preparing to further dismantle environmental regulations by vastly
  • 5 Oct 2019- 07:43 by Local Press Report CARACAS Phys.org Smelling like an oil refinery, the vast expanse of Lake Maracaibo has become polluted by its own reserves of crude as Venezuela's economic collapse has left wells and pipelines in ruin. This huge body of water, in the country's
  • 4 Apr 2019- 11:19 by Local Press Report WASHINGTON DC Alaska Public Media The Trump administration is quietly reviving a long-stalled effort by state regulators to loosen pollution standards where fish spawn. The Alaska Department of Environmental Conservation proposed the rule change more than a
  • 20 Jun 2018- 11:57 by Local Press Report BOGOTA CityLab Colombia’s capital Bogotá relies on a unique ecosystem called páramos for its water. The tropical plants and moss in the páramo act like a sponge, trapping moisture from the foggy air, storing it in the soil during the dry season, and
  • 16 Mar 2018- 09:49 by Local Press Report WASHINGTON DC New Security Beat In 2017, four environmental activists were murdered every week on average—most of them in Latin America, and most of them targeted for protesting industries like logging or mining. These shocking numbers may finally start to
  • 1 Feb 2018- 11:34 by Local Press Report WASHINGTON DC American Chemical Society Concerns over hydraulic fracturing, an oil and gas extraction method that injects millions of gallons of freshwater and chemicals into shale, have largely focused on potential impacts on water quality. But, as
  • 6 Nov 2017- 08:04 by Local Press Report WASHINGTON DC Politico A sweeping new U.S. government report concludes that humans have pushed global temperatures to the highest level seen by modern civilization, defying the Trump administration’s pronouncements that climate change is a hoax or based on
  • 26 Oct 2017- 10:39 by Local Press Report BOGOTA Open Democracy Tensions over land and natural resources persist in rural areas despite the end of conflict between FARC and the Colombian government. This is in part because the government continues to prioritise the extraction and export of
  • 26 Jul 2017- 08:22 by Local Press Report WASHINGTON DC UN Dispatch When President Trump’s White House released its first budget proposal, the president proposed a 29 percent cut to the budgets of USAID and the State Department. Scaling back development assistance as President Trump has envisioned
  • 21 Jun 2017- 08:59 by Local Press Report WASHINGTON DC The Independent US Secretary of Energy Rick Perry has said he does not believe carbon dioxide is a primary contributor to global warming, putting him at odds with mainstream scientific opinion. Mr Perry's statement is in line with

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