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How Trump grid orders ran aground

In the past two years, President Trump has issued two executive orders meant to break through obstacles to developing defenses against potentially devastating attacks on the nation's electric power networks. What happened to them?
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Climate

Biden considering new White House office on climate change

Democrat Joe Biden is considering creating a special White House office led by a climate “czar” to coordinate efforts to fight global warming if he is elected president, according to people familiar with the deliberations.
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Climate

Trump team delaying work on major climate report

The Trump administration is slow-walking a mandatory climate report by not seeking out scientists to work on it, says one of the authors of the last National Climate Assessment.
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Climate

'It's a setback.' Trump's climate denials worry Republicans

The Republican Party has spent several years crafting a climate message that moves the GOP away from its denier past. President Trump blew that apart this week.

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Toxics

Trump health aide pushes bizarre conspiracies and warns of armed revolt

Michael R. Caputo told a Facebook audience without evidence that left-wing hit squads were being trained for insurrection and accused C.D.C. scientists of “sedition.”
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Climate

Trump to endorse Florida drilling moratorium

Trump is planning to endorse an extension of the eastern Gulf of Mexico offshore drilling moratorium as he fights for the key battleground state of Florida in an event this afternoon in Jupiter, on Florida's Atlantic coast.

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Climate

Reg chief to agencies: Rein in enforcement

The White House regulatory chief issued a new memo yesterday that critics say would curtail government enforcement of rules, including those related to the environment.
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Toxics

Methane plume menaces Navajo as EPA weakens safeguards

Tribal members told White House officials that rolling back rules on oil and gas wells could worsen health risks and accelerate climate change. The Trump administration is expected to weaken safeguards against air pollution this month.
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Toxics

House OKs spending package that reorders Energy priorities

House Democrats today passed a $1.3 trillion spending package that puts them at odds with the Trump White House over Department of Energy funding priorities and would block permitting for the Pebble mine in Alaska.
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Biodiversity

To save the hemlock, scientists turn to genetics, natural predators

A tiny aphid-like insect known as hemlock woolly adelgid has been devastating the trees since the 1970s.
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Climate

Marine heat wave along East Coast may intensify Hurricane Isaias

Warm waters from a marine heat wave are a major concern with Hurricane Isaias forecast to ride up the eastern seaboard.
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Climate

Indigenous people face a tragedy in the Amazon during the COVID-19 pandemic

It is time for the international community to center the health and well-being of indigenous people.
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Toxics

Fauci says White House told NIH to cancel funding for bat virus study

“Why was it canceled? It was canceled because the NIH was told to cancel it," Fauci said.
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Climate

Trump advisers foresee big energy moves in second term

A second term for President Trump would mean a more aggressive dismantling of environmental policy and an expansion of the fossil fuel industry, according to energy advisers who work closely with the White House.
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Fauci, Birx, Redfield & Co. are in the middle of a political food fight. They could learn a lot from environmental scientists.

Roadmap points Europe toward safer, sustainable chemicals

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