Environmentalist Tom Steyer ends 2020 Democratic presidential bid
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Environmentalist Tom Steyer ends 2020 Democratic presidential bid

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – Billionaire environmentalist Tom Steyer, a fierce critic of President Donald Trump who had pushed early for his impeachment, abandoned his bid for the 2020 Democratic presidential nomination on Saturday after trailing in third place in the South Carolina primary, a campaign source told Reuters.Steyer, who poured hundreds of millions of dollars of…

NGO to restore water bodies in rural areas of Chennai’s neighbouring districts
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NGO to restore water bodies in rural areas of Chennai’s neighbouring districts

EFI recently restored Alleri lake in MEPZ located between the larger Kadaperi and Thiruneermalai lakes   | Photo Credit: Special Arrangement The Environmentalist Foundation of India is joining hands with the district administration to rejuvenate several water bodies in Tiruvallur, Kancheepuram and Chengalpet districts As part of its efforts to restore lakes in and around…

Airlines will stop coronavirus ‘ghost flights’—now we need to rethink the future of flying
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Airlines will stop coronavirus ‘ghost flights’—now we need to rethink the future of flying

With the demand for flights drastically down amid the coronavirus outbreak, the airline industry is reeling. Avoiding air travel is top of mind for most of the public, and that means revenue losses—of up to $113 billion, according to the International Air Transport Association, if COVID-19 spreads broadly—but it also means that we’re in a…

Critics blast EPA move as license to pollute during pandemic | TheHill
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Critics blast EPA move as license to pollute during pandemic | TheHill

Critics worry a new Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) policy will leave the agency unaware of how much pollution is leaking into air, water and soil as companies are given the green light to suspend monitoring during the coronavirus outbreak.A directive issued by EPA late Thursday informed companies they would not face fines or other enforcement actions from…

“An open license to pollute”: Trump administration indefinitely suspends environmental protection laws during coronavirus pandemic
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“An open license to pollute”: Trump administration indefinitely suspends environmental protection laws during coronavirus pandemic

The Trump administration introduced this week a sweeping relaxation of environmental laws and fines during the coronavirus pandemic. According to new guidelines from the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), companies will largely be exempt from consequences for polluting the air or water during the outbreak.  In a letter to all government and private sector partners on…

Environmentalists oppose shooting leopard in Tumakuru
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Environmentalists oppose shooting leopard in Tumakuru

Environmentalists have demanded that the State government not issue a shoot-at-sight order against the man-eater leopard in Tumakuru district. After visiting the family of the deceased girl, Chandana, at Baichenahalli on Sunday, Forest Minister Anand Singh said he would issue the kill order on Monday. Angered by this, environmentalist, T.V.N. Murthy asked the Minister how…

‘It’s Like Bringing Smallpox Blankets In’: Tribes Fight Keystone XL Amid Covid-19
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‘It’s Like Bringing Smallpox Blankets In’: Tribes Fight Keystone XL Amid Covid-19

Lakota spiritual leader Chief Arvol Looking Horse attends a demonstration against the proposed Keystone XL Pipeline outside the White House on January 28, 2015. Photo: GettyThe threat of an unfamiliar virus devastating Native American communities is as old as colonialism itself. When European empires sailed to North American shores in the 15th century, settlers arrived…