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Scott Pruitt, longtime adversary of EPA, confirmed to lead the agency, Scientists to repeat 19th-century ship’s crossing of polar ice cap, & more

Late on Friday evening controversial candidate Scott Pruitt was sworn in as the 14th administrator of the US Environmental Protection Agency. The ceremony came hours after the Senate…

DAILY BRIEF | 20.02.17

US scientists attack Trump government over policies and ‘alternative facts’, Weather experts say new El Niño possible later this year, & more

Donald Trump’s administration has been savaged by two leading members of the US scientific community over “alternative” facts, climate change, gagging orders and the travel ban. Prof Barbara…

DAILY BRIEF | 17.02.17

EPA staff told to prepare for Trump executive orders: sources, Demand for power price cuts puts UK nuclear plants’ viability in doubt, & more

Staff at the US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) have been told that Donald Trump is preparing a handful of executive orders to reshape the agency, to be signed…

DAILY BRIEF | 16.02.17

UK Moorside nuclear project in doubt after Toshiba writedown, U.K. lobbies Trump officials to stay in Paris climate deal, & more

The planned Moorside new nuclear plant in Cumbria is in doubt after project lead Toshiba said it planned to pull out of the construction work, report Reuters and…

DAILY BRIEF | 15.02.17

More people now believe human-made climate change is happening, Judge refuses to block work on Dakota Access pipeline, & more

The proportion of people in UK who accept climate change is happening and is largely human-caused has risen to almost two-thirds, a survey shows. A poll of 2,045…

DAILY BRIEF | 14.02.17

UK offshore wind ‘will lower energy bills’ more than nuclear, Iconic woodland flower ‘facing bleak future because of global warming’, & more

Offshore windfarms could provide cheaper power than Britain’s new nuclear power stations, the chief executive of wind industry trade body RenewableUK has told The Guardian. Hugh McNeall said…

DAILY BRIEF | 13.02.17

EU must shut all coal plants by 2030 to meet Paris climate pledges, Work restarts on Dakota Access oil pipeline, & more

If Europe’s 300 coal plants run to the end of their natural lifespans, the bloc will “vastly overshoot” its Paris climate pledge, according to new research. The report…

DAILY BRIEF | 10.02.17

Almost 90% of new power in Europe from renewable sources in 2016, Sources: Ex-George W. Bush administration climate aide to be environment adviser on NSC, & more

Renewable energy made up nearly nine-tenths of new power added to Europe’s electricity grids last year, in a sign of the continent’s rapid shift away from fossil fuels,…

DAILY BRIEF | 09.02.17

Republican statesmen propose replacing Obama’s climate plans with a carbon tax, ‘Whistleblower’ says protocol was breached but no data fraud, & more

A group of veteran Republicans will lobby for a US carbon tax at a meeting today with top White House officials, reports the Washington Post. The figures want…

DAILY BRIEF | 08.02.17
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