Trump administration eases environmental enforcement during outbreak

The Trump administration has decided to ease enforcement of environmental regulations covering polluting industries to help them cope with impacts from the coronavirus outbreak, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency said on Thursday. Reuters: Environment BEST DEAL UPDATE: That extra fluffy … Read more…

U.N. aviation agency agrees to restrict carbon credits denounced by climate activists

The U.N.’s aviation agency on Friday approved restrictions for a global program designed to help airlines offset their carbon emissions, a move that curbs industry funding for older projects whose environmental benefits have been challenged by climate activists. Reuters: Environment … Read more…

Air pollution clears in northern Italy after coronavirus lockdown, satellite shows

Air pollution over northern Italy fell after the government introduced a nationwide lockdown to combat coronavirus, satellite imagery showed on Friday, in a new example of the pandemic’s potential impact on emissions. Reuters: Environment BEST DEAL UPDATE: That extra fluffy … Read more…

China to modify environmental supervision of firms to boost post-coronavirus recovery

China will modify the environmental supervision of companies to help the resumption of production disrupted by the coronavirus epidemic, giving firms more time to rectify environmental problems, but stressed it was not relaxing standards. Reuters: Environment BEST DEAL UPDATE: That … Read more…

White House aims to appeal court decision that threatened refinery biofuel waivers: sources

The Trump administration plans to appeal a federal court decision that called into question a program exempting small oil refineries from the nation’s biofuel blending laws, three sources familiar with the matter said on Thursday. Reuters: Environment BEST DEAL UPDATE: … Read more…

Exclusive: U.N. aviation agency weighs restrictions on carbon credits under fire by climate activists

The United Nations is weighing restrictions for a scheme designed to help airlines offset their carbon emissions, curbing industry funding for older projects whose environmental benefits have been disputed by climate activists.   Reuters: Environment BEST DEAL UPDATE: That extra … Read more…

California regulator proposes record $2.14 billion fine on PG&E over wildfires

California’s utilities regulator has proposed an increased $ 2.14 billion fine on PG&E Corp for its role in causing the devastating 2017 and 2018 wildfires in Northern California. Reuters: Environment BEST DEAL UPDATE: That extra fluffy kind of happy (300×250)” … Read more…

Japan environment minister says to review export policy of coal-fired power plants by end-June

Japanese environment minister Shinjiro Koizumi said on Tuesday it has agreed with other ministries including the industry ministry and finance ministry to review export conditions of coal-fired power plants by the end of June. Reuters: Environment BEST DEAL UPDATE: That … Read more…

Australian farmers watch wildfire destroy their home from inside concrete bunker

It was an inevitability, thought Australian cattle farmer Donald Graham and his wife Bronwyn, that bushfires would one day tear through the bushland that surrounded their home, a remote property overlooking the Snowy River National Park. Reuters: Environment BEST DEAL … Read more…