National parks banned bottled water to ease pollution. Trump just sided with the lobby that fought it.


    The Trump administration has quietly ended a six-year-old ban on selling bottled water at some national parks, which aimed to ease plastic pollution and the huge amount of waste being recycled. In a statement that closely tracked an intense campaign by the International Bottled Water Association in opposition to the ban, the National […] Related:The More...

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By admin On Wednesday, August 16th, 2017

The Northwest Passage’s most famous shipwrecks sit in these waters. Scientists are still finding out what else lies beneath.

QUEEN MAUD GULF, NUNAVUT, CANADA — In 1846, in perilous seas to the north of here, the two steam-propelled ships of British explorer Sir James Franklin, the Erebus and the Terror, froze in the ice. It More...

By admin On Tuesday, August 15th, 2017

Trump to reverse Obama-era order aimed at planning for climate change

President Trump is expected to sign an executive order Tuesday that the White House said would streamline the approval process for building infrastructure such as roads, bridges and offices by eliminating More...

By admin On Monday, August 14th, 2017

What it’s like to ride a 6,000-ton icebreaker through Arctic waters

As the sun sets Saturday, Mark Furze waits for the CCGS Amundsen to arrive at its next workstation in the Gulf of Boothia, in the Canadian territory of Nunavet. (Alice Li/The Washington Post) VICTORIA More...

By admin On Friday, August 11th, 2017

U.S. emissions probably won’t increase under Trump, study says. But they won’t fall, either.

Carbon-cutting efforts in the United States may be more resilient to Trump administration policies than expected, according to a new study. But under even one term for President Trump, the nation will still More...

By admin On Thursday, August 10th, 2017

Trump officials begin review of Obama emissions standards for cars

The Trump administration gave notice it intends to relax the rules governing greenhouse gas emissions on new model cars Thursday, in its latest move to undo President Barack Obama’s climate policies. In More...

By admin On Thursday, August 10th, 2017

Polluter fines drop 60 percent under Trump

The Trump administration has collected 60 percent less from civil penalties for environmental wrongdoing than the administrations of presidents Barack Obama, George W. Bush and Bill Clinton did on average More...

By admin On Wednesday, August 9th, 2017

‘We wanted to be early’: Northwest Passage adventurers held back by lingering ice

This is the second installment in our reporting from a trip into the Northwest Passage. For the first story, see here. RESOLUTE, Nunavut — As the Arctic ice recedes and the waters of the Northwest Passage More...

By admin On Tuesday, August 8th, 2017

Environmentalists are urging the USDA to reject this genetically engineered eucalyptus tree

A genetically engineered, freeze-tolerant eucalyptus tree is moving closer to receiving approval from the U.S. Department of Agriculture, amid concerns about the tree’s possible negative effects on More...

By admin On Monday, August 7th, 2017

The Arctic’s fabled passage is opening up. This is what it looks like

THE NORTHWEST PASSAGE – The Canadian icebreaker — a ship about as long as a football field — shudders as it makes contact, and then crashes through what appears to be more than five-feet of ice, bound More...