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The EPA’s increasing hostility toward the press, explained
Friday May 25th 2018, 5:48 PM

Why are EPA guards shoving reporters?

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While coal-fired power stalls here, U.S. firms help plants expand in Southeast Asia
Friday May 25th 2018, 5:33 PM

Instead of cleaner air, the U.S. officials and executives were seeing dollar signs.

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DNR reviewing judge’s ruling that struck down wetland permits for frac sand operation
Friday May 25th 2018, 11:41 AM

The DNR is reviewing a judgment that invalidated two wetland permits issued to Meteor Timber. The permits would have allowed the company to fill 16 acres of high quality wetlands to build a $75 million frac sand mine.

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Taking stock of climate change impacts: how many Puerto Rican lives did Hurricane Maria take?
Friday May 25th 2018, 11:35 AM

The 2018 hurricane season is now upon us, even while millions of people residing in hurricane alley – the large swath of ocean stretching from Africa to North America – are still recovering from the hyperactive, catastrophic 2017 hurricane season

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In a warming west, the Rio Grande is drying up
Friday May 25th 2018, 11:32 AM

Even in a good year, much of the Rio Grande is diverted for irrigation. But it’s only May, and the river is already turning to sand.

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British entrepreneur hopes to fight plastic pollution
Friday May 25th 2018, 11:30 AM

A British entrepreneur is hoping to help fight plastic pollution in oceans, by developing a water bottle made from paper which will break down within hours, leaving no harmful substances.

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Can a city really sue an oil company for climate change?
Friday May 25th 2018, 11:23 AM

In a federal court in San Francisco, a judge heard a motion to dismiss from five fossil fuel companies, the defendants in the suit brought by San Francisco and Oakland.

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Unmapped roads raise risk to Southeast Asian rainforests: study
Friday May 25th 2018, 11:17 AM

Forests in parts of Southeast Asia face greater threats than previously thought because researchers often rely on data that ignores new roads, which are precursors to deforestation and development, a study shows.

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Scientists track major freshwater change
Friday May 25th 2018, 11:06 AM

“What we are witnessing is major hydrologic change,’ they said. Over 14 years, Earth’s wet land areas got wetter. Dry areas got drier.”

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Judge shuts down work on Sunoco pipelines, cites danger
Friday May 25th 2018, 11:00 AM

An administrative law judge has shut down work on a natural gas liquids pipeline in the Philadelphia suburbs, saying Sunoco has failed to take reasonable steps to warn people and protect them from danger.

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Wolf’s fracking-health record hammered by new industry opposition group
Friday May 25th 2018, 10:54 AM

The group says Gov. Tom Wolf promised to help people who say they’ve been harmed by fracking, and hasn’t delivered. A spokesman said Wolf has taken a ‘balanced approach’ to the industry.

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Ex-Mountain Energy exec admits he stole from employer, doctored books
Friday May 25th 2018, 10:44 AM

The former head of operations for a small oil-and-gas company in Greene County became a felon Thursday when he admitted that he stole hundreds of thousands of dollars from his employer over a four-year span and used it for personal expenses for himself and his family.

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