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  • Hurricane Maria pummels Dominica, barrels toward U.S. Virgin Islands

    Hurricane Maria pummels Dominica, barrels toward U.S. Virgin Islands
    PONCE, Puerto Rico (Reuters) - Hurricane Maria, the second major storm to hit the Caribbean this month, crept toward the U.S. Virgin Islands and Puerto Rico on Tuesday after it ripped through the small island nation of Dominica, causing widespread devastation.
  • After Irma, special oxygen masks helped Florida pets breathe easier

    After Irma, special oxygen masks helped Florida pets breathe easier
    (Reuters) - Soon after millions of Floridians lost power in the wake of Hurricane Irma last week, firefighters in the city of Titusville responded to an emergency call at a home where a gasoline-powered generator had been running in an attached garage.
  • Quiet energy revolution underway in Japan as dozens of towns go off the grid

    Quiet energy revolution underway in Japan as dozens of towns go off the grid
    TOKYO/HIGASHI MATSUSHIMA, JAPAN (Reuters) - A northern Japanese city's efforts to rebuild its electric power system after the 2011 earthquake and tsunami mark a quiet shift away from the country's old utility model toward self-reliant, local generation and transmission.
  • Hurricane Jose to begin weakening on Wednesday: NHC

    Hurricane Jose to begin weakening on Wednesday: NHC
    (Reuters) - Hurricane Jose will begin gradually weakening on Wednesday but is likely to produce dangerous surf and rip currents along the east coast of the United States for several more days, the U.S. National Hurricane Center (NHC) said on Tuesday.
  • Energy firms back EU plan for CO2 cap on power subsidies

    Energy firms back EU plan for CO2 cap on power subsidies
    BRUSSELS (Reuters) - A group of energy firms has backed a disputed plan by EU regulators to attach emissions limits to subsidies for providing back-up power capacity to avert blackouts.
 
 
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  • New records just released under FOIA raise an important question: Did the Trump transition team consider dismissing EPA?s Inspector General?

    New records just released under FOIA raise an important question: Did the Trump transition team consider dismissing EPA?s Inspector General?
    Recently released documents from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) suggest that President Trump?s transition team considered ? then decided against ? dismissing EPA?s Inspector General. Myron Ebell, who headed the transition at EPA for then-President-Elect Trump, emailed an EPA career staffer on January 13, 2017 that the transition team, ?want[ed] to retain the EPA?s […]
  • Why are the networks ignoring a major cause of stronger storms?

    Why are the networks ignoring a major cause of stronger storms?
    The two-fisted gut punch of Harvey and Irma devastated Caribbean islands, swamped major American cities, blacked out power for millions, and exposed who-knows-how-many people to toxic soup of polluted floodwaters. But one thing these immensely powerful storms could not do was move the television networks to talk about how these storms got to be so […]
  • Scott Pruitt?s relentless distortions of climate science and law

    Scott Pruitt?s relentless distortions of climate science and law
    This summer was anything but quiet for climate policy. In June, President Trump announced that the U.S. would withdraw from the Paris climate agreement. In July, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit blocked Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Administrator Scott Pruitt's attempt to suspend protections from climate-destabilizing oil and gas pollution, […]
  • Nothing stood in Irma's way ? that's why she turned into a monster storm

    Nothing stood in Irma's way ? that's why she turned into a monster storm
    (This post originally appeared on EDF Voices) I?m watching with concern and awe at the power of Hurricane Irma as it continues to batter the Caribbean with 150 mph winds. If it hits Florida as a category 4 or 5 hurricane as forecast, it will be the first time that two hurricanes of such a […]
  • Americans speak up for clean cars at EPA public hearing

    Americans speak up for clean cars at EPA public hearing
    A public hearing today on EPA Administrator Scott Pruitt?s effort to reverse America?s Clean Car Standards drew widespread support for keeping the protections in place. I got the chance to join more than a hundred people who signed up to testify at the Washington, D.C. hearing ? and they overwhelmingly spoke in favor of the […]