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Trump calls Fauci 'a disaster' and shrugs off virus as infections soar

With two weeks remaining in his re-election campaign, President Trump made the coronavirus his message and Dr. Anthony S. Fauci his foil, dismissing scientific advisers as “these idiots.”
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A viral theory cited by health officials draws fire from scientists

A manifesto urging reliance on “herd immunity” without lockdowns was warmly received by administration officials. But the strategy cannot stem the pandemic, many experts say.
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Climate

A 30-mile canoe trip through Alaska's Tongass National Forest

The Honker Divide Canoe Route draws intrepid travelers through the world’s largest intact temperate rainforest. But the lifting of logging restrictions may indelibly alter its character.
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'We don't have any choice': The young activists naming and shaming US politicians

As the election nears, young Americans are calling on US politicians to take action on climate, police brutality and immigration.

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Climate

By calling climate change 'controversial,' Barrett created controversy

Judge Amy Coney Barrett refused to answer numerous questions, but it was her avoidance of acknowledging climate change that particularly resonated.
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Climate

Former Republican congressman says Murdoch's media outlets fuelling 'climate rejectionism'

A former Republican congressman has blamed Rupert Murdoch's media outlets for fuelling "climate rejectionism" among conservatives, suggesting they could be part of the reason why the United States is failing to lead the world to tackle global heating.

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Fauci says Trump campaign ad uses his words 'completely out of context'

Dr. Anthony S. Fauci said he wanted the Trump campaign to take down an advertisement that implied that he endorsed the administration’s coronavirus response.
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Fracking is Trump's 'Hail Mary' against Biden

President Trump has made fracking a "Hail Mary" attack on Joe Biden in the industrial Midwest, but three weeks before Election Day, it does not seem to be working.
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Under Trump, criminal prosecutions for pollution dropped sharply

A new report finds an “alarming” drop in prosecutions over violations of the Clean Air Act and Clean Water Act, fundamental environmental laws.
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Trump has made fracking an election issue. Has he misjudged Pennsylvania?

The president's energy stance may not play well in a swing state threatened by pipeline projects and supportive of climate action.

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Food

Trump funnels record subsidies to farmers ahead of Election Day

Despite an extraordinary government bailout, America’s agriculture sector remains under severe economic pressure.
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Justice

Trump's public lands chief refuses to leave his post despite judge's order

William Perry Pendley says ‘I have the support of the president’ despite court ruling he is serving illegally as head of the Bureau of Land Management
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Climate

Judges hear arguments in President Trump’s biggest climate rollback

Appeals court judges sounded skeptical about the Trump administration's efforts to narrow the scope of the Clean Air Act to limit regulatory action against coal.
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White House blocks new coronavirus vaccine guidelines

The F.D.A. proposed stricter guidelines for emergency approval of a coronavirus vaccine, but the White House chief of staff objected to provisions that would push approval past Election Day.
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