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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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How Federal Giveaways to Big Coal Leave Ranchers and Taxpayers Out in the Cold

How Federal Giveaways to Big Coal Leave Ranchers and Taxpayers Out in the Cold
Short cuts, subsidies and tax breaks helped create 7,000 jobs in the Powder River Basin. Damage to water, air and land is part of the price borne by the public, too.
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Exxon Mobil’s About-Face on Climate Disclosure

Exxon Mobil’s About-Face on Climate Disclosure
Exxon Mobil Corp. has vowed to do a better job in disclosing the risks it faces from climate change starting “in the near future” after bucking pressure to do that for years.
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The Earth Just Experienced the Hottest Month on the Books. Period.

The Earth Just Experienced the Hottest Month on the Books. Period.
Plus, scientists say there's a "99 percent chance of a new annual record in 2016"
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Scientists are Furious that Yet Another Election is Failing to Address Key Science Issues

Scientists are Furious that Yet Another Election is Failing to Address Key Science Issues
Prominent organizations try for the third straight election to get candidates to answer questions about climate change and other crucial issues.
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