Interior plans to move thousands of workers in the biggest reorganization in its history

Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke launched an unprecedented effort Wednesday to undertake the largest reorganization in the department’s 168-year history, moving to shift tens of thousands of workers to new locations and change the way the federal government manages more than 500 million acres of land and water across the country. The proposal More...

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New York City sues Shell, ExxonMobil, and other oil majors over climate change

The New York City government is suing the world’s five largest publicly traded oil companies, seeking to hold them responsible for present and future damages to the city from climate change. The More...

By admin On Wednesday, January 10th, 2018
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Beaches line the coast like pearls. Other states ask why Florida’s are more special.

Within minutes of the Trump administration’s proposal to open the Atlantic coast to oil and gas drilling, Florida Gov. Rick Scott (R), one of only two coastal governors who had remained silent about More...

By admin On Tuesday, January 9th, 2018
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Coal executive blasts federal energy regulators for ‘bureaucratic cop-out’ on Trump administration power plan

Murray Energy chief executive Robert E. Murray, who had urged the Trump administration to prop up coal-fired power plants in electricity markets, blasted federal regulators Tuesday who rejected the administration’s More...

By admin On Tuesday, January 9th, 2018
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It’s the same story under Trump as under Obama: Coal is losing out to natural gas

Just a day after federal regulators nixed a major Trump administration proposal to shore up the struggling coal industry, the nation’s top energy forecaster predicted continuing, slow declines in U.S. More...

By admin On Monday, January 8th, 2018
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Extreme hurricanes and wildfires made 2017 the most costly U.S. disaster year on record

This story has been updated. Hurricanes Harvey, Irma and Maria combined with devastating Western wildfires and other natural catastrophes to make 2017 the most expensive year on record for disasters More...

By admin On Monday, January 8th, 2018
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Trump-appointed regulators reject plan to rescue coal and nuclear plants

The Federal Energy Regulatory Commission on Monday unanimously rejected a proposal by Energy Secretary Rick Perry that would have propped up nuclear and coal power struggling in competitive electricity More...

By admin On Monday, January 8th, 2018
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The nation’s rivers and streams are getting dangerously saltier

Nearly everywhere you turn during this frigid stretch of winter, much of the world seems covered in a layer of salt aimed at keeping our roads drivable and sidewalks free of ice. All that salt is one reason More...

By admin On Monday, January 8th, 2018
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Hurricanes, wildfires made 2017 the most costly U.S. disaster year on record

Hurricanes Harvey, Irma and Maria combined with devastating western wildfires and other natural disasters to make 2017 the most expensive year on record, the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration More...

By admin On Saturday, January 6th, 2018
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Interior Department strikes land swap deal with Alaskan village for road through national wildlife refuge

The Interior Department has approved a land swap deal that will allow a remote Alaskan village to construct a road through the Izembek National Wildlife Refuge, according to local officials. The action More...