Right whale’s death caused by entanglement in Canadian gear, says conservation group | CBC News
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Right whale’s death caused by entanglement in Canadian gear, says conservation group | CBC News

New BrunswickThe death of a 40-year-old male right whale found floating in U.S. waters was caused by entanglement in Canadian fishing gear. That is the finding of a necropsy performed by the Atlantic Marine Conservation Society.Necropsy found no evidence of vessel strike; no signs of diseaseAngela Bosse · CBC News · Posted: Nov 03, 2019 12:54…

EPA to scale back federal rules restricting waste from coal-fired power plants
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EPA to scale back federal rules restricting waste from coal-fired power plants

The Environmental Protection Agency on Monday plans to relax rules that govern how power plants store waste from burning coal and release water containing toxic metals into nearby waterways, according to agency officials.The proposals, which scale back two rules adopted in 2015, affect the disposal of fine powder and sludge known as “coal ash,” as…

More airports consider going off the grid as power outages ground flights
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More airports consider going off the grid as power outages ground flights

Aerial view of the Pittsburgh International AirportSource: Pittsburgh International AirportShould airports go off the grid? Pittsburgh International Airport — and others — think so.Remember that 11-hour power outage at Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport in December 2017 that canceled hundreds of flights, stranded thousands of passengers and cost Delta Airlines alone an estimated $50 million in…

2020 Dems target inequality with green plans | TheHill
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2020 Dems target inequality with green plans | TheHill

2020 Democratic presidential contenders are giving new attention to the idea of “environmental injustice,” heartening green advocates who argue that polluting industries have gone unchecked.A number of candidates have rolled out ambitious plans to tackle decades of pollution and harmful practices that have been concentrated in the nation’s poorest neighborhoods and communities of color.”Our crisis of environmental…