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Energy

Trump riffs on modern appliances, and pundits see a pattern

President Trump has railed recently against energy-efficient dishwashers and toilets, and called for showers that can wash his "beautiful head of hair." It's a twist on environmental messaging that political strategists said is reflective of so many aspects of Trump's political career.
Energy

Soil can power your home appliances, says scientist

The soil in the flower pots or the kitchen garden of your house can provide you not just flowers or vegetables but also electricity.

Toxics

Claims filing begins in WV water crisis settlement.

By Ken Ward Jr. Staff writer 10 hrs ago (0)

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Climate

Why Southern Nevada is fighting to build a 250-mile water pipeline.

Why Southern Nevada Is Fighting to Build a 250-Mile Water Pipeline

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Climate

Smart tech propels Germany′s switch to renewables.

At first glance, it looks as if a shiny black space station has landed in central Berlin.

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Climate

Mr. Trump nails shut the coffin on climate relief.

The Trump administration formally proposed on Tuesday to roll back yet another of President Barack Obama’s efforts to position the United States as a global leader in the fight against climate change. The move, though widely anticipated, was deeply disheartening. In March Mr. Trump ordered Scott Pruitt, the administrator of the Environmental Protection Agency, to repeal the Clean Power Plan, which was aimed at reducing carbon dioxide emissions from coal-fired power plants. Mr. Pruitt, a climate denier closely tied to the fossil fuel industry, was only too happy to oblige — boasting to an audience of Kentucky coal miners on Monday that the plan was dead and that “the war on coal is over.”

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Climate

After the hurricanes, rebuilding for energy efficiency and storm survival.

The scope of the damage to mobile home parks and older neighborhoods along America's hurricane-ravaged coasts is enormous. More than 15,500 homes were destroyed in Texas alone, and the count hasn't even begun in Puerto Rico or the Virgin Islands.

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Climate

Grab a mop: Time to clean up after Christie on climate change.

Let's not forget that long before President Trump banned government agencies from using the term "climate change," that kind of official talk was gagged by our own governor.

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Climate

Puerto Ricans still waiting for aid a week after Maria's devastation.

(CNN)A week after Hurricane Maria ravaged Puerto Rico, millions of the US commonwealth's residents are struggling to survive without basic necessities.

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Fractured: Harmful chemicals and unknowns haunt Pennsylvanians surrounded by fracking

We tested families in fracking country for harmful chemicals and revealed unexplained exposures, sick children, and a family's "dream life" upended.

Fractured: The stress of being surrounded

Jane Worthington moved her grandkids to protect them from oil and gas wells—but it didn't work. In US fracking communities, the industry's pervasiveness causes social strain and mental health problems.

Fractured: Distrustful of frackers, abandoned by regulators

"I was a total cheerleader for this industry at the beginning. Now I just want to make sure no one else makes the same mistake I did. It has ruined my life."

Fractured: Buffered from fracking but still battling pollution

A statewide network of fracking and conventional wells, pipelines, and petrochemical plants closes in on communities.

Fractured: The body burden of living near fracking

EHN.org scientific investigation finds western Pennsylvania families near fracking are exposed to harmful chemicals, and regulations fail to protect communities' mental, physical, and social health.

10 tips for cleaner grocery shopping

Picking ingredients for a better lifestyle.

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