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Desert air will give us water
Wednesday June 13th 2018, 10:43 PM

A partial solution to the problem of punishing droughts may be to snatch water from the air, Dune-style.

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Trump wants to bail out coal and nuclear power. Here’s why that will be hard
Wednesday June 13th 2018, 10:22 PM

Over the past decade, coal has been pushed off the power grid by competition from cheap natural gas, state efforts to boost renewable energy and stricter pollution rules.

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Global impact of oilsands growth could counteract Canada’s promised carbon cuts
Wednesday June 13th 2018, 10:21 PM

Canada will have a hard time meeting its climate goals at home if it keeps producing its main fossil fuel, oil. But there may be an even bigger story about oil and Canada: the global impact of oil sands growth could undermine international progress just as much.

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Exploding lava creates new danger as Kilauea flows into the sea
Wednesday June 13th 2018, 10:21 PM

As if evaporating large lakes and creating toxic steam weren’t enough, a new danger has emerged from Hawaii’s Kilauea volcano as its month-long eruption continues.

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Volkswagen fined one billion euros by German prosecutors over emissions cheating
Wednesday June 13th 2018, 10:19 PM

Volkswagen was fined one billion euros ($1.18 billion) over diesel emissions cheating in what amounts to one of the highest ever fines imposed by German authorities against a company, public prosecutors said on Wednesday.

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Senate Dems take FERC to task for climate policy shift
Wednesday June 13th 2018, 10:18 PM

Democratic senators grilled the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission yesterday on how it analyzes the climate impacts of natural gas pipelines.

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Local fish researcher urges ‘global action’
Wednesday June 13th 2018, 10:17 PM

In the years ahead, the chilly streams that sustain Northwest Montana’s prized native fish – as well as trout habitat worldwide — are predicted to grow increasingly tepid as a result of rising global temperatures, threatening the sensitive aquatic species with “global extinction” unless more conservation studies take place at a local and planetary scale.

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Pruitt aide wanted to fast-track hire of Obama official
Wednesday June 13th 2018, 10:15 PM

Scott Pruitt’s top aide wanted to use special authority to hire a former Obama administration official to scrutinize climate science.

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Leaked letter reveals Kinder Morgan broke rules for months before Canadian officials noticed company put marine life in danger
Wednesday June 13th 2018, 10:14 PM

Kinder Morgan put fish, porpoises, sea lions and other marine life in danger near an oil terminal in Vancouver, says a leaked federal warning letter that warns the company could face prosecution for its violations.

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Records: Air chief meets often with regulated industries
Wednesday June 13th 2018, 10:13 PM

Bill Wehrum was just settling in as EPA’s air chief last December when he returned to familiar turf: the offices of his former law firm for a speech to an audience that included a onetime client, according to newly released records.

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Interior had little basis for halting mountaintop removal study, probe finds
Wednesday June 13th 2018, 10:12 PM

Nearly half a million dollars had already been spent when the study was halted, the Interior Department’s inspector general found.

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Oil majors ask U.S. judge to toss New York City climate lawsuit
Wednesday June 13th 2018, 10:11 PM

Lawyers for major oil companies on Wednesday urged a federal judge to throw out a lawsuit filed by New York City seeking to hold them financially liable for damages caused by global warming.

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