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By Brady Dennis and Darryl Fears
The Washington Post

 

WASHINGTON» President Donald Trump made his mark in the energy and environment world during his first year in Washington. Many of his actions aimed to undo work from the Obama era. Trump all but abandoned the nation’s efforts to combat climate change, and he shrank national monuments that President Barack Obama had established or sought to ...

Author: carolbarbeito@carolbarbeito.com (GreenDog)
Posted: January 9, 2018, 5:16 pm

By Seth Borenstein
The Associated Press

Hailstones the size of golf balls fell in Edgewater in May. Insured losses in the Denver area exceeded $2.2 billion, making it the most expensive hailstorm in state history. Seth McConnell, Denver Post file

WASHINGTON» With three strong hurricanes, wildfires, hail, flooding, tornadoes and drought, the United States tallied a record-high bill last year f...

Author: carolbarbeito@carolbarbeito.com (GreenDog)
Posted: January 9, 2018, 5:06 pm

Under the Interior Department's draft proposal, spanning 2019 to 2024, more than 90 percent of the total acres on the Outer Continental Shelf would be made available for leasing. It proposes 47 potential offshore lease sales, the most ever over a five-year period, including 19 sales off the Alaska coast, 12 in the Gulf of Mexico, nine in the Atlantic Ocean and seven in the Pacific.

The industry...

Author: carolbarbeito@carolbarbeito.com (GreenDog)
Posted: January 9, 2018, 5:02 pm

By Evan Halper Los Angeles Times

WASHINGTON» A Trump administration plan to force utilities to purchase more coal and nuclear power was rejected Monday by federal regulators, undermining the president’s energy agenda and his promise to revive the coal industry.

The five-member Federal Energy Regulatory Commission, dominated by Trump appointees, unanimously rejected the proposal. Its members wer...

Author: carolbarbeito@carolbarbeito.com (GreenDog)
Posted: January 9, 2018, 4:58 pm

CDC GETS LIST OF FORBIDDEN WORDS. The Trump administration is forbidding officials at the nation’s top public health agency from using seven words or phrases — including “fetus” and “transgender” — in any documents prepared for next year’s budget.

Policy analysts at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention in Atlanta were told of the list of forbidden words at a meeting Thursday with seni...

Author: carolbarbeito@carolbarbeito.com (GreenDog)
Posted: December 28, 2017, 6:11 pm

 

WASHINGTON» President Donald Trump made his mark in the energy and environment world during his first year in Washington. Many of his actions aimed to undo work from the Obama era. Trump all but abandoned the nation’s efforts to combat climate change, and he shrank national monuments that President Barack Obama had established or sought to preserve. Trump scaled back regulations on the fossil...

Author: carolbarbeito@carolbarbeito.com (GreenDog)
Posted: December 28, 2017, 6:07 pm
Entangled Right Whale Lives to Swim Another Day

A 6 year old endangered right whale was found caught up in a huge mass of fishing gear. Thankfully the Campobello Whale Rescue Team found him in time. On this team was Joe Howlett. Joe has dedicated countless hours to the rescue of whales in the Bay of Fundy and the surrounding waters of eastern Canada. He died Tuesday, July 11, 2017 after rescuing a critically endangered North Atlantic right w...

Posted: December 22, 2017, 5:52 pm

Joe Howlett was no stranger to the risky work of rescuing whales.

More than 15 years ago, the Canadian lobster fisherman co-founded the Campobello Whale Rescue Team, an “intrepid group of fishermen who care so much about whales that they are willing to risk their lives to save them.”

From their base on Campobello Island, just across the border from Maine, the group’s volunteer members would res...

Author: gpso@populationinstitute.org (GPSO )
Posted: December 22, 2017, 5:43 pm
Crowds pull together to save beached whale in Brazil

A humpback whale fights for it's life after beaching itself as people attempt to get it back to the ocean. Report by Charlotte Brehaut.

Posted: December 22, 2017, 5:07 pm
EPIC SEA TURTLE RESCUE!

Angel and I were out filming wild life on the open ocean off the Los Angeles coast yesterday and thought we saw a balloon from a far distance. We always collect the many balloons we see on every ocean expedition and as we approached this balloon, we noticed it was entangled with a young loggerhead sea turtle!!!! We jumped in, pulled it on board, and cut the line/balloon material off. We took th...

Posted: December 22, 2017, 4:54 pm