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Bureau of Land Management headquarters to return to D.C., reversing Trump decision

Interior Secretary Deb Haaland on Friday announced the move and said current headquarters in Grand Junction, Colo., would become a "Western headquarters" for the agency.

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Paulina López, James Rasmussen, BJ Cummings: On the 20th anniversary of its Superfund listing, the Duwamish River faces a triple threat

The future health of Seattle's Duwamish River and its community is at stake as cleanup of the polluted river reaches a new critical stage.

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Climate

In a surprising shakeup, Biden ousts some Trump-appointed Arctic research commissioners

The White House on Thursday asked for the resignation of four appointees to the U.S. Arctic Research Commission. The move is unprecedented in the commission's 37-year history.

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Judge vacates Trump’s rollback of protections for streams, wetlands

It's back to the drawing board for a rule to define which streams, wetlands are protected under the Clean Water Act after a judge found the Trump-era rule risks "serious environmental harm."
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Federal judge strikes down Trump rule governing water pollution

The rule allowed fertilizers, pesticides and industrial chemicals to flow into small streams, marshes and wetlands. The judge warned of environmental harm.
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Why Biden’s NPS director nominee matters more than ever

The National Park Service hasn't had a director in four years. The Biden administration is trying to fix that but faces a host of major challenges.

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In climate push, federal reviews to nudge new infrastructure projects toward clean energy

Federal energy regulators are working to consider greenhouse gas emissions and environmental justice concerns when approving new infrastructure like oil and gas pipelines, while easing barriers to renewables and energy storage.

Biodiversity

Restoring protections to Bears Ears will likely spark legal fights

In preparing to reinstate protections to three national monuments, the administration is likely being careful to assure that they'll last this time, experts say.

Climate

Energy Department says it will stop stronger showerheads rule proposed under Trump

It's unclear whether any manufacturer even bothered to produce shower heads matching the Trump administration guidelines, since it was clear early on that a new administration would likely reverse course.
Climate

Biden reverses Trump rule on northern spotted owl habitat in Oregon, restoring protections

The threatened owl lives in the Pacific Northwest and has long been a symbol of the fight between environmentalists and loggers.
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The Biden administration has defended some of former President Trump’s pesticide decisions

Although President Joe Biden has promised to limit people's exposure to “dangerous chemicals and pesticides," his administration has defended several actions by the Trump administration that generally deregulated pesticides.

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Court strikes Trump EPA rule for full-year 15% ethanol sales

A federal appeals court on Friday threw out a Trump-era Environmental Protection Agency rule change that allowed for the sale of a 15% ethanol gasoline blend in the summer months.

Climate

Debbie Stabenow calls for review of Sonny Perdue land deal

Sen. Debbie Stabenow (D-Mich.) has asked a government ethics office to look into former agriculture secretary Sonny Perdue’s purchase of a grain plant at just a sliver of its estimated value.
Climate

Despite massive effort, spotted owl populations at an all-time low

A threatened owl could disappear from much of its range unless old-growth forests are protected and invasive barred owls are controlled.

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Researchers, doctors call for regulators to reassess safety of taking acetaminophen during pregnancy

The painkiller, taken by half of pregnant women worldwide, could be contributing to rising rates of reproductive system problems and neurodevelopmental disorders like ADHD and autism.

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"If we look at the rate of carbon emissions, most is emitted by the developed and industrialized countries, but the problem is poor countries like Bangladesh are the main sufferers."

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