Sunday, May 22, 2022 - 06:07:16
16 results - (0.002 seconds)

environmental efforts:

Contact Newsletter-online.com: [NewsMag]

latest news at page 1:
1
    Washington (CNN)Attorney General Merrick Garland announced Thursday that the Justice Department is opening a new office aimed at addressing the department's environmental justice efforts. Low-income communities and communities of color face larger risks from pollution and the impacts of the climate crisis, scientists and health experts have reported. More than 40% of Americans live in areas with unhealthy air quality, according to the American Lung Association, and people of color are the most harmed by it. The DOJ's Office of Environmental Justice is part of the Biden administration's strategy to prioritize environmental justice -- specifically as it relates to the climate crisis -- after the issue was largely ignored during the Trump administration. Roe leak may impact how Supreme Court decides gun rights, climate and immigration cases this springGarland said the OEJ "will serve as the central hub for our efforts to advance our comprehensive environmental justice enforcement strategy," with the office working alongside a number of other intradepartmental agencies, including the Civil Rights Division and United States Attorneys' offices, to "prioritize meaningful and constructive engagement with the communities...
    VIDEO2:5702:57Much growth ahead for China's property sector amid urbanization: Investment firmSquawk Box Asia China's property developers could come under greater scrutiny for flouting environmental laws, as Beijing steps up efforts to reinforce rules, according to one portfolio manager.  The latest move by Chinese authorities to order indebted property developer China Evergrande to demolish 39 buildings of its Ocean Flower Island project came as a surprise to many, said Teresa Kong, head of fixed income at investment firm Matthews Asia. "I think it certainly caught both the company, and certainly investors, by surprise. The government has been very vocal about implementation of environmental policies," she told CNBC's "Squawk Box Asia" on Wednesday. The Ocean Flower Island is a man-made archipelago in Danzhou, Hainan, touted by Chinese state media as "the world's largest of its kind." According to the Wall Street Journal, Danzhou's government said last month that the island had harmed the marine environment, and was partially responsible for causing widespread damage to coral reefs. Kong said it may not just be Evergrande that could have skirted the environmental rules — but "potentially other...
    NEW YORK (AP) — More than 200 musical artists will perform next month as part of an online fundraiser for the environment that will be shown on YouTube. Black Pumas, Jack Johnson, Ben Harper, the Lumineers, Cat Stevens, Rhiannon Giddens, Taj Mahal and Rosanne Cash are among the musicians that have signed on for “Peace Through Music: A Global Event for the Environment,” organizers said on Tuesday. The organization Playing for Change is putting on the event in collaboration with the United Nations Population Fund. The concert will be shown on Playing for Change’s YouTube channel on Dec. 15 starting at 9 p.m. Eastern time. Designed to promote environmental sustainability, the event will raise money for organizations like Conservation International, American Rivers and the World Wildlife Fund. The concert is a sequel of sorts to a 2020 event that raised more than $1 million for social justice causes. Other participating artists include Keb’ Mo’, Mickey Hart, Rodrigo Y Gabriela, Sara Bareilles, Slash, the Pocket Queen and Giovanni Hidalgo. More participants will be announced. Copyright © 2021 The Associated Press. All rights...
    PHILADELPHIA (CBS) — Gov. Tom Wolf will join members of the Pennsylvania Legislative Black Caucus and environmental advocates to announce efforts to address environmental justice in low-income communities and communities of color that are adversely impacted by environmental issues and accompanying health problems. The announcement is expected to be at 11:30 a.m. Thursday and will be streamed on CBSN Philly. What: Gov. Tom Wolf, Lawmakers to Announce Actions to Prioritize Environmental Justice When: Thursday, Oct. 28 Time: 11 a.m. Where: In the player above or on your streaming device through CBSN Philly Stay with CBSPhilly.com for updates to this developing story.
    In honor of the fourth week of Environmental Awareness Month this September, Georgia Power is highlighting its efforts around protecting and managing habitats throughout the state, such as the company’s right-of-way management, including special management areas for rare plants like the Georgia aster and the smooth purple coneflower. At Georgia Power our projects work towards conservation, restoration and awareness, so that future generations will have a prosperous, healthy and beautiful place to call home. There are four major conservation areas the company is highlighting as a part of Environmental Awareness Month: Land, Sensitive Species, Waterways and Habitats. Last week, the company featured its efforts around improving and protecting Georgia’s waterways and the species that live in them, such as shoal bass. The second week, Georgia Power highlighted conservation of sensitive species, including the gopher tortoise, Georgia’s state reptile. As one of the oldest living species native to Georgia and a keystone species of longleaf pine forests, it supports hundreds of other species. Georgia Power kicked off the month featuring its land management practices, including maintaining and operating over...
    In honor of the second week of Environmental Awareness Month this September, Georgia Power is highlighting its efforts around protecting sensitives species such as the gopher tortoise, which is Georgia’s state reptile and considered a keystone species. “Georgia Power’s management practices on company lands and power line corridors contribute significantly to conservation efforts designed both to enhance tortoise populations and prevent the need for a federal listing of the tortoise,” said Jim Ozier, environmental biologist for Georgia Power. At Georgia Power our projects work towards conservation, restoration and awareness, so that future generations will have a prosperous, healthy and beautiful place to call home. There are four major conservation areas the company is highlighting as a part of Environmental Awareness Month. Last week, the company featured its land management practices, including maintaining and operating over 100,000 acres of land, 60,000 acres of water and more than 15 lake properties. The remaining focus areas are: Sensitive Species, Waterways and Habitats. Week 2: We Protect Sensitive Species Gopher Tortoise: The gopher tortoise is a burrowing land...
    WASHINGTON (AP) — Senate Democrats released a budget resolution Monday that maps $3.5 trillion in spending boosts and tax breaks aimed at strengthening social and environmental programs, setting up an autumn battle over President Joe Biden’s domestic policy ambitions. The measure lays the groundwork for legislation later this year that over a decade would pour mountains of federal resources into their top priorities. Included would be more money for health care, education, family services and environmental programs and tax breaks for families, with much of it paid for with tax increases on the rich and corporations. The measure’s introduction marks the start of a long legislative trek through Congress of legislation that Democrats hope will result this fall in a progressive reshaping of government. To succeed, they’ll have to overcome likely unanimous Republican opposition and find the sweet spot between the demands of their own often antagonist progressive and moderate factions. Copyright © 2021 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, written or redistributed.
    Loading the player... Ashindi Maxton was distraught as she toured neighborhoods in Detroit’s 48217 ZIP code and met residents who live in one of the most polluted communities in Michigan. They live against the backdrop of heavy industrial sites that have long been a major concern in the nation’s largest Black-majority city, which has some of the country’s highest asthma rates among children and a lengthy history of environmental concerns. Residents shared stories of loved ones who grew sick after living in close proximity to the industrial sites, and also noted it’s often hard to breathe because of a thick, chemical stench that is most profound in the summer. Read More: Racism is fueling the climate crisis as Biden signs orders to save the planet It was a defining moment for Maxton, co-founder of the Donors of Color Network, a philanthropic group dedicated to racial equity and funding environmental projects and other racial justice movements nationwide. “Most of the people I know have more than one illness,” said 68-year-old Emma Lockridge, who has lived near an oil refinery for...
    By KAT STAFFORD, Associated Press DETROIT (AP) — Ashindi Maxton was distraught as she toured neighborhoods in Detroit’s 48217 ZIP code and met residents who live in one of the most polluted communities in Michigan. They live against the backdrop of heavy industrial sites that have long been a major concern in the nation’s largest Black-majority city, which has some of the country’s highest asthma rates among children and a lengthy history of environmental concerns. Residents shared stories of loved ones who grew sick after living in close proximity to the industrial sites, and also noted it’s often hard to breathe because of a thick, chemical stench that is most profound in the summer. It was a defining moment for Maxton, co-founder of the Donors of Color Network, a philanthropic group dedicated to racial equity and funding environmental projects and other racial justice movements nationwide. “Most of the people I know have more than one illness,” said 68-year-old Emma Lockridge, who has lived near an oil refinery for more than three decades and suffers from a rare blood cancer. Her...
    SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — The New Mexico State Land Office that oversees thousands of oil and natural gas development leases in a major U.S. petroleum-production basin is expanding environmental enforcement efforts to ensure that oilfield sites get cleaned up and restored as leases expire. At an online news conference Thursday, the agency announced enhanced reviews at oil-lease sites that pose immediate environmental concerns. Officials say the initiative already has resulted in completed environmental reclamation efforts at sites spanning roughly 11 square miles (28 square kilometers), and the plugging of nine oil wells within the Permian Basin in southeastern New Mexico. At the same time, the land office indicated it has filed nine lawsuits aimed at clean-up compliance against leaseholders for oil and gas development, a salt-water disposal well operator and others. The efforts are aimed at holding oilfield businesses accountable for ground spills of oil, natural gas, polluted or brackish water used in the drilling process as well as abandoned well pads, tanks for liquids, pipelines and roads. State Land Commissioner Stephanie Garcia Richard said the effort “is about...
    By Lisandra Paraguassu and Jake Spring BRASILIA (Reuters) - The head of Brazil's national parks service has been removed, two people with knowledge of the matter told Reuters, in the latest management change under the right-wing government, which has sought to weaken environmental protections. Environmental Minister Ricardo Salles fired Homero Cerqueira from the top job at ICMBio, which oversees Brazil's parks and other protected nature reserves, one of the sources said. The dismissal follows Salles' visit to the Brazilian Pantanal, the world's largest wetland, to observe efforts to fight fires that are on pace to hit a monthly record in August. A second source said that Salles, following consultations with farmers in the Pantanal, had criticized ICMBio's response to the fires before Cerqueira's exit. The sources spoke on condition of anonymity because the decision had not been announced. Salles did not immediately respond to request for comment. A spokesman for the Environmental Ministry, which controls ICMBio, declined to immediately comment. A video of a minister's meeting with President Jair Bolsonaro released in May under a court order in an unrelated...
    Heavy winds of 50km/h (31mph) in Mauritius have put efforts to remove leaking oil from a ship on hold until Monday evening. The MV Wakashio, believed to have been carrying 4,000 tonnes of fuel oil, ran aground on a coral reef off the Indian Ocean island on 25 July. Huge waves up to 5m in height are also expected on Monday. Mauritius is home to world-renowned coral reefs, and tourism is a crucial part of its economy. Images posted online by local media on Sunday showed volunteers collecting straw from fields and filling sacks to make barriers against the oil. Volunteers have been trying to absorb the oil using barriers of straw Others had been making their own tubes with tights and hair to add to the effort and some have been cleaning up the island’s beaches. Their actions went against an order from the government asking people to leave the clean-up to local authorities. “People have realised that they need to take things into their hands. We are here to protect our fauna and flora,” environmental activist Ashok Subron...
    President Trump will host an event Thursday at the White House to tout his administration’s efforts on deregulation – a day after he announced sweeping rollbacks to the environmental review process for largescale infrastructure projects. While it is unclear if Trump plans to announce new deregulation efforts during the event, White House officials pushed back on the idea that it would be a campaign-style event. “We’re going to be celebrating with a bit of a victory lap on exactly what that vision for less government and more opportunity has done for all Americans, but especially for those Americans with the least among us,” a senior administration official told Fox News. TRUMP SIGNS EXECUTIVE ORDER TO HOLD CHINA ACCOUNTABLE FOR ACTIONS AGAINST HONG HONG The president faced criticism from opponents for a news conference he gave earlier this week at the White House that was intended to highlight new actions taken against China. Trump started by announcing that he was signing legislation and an executive order targeting Beijing for their actions in Hong Kong, but the press conference quickly shifted...
    WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump is expected to announce a new federal rule to speed up the environmental review process for proposed highways, gas pipelines and other major infrastructure, a move that critics are describing as the dismantling of a 50-year-old environmental protection law. Trump will travel to Atlanta on Wednesday to announce the federal rule as he seeks to make it easier to meet some of the country’s infrastructure needs. When he first announced the effort in January, the administration set a two-year deadline for completing full environmental impact reviews while less comprehensive assessments would have to be completed within one year. The White House said the final rule will promote the rebuilding of America. Critics call the president’s efforts a cynical attempt to limit the public’s ability to review, comment and influence proposed projects under the National Environmental Policy Act, one of the country’s bedrock environmental protection laws. “This may be the single biggest giveaway to polluters in the past 40 years,” said Brett Hartl, government affairs director at the Center for Biological Diversity, an environmental group...
    By Devika Krishna Kumar and Valerie Volcovici NEW YORK / WASHINGTON, Jul 6 (.) – A US court ordered the closure of the Dakota Access pipeline on Monday over concerns about its possible environmental impact, in a major victory for indigenous tribes and environmental groups that struggled for years to block the project. energetic. The decision of the court for the District of Columbia is known after the cancellation on Sunday of another energy project, in which it was a serious blow to the efforts of the Donald Trump government to boost the local fossil fuel industry by reducing environmental bureaucracy. According to the ruling, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers violated the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) when it granted access rights to Energy Transfer LP to build and operate a portion of the pipeline located below the Oahe Lake in South Dakota. The court ordered Energy Transfer to close and empty the 570,000 barrels per day (bpd) pipeline in 30 days, shutting down the largest artery that transports crude oil from the Bakken shale basin in North Dakota...
1