EcoNews Report Roundup December 2018

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Environmental stories in 30 minutes – that’s the EcoNews Roundup!

For December’s EcoNews Report Roundup Larry Glass, NEC’s Executive Director, and Bella Waters, NEC’s Admin & Development Director, cover the following news stories:


  1. Conflict-of-Interest Questions Arise as Supervisors Set to Consider Rezoning More Than 500,000 Acres Tuesday
  2. EPIC plans to legally challenge beaver killing in California
  3. California abalone season sunk until 2021 to give stressed population time to rebuild
  4. Trinidad Rancheria to adjust size, visual features of hotel design.
  5. Comments on Trinity County’s Proposed Amendments to Cannabis Cultivation Ordinance No. 315-823


  1. Republican activist with ties to Project Veritas infiltrates the Sierra Club. Project Veritas-linked operative allegedly tried to use Sierra Club credentials to access Democratic campaigns.
  2. Energy Transfer, Banks Lost Billions by Ignoring Early Dakota Access Pipeline Concerns

Climate News

  1. The U.S. Military Needed New Icebreakers Years Ago. A Melting Arctic Is Raising the National Security Stakes.
  2. Environmental cleanups return on investment — and they return big time
  3. Global carbon emissions reach a new record high in 2018
  4. Decades of Denial and Stalling Have Created a Climate Crunch
  5. Here’s How Much Climate Change Could Cost the U.S. Warming could exact a major economic toll, but reducing emissions and adapting to changes can alleviate those cos
  6. Scientists warn Brazil’s new Trump like president may seriously harm the Amazon rainforest
  7. Warning for Seafood Lovers: Climate Change Could Crash These Important Fisheries.
  8. 10 facts you probably missed in the government’s climate report

If you have suggestions for stories to be reported on the next issue of the EcoNews Roundup, please email the NEC office.