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Rep. Jamie Raskin probes oil companies over alleged Trump donation meeting

Rep. Jamie Raskin probes oil companies over alleged Trump donation meeting

Rep. Jamie Raskin is demanding details from oil industry leaders about a reported meeting with Donald Trump, where deregulation promises were allegedly exchanged for campaign donations.

Erin Mansfield reports for USA Today.

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W.Va. governor’s efforts to save coal plant raise conflict-of-interest concerns

Gov. Jim Justice in 2019 helped pass a tax break for a struggling coal plant. The plant's owners later settled a lawsuit against the Justice family’s coal business was for a fraction of what the plant owners were asking.

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Sean Illing: Should you have kids? And other questions about parenting and climate change

If you’re a parent — as I am — the climate predicament takes on an additional dimension. You have to wonder not just about the ethics of raising children in an unstable world.

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Climate activist Nakate urges rich countries to cancel debt, grant climate finance at Paris summit

Facing an audience packed with world leaders and finance officials in suits, Ugandan climate activist Vanessa Nakate silenced the room, then made everyone listen to some uncomfortable facts.

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US approves chicken made from cultivated cells, the nation's first 'lab-grown' meat

For the first time, U.S. regulators on Wednesday approved the sale of chicken made from animal cells, allowing two California companies to offer “lab-grown” meat to the nation’s restaurant tables and eventually, supermarket shelves.

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How UPMC doctors are driving a renewed focus on sustainability

Last year, physician-led momentum prompted the restructuring of UPMC's sustainability program. The health system's new chief medical sustainability officer details the organization's efforts and the importance of getting buy-in from both the C-suite and physicians.

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30 Canadian politicians each disclosed over $10,000 in oil and gas investments

Ministers and members of the natural resources committee reported investments in industry giants like Enbridge, Suncor and TC Energy.