Monthly Archives: October 2017

The ruling advances restrictions on foreign solar panels, and could soon leave the decision in Trump's hands.

The head of the Environmental Protection Agency upended the agency’s key advisory group on Tuesday, announcing plants to jettison scientists who have received EPA grants. The move sets in motion a fundamental shift, one that could change the scientific and technical advice that historically has guided the agency as it crafts environmental regulations. The decision […]

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Barring any researcher who receives EPA grant money from serving as an adviser to the agency would "represent a major purge of independent scientists," a past advisory board director said.

A debate rages on the origins of two enormous coastal boulders in the Bahamas.

President Trump informed Sen. Orrin G. Hatch on Friday that he will reduce the size of the protected area prized by many tribal leaders but opposed by several state and federal Republican officials.

As he proposes to cut nearly $400 million from the National Park Service budget, President Trump wants to triple the cost of entering some parks.

Three new studies examine the past — and future — and find hints of fast, and large, sea level rise.

The plan to offer nearly 77 million acres in the Gulf of Mexico for oil and gas leases is the largest in U.S. history.

Rising seas could leave New York facing a Sandy-style storm every five years, new research finds.

A conference in Rhode Island suddenly has a much higher profile after EPA scientists were prevented from presenting their work.

The Senate rejected an amendment Thursday aimed at protecting the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge from drilling.

The two-year project relied on data from researchers in more than 130 countries.

Eight former members of the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission — including five former chairmen — have filed a letter with the commission in opposition of Rick Perry's plan.

The administrator promises a directive in the coming week to “fix” the problem.

Trump trade official accuses Canada and Mexico of being unwilling to give up “unfair advantages"

Volcanoes on the other side of the world may have caused droughts in Egypt, felling leaders who couldn't manage disaster relief.

Seven people were injured in the oil rig blast Sunday near New Orleans.

Past water tests at the site have shown the presence of potentially harmful industrial solvents.

The administration is moving forward on decisions that depend on science despite leaving the top White House scientific position open.

The nomination of Kathleen Hartnett-White to chair the administration's Council on Environmental Quality is sure to infuriate environmental advocates.

The Dotson ice shelf holds back two large glaciers and connects to the larger West Antarctic ice sheet.

The Government Accountability Office will look at whether the Trump administration has violated the scientific integrity policies of two dozen departments and agencies.

Critics say the Trump administration is using questionable math to justify scrapping Obama-era climate rules.

Environmental Protection Agency Administrator told coal miners in Kentucky Monday he will move to repeal a rule limiting greenhouse gas emissions from existing power plants.

Wind energy over the open oceans could provide tremendous amounts of power, if we find a way to capture it.

Environmental Protection Agency Administrator Scott Pruitt told coal miners in Kentucky that he will propose repealing a rule limiting greenhouse gas emissions from existing power plants. Speaking at an event with Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, Pruitt said his agency will publish the new rule Tuesday. This is a developing story. It will be updated.

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Andrew Wheeler changed his tune once Trump articulated an energy and environmental platform — and once it became increasingly clear Trump would win the GOP nomination.

The 43-page proposal, expected to be made public in the coming days, argues that President Barack Obama's administration overstepped its legal authority in implementing the Clean Power Plan.

Move came after recent disclosures that Pruitt had taken at least four noncommercial and military flights since mid-February, costing taxpayers more than $58,000.

Interior Department whistleblower Joel Clement, a scientist and climate policy expert, had been reassigned to an accounting job in retaliation for speaking out, he says

A 26-year forest study suggests that global warming could lead soils to fill the air with added carbon.

The agency said the Pacific walrus seemed able to adapt to declining sea ice in the Arctic.

The Trump administration is working to promote development by weakening environmental laws and public access to government information, according to reports from an invitation-only meeting.

Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross, Labor Secretary Alexander Acosta and Energy Secretary Rick Perry attended the National Mining Association's fall board of directors meeting at the hotel owned by the president.

This week, Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke will issue a proposal to erase a rule that requires oil and gas companies operating on federal and tribal lands to capture methane that would otherwise be vented or burned off.

Scientists find that Greenland's ice is more exposed than previously thought and that flowing water is creating vast new river deltas around the island.

One founded a consulting group that has produced research for chemical companies showing little or no human health risks for their products.

A detailed schedule for the EPA leader shows many meals, meetings with industry executives he regulates.

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