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Expert Group: Chemicals In Plastics Damage Babies’ Brains And Must Be Banned Immediately

(CNN) — Synthetic chemicals called phthalates are damaging children’s brain development and therefore must be immediately banned from consumer products, according to a group of scientists and health professionals from Project TENDR. Project TENDR, which stands for Targeting Environmental Neuro-Development Risks, is a group of volunteer scientists, health professionals and child advocates working to study and reduce children’s exposure to neurotoxic chemicals and pollutants. “What we want to acco...
Tags: Apple, Health, Babies, Pregnancy, Cnn, United States, Fda, Epa, Environmental Defense Fund, Healthwatch, ACC, American Chemistry Council, Cvs, Federal Register, University Of North Carolina, Boston Children s Hospital


Cooper Picks Delli-Gatti as Next NC Environmental Secretary

North Carolina Gov. Roy Cooper has again picked a veteran leader from the Environmental Defense Fund to become his environment secretary.
Tags: North Carolina, Environmental Defense Fund, Roy Cooper, Cooper Picks Delli Gatti


General Motors sets goal of going largely electric by 2035

By MICHELLE CHAPMAN | The Associated Press General Motors has set a goal of making the vast majority of the vehicles it produces electric by 2035, and the entire company carbon neutral, including operations, five years after that. The Detroit automaker’s push into electric vehicles has gone into overdrive this year. GM has already announced that it will invest $27 billion in electric and autonomous vehicles in the next five years, a 35% increase over plans made before the pandemic. It will offer...
Tags: Microsoft, General Motors, Tesla, Sport, Joe Biden, Soccer, Gm, Environmental Defense Fund, Detroit, MICHELLE CHAPMAN, Associated Press General Motors


Coronavirus death toll overwhelms ‘last responders’ in funeral home industry

For weeks now, Los Angeles County has been overwhelmed by the onslaught of death. COVID-19 patients are dying at such an alarming rate — 1,500 over the past week alone, close to 2,000 the week prior — that hospitals, morgues and funeral homes are buckling under the volume of bodies. The pandemic has doubled the number of decedents they normally handle, and COVID-19 now accounts for more deaths than all other causes combined. Vidal Herrera, founder of 1-800-Autopsy, poses for a photo inside his...
Tags: California, Los Angeles, Sport, Dhs, Soccer, Environmental Defense Fund, County, Aliso Canyon, San Bernardino, Los Angeles County, Clippers, National Guard, Montague, Department of Public Health, Hawkins, LA County


Biden picks North Carolina regulator to lead EPA

By ELLEN KNICKMEYER | Associated Press President-elect Joe Biden on Thursday offered the leadership of the Environmental Protection Agency to Michael S. Regan, a North Carolina regulator who has made a name pursuing cleanups of industrial toxins and helping low-income and minority communities hit hardest by pollution. Biden’s selection of Regan, who leads his state’s environmental agency, was confirmed by two people familiar with the selection process. They were not authorized the discuss the ma...
Tags: Politics, News, California, Sport, Joe Biden, Soccer, Associated Press, Epa, Biden, Cuba, North Carolina, Environmental Defense Fund, Environmental Protection Agency, Black, Trump, Nichols


GM Flips Sides With California In Pollution Fight With Trump

DETROIT (AP/CBS13) — General Motors says it will no longer support the Trump administration in legal efforts to end California’s right to set its own clean-air standards. CEO Mary Barra said in a letter Monday to environmental groups that GM will pull out of the lawsuit, and it urges other automakers to do so. She said the company agrees with President-elect Joe Biden’s plan to expand electric vehicle use.  In a tweet on Monday, Barra said GM is the process of transitioning to an “all-electric p...
Tags: Business, Politics, Obama, California, White House, California News, Sacramento, Barack Obama, General Motors, Joe Biden, Ap, Ferrari, Mary Barra, Gm, Autos, South Sacramento


GM flips to California’s side in pollution fight with Trump

By TOM KRISHER | AP Auto Writer DETROIT — General Motors says it will no longer support the Trump administration in legal efforts to end California’s right to set its own clean-air standards. CEO Mary Barra said in a letter Monday to environmental groups that GM will pull out of the lawsuit, and it urges other automakers to do so. She said the company agrees with President-elect Joe Biden’s plan to expand electric vehicle use. Last week, GM said it is testing a new battery chemistry that will br...
Tags: Business, Politics, News, Obama, California, Environment, Barack Obama, General Motors, Sport, Joe Biden, Soccer, Coalition, Mary Barra, Gm, Autos, Volkswagen


Fifth anniversary: Here’s how the Aliso Canyon gas leak has impacted the entire state

Aliso Canyon: Five Years of Tumult Part one: The leak spurred quite literally dozens of suits involving thousands of plaintiffs. Part two: An infographic offers a glimpse of the leak, the effort to stop it and trends in energy consumption in California. Part three, coming Sunday, Oct. 25: Despite years of debate, the future of the facility is very much up in the air. Five years ago this week, the largest-ever U.S. methane leak was discovered near Porter Ranch in Los Angeles’ San Fernando Val...
Tags: Energy, News, California, Environment, California News, Infographic, Sport, Nasa, Soccer, Epa, Environmental Defense Fund, Southern California, Porter Ranch Gas Leak, Aliso Canyon, Porter Ranch, Socalgas


Fith anniversary: Here’s how the Aliso Canyon gas leak has impacted the entire state

Aliso Canyon: Five Years of Tumult Part one, Friday, Oct. 23: The leak spurred quite literally dozens of suits involving thousands of plaintiffs. Part two, Saturday, Oct. 24: An infographic offers a glimpse of the leak, the effort to stop it and trends in energy consumption in California. Part three, coming Sunday, Oct. 25: Despite years of debate, the future of the facility is very much up in the air. Five years ago this week, the largest-ever U.S. methane leak was discovered near Porter Ra...
Tags: Energy, News, California, Environment, California News, Infographic, Sport, Nasa, Soccer, Epa, Environmental Defense Fund, Local News, Southern California, Aliso Canyon, Porter Ranch, Socalgas


Newsom’s Mandate To Sell Only Zero-Emissions Vehicles By 2035 Isn’t As Crazy As Critics Think

(CNN/CBS13) — Last week, Governor Gavin Newson signed an executive order saying that all new passenger cars and trucks sold in California must be emission-free by 2035. The new mandate doesn’t necessarily mean that California car dealers would, literally, sell nothing but fully electric or hydrogen-powered vehicles 15 years from now, several experts say. That is the goal, though. And it’s not entirely out of the question, said Nick Albanese, a researcher with Bloomberg New Energy Finance. “I thi...
Tags: California, US, California News, Los Angeles, Cnn, Ford, Levy, Autos, Epa, Nevada, Honda, Tahoe, Environmental Defense Fund, Environmental Protection Agency, Emissions, Ucla


California Moves To Outlaw Gas-Powered Vehicles By 2035

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — California will outlaw sales of new gasoline-powered passenger cars and trucks by 2035, Gov. Gavin Newsom announced Wednesday, a move he says will cut greenhouse gas emissions by 35% in the nation’s most populous state. His plan would not ban people from owning gas-powered cars or selling them on the used car market. But it would end the sales of all new gasoline-powered passenger cars and trucks in the state of nearly 40 million people. “Pull away from the gas pumps,” ...
Tags: Europe, News, Obama, Climate Change, California, White House, China, Los Angeles, Ap, Ford, Associated Press, Norway, Environmental Defense Fund, Donald Trump, Detroit, Gavin Newsom


Trump’s EPA Dumps Methane Emissions Rule For Oil, Gas Fields

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — President Donald Trump’s administration is undoing Obama-era rules designed to limit potent greenhouse gas emissions from oil and gas fields and pipelines, formalizing the changes Thursday in the heart of the nation’s most prolific natural gas reservoir and in the premier presidential battleground state of Pennsylvania. Andrew Wheeler, the Environmental Protection Agency administrator, signed the rollback of the 2016 methane emissions rule in Pittsburgh as the agency toute...
Tags: Politics, Texas, Obama, California, White House, California News, ExxonMobil, Joe Biden, Ap, Pennsylvania, United States, Wyoming, Wheeler, Epa, North America, Biden


The Station: DoorDash snags $400M, Bolt Mobility deploys self-cleaning tech, and disappearing Jump bikes

The Station is a weekly newsletter dedicated to all things transportation. Sign up here — just click The Station — to receive it every Saturday in your inbox. Hi friends and first-time readers. Welcome back to The Station, a newsletter dedicated to all the present and future ways people and packages move from Point A to Point B. I’m your host Kirsten Korosec, senior transportation reporter at TechCrunch. Let’s get straight to it this week. Remember please reach out and email me at kirsten.koro...
Tags: Apple, Transportation, Facebook, Lyft, Europe, Japan, UK, California, Southeast Asia, New York City, San Francisco, Tech, Automotive, Ford, House, Paris


Lyft aims for an all-electric fleet

On Wednesday , Lyft promised that by 2030, all vehicles on its platform would be electric in an effort to reduce greenhouse gas emissions. The electric vehicle initiative will apply to drivers’ personal cars, the company’s Express Drive rental car partner program, the rental car program for riders, and its autonomous vehicle program. John Zimmer, co-founder and president of Lyft, said in a statement, “Now more than ever, we need to work together to create cleaner, healthier, and more equitabl...
Tags: Travel, Lyft, Environmental Defense Fund, Electric Cars, John Zimmer, All, Climate Group, Electric Lyfts


A Decade After Deepwater Horizon

Rolling back regulations ignores the central lessons from the country’s largest oil spill.
Tags: News, Oil Spills, National, Deepwater Horizon, Environmental Defense Fund, BP Plc, Audubon Society, Oil (Petroleum) and Gasoline, Offshore Drilling and Exploration, Coast Erosion, Gulf Coast (US, Gulf of Mexico Oil Spill (2010




Ask the author: Lawyers’ law – Those who helped the Supreme Court shape the environmental law of the land

The following is a series of questions posed by Ronald Collins to Richard Lazarus in connection with Lazarus’ new book, “The Rule of Five: Making Climate History at the Supreme Court” (The Belknap Press of Harvard University Press, 2020). Lazarus is the Howard and Katherine Aibel Professor of Law at Harvard University, where he teaches environmental law, natural resources law, Supreme Court advocacy and torts. His previous works include “The Making of Environmental Law” (2004) and “Environmental...
Tags: Florida, Featured, Supreme Court, Law, Obama, Congress, White House, Massachusetts, Court, Book Reviews, Chicago, United States, Harvard University, Paris, Warren, Epa


Texas Oil Regulator Loses to GOP Primary Challenger in Big Upset

(Bloomberg) -- A member of the top energy regulator in Texas lost his place on November’s ballot to a Republican challenger, a major upset for an incumbent supported by some of the oil industry’s biggest names.Ryan Sitton, whose six-year term ends in January, conceded to Jim Wright as the party’s nominee for a spot on the Texas Railroad Commission. Despite the name, the powerful agency regulates the state’s massive oil fields.“Congratulations to Jim Wright,” Sitton wrote in a tweet late Tuesday ...
Tags: Texas, News, Iraq, Bloomberg, Iran, Gop, Dallas, Houston, Republican, Environmental Defense Fund, Dallas Morning News, Houston Chronicle, Wright, Sitton, Jim Wright, Texas Railroad Commission


Sustainability of wild-caught salmon

A trip to the grocery store can be fraught. With Earth’s environment in a precarious position, the list of endangered species growing fast, and devastating climate change on our doorstep, it’s become more important than ever to carefully consider what we eat. That doesn’t just mean buying organic eggs and milk. When it comes to stocking our pantries and refrigerators, many people are now considering where their food — especially meat proteins like fish, beef, and chicken — comes from and how ...
Tags: Travel, California, Washington, China, US, Earth, Salmon, Atlantic, Chile, Alaska, New Zealand, Oceana, Norway, Environmental Defense Fund, All, University of Washington


Is it possible to have too many trees?

Recent research indicates that dense forests in the Sierra Nevada drain billions of gallons of water from the watershed each year. Unusually dense tree stands degrade the vitality of the land, plants, animals, and even the trees.Experts recommend managing forest restoration through controlled fires and the thinning of small, fire-prone trees. None Many people view trees as an unassailable good. We learned about their ecological importance every Earth Day. In-between after-school cartoons, publ...
Tags: Amazon, Climate Change, California, Environment, Trees, America, Water, Sustainability, Nature, Conservation, Innovation, Ecology, Environmental Defense Fund, Sierra Nevada, National Park Service, Bioethics


A Methane Leak, Seen From Space, Proves to Be Far Larger Than Thought

The first satellite designed to continuously monitor the planet for methane leaks made a startling discovery last year: A little known gas-well accident at an Ohio fracking site was in fact one of the largest methane leaks ever recorded in the United States.The findings by a Dutch-American team of scientists, published Monday in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, mark a step forward in using space technology to detect leaks of methane, a potent greenhouse gas that contributes t...
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A Methane Leak, Seen From Space, Proves to Be Far Larger Than Thought

The findings mark a step forward in using space technology to detect leaks of methane, a potent greenhouse gas, from oil and gas sites worldwide.
Tags: News, Environment, Research, Global Warming, Greenhouse Gas Emissions, Netherlands, Ohio, Natural Gas, Environmental Defense Fund, Methane, Turkmenistan, Exxon Mobil Corp, Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, Oil (Petroleum) and Gasoline


The business case for working with your toughest critics | Bob Langert

As a "corporate suit" (his words) and former VP of sustainability at McDonald's, Bob Langert works with companies and their strongest critics to find solutions that are good for both business and society. In this actionable talk, he shares stories from the decades-long transition into corporate sustainability at McDonald's -- including his work with unlikely partners like the Environmental Defense Fund and Temple Grandin -- and shows why your adversaries can sometimes be your best allies. [Autho...
Tags: Higher Education, Environmental Defense Fund, Speaking, McDonald, Grandin, Bob Langert


Fighting climate change with new data

This week, leaders from cities and environmental organizations—as well as representatives from Google—are gathering at the C40 World Mayors Summit in Copenhagen to raise awareness around new data sources and methodologies that play a critical role in reaching a zero-carbon future.More than 10,000 cities around the world have committed to taking action on climate change over the next decade. But without the right data, it can be hard to know where to start. Our Environmental Insights Explorer (EI...
Tags: Google, Europe, Sustainability, Manchester, Dublin, Copenhagen, Coventry, Environmental Defense Fund, Google Street View, Wolverhampton, Utrecht University, Rebecca Moore, Google in Europe, EIE, Dublin Birmingham, Owen Keegan Chief Executive Dublin City Council


New Wave of Satellites Could Pinpoint Greenhouse Gas Offenders

More than a dozen governments and companies have or are planning to launch satellites that measure concentrations of heat-trapping gases such as methane, which is blamed for about one quarter of man-made global warming. “Space-based technologies are allowing us for the first time to quickly and cheaply measure greenhouse gases,” said Mark Brownstein, a senior vice president at Environmental Defense Fund, which plans to launch its MethaneSAT in 2021. California is partnering with Planet Labs In...
Tags: Science, California, Environmental Defense Fund, Air Resources Board, Mark Brownstein, Planet Labs Inc, Stanley Young


New Wave of Satellites Could Pinpoint Greenhouse Gas Offenders

More than a dozen governments and companies have or are planning to launch satellites that measure concentrations of heat-trapping gases such as methane, which is blamed for about one quarter of man-made global warming. “Space-based technologies are allowing us for the first time to quickly and cheaply measure greenhouse gases,” said Mark Brownstein, a senior vice president at Environmental Defense Fund, which plans to launch its MethaneSAT in 2021. California is partnering with Planet Labs In...
Tags: Science, California, Environmental Defense Fund, Air Resources Board, Mark Brownstein, Planet Labs Inc, Stanley Young


Ashton Kutcher's nonprofit wants to abolish child sex abuse on the internet with backing from a $280 million TED-sponsored fund

Ashton Kutcher's nonprofit company, Thorn, is one of eight organizations to receive money from the Audacious Project, a TED-backed fund giving away $280 million this year. Thorn's technology helps companies and law enforcement agents defend children from online sexual abuse. The company plans to use the Audacious funding to build out its software, which is already being beta tested by Imgur and Flickr. Visit BusinessInsider.com for more stories. In 2018, the United States saw millions of re...
Tags: Mark Zuckerberg, Hollywood, Congress, Trends, Ted, Mit, United States, Ashton Kutcher, Flickr, Jack Dorsey, Environmental Defense Fund, Department Of Homeland Security, Imgur, Thorn, Kutcher, Center for Policing Equity


L.A. County OKs $5.2 million from Aliso Canyon gas leak deal for Exide plant cleanup

LOS ANGELES – The Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors voted today to use $5.2 million from the Aliso Canyon gas leak settlement with Southern California Gas Co. to clean up lead-based paint in homes around the now-shuttered Exide battery recycling plan in Vernon. Supervisor Hilda Solis said families in Bell, Maywood, Commerce, Huntington Park, Los Angeles, Vernon and unincorporated areas of East Los Angeles would be eligible for help. “Prolonged exposure to toxic levels of lead can compromis...
Tags: News, Uncategorized, Los Angeles, Sport, Soccer, Environmental Defense Fund, Aliso Canyon, Porter Ranch, Socalgas, Southern California Gas Co, East Los Angeles, LA County, Solis, Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors, Exide, Hilda Solis


FirstEnergy Solutions Prepares New Bankruptcy Case

The company that runs two coal and two nuclear plants in Ohio is working on a new bankruptcy proposal after a federal judge denied their initial filing. There’s a broad range of opponents in the case, including environmental groups who fear the energy generator’s parent company is trying to shirk its responsibility. FirstEnergy Solutions is filing for bankruptcy in a restructuring plan that would officially separate the company from FirstEnergy Corp., the energy distributor. Dick Munson with the...
Tags: Ohio, Environmental Defense Fund, Andy Chow, Munson, FirstEnergy Solutions, Dick Munson, FirstEnergy Corp, FirstEnergy Solutions Prepares New Bankruptcy Case, Meanwhile Ohio


What toxins are being emitted from LA County’s abandoned oil wells? A lawmaker wants to find out

For the last 150 years, oil made California rich. Near Newhall, the site of the first oil gusher in 1876, followed by fields in Huntington Beach, Long Beach, northeast Los Angeles, Montebello, Santa Fe Springs/Whittier and Inglewood, the black crude brought jobs, prosperity and growth to Southern California This oil well at 314 Firmin Street in Echo Park was plugged in July 2016. This area in Echo Park once housed hundreds of oil Wells. (Photo by David Crane, Los Angeles Daily News/SCNG) ...
Tags: News, California, Environment, Los Angeles, Sport, Soccer, Air Pollution, Connor, Pasadena, Environmental Defense Fund, Northwest, Southern California, Holden, Aliso Canyon, Porter Ranch, Inglewood