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Trump: San Francisco to get environmental violation for homelessness

Trump: San Francisco to get environmental violation for homelessnessPresident Trump said late Wednesday that his administration would issue a notice of environmental violation against the city of San Francisco because of what he described as its homelessness problem.



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50 years after the Santa Barbara oil spill: How the catastrophe sparked a modern environmental movement

50 years after the Santa Barbara oil spill: How the catastrophe sparked a modern environmental movementJan. 28, 2019, marks 50 years since the pristine shores and Pacific waters of Santa Barbara, California, were blemished and blackened by an estimated 3 million gallons of crude oil.



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Trump Administration Hit With 7 Major Environmental Setbacks In Court In Past Week

Trump Administration Hit With 7 Major Environmental Setbacks In Court In Past WeekThe Trump administration suffered seven major environmental setbacks in the



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Donald Trump's budget proposal includes major cuts to environmental programmes

Donald Trump's budget proposal includes major cuts to environmental programmesUS President Donald Trump’s budget includes the elimination or steep cuts to several environmental programmes. This is despite a deal made in Congress last week which added hundreds of billions of dollars in new, general funding to the federal budget. Congress must still approve it but the President’s proposed budget reflects many of the priorities outlined in the first proposal submitted last April, called the “skinny budget,” which focused heavily on military spending.



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Oil tanker's sinking off China raises environmental fears

Oil tanker's sinking off China raises environmental fearsThe sinking of an Iranian tanker off China could severely damage marine life, environmental experts warned Monday, as state media reported an oil spill covering up to 50 square miles at the scene. The Sanchi, carrying 136,000 tonnes of light crude oil from Iran, went under on Sunday after a new and massive fire erupted, sending a cloud of black smoke as high as one kilometre above the East China Sea. “Oil spills from the ship are still burning” at the scene, China’s transport ministry said Monday.



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China races to prevent environmental disaster from stricken tanker

China races to prevent environmental disaster from stricken tankerChina raced to contain oil leaking from an Iranian tanker stricken off its eastern coast Tuesday amid warnings the burning ship could spark an environmental disaster. The Sanchi was carrying 136,000 tonnes of light crude oil when it collided with a cargo ship on Saturday and erupted into flames 160 nautical miles east of Shanghai. If all the cargo from the Panamanian-flagged 274-metre (899-foot) tanker spills, it would be the biggest oil slick from a ship in decades and could kill marine life across a vast area, analysts have said.



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Russian environmental activist hospitalized after beating

Russian environmental activist hospitalized after beatingA leading Russian environmental activist said on Friday he had been hospitalized after being severely beaten by unknown assailants in the southern city of Krasnodar. Andrei Rudomakha, head of the Environmental Watch on the North Caucasus NGO, told Reuters he and a group of activists were assaulted late on Thursday upon returning from the Black Sea coastal city of Gelendzhik where they were documenting the illegal construction of a mansion for high-ranking officials. The regional branch of the Russian Interior Ministry, in a statement sent to Reuters, said authorities were investigating the attack by what it said were three assailants.



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5 Times Trump’s Pick For Top Environmental Adviser Struggled To Defend Her Climate Denial

5 Times Trump’s Pick For Top Environmental Adviser Struggled To Defend Her Climate DenialKathleen Hartnett White stammered, sighed and sat silent for seconds on end on Wednesday throughout her Senate hearing to be confirmed as the new head of the White House’s Council of Environmental Quality.



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Man who believes current air quality is 'too clean' named to US Environmental Protection Agency advisory board

Man who believes current air quality is 'too clean' named to US Environmental Protection Agency advisory boardA man who once claimed that the air in America was “a little too clean for optimum health”, has been appointed to an advisory board of America’s Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). Robert Phalen once claimed that children’s lungs need to breathe irritants so their bodies can learn to fight them. The former director of the Air Pollution Health Effects Laboratory at the University of California Irvine was appointed to the agency’s critical Scientific Advisory Board by ​EPA Director Scott Pruitt.



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Judge halts aquarium fishing until environmental review

Judge halts aquarium fishing until environmental reviewHONOLULU (AP) — A Hawaii judge has halted the commercial fishing of reef fish for aquariums until the state reviews the trade's environmental impact.



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