Leaked U.N. climate report sees ‘very high risk’ the planet will warm beyond key limit

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A draft United Nations climate science report contains dire news about the warming of the planet, suggesting it will likely cross the key marker of 1.5 degrees Celsius, or 2.7 degrees Fahrenheit, of temperature rise in the 2040s, and that this will be exceedingly difficult to avoid. Temperatures could subsequently cool down if carbon dioxide More...

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‘I’m not involved in any of those decisions,’ EPA’s Pruitt says of extensive first-class travel

Environmental Protection Agency Administrator Scott Pruitt on Tuesday attributed his habit of taking taxpayer-funded, first-class flights to his personal security detail and chief of staff, saying he More...

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She was naming lawmakers who took oil-and-gas money — so they barred her from the public hearing

Video of a little-known candidate for a statehouse seat in West Virginia went viral over the weekend after she was forcibly removed from a hearing for reciting a list of oil-and-gas donations to lawmakers’ campaigns. More...

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Trump moves to reshuffle Energy Department priorities with $2 billion boost to nuclear spending

The Trump administration’s fiscal year 2019 budget might never become law, but it’s a declaration of intent and it would reshuffle priorities at the Energy Department, boosting outlays on nuclear security More...

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Trump budget seeks 23 percent cut at EPA, would eliminate dozens of programs

The White House is seeking to cut more than $2.5 billion from the annual budget of the Environmental Protection Agency — an overall reduction of more than 23 percent. The fiscal 2019 proposal released Monday More...

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EPA’s Scott Pruitt asks whether global warming ‘necessarily is a bad thing’

As head of the Environmental Protection Agency, Scott Pruitt has repeatedly questioned the scientific consensus that rising levels of carbon dioxide from human-fueled activity are warming the planet. He’s More...

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EPA brings in billions in enforcement fines — but most stem from Obama era

The Environmental Protection Agency on Thursday released annual data about how it is enforcing the nation’s environmental laws, saying it had racked up nearly $5 billion in criminal fines and civil More...

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Scott Pruitt asks if global warming ‘necessarily is a bad thing’

As head of the Environmental Protection Agency, Scott Pruitt has repeatedly questioned the scientific consensus that rising levels of carbon dioxide from human-fueled activity are warming the planet. More...

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If the world builds all its planned coal plants, climate change goals are doomed, scientists say

The much heralded demise of the coal industry may be overstated, a new scientific analysis asserts — finding that if all planned plants are actually constructed, the world would have little chance of meeting More...

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By admin On Tuesday, February 6th, 2018
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A key part of Earth’s ozone layer is failing to heal — and scientists don’t know why

The rescue of the planet’s protective ozone layer has been hailed as one of the great success stories of modern environmental regulation — but on Monday, an international team of 22 scientists raised More...