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A Maryland paper mill burns a polluting sludge called black liquor. The state calls it clean energy
Thursday December 07th 2017, 10:16 PM

Black liquor, a byproduct of the paper-making process that is burned to power paper mills, is Maryland’s largest source of “renewable” energy, earning it millions of dollars in ratepayer subsidies.

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German inner cities grapple with air pollution
Thursday December 07th 2017, 10:14 PM

The sky above the city of Leipzig may not show any visible sign of pollution. But that doesn’t mean that the air is clean.

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Michigan lawmakers seek more EPA help with contaminations
Thursday December 07th 2017, 10:13 PM

A group of Michigan lawmakers is asking the Environmental Protection Agency to do more to investigate nearly 30 toxic chemical contaminations around the state.

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Report claims infant rice cereal has six times more arsenic
Thursday December 07th 2017, 10:09 PM

Parents, check your pantries. A major warning about a staple food found with higher than normal levels of arsenic.

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14 states sue to allege US failure to enforce smog rules
Thursday December 07th 2017, 10:08 PM

Fourteen states and the District of Columbia announced Thursday that they are suing the Trump administration over what they say is a failure to enforce smog standards.

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Just subtract water – how a dry spell allowed winds to lash California with flames
Thursday December 07th 2017, 10:00 PM

Hot, dry Santa Ana winds will likely whip up the unseasonably fierce wildfires ravaging Southern California on Thursday, forecasters said. The gales have come at the worst time, at the end of a long dry spell.

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Patagonia files claim against Trump over removing Bears Ears protections
Thursday December 07th 2017, 9:59 PM

The company says Donald Trump is exceeding the powers of his office by enacting the largest removal of protection from federal lands in history.

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Are we an invasive species? Plus, other burning climate questions
Thursday December 07th 2017, 9:58 PM

We tackle three reader questions in our weekly climate newsletter.

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EPA chief says may launch public climate debate in January
Thursday December 07th 2017, 9:56 PM

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency could launch a public debate about climate change as soon as January, administrator Scott Pruitt said on Thursday, as the agency continued to unwind Obama-era initiatives to fight global warming.

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Interior Department’s Climate Science Centers persevere
Thursday December 07th 2017, 9:55 PM

As other initiatives get cut, these centers could ride out the Trump administration.

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‘We’re fighting for our way of life’: Republican tax bill presents grave threat to Alaska’s tribal groups
Thursday December 07th 2017, 9:54 PM

The Senate tax bill could prise open the vast Arctic national wildlife refuge to oil and gas drilling, and the Gwich’in fear they could be erased from their home

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The most accurate climate change models predict the most alarming consequences, study finds
Thursday December 07th 2017, 9:53 PM

The study adds to a growing body of bad news about how human activity is changing the planet’s climate and how dire those changes will be in the future.

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