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Climate models underestimate economic damages and overestimate policy costs
Sunday June 10th 2018, 9:24 PM

The models that inform climate policymaking are fatally flawed.

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Gina McCarthy’s portrait is done. Pruitt hasn’t hung it up
Sunday June 10th 2018, 9:23 PM

Elaborate oil paintings of former EPA bosses line a hallway outside of Administrator Scott Pruitt’s third-floor office at agency headquarters. But the completed portrait of the last Obama-era EPA chief, Gina McCarthy, is still in storage. Meanwhile, Pruitt photos adorn the halls, and the agency plans to hang even more.

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China’s dramatic solar shift could take sting out of Trump’s panel tariffs
Sunday June 10th 2018, 9:22 PM

Analysts expect solar panel costs to drop by a third. That could be a lifeline for U.S. developers, who sidelined billions of dollars in projects over the tariffs.

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Why do so many Mormons back Trump? Some say it’s about the land
Sunday June 10th 2018, 9:21 PM

Trump’s Utah campaign chief shrugs off Stormy Daniels and praises cuts to parks: ‘The land belongs more to me than you.’

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UA oceanographer part of study that modifies views on Southern Ocean’s climate role
Sunday June 10th 2018, 9:20 PM

A group of scientists has new findings suggesting the Antarctica’s Southern Ocean – long known to play an integral role in climate change – may not be absorbing as much pollution as previously thought.

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Zinke’s political ties to Virgin Islands improved Interior’s hurricane response, party boss says
Sunday June 10th 2018, 9:17 PM

The head of the territory’s Republican Party said he had direct access to Interior officials after the storm thanks to money his group raised for Zinke.

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Scott Pruitt was undoing key environmental policies this week amid scandal
Sunday June 10th 2018, 9:16 PM

The EPA is weakening how it devises standards on hazardous chemicals.

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Kentucky AG investigates rural water system that has been failing for decades
Sunday June 10th 2018, 9:15 PM

After nearly two decades of documented administrative, financial, and infrastructure failures at the Martin County Water District, the Kentucky Attorney General’s Office announced on June 4 that it will investigate the troubled water system that has become a symbol of botched management and the perilous condition of Appalachian drinking water.

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Cleaning the seabed: Divers halt the carnage of ‘ghost’ nets
Sunday June 10th 2018, 9:13 PM

There are ghosts in the ocean. Silent killers carried by the currents, wrapping themselves around reefs and claiming the lives of millions of marine creatures.

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‘Australia doesn’t realise’: worsening drought pushes farmers to the brink
Sunday June 10th 2018, 9:11 PM

Liverpool plains farmer Megan Kuhn says cows are being slaughtered because there is no way of feeding them after years of extreme weather.

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Trump’s energy blitz and the legal showdown to come
Sunday June 10th 2018, 9:10 PM

The Trump administration’s latest bid to boost troubled coal and nuclear plants is certain to spark a legal war if it’s ever finalized.

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The battles that shaped Great Lakes water politics
Sunday June 10th 2018, 9:09 PM

University Place: How the contemporary boundaries of an abundant resource were forged In controversy.

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