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Judge dismisses Exxon’s ‘implausible’ attempt to stop climate investigations
Friday March 30th 2018, 6:25 PM

A federal judge Thursday dismissed Exxon Mobil Corp.’s attempt to stop the attorneys general of New York and Massachusetts from investigating its alleged fraud regarding what company officials knew about climate change and when.

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Seneca Nation of Indians, others fire back against cease and desist letters
Friday March 30th 2018, 2:42 PM

The Seneca Nation of Indians and others receiving cease and desist letters in connection to opposition of a proposed Coudersport, Pa.-based hydraulic fracturing waste treatment site vowed Wednesday not to back down.

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Inside a secretive lobbying effort to deregulate federal levees
Friday March 30th 2018, 11:09 AM

The effort seeks to undermine federal rules meant to prevent “levee wars” — where communities race to boost their own flood protection at the expense of their neighbors.

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The Sahara is growing, thanks in part to climate change
Friday March 30th 2018, 11:06 AM

Scientists say the boundaries of Earth’s largest hot desert have expanded by 10 percent since 1920, suggesting that other deserts might be growing, as well.

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Wood fuel is bad news for climate and biodiversity
Friday March 30th 2018, 11:04 AM

Burning wood for energy is thought to be carbon neutral: trees soak up carbon dioxide from the atmosphere, and burning wood puts the greenhouse gas b

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Do environmental advocacy campaigns drive successful forest conservation?
Friday March 30th 2018, 5:58 AM

We found no evidence that advocacy campaigns on their own drive long-term forest conservation, though they do appear to be valuable in terms of raising awareness of environmental issues and driving people to take action.

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Marine heatwaves, ranked
Friday March 30th 2018, 5:27 AM

Scientists now have a better way to categorize the Blob and other marine heatwaves.

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A scheme to end the world’s worst acid trip
Friday March 30th 2018, 5:21 AM

This geoengineering idea is potentially risky and largely untested, but it does work—theoretically.

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We’re Entering an Era of Mega-Fire
Friday March 30th 2018, 5:06 AM

A new book by Heather Hansen explores the complicated world of wildland-urban interface firefighting as it unfolded in the Cold Springs Fire near Nederland, Colorado

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A fight over salmon-killing roads is now a Supreme Court case about native rights
Friday March 30th 2018, 5:01 AM

The U.S. Supreme Court will decide whether treaties between tribes and the federal government require state taxpayers to dish out billions to dig up roads for salmon.

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Top SCANA accountant: Executives mismanaged Summer project
Friday March 30th 2018, 4:42 AM

SCANA’s top executives were mismanaging their multibillion-dollar nuclear construction project and “breaking every friggin’ law that you can break” in early 2016, one of the utility’s top accountants ranted then in a five-minute voice message to a Santee Cooper manager.

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‘Pesticide-free’ poly-houses are catching on in India
Friday March 30th 2018, 4:18 AM

A farmer in Karnataka grows sensitive broccoli using biotechnologies for the first time in the country.

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