U.N.: The world’s most majestic reefs have been devastated by warming and need the Paris deal

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Nearly three-quarters of the world’s most majestic coral reefs have suffered severe and repeated heat stress in the last three years, a United Nations report found Friday. The report, prepared for the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization’s (UNESCO) World Heritage Centre by a group of coral scientists, found More...

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Zinke defends huge job cuts at Interior: ‘This is what a balanced budget looks like.’

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EPA just gave notice to dozens of scientific advisory board members that their time is up

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Trump administration to decline to renew dozens of scientists for key EPA advisory board

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