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Trump Touts ‘Beautiful, Clean Coal’ And Fails To Link Disasters To Climate Change

“We have ended the war on American energy, and we have ended the war on beautiful, clean coal.”
Photograph: REUTERS/Win McNamee/Pool
via Trump Touts ‘Beautiful, Clean Coal’ And Fails To Link Disasters To Climate Change | HuffPost.

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The Damage Done by Trump’s Department of the Interior

“Under Ryan Zinke, the Secretary of the Interior, it’s a sell-off from sea to shining sea.”
Illustration by Tom Bachtel
via The Damage Done by Trump’s Department of the Interior | The New Yorker.

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US Congress asks if Russian money funded Trump golf courses

“‘Enormous amounts of capital’ flowed into UK and Ireland projects, analyst tells inquiry.”
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via US Congress asks if Russian money funded Trump golf courses | US news | The Guardian.

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The Final Year review – Trump looms over poignant portrait of Obama’s farewell

“Greg Barker’s respectful film, shot behind the scenes at the White House, documents the end of an era – and the shock of what happened next.”
Photograph: Pete Souza/The White House
via The Final Year review – Trump looms over poignant portrait of Obama’s farewell | Film | The Guardian.

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Trump’s EPA Could Allow Teenage Workers To Handle Dangerous Pesticides

Officials have signaled they may eliminate the age requirements for working with toxic chemicals on farms and other worksites.
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via Trump’s EPA Could Allow Teenage Workers To Handle Dangerous Pesticides | HuffPost.

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China on track to lead in renewables as US retreats, report says

IEEFA report says China will dominate international investment in renewable technology over the next several decades
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via China on track to lead in renewables as US retreats, report says | Environment | The Guardian.

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Ryan Zinke Removes Florida Waters From Offshore Drilling Plan

The Interior secretary’s move was immediately slammed as a political favor for Florida Gov. Rick Scott.
via Ryan Zinke Removes Florida Waters From Offshore Drilling Plan | HuffPost.

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Trump Moves to Open Nearly All Offshore Waters to Drilling

“The Trump administration said Thursday it would allow new offshore oil and gas drilling in nearly all United States coastal waters.”
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via Trump Moves to Open Nearly All Offshore Waters to Drilling – The New York Times.

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Quarter Of World’s Land Will Be Permanently Drier If Paris Climate Goals Not Met

Countries need to work to prevent the Earth’s temperature from rising more than 1.5 degrees.
via Quarter Of World’s Land Will Be Permanently Drier If Paris Climate Goals Not Met: Study | HuffPost.

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Trump plan to shrink ocean monuments threatens vital ecosystems, experts warn

“Ryan Zinke has recommended three major marine monuments be reduced to allow greater commercial fishing, prompting anguish from environmental groups.”
Photograph: Reuters
via Trump plan to shrink ocean monuments threatens vital ecosystems, experts warn | Environment | The Guardian.

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Vehicles are now America’s biggest CO2 source but EPA is tearing up regulations

Transport overtook power generation for climate-warming emissions in 2017 but the Trump administration is reversing curbs on auto industry pollution.
Photograph: Dan Chung for the Guardian
via Vehicles are now America’s biggest CO2 source but EPA is tearing up regulations | Environment | The Guardian.

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14 Bombshell Reports That Showed The Power Of Great Journalism In 2017

Praise be to The New York Times
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Source: The Huffington Post

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6 Of The Most Bizarre News Stories In 2017

It’s tough to believe so much weirdness was crammed into a single year.
Photograph: REUTERS/Jonathan Ernst
via 6 Of The Most Bizarre News Stories In 2017 | HuffPost.

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Yeah, All Of This Really Happened In 2017

A lot can change in a year.
Photograph: REUTERS/Rob Carr/Pool
via Yeah, All Of This Really Happened In 2017 | HuffPost.

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Trump drops climate change from US national security strategy

President outlined new approach in unprecedented White House speech
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Source: The Guardian

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The fight against climate change: four cities leading the way in the Trump era

New York City, Houston, Miami and San Francisco have all taken steps to mitigate the risks associated with rising sea levels and global temperatures. Are their successes a blueprint for action at the state and local level?

via The fight against climate change: four cities leading the way in the Trump era | Cities | The […]

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Trump EPA rule change exploits taxpayers for mine cleanup, critics say

Environmental Protection Agency chief Scott Pruitt has scrapped an Obama-era rule requiring mining operations to prove they can clean up future pollution.
Photograph: Pablo Martinez Monsivais/AP
Source: The Guardian

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Bernie Sanders: Trump tax cuts a barely disguised reward for billionaire donors

The Vermont senator tells the Guardian why the tax bill – which could become law next week – is the result of 40 years’ scheming by the Kochs and others.
Photograph: Alex Edelman/AFP/Getty Images
via Bernie Sanders: Trump tax cuts a barely disguised reward for billionaire donors | US news | The Guardian.

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E.P.A. Contractor Has Spent Past Year Scouring the Agency for Anti-Trump Officials

“One of the top executives of a consulting firm that the Environmental Protection Agency has recently hired to help it with media affairs has spent the past year investigating agency employees who have been critical of the Trump administration, federal records show.”
Photograph: Doug Mills/The New York Times
Source: The New York Times

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Macron Awards U.S. Climate Scientists Grants To ‘Make Our Planet Great Again’

“French President Emmanuel Macron, in a not-so-subtle jab at President Trump, has awarded long-term research grants to 18 climate scientists — 13 of them U.S.-based researchers — to relocate to France…”
Photograph: Michel Euler/AP
Source: NPR

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