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New bill would limit EPA powers under the Clean Water Act

New bill would limit EPA powers under the Clean Water Act

Posted Wed, 01 Jun 2011 18:05:00 GMT by Michael Clark

A bill, the Clean Water Cooperative Federalism Act of 2011, has been introduced to Congress that would limit EPA's ability to enforce permit requirements or violations under the Clean Water Act. Industry, such as coal, support it.

New bill would limit EPA powers under the Clean Water Act

Italy prepares for a nationwide abrogative ''environmental'' referendum

Italy prepares for a nationwide abrogative ''environmental'' referendum

Posted Tue, 31 May 2011 13:49:01 GMT by Mario Balzan

Italy goes to polls on June 12-13 in a nationwide referendum on the privatisation of water distribution and the return to nuclear power. The referendum to introduce nuclear power in Italy comes at a time when the world is still facing a nuclear crisis in Japan. Just recently, Germany Chancellor Angela Merkel announced that all 17 nuclear power plants in Germany will be shut down by 2022.

Italy prepares for a nationwide abrogative ''environmental'' referendum

TV chef aims to rewrite EU fisheries discards policy

TV chef aims to rewrite EU fisheries discards policy

Posted Fri, 27 May 2011 12:09:00 GMT by Colin Ricketts

Around half of all the fish caught in the North Sea are thrown back to die. TV chef and food campaigner Hugh Fearnley-Whittingstall is campaigning to reform the EU's fishery discards policy to end this terrible waste.

TV chef aims to rewrite EU fisheries discards policy

Does the Bird's Point floodway case reveal a problem with the Clean Water Act?

Does the Bird's Point floodway case reveal a problem with the Clean Water Act?

Posted Thu, 26 May 2011 22:23:00 GMT by Michael Clark

The State of Missouri filed an injunction to stop the destruction of the Bird's Point levee on the basis that it violates the state's clean water act regulations. The court denied it, finding that the federal Clean Water Act exempts the US Corp of Engineers from regulation under state clean water acts, raising several questions.

Does the Bird's Point floodway case reveal a problem with the Clean Water Act?

EU vote firms up moves to a 30% emissions cut

EU vote firms up moves to a 30% emissions cut

Posted Thu, 26 May 2011 17:39:00 GMT by Martin Leggett

The prospects of a 30% greenhouse gas reduction, by 2020, looks higher after the EU's Environment Committee voted strongly in favor of lifting the target, from its current 20% level. The measure will now go onto the EU's Parliament, where it will be voted on in June. The vote also makes the UK more likely to stick by its own 50% cut by 2027, agreed 10 days ago.

EU vote firms up moves to a 30% emissions cut

'Green deal' is ''too expensive'' for UK homeowners

'Green deal' is ''too expensive'' for UK homeowners

Posted Wed, 25 May 2011 12:26:00 GMT by Laura Brown

Flagship project of UK energy strategy might fall at the first hurdle. Energy secretary Chris Huhne stood in the Commons this month to explain how loans of £10,000 would help plug the gap of up to three billion pounds worth of wasted energy each year by installing new insulation, boilers and double glazing in houses across the country.

'Green deal' is ''too expensive'' for UK homeowners

How should Pakistan tackle its biodiversity crisis?

How should Pakistan tackle its biodiversity crisis?

Posted Wed, 25 May 2011 12:12:00 GMT by Laura Brown

Pakistan's government promises financial support for environmental protection, but campaigners argue development is destroying their culture. At a seminar in Peshawar, the government outlined their commitment to protecting threatened species.

How should Pakistan tackle its biodiversity crisis?

Bill would help stimulate water and wastewater infrastructure investment

Bill would help stimulate water and wastewater infrastructure investment

Posted Wed, 25 May 2011 09:09:00 GMT by Michael Clark

A bill, The Sustainable Water Infrastructure Investment Act, has been introduced in Congress that would remove bond caps from water and wastewater infrastructure projects, stimulating much needed investment. Given current spending levels, the EPA and ASCE estimate annual spending shortfalls in the billions.

Bill would help stimulate water and wastewater infrastructure investment

The battle at the pumps - How Republicans and Democrats are waging war on high oil prices

The battle at the pumps - How Republicans and Democrats are waging war on high oil prices

Posted Thu, 19 May 2011 18:09:00 GMT by Laura Brown

Stalled Bills, bipartisan wars and suggestions Obama isn't doing enough to tackle high oil prices. Americans are increasingly unhappy at the pumps. Gasoline prices might have fallen for the first time in two months this week but with prices surging over $100 a barrel, it's hitting voters' pockets hard.

The battle at the pumps - How Republicans and Democrats are waging war on high oil prices

UK commits to halving emissions in fourth 'carbon budget'

UK commits to halving emissions in fourth 'carbon budget'

Posted Tue, 17 May 2011 18:41:00 GMT by Martin Leggett

The UK committed itself to a legally-binding target on greenhouse gas emissions - promising to slash them by 50% by 2027. But the argument within the coalition government over the plan has watered down on some important points - leaving some green groups worried about the UK's fourth 'carbon budget'.

UK commits to halving emissions in fourth 'carbon budget'

Water and wildlife at risk from sweeping changes to forest rule, say top scientists

Water and wildlife at risk from sweeping changes to forest rule, say top scientists

Posted Mon, 16 May 2011 22:19:00 GMT by Ruth Hendry

A bold vision for U.S. forests, but scientists are worried. After a 90 day public review period, more than 300,000 comments from people across the U.S. have urged the administration to develop a more direct policy on how to manage national forests.

Water and wildlife at risk from sweeping changes to forest rule, say top scientists

UK Government accused of hiding nuclear power subsidy

UK Government accused of hiding nuclear power subsidy

Posted Mon, 16 May 2011 18:28:01 GMT by Laura Brown

MPs accuse the government of using reforms to hide subsidy for nuclear industry. The Coalition pledged to allow new nuclear power stations to be built, but assured they would not receive public subsidy.

UK Government accused of hiding nuclear power subsidy

Protests in Chile against dam project

Protests in Chile against dam project

Posted Fri, 13 May 2011 13:25:00 GMT by Laura Brown

Protests erupt as controversial scheme is approved. It involves the construction of five hydroelectric power stations and the damming of two rivers, the River Pascua (Pasqua) and Rio Baker. The scheme, it is argued, is vital for the economic development of Chile and helping to lift the 2.5million poor out of poverty.

Protests in Chile against dam project

Mankind needs to do more with less, says new UN report

Mankind needs to do more with less, says new UN report

Posted Thu, 12 May 2011 17:30:00 GMT by Martin Leggett

A new report from UNEP outlines the need to make a break with a dogma that couples runaway economic growth to environmental and resource run-down. The UN's International Resource Panel says that 'decoupling' is the only way to avoid the looming crises of global warming, rising commodity prices, resource depletion and mass species extinction.

Mankind needs to do more with less, says new UN report

China and U.S. announce fisheries and climate change deals

China and U.S. announce fisheries and climate change deals

Posted Thu, 12 May 2011 16:58:01 GMT by Colin Ricketts

The world's two largest economies have announced cooperation on fisheries and greenhouse gases. They hope to stop unregulated fish stocks from going on sale, monitor the management of threatened species and to reduce the toll of protected marine animals like sea turtles.

China and U.S. announce fisheries and climate change deals

Wi-fi technology faces disruption from climate change

Wi-fi technology faces disruption from climate change

Posted Tue, 10 May 2011 15:50:01 GMT by Laura Brown

UK government report identifies how infrastructure needs to plan ahead for extreme weather. The research looked at the potential impact on the UK economy from changes in temperature and the environment if projected changes in the global climate come to fruition.

Wi-fi technology faces disruption from climate change

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Pollution or Conservation, Doñana’s Choice!

Posted Tue, 03 Jan 2017 10:20:00 GMT by JW Dowey

Elephants help National Park, rare tigers, rhinos and the rest!

Posted Mon, 12 Dec 2016 11:05:00 GMT by Dave Armstrong

Carbon emissions down, but carbon dioxide levels still rampant!

Posted Tue, 22 Nov 2016 10:15:00 GMT by Dave Armstrong

Giant Antarctic marine reserve: international compromise or sham?

Posted Mon, 31 Oct 2016 10:00:00 GMT by JW Dowey

Carnivores good for hunters or farmers or just plain dangerous?

Posted Wed, 26 Oct 2016 11:56:23 GMT by JW Dowey

GODAN: Worldwide Hunger indicates Help Needed!

Posted Wed, 14 Sep 2016 18:25:00 GMT by Dave Armstrong

Indonesia acts on palm plantations and pollution

Posted Mon, 02 May 2016 09:40:00 GMT by Paul Robinson

Crops for Every Corn - or Sauerkraut!

Posted Fri, 22 Jan 2016 12:11:00 GMT by Dave Armstrong

The Great Green wall Grows and Grows (in Paris too)

Posted Mon, 07 Dec 2015 09:44:32 GMT by JW.Dowey

The World Waits, Wonders and Warms.

Posted Sat, 28 Nov 2015 09:55:00 GMT by Dave Armstrong

Funding to help European carbon capture and storage

Posted Wed, 10 Nov 2010 17:24:00 GMT by David Hewitt

Talking water at the United Nations

Posted Thu, 15 Sep 2011 18:20:00 GMT by Michael Clark

World Refugee Day - 20th June 2012

Posted Wed, 20 Jun 2012 00:01:00 GMT by Michael Evans

Poachers steal one elephant too many!

Posted Fri, 16 May 2014 11:01:00 GMT by Dave Armstrong

Climate change and the USA

Posted Tue, 10 Jan 2012 22:29:00 GMT by Dave Armstrong

Financial profit or forest protection in Brazil?

Posted Wed, 17 Aug 2011 19:53:21 GMT by Jessica Allan

International Holocaust Remembrance Day ~ 27th January

Posted Sun, 27 Jan 2013 13:45:00 GMT by Michael Evans

Celebrities out in force for shark fin ban

Posted Mon, 26 Sep 2011 17:32:00 GMT by Dave Collier

Dump fracking or integrate it?

Posted Thu, 13 Feb 2014 15:06:20 GMT by Colin Ricketts

World Rhino Day 2014

Posted Mon, 22 Sep 2014 07:32:29 GMT by Dave Armstrong