Scott Pruitt, Trump’s rule-cutting E.P.A. chief, plots his political future

Mr. Pruitt may be using his position as an environmental deregulation czar to position himself to run for office in Oklahoma — or perhaps the presidency.

Core habitat for spotted owl removed from maps: internal docs

Federal scientists mapped core critical habitat for the endangered spotted owl. Almost half of it, including old-growth, disappeared during negotiations with the B.C. government, internal documents reveal.

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Senator Whitehouse puts climate change on budget committee’s agenda

For more than a decade, Senator Sheldon Whitehouse gave daily warnings about the mounting threat of climate change. Now he has a powerful new perch.
BC approves indigenous LNG plant
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BC approves new LNG plant, introduces oil and gas emission caps

Haisla Nation welcomes green light, but critics sound warning on threat to province’s climate plan.

Keystone executive gives Kansas legislators vague answers on oil spill cleanup

A vice president for Keystone’s parent company, TC Energy, could not specify how long cleanup might take under questioning by Kansas legislators.

Why huge masses of sargassum are floating to Florida and the Gulf

The great Atlantic Sargassum belt is a collection of sargassum patches that collectively weighs about 13 million tons and is large enough to be seen from space.
Norfolk postpones storm protection plan

Norfolk postpones storm protection plan vote after pushback from residents

The plan would provide walls and berms in the wealthy part of the city, while low-income neighbors would get grasses and elevated homes.

Deforestation on the rise in Quintana Roo, Mexico, as Mennonite communities move in

Satellite imagery and field visits reveal vast swaths of rainforest have been cleared for large-scale agriculture.

Arctic ice has seen an 'irreversible’ thinning since 2007, study says

New research suggests the decline was a fundamental change unlikely to be reversed this century — perhaps proof the planet has passed an alarming climactic tipping point.
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What happens if the largest owner of oil and gas wells in the US goes bankrupt?

Diversified Energy’s liabilities exceed its assets, according to a new report, sparking concerns about whether taxpayers will wind up paying to plug its 70,000 wells.

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Paul Ehrlich: A journey through science and politics

In his new book, the famous scientist reflects on an unparalleled career on our fascinating, ever-changing planet.

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Will California’s new oil and gas laws protect people from toxic pollution?

California will soon have the largest oil drilling setbacks in the U.S. Experts say other states can learn from this move.

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