Global warming has changed the Great Barrier Reef ‘forever,’ scientists say

Two years after a long-lasting undersea heat wave scalded large sections of the Great Barrier Reef, scientists have now found that because so many corals died, much of the reef has likely been altered “forever.” “What we just experienced is one hell of a natural selection event,” said Terry Hughes, director of the Australian Research More...

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By admin On Wednesday, April 18th, 2018
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Labor and civil rights organizations call for EPA chief Scott Pruitt’s ouster

Environmental organizations have made themselves hoarse calling for Scott Pruitt’s ouster from the Environmental Protection Agency over his efforts to roll back government regulations — and lately, his More...

By admin On Tuesday, April 17th, 2018
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Pruitt upgraded to a larger, customized SUV with bullet-resistant seat covers

Environmental Protection Agency Administrator Scott Pruitt upgraded his official car last year to a costlier, larger vehicle with bullet-resistant covers over bucket seats, according to federal records More...

By admin On Tuesday, April 17th, 2018
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Head of Senate committee now seeks answers on Scott Pruitt’s email practices at EPA

Senate Environment and Public Works Committee Chairman John Barrasso (R-Wyo.)  is now scrutinizing whether Environmental Protection Agency chief Scott Pruitt is fully complying with public records requests, More...

By admin On Monday, April 16th, 2018
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Ryan Zinke’s travel was proper — with one exception, Department of Interior investigators say

An investigation into Interior Department Secretary Ryan Zinke’s travel showed that an exorbitantly priced charter flight from Las Vegas to Montana last year “could have been avoided” had the agency’s More...

By admin On Monday, April 16th, 2018
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Scott Pruitt’s $43,000 soundproof phone booth violated spending laws, federal watchdog finds

The $43,000 soundproof phone booth that Environmental Protection Agency Administrator Scott Pruitt had installed in his office last year violated federal spending laws, the Government Accountability Office More...

By admin On Friday, April 13th, 2018
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GOP oversight chairman seeks more documents, interviews with Pruitt aides at EPA

The Republican head of the House oversight committee has requested interviews with aides to Environmental Protection Agency Administrator Scott Pruitt, as well as a wave of new documents from the EPA, More...

By admin On Friday, April 13th, 2018
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The Trump administration officially clipped the wings of the Migratory Bird Treaty Act

The Trump administration made it clear this week that it is sapping the strength of a century-old law to protect birds, issuing guidance that the law would not be used as it has been to hold people or companies More...

By admin On Friday, April 13th, 2018
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The global shipping industry is finally going to cut its climate change emissions

Member nations of the United Nations body charged with regulating shipping on the high seas adopted a first-ever strategy Friday to blunt the sector’s large contribution to climate change — bringing another More...

By admin On Friday, April 13th, 2018
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Trump’s trade moves hurt farmers. Here’s how he’s trying to make it up to them.

President Trump on Thursday sought to soothe U.S. farmers by signaling a move aimed at promoting the use of ethanol, a corn-based fuel and revenue source for some farmers. The move would reassure a More...