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Biden’s lame duck presidency

Democrats have likely won the highest office, but nearly everything below is broken, blocked, or locked into dysfunction.
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Why Trump wants even more pollution than industry does

One of the oddities of the Trump administration's environmental policy is that it permits levels of pollution well beyond what business is even asking for.

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Climate

Agencies prep for climate change despite hostility from Trump

Career officials in federal agencies prepare for the dangers of climate change despite a boss who doesn’t believe it.
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Climate

Donald Trump and Republicans continue efforts to curb climate change action - at home and abroad

On Thursday a report emerged that the Trump administration tried to remove the phrase "climate change" from an international statement on Arctic policy while Senate Republicans refused to take up a bill on the Paris climate agreement.
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Climate

Climate panel dismissed by Trump releases report

Members of a former federal advisory committee on climate change that was dismantled by the Trump administration continued their work to localize climate change research.
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Climate

Evidence humans are causing global warming reaches 'gold standard'

Researchers said that 'humanity cannot afford to ignore' the rising temperatures.
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Justice

The lost generation: Trump’s EPA is risking the health of American children

There’s a debate on kids’ health happening at the agency — without the scientists.
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Energy

Keystone Pipeline likely cause of oil spill in Missouri

TransCanada, which owns the pipeline, accepted responsibility for the leak.

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Energy

Trump uranium quota could shutter nuclear plants, trade group warns

The Nuclear Energy Institute warns that a 25 percent quota on domestic uranium would send prices soaring and force nuclear plants offline.
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Climate

Watchdog urges Trump administration to prepare for climate change

A report by the Government Accountability Office called on federal agencies to prepare for how climate change may fuel conflicts.
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Toxics

Environmentalists alarmed over Trump’s plan to reclassify nuclear waste

In an effort to dispose of radioactive waste more cheaply, the Trump administration is reclassifying some of it at a lower threat level.
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Climate

Why Al Gore still thinks we can stop climate change

The environmentalist and former vice-president talks about wildfires, Donald Trump, and why he still has hope that we can preserve a livable planet.
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Water

Trump Jr. invested in a hydroponic lettuce company whose chair was seeking Trump administration funds

The president’s eldest son last year became the most prominent shareholder in an indoor-lettuce farm while the company’s co-chairman, a friend of Donald Trump Jr.’s and presidential fundraiser, sought federal support for his other business interests.
Climate

Great Lakes restoration needs our help this week

As News Tribune editorials have been pointing out for nearly a decade, the federal Great Lakes Restoration Initiative works. And deserves — no, needs — to continue to be allowed to do good.
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Energy

OPEC considers increasing oil production among rising prices

Officials from OPEC and other major producers met in Vienna to try and reach an agreement that prevents oil prices from rising drastically.
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