A fast way to slow global warming is to chase methane. A potent greenhouse gas, in the short term, it warms the planet as much as 86 times more efficiently than does carbon dioxide, even if it only persists for a couple of decades or less. But methane is hard to chase.
Yum, lead. In a nation hypersensitive about bugs in food, yesterday’s action on the part of new Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke would have you think America’s hunters aren’t bothered by a little lead in their goose* or venison. Yesterday, on his first day on the job, Zinke signed Secretarial Order 3346, rescinding the Obama Administration’s ban…
Ryan Zinke started work today as Secretary of the Interior, riding in on a horse named Tonto.
If Environmental Protection Agency Administrator Scott Pruitt wants you to know one thing from his appearance at the Conservative Political Action Conference, it’s that, “The future ain’t what it used to be.” He’s not complaining. After all, he’s the future.
Democratic lawmakers in California have announced their intention to guard against federal interference in the state’s environmental and worker protection laws. On air quality, water, endangered species, and worker safety, they’ve introduced three bills that would empower state agencies to enforce the standards in place now.