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  • U.S. environment agency proposes limits to science used in rulemaking

    U.S. environment agency proposes limits to science used in rulemaking
    WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency proposed a rule on Tuesday that would limit the kinds of scientific research it can use in crafting regulations, an apparent concession to big business that has long requested such restrictions.
  • Monsanto develops product to deactivate controversial farm chemical

    Monsanto develops product to deactivate controversial farm chemical
    CHICAGO (Reuters) - Monsanto Co is launching the first product that deactivates a controversial weed killer inside spraying equipment after it is used, the company said on Tuesday, its latest attempt to prevent unintended crop damage associated with the herbicide.
  • General Electric to trial world?s largest wind turbine in Britain

    General Electric to trial world?s largest wind turbine in Britain
    LONDON (Reuters) - U.S. conglomerate General Electric will test the world's largest wind turbine in a facility in northeast England, it said on Tuesday.
  • Heavy rains, landslides kill 18 in Rwanda: government

    Heavy rains, landslides kill 18 in Rwanda: government
    KIGALI (Reuters) - Eighteen people died overnight on Monday when heavy rains ripped through several parts of Rwanda, causing landslides, the government said.
  • Quake in southeast Turkey injures 39: state news agency

    Quake in southeast Turkey injures 39: state news agency
    ISTANBUL (Reuters) - An earthquake struck Turkey's southeastern province of Adiyaman early on Tuesday, injuring 39 people and damaging buildings, state-run Anadolu news agency reported.
 
 
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  • It?s up to us to protect the Clean Power Plan

    It?s up to us to protect the Clean Power Plan
    This week is a crucial moment for climate progress. EPA Administrator Scott Pruitt is moving ahead in his efforts to revoke the Clean Power Plan, one of our most important efforts to tackle the climate crisis. The Clean Power Plan provides our only national limit on carbon pollution from existing power plants ? America?s largest […]
  • Administrator Pruitt opened the door to making Houston?s air toxics problem worse

    Administrator Pruitt opened the door to making Houston?s air toxics problem worse
    Residents of Houston, Texas ? our nation?s fourth largest city – have long been burdened with a serious air pollution problem. Between 2013 and 2015, the Houston area reported unhealthy levels of ground-level ozone (?smog?) on an average of over 23 days each year. Last year, the American Lung Association ranked Houston as the sixteenth-most […]
  • Cherry blossoms: Predicting peak bloom in a warming world with weirder weather

    Cherry blossoms: Predicting peak bloom in a warming world with weirder weather
    Every March, Washington D.C. anxiously anticipates the arrival of the city?s world-famous cherry blossoms. Millions of people flood the National Mall each year to observe the ?peak bloom? ? defined by the National Park Service as the day when 70 percent of the Yoshino cherry blossoms surrounding the Tidal Basin have opened. Fluctuating weather patterns […]
  • An outpouring of support for clean car standards, in the face of Pruitt?s attempted rollback

    An outpouring of support for clean car standards, in the face of Pruitt?s attempted rollback
    (EDF Legal Fellow Erin Murphy co-authored this post) EPA Administrator Scott Pruitt just announced his intention to rollback one of our country?s biggest climate success stories ? clean car standards that reduce pollution and save Americans money at the pump. In a closed-door ceremony, Pruitt kicked off a process to weaken these standards ? placing […]
  • Why Scott Pruitt can?t be trusted

    Why Scott Pruitt can?t be trusted
    When the next Pruitt scandal breaks, he or his staff may try to provide an explanation, but as the record shows, you can count on Scott Pruitt and his EPA spokespeople being misleading in his initial response.   Here?s the proof. Scandal: Scott Pruitt?s landlord had business before the EPA Pruitt?s first explanation: In a Fox News […]