Sharp drop in leatherback sea turtles off West Coast called a troubling sign

Scientists say a rapid decline in the numbers of the leatherback species means they could disappear in decades.
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Biden’s pick for No. 2 at Interior has numerous ties to fossil fuels

Tommy Beaudreau has a long list of potential conflicts of interest, including former clients in the coal, oil, gas and renewable energy sectors.

Oil development in Alaska's Arctic remains in limbo

Nearly four months after the Trump administration sold oil leases in the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge, oil activity on federal lands remains in limbo as the new administration evaluates its policy options for the area.

How US chemical industry lobbying and cash defeated regulation in Trump era

The nation's top PFAS manufacturers executed a lobbying and campaign donation blitz in recent years as the federal government attempted to regulate the toxic compounds.


Trump administration blocked investigation into delayed Puerto Rico hurricane aid

A watchdog report uncovers bureaucratic hurdles the Trump administration erected for the struggling island to receive aid after Hurricanes Irma and Maria.

30x30: How important are private lands in meeting conservation goals?

Experts say expanding public lands won’t be enough to achieve science-based calls for more protected areas.

Amid Biden climate push, a question looms: Is America's word good?

After four years of “America First,” the president tries this week to reclaim U.S. leadership in the fight against climate change. Can the world trust his promises?

Biden takes on Dems’ ‘Mission Impossible’: Revitalizing coal country

Despite deep skepticism from union allies, Democrats are determined to make their “Just Transition” away from fossil fuels work.

Trump abandoned the climate. This is Biden's moment

The new president has promised to take the lead on climate. His plan does not disappoint.

Out of Trump’s shadow, World Bank president embraces climate fight

David Malpass, who was met with skepticism when he got the job in 2019, has become increasingly vocal about the risk of climate change.

New EPA chief Michael Regan relishes ‘clean slate’ after chaos of Trump era

The first black man to lead the EPA in half a century has a job on his hands at an agency reeling from setbacks – but he's confident he can meet the challenge.

Exclusive: EPA reverses Trump stance in push to tackle environmental racism

Michael Regan, head of the Environmental Protection Agency, launches crackdown on pollution that disproportionately affects people of color.

JPMorgan secretly emailed the Trump administration about bailing out the oil industry

The bank has promised big action on climate—but it still wants to finance fossil fuels.

Biden officials to investigate Trump-era attacks on science

The White House Office of Science and Technology Policy intends to ask all agency leaders to identify political tampering in science-based policies and decisions over the past four years.

EPA to review attacks on science under Trump

The agency said it would carry out an accounting of political interference in science, an unusually public act that Biden administration officials said was needed to restore trust in the agency’s decisions.
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