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UN: World could hit 1.5-degree warming threshold by 2024

The world could see annual global temperatures pass a key threshold for the first time in the coming five years, the U.N. weather agency says.

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Health official: Trump rally 'likely' source of virus surge

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — President Donald Trump's campaign rally in Tulsa that drew thousands of people in late June, along with large protests that accompanied it, “likely contributed" to a dramatic...
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Russian nickel producer admits pollution in Arctic tundra

A Russian metallurgical company says that it improperly pumped wastewater into the Arctic tundra and that it has suspended the responsible employees.

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LNG shipments by rail approved in US amid pipeline battles

The Trump administration has taken the final step to allow rail shipments of liquefied natural gas, a new front in the movement of energy products that had been opposed by environmental groups and 15 states.

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Climate

Despite green pledges, Amazon’s carbon footprint grew 15%

Amazon said Tuesday that its carbon footprint rose 15% last year, even as it launched initiatives to reduce its harm on the environment.

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Researchers predict smaller 'dead zone' in Chesapeake Bay

Researchers are predicting a slightly smaller-than-average oxygen dead zone in the Chesapeake Bay this year. One of the main reasons why is because there was less rainfall washing pollution off of farms and cities and into the nation's largest estuary.

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Crews battling wildfire near Tucson say home threats down

The fire is one of several burning across the state amid hot, dry and windy conditions.

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Trump allows commercial fishing in marine conservation area

President Donald Trump rolled back protections Friday at a marine conservation area off the New England coast, signing an order to allow commercial fishing in a stretch of water environmentalists say is critical for endangered right whales and other fragile marine life.

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Commission to ask EPA to help cut smog flowing into Maryland

A multi-state commission will ask the federal Environmental Protection Agency to help cut down on pollution that flows from Pennsylvania into Maryland.

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El Salvador quarantine centers become points of contagion

Salvadoran President Nayib Bukele has imposed some of the hemisphere's toughest measures against the new coronavirus - closing his country's borders, imposing a national quarantine and dispatching police and the army to detain violators.

Climate

Biggest US solar project approved in Nevada despite critics

The Trump administration announced final approval Monday of the largest solar energy project in the U.S. and one of the biggest in the world despite objections from conservationists.

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US says Washington state overstepped with oil train law

The Trump administration on Monday moved to block a Washington state law that imposed safety restrictions on oil shipments by rail following a string of explosive accidents.

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West Virginia suit filed over exposure to firefighting foam

Seven companies have been named in a lawsuit related to the contamination of a West Virginia city's water supply from firefighting foam.

Climate

Judge cancels hundreds of oil, gas leases in Montana

A federal judge on Friday canceled nearly 300 oil and gas leases in Montana because government officials failed to properly study the risks of all that drilling to the environment and water supply.

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Alaska conservationists urge action on transboundary mining

Federal lawmakers have been urged by tribes and local conservation groups to address transboundary mining, which some consider a threat to southeast Alaska.

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