Interior Secretary Sally Jewell announced $100 million for a competitive grant program to fund research into ways to improve coastal resilience against storms like Hurricane Sandy, Greater Alexandria Patch reports.
TRAVERSE CITY, Mich. (AP) — Scientists said Monday they have for the first time documented that an Asian carp species has successfully reproduced within the Great Lakes watershed, an ominous development in the struggle to slam the door on the hungry invaders that could threaten native fish.
WASHINGTON (AP) — At home and abroad, Indonesia is highlighting its progress in curbing the environmental destruction that has depleted forests and made the Southeast Asian nation a leading source of greenhouse gases. But environmentalists are unconvinced.
The raid on Lumber Liquidator's headquarters last month, on suspicions the company imported protected wood, may have stemmed from a report by a group called the Environmental Investigation Agency, The Wall Street Journal reports.
The U.S. Export-Import Bank officially took on a new set of guidelines to limit financing for coal-fired power plants in foreign nations, with exceptions for plants with carbon-capture systems and those built in poor countries without alternatives, National Journal reports.
The Nuclear Energy Institute criticized the exclusion of nuclear energy from President Obama's recent executive action ordering the federal government to purchase more power from low-carbon sources, saying the move represents a "missed leadership opportunity," Platts reports.
A national poll conducted by Bloomberg reported 56 percent of respondents view the Keystone XL pipeline as positive for U.S. energy security compared with 35 percent who view it as a source of potential environmental damage.
A poll conducted for the American Petroleum Institute reports that 80 percent of respondents support the expansion of new energy infrastructure, and 70 percent support construction of the Keystone XL pipeline, FuelFix reports.
Speaking at a summit on energy and infrastructure, Housing and Urban Development Secretary Shaun Donovan said his department is at the forefront of the administration's climate action plan, developing plans for disaster recovery and climate-resilient infrastructure, National Journal reports.
Pakistan's Petroleum and Natural Resources Minister Shahid Khaqan Abbas said Iran has withdrawn its $500 million financing offer for a Iran-Pakistan natural gas pipeline project, but Iran is prepared to supply the line once it's completed, Platts reports.