Environment

A Historic First: Rhode Island Sues Oil Companies Over Climate Change

A Historic First: Rhode Island Sues Oil Companies Over Climate Change
The lawsuit blames the burning of fossil fuels for contributing to sea level rise, extreme weather and warming oceans. The state's already seeing coastal damage.
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Scott Pruitt Is An Ethics Nightmare, But So Is Ryan Zinke

Scott Pruitt Is An Ethics Nightmare, But So Is Ryan Zinke
The latest Zinke outrage is stunning.
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These Auto Industry Companies Are Demanding Strong Clean Car Standards, Despite Trump

These Auto Industry Companies Are Demanding Strong Clean Car Standards, Despite Trump
There’s a major sector of the automobile industry that is unwavering in its support of strong clean car standards: auto parts manufacturers.
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Trump’s Environmental Rollbacks Put Thousands of Lives at Risk, Harvard Analysis Finds

Trump’s Environmental Rollbacks Put Thousands of Lives at Risk, Harvard Analysis Finds
The authors used EPA’s own risk assessments to estimate the number of illnesses and early deaths prevented by clean air and water rules Trump is now trying to erase.
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No, There Isn't a Power Grid Emergency Requiring a Coal Bailout

No, There Isn't a Power Grid Emergency Requiring a Coal Bailout
The idea that the power grid is so frail it’s become a national security crisis got little support from FERC commissioners testifying before Congress.
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Thanks to Climate Change, Experts Warn of More Super Storms, Call For New Hurricane Category 6

Thanks to Climate Change, Experts Warn of More Super Storms, Call For New Hurricane Category 6
A spate of record-breaking storms has spurred a call for expanding the hurricane scale for better warnings that could save lives.
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How Weakened Fossil Fuel Regulation Hurts Small Towns

How Weakened Fossil Fuel Regulation Hurts Small Towns
A growing pool of scientific evidence indicates that living near oil and gas production can endanger public health.
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Robert Reich: While China Picks Winners, Trump Picks Losers

Robert Reich: While China Picks Winners, Trump Picks Losers
Trump wants a backwards industrial policy. That’s not surprising, given that everything else he and his administration are doing is designed to take us backwards.
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Trump's FEMA Eliminates Any Mention Of Climate Change In New Plan

Trump's FEMA Eliminates Any Mention Of Climate Change In New Plan
Under Obama, the Federal Emergency Management Agency emphasized climate risk. The new plan fails to even mention the words 'climate change' or 'sea level rise.'
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Trump Administration Deserts Science Advisory Boards Across Agencies

Trump Administration Deserts Science Advisory Boards Across Agencies
While top-level science positions remain vacant, scientific advisory panels have been quietly diminished, disbanded or stacked with industry scientists.
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