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  • 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
  • 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
  • 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 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
  • The World Resources Institute (WRI) today launched a new online tool that maps water risk worldwide based on the most current, highest resolution data available.
  • 5 Oct 2012- 11:07 by Local Press Report ROME Bloomberg Businessweek Global food prices will probably stay high in the next six months after drought in the U.S. and Russia cut grain supplies, said the United Nations. The global market “will switch to a short supply mode” for the first time in two
  • 27 Aug 2012- 09:59 by Local Press Report BEIJING Manila Bulletin China begun building sewage and waste disposal facilities on a disputed South China Sea (West Philippines Sea) island, state media said Monday, a move likely to stoke a growing territorial row with its neighbors. The report in the
  • 4 Aug 2010- 14:48 by Local Press Report washington, dc, Kyrgyzstan U.S. Department of State The United States pledged an additional $48.6 million USD to assist Kyrgyzstan in the wake of recent unrest in the Central Asian country. The $48.6 million USD is in addition to planned bilateral assistance
  • 28 Apr 2008- 21:38 by Local Press Report washington, dc, united states U.S. Department of the Interior, U.S. Geological Survey — Data collected by the U. S. Geological Survey could help identify new sources of water in Afghanistan. At an event in the U.S. capital this week, the agency presented