The Environmental Protection Agency proposed Monday curtailing the rights of states, tribes and the public to object to federal permits for energy projects and other activities that could affect their waterways. The move, part of the Trump administration’s push to weaken environmental rules standing in the way of new development, would upend how the U.S. has applied a section of the Clean Water Act for nearly a half century.

Interior Assistant Secretary Douglas Domenech wrote several emails as part of a successful effort to get a family member hired at the Environmental Protection Agency.

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The Energy 202: Coronavirus pandemic could give Democrats easier way to repeal major Trump EPA rules

The reduced congressional schedule means Biden, if he wins, could avoid a lengthy bureaucratic process.

The Energy 202: ExxonMobil declines to set long-term climate goal, bucking oil industry trend

CEO Darren Woods told investors it is up to consumers and the governments they elect to set targets.

The Energy 202: Trump administration pauses some oil and gas leasing amid coronavirus pandemic

But the Bureau of Land Management is offering little explanation as to why it postponed an auction in New Mexico.

A top official at the Environmental Protection Agency informed the U.S. Corps of Engineers in Alaska late Thursday that the EPA would not formally object to the Corps moving ahead with a permit for the controversial Pebble Mine, a massive project that could affect the world’s largest sockeye salmon fishery.

New York’s most famous skyscraper shrank its planet-warming emissions by 40 percent. Can the rest of the city do the same?

Many of the same tools the Empire State used to cut carbon and save money can work for you.

United Precision Products is using a test that uncovered six infected carriers in its workforce.

With much of the world social distancing and street noises on low volume, people are tuning in to the songs of birds.

In some parts of the world, warming has been catastrophic.

‘Factually inaccurate text has still not been corrected,’ EPA staff cautioned, according to new documents

But experts say emissions could quickly bounce back as social distancing ends and economies reopen.

Virginia, Maryland and the District say the Environmental Protection Agency has not taken action against two states that polluted the bay in violation of a 15-year cleanup agreement.

The new Food for Climate League aims to promote foods that are delicious, accessible and good for health and the climate

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Environmental advocates were quick to criticize the decision on perchlorate, the latest turn in a long-running fight over whether to curb the chemical used in rocket fuel.

A nonprofit group is trying to help solve one of the planet’s most daunting problems: oceans littered with plastic.

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The drop in water level at the mouth of the Missouri River was due to rising temperatures linked to climate change that reduced the amount of snowfall in the Rocky Mountains in Montana and North Dakota, scientists found.

in 2014, the Rockefeller Brothers Fund decided to sever fossil fuel investments -- and since then it has outpaced its benchmark indices.

Kizzmekia Corbett is a brilliant researcher who's more than prepared to lead the search for a coronavirus vaccine, her former professors and mentors say. But can a few tweets disliked by conservatives derail her effort?

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