‘Climate change’ is back, 'illegal alien' is out. New administration changes language of government

“The president has been clear to all of us — words matter, tone matters and civility matters,” said Jen Psaki, the White House press secretary.
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U.S. Interior Department has overflowing to-do list on public lands, Trump rollbacks

Public lands are set to play a pivotal role in the Biden administration's ambitious climate change agenda.


Biden administrations supports court's restrictions for biofuel exemptions

The Biden administration announced on Monday that it supports limits set by a court last year on when small oil refineries can get exemptions from a requirement to blend a certain amount of biofuels such as ethanol into their product.

Climate threats could mean big jumps in insurance costs this year

The federal government is revising rates for flood coverage on April 1. New data suggests premiums need to increase sharply for some homes.
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Biden convierte la transición a las energías limpias en la clave de su política económica

"Nunca desperdicies una crisis". En esas cuatro palabras se basa toda la política del presidente de Estados Unidos, Joe Biden.


Native Americans ‘Left out in the cold' under Trump press Biden for action

After showing political clout in the 2020 election, tribal communities are hoping for more attention and money to address their long-running problems with poverty, health care and other issues.
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White House revokes Trump order limiting climate change in federal reviews

The Biden administration has revoked a Trump administration policy that aimed to prevent federal agencies from weighing climate change impacts in their decision-making around major projects like pipelines and highways.


Why GM’s Super Bowl ad for electric cars is so important

Climate advocates have fought for 33 years to make electric vehicles this normal.

Living with natural gas pipelines: Appalachian landowners describe fear, anxiety and loss

Pipeline companies have run roughshod over several regions where they're building, racking up safety and environmental violations. Many residents feel trapped, with no control over their property.

Biden delays Trump rule that weakened wild bird protections

The Biden administration said Thursday it was delaying a rule finalized in former President Donald Trump's last days in office that would have drastically weakened the government's power to enforce a century-old law protecting most wild birds.


Assessing Joe Biden’s climate plan

The president has signed several executive orders for environmental policies since taking office. But the real work of reducing America’s emissions has just begun.

Biden to free up $1.3 billion in Puerto Rico storm aid

The administration plans to release $1.3 billion that was meant to help Puerto Rico rebuild after Hurricane Maria in 2017, and will remove restrictions on another $4.9 billion.

Biden environmental challenge: Filling vacant scientist jobs

The ranks of scientists who carry out environmental research, enforcement and other jobs fell in several agencies — sharply in some — under former President Donald Trump, federal data shows.


G.M. announcement shakes up U.S. automakers’ transition to electric cars

Every carmaker is trying to figure out how to make the leap before governments force it and Tesla and other start-ups lure away drivers.
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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: 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 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.

LISTEN: Kristina Marusic discusses the "Fractured" investigation

"Once they had the results of our study [families] felt like they had proof that these chemicals are in their air, their water, and making their way into their bodies."

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