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Toxic gases add to hazards near Hawaii’s erupting Kilauea volcano
Tuesday May 15th 2018, 9:13 PM

Toxic gas emanating from steaming gashes on the flank of Hawaii’s erupting Kilauea volcano on Tuesday added to the danger facing residents, whose escape routes are threatened with closure because of lava flows, officials said.

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Trump mulls new global institution to promote fossil fuels
Tuesday May 15th 2018, 9:12 PM

The Trump administration is considering forming “a new, central institution” to advocate for natural gas and coal technology and exports, according to a document E&E News obtained from an administration source.

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Why Alaska is crafting a plan to fight climate change: It’s impossible to ignore
Tuesday May 15th 2018, 9:11 PM

Many solidly Republican states have resisted aggressive climate policies, but Alaska is already seeing the dramatic effects of global warming.

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Why are U.S. environmental groups so white?
Tuesday May 15th 2018, 9:10 PM

Talk of increasing diversity has not turned into widespread action, but some organizations are working to change that.

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U.S. energy company halts 1.5 GW of solar projects due to Trump tariffs
Tuesday May 15th 2018, 9:09 PM

Cypress Creek Renewables, one of the United States’ largest developers of utility-scale solar, has stopped investments in 1.5 gigawatts of renewable energy projects, worth $1.5 billion, due to Trump administration tariffs on imported solar technology, which the company said made the costs of the projects too high.

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The world wants air-conditioning. That could warm the world
Tuesday May 15th 2018, 9:08 PM

The number of units worldwide is predicted to soar by midcentury, and the electricity to power them will increase planet-warming emissions.

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Feature: Insurance turns to coral reefs and mangroves as ocean risks surge
Tuesday May 15th 2018, 9:07 PM

Coral reefs, mangroves and even some fish could soon have their own insurance policies as the industry seeks new ways to boost protection for those affected by the ocean changes wrought by climate change.

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How seeds from war-torn Syria could help save American wheat
Tuesday May 15th 2018, 9:06 PM

As temperatures rise, pests and diseases are moving north into the U.S. heartland, killing crops and diminishing yields. To combat this, researchers are turning to a wild grass variety whose seeds were smuggled out of Syria as the bombs fell.

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Europe’s bottled water producers seek to increase plastic recycling
Tuesday May 15th 2018, 9:05 PM

Europe’s bottled water producers set a goal on Tuesday of raising collection rates of plastic bottles to 90 percent by 2025 from 60 percent to improve recycling and cut pollution.

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Republican senator says EPA chief must slow refinery waivers or resign
Tuesday May 15th 2018, 9:04 PM

Republican Senator Chuck Grassley on Tuesday said Environmental Protection Agency chief Scott Pruitt must scale back the use of biofuels waivers for small refineries, or else he will join other lawmakers calling for Pruitt’s resignation.

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‘Bullied’ and ‘harassed’ – Zinke foes recall past scandals
Tuesday May 15th 2018, 9:02 PM

Allegations of scientific meddling at the Interior Department are giving watchdogs déjà vu.

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Can this new privately funded train reshape transit in Florida?
Tuesday May 15th 2018, 9:01 PM

Most transit in America is run by the government. In car-swamped south Florida, Brightline is trying a different model, with its high-speed trains that will eventually connect Miami, Orlando, and Fort Lauderdale.

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