How a few unions hijack California’s environmental law

Since its enactment in 1970, the California Environmental Quality Act – or CEQA, as it is widely known – has expanded significantly beyond its original scope of protecting the natural environment. It now includes many public health considerations such as traffic, noise and tenant displacement into the list of “environmental” impacts that must be analyzed … Read more

Dairy land gas plant faces new judicial challenge; Opponents question the environmental review | Science and the environment

Chris Hobosch | Wisconsin Magazine As they launch a new legal challenge, environmental groups are directing a federal review that says a planned Superior natural gas power plant will reduce greenhouse gas emissions despite millions of tons of carbon dioxide being pumped into the atmosphere each year. The Minnesota-based Dairyland Power Cooperative is seeking a … Read more

Heavy rainfall boosts bird breeding across the Lachlan River, but drought “left only one failed rain event”

Heavy rains across Australia’s east coast are revitalizing wetland bird species, but conservationists have warned that the next drought is about to come. the main points: Bird breeding events have been recorded in wetlands across central western New South Wales Government agencies say preparations for the next drought have begun to improve water security Researchers … Read more

What the Supreme Court has ruled the EPA can and cannot do

A Supreme Court ruling Thursday significantly reduced the EPA’s authority to limit emissions from power plants under the 2014 rule, but the agency still maintains other tools to limit emissions — for now. In a 6-3 ruling in West Virginia v. EPA, the court’s conservative majority found that the EPA lacked the authority to enforce … Read more

Could the Suffolk nuclear plant destroy the haven of avocets, gall and animals? | Hinckley Point C

Bittern Hide in the RSPB’s Minsmere Reserve was doing steady work last Wednesday. More than a dozen bird-watchers were crammed into the elevated sanctuary that overlooked a wide range of health, freshwater ponds and reed beds extending to Suffolk coast. Swamp cattle flew overhead and some bitterness swept the landscape. In front of another nearby … Read more

Tropical Storm Colin forms off the coast of South Carolina

Placeholder while loading article actions An area with turbulent weather near the Carolina coast surprised meteorologists, turning into a tropical storm on Saturday morning. The National Hurricane Center announced at 5 a.m. Saturday that Tropical Storm Colin had given birth. Tropical storm warnings extend from southern Myrtle Beach, South Carolina, north through the North Carolina … Read more