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When the wind slows
Thursday May 10th 2018, 9:05 PM

Near-surface wind speeds over landmasses across the planet have dropped by as much as 25% since the 1970s, and climate scientists are taking note.

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Eight years until red wolf extinction?
Thursday May 10th 2018, 9:01 PM

As the wild population of critically endangered red wolves falls to just 40 animals, captive breeding may be their last chance for survival.

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Automakers talk up an electric future, but push weaker fuel standards
Thursday May 10th 2018, 9:01 PM

Car manufacturers say they believe in climate change and don’t want Trump to gut the Obama administration’s fuel efficiency rules. But the “flexibility” they’re asking for leaves them a lot of wiggle room to put the brakes on cleaner technology.

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It’s not just hybrids: Pickup trucks and sedans have gotten more efficient, too
Thursday May 10th 2018, 8:59 PM

As the E.P.A. proposes rolling back fuel economy standards, here’s a look at how automakers have made their cars more efficient so far.

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Dayton vetoes bill that would kill wild rice protections
Thursday May 10th 2018, 8:57 PM

Gov. Mark Dayton vetoed a bill that would have killed a state pollution rule designed to protect wild rice, calling it an extreme overreach by state lawmakers and a violation of the federal Clean Water Act.

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Nuclear power is half of America’s clean electricity. Here’s how to save it
Thursday May 10th 2018, 8:55 PM

With no price on carbon, here’s how states are keeping nuclear power plants open.

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Logjam for Paris climate ‘rule book’ as end-2018 deadline looms
Thursday May 10th 2018, 8:54 PM

Governments made slow progress on a “rule book” for a global climate accord after two weeks of talks ending on Thursday and agreed to a new round of negotiations to break a diplomatic logjam before a year-end deadline for a deal.

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These smart sewers are part of a growing trend connecting infrastructure to the internet
Thursday May 10th 2018, 8:52 PM

Under the streets of South Bend, Ind., a high tech experiment is underway. This sewer system is smart. The infrastructure can sense flow and divert water to prevent flooding. It’s part of a growing trend of cities across the U.S. connecting infrastructure to the internet of things.

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Pentagon revised Obama-era report to remove risks from climate change
Thursday May 10th 2018, 8:49 PM

The phrase ‘climate change’ appeared in a draft Pentagon report 23 times. The final version used it once.

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Pruitt outlines plan to overhaul Clean Air Act reviews
Thursday May 10th 2018, 8:48 PM

EPA Administrator Scott Pruitt is moving to revamp the agency’s machinery for setting air quality standards for a half-dozen key pollutants, with a goal of completing two particularly charged reviews before the conclusion of President Trump’s current term.

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Trump White House quietly cancels NASA research verifying greenhouse gas cuts
Thursday May 10th 2018, 8:47 PM

$10 million research line used satellites and aircraft to monitor carbon sources and sinks.

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America’s last woodland caribou herd is down to just three animals
Thursday May 10th 2018, 8:45 PM

As forests are carved up across North America, its 51 woodland caribou herds are being left with nowhere to run, nowhere to hide.

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