Category: HaulTail

  • Tax Hike on Gasoline Plays Into Trump’s Infrastructure Politics

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    The Trump administration hasn’t ruled out increasing the gas tax to help finance a $2 trillion infrastructure plan, but the idea has little support among officials who are wary of a politically risky move heading into the 2020 election. A near doubling of fuel levies wouldn’t be enough to cover the additional cost over a […]

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  • The Hidden Dangers of a World-Changing Product

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    It’s impossible to imagine modern life without plastics. From the moment the day begins, we are using plastic. It’s in our toothbrushes, our shower curtains and our phones. We use it on the way to work in bus seats, car dashboards, and bicycle helmets. We see it at lunch in takeout containers and disposable utensils. […]

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  • Is Air Pollution Affecting Every Organ in the Body?

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    Air pollution could affect “every organ” in the human body, a major global review has warned. Pollution is known to be harmful to the lungs and airways but a growing volume of research suggests it damages the whole body. The World Health Organisation (WHO) says nine out of 10 people globally breathe air containing high […]

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  • $340 Million Rental Car Facility in Hawaii Airport

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    A Hawaii airport has opened a $340-million facility for car rental companies, officials said. The Kahului Airport Consolidated Rent-A-Car facility is the largest single public works project on Maui, The Maui News reported Wednesday. The facility that opened Wednesday houses all major rental car companies in one spot and connects passengers with the airport via […]

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  • Climate change could lead to blackouts in Los Angeles

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    Extreme heat adds stress to the electricity grid. Large storms are not the only cause of power outages. In the Los Angeles area, rising temperatures could lead to more frequent blackouts. Stephanie Pincetl of the UCLA Institute of the Environment and Sustainability co-authored a recent report about how extreme heat will affect the grid in […]

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  • Hawaii Court Halts Biomass Plant Over Climate Concerns

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    The Hawaii Supreme Court has put the brakes on plans by a biomass company to burn locally grown eucalyptustrees to provide energy to the state’s largest utility. The court ruled last week that the state Public Utility Commission (PUC) failed to consider Hawaii’s goal of reducing greenhouse gas emissions when it approved a power purchase […]

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  • A Glimpse of Hope: The “Super Corals” of Hawaii

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    Corals are considered not only as one of the most important creatures in oceans for they do not only add beauty to it but they also provide homes for different marine animals especially fish. In fact, a small percent of coral reefs envelops the ocean bed and supports 30% of known marine species. However, due […]

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  • Nearly all countries agree to stem flow of plastic waste into poor nations

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    US reportedly opposed deal, which follows concerns that villages in Indonesia, Thailand and Malaysia had ‘turned into dumpsites’ Almost all the world’s countries have agreed on a deal aimed at restricting shipments of hard-to-recycle plastic waste to poorer countries, the United Nations announced on Friday. Exporting countries – including the US – now will have […]

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  • ‘Extraordinary thinning’ of ice sheets revealed deep inside Antarctica

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    New research shows affected areas are losing ice five times faster than in the 1990s, with more than 100m of thickness gone in some places Ice losses are rapidly spreading deep into the interior of the Antarctic, new analysis of satellite data shows. The warming of the Southern Ocean is resulting in glaciers sliding into […]

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  • Rollback of offshore drilling regulations prompts concerns about safety of workers, environment

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    Port Fourchon, LA — The Bureau of Safety and Environmental Enforcement’s rollback of certain provisions of a rule intended to prevent a repeat of the 2010 Deepwater Horizon offshore oil rig disaster will maintain safety and environmental protections, the agency claims, as advocacy groups announce their intention to fight the move. BSEE developed the 2016 […]

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