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September 18, 2019 - 6:05 pm
By MICHAEL BIESECKER and ADAM BEAM Associated Press WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump announced Wednesday that his administration is revoking California's authority to set auto mileage standards stricter than those issued by federal regulators, a move critics said would result in less fuel...
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September 12, 2019 - 3:53 pm
BY SETH BORENSTEIN, NICHOLAS RICCARDI and HANNAH FINGERHUT Associated Press WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump gets some of his worst marks from the American people when it comes to his handling of climate change, and majorities believe the planet is warming and support government actions...
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September 05, 2019 - 5:52 pm
By TOM KRISHER and ELLEN KNICKMEYER Associated Press WASHINGTON (AP) — The Trump administration is moving forward with a proposal to revoke part of California's authority to set its own automobile gas mileage standards, a government official said Thursday, confronting a state that has repeatedly...
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Jeff Katz
August 14, 2019 - 12:01 pm
Who knew having a lawn is racist? Apparently the New York Times did. The Times released a hard-hitting piece talking about how lawn care actually contributes to climate change, pollution and has a history rooted in, you guessed it, slavery. READ MORE .
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January 15, 2019 - 3:22 pm
By ELLEN KNICKMEYER , Associated Press WASHINGTON (AP) — The Environmental Protection Agency hit a 30-year low in 2018 in the number of pollution cases it referred for criminal prosecution, Justice Department data show. EPA said in a statement that it is directing "its resources to the most...
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July 20, 2018 - 4:48 pm
PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) - A lawsuit filed by young activists who say the government is failing to protect them from climate change is still alive. In San Francisco on Friday, the 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals rejected the government's second request for an order directing a lower court to dismiss...
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July 09, 2018 - 1:34 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Starbucks will eliminate plastic straws from all of its locations within two years, citing the environmental threat to oceans. The coffee chain becomes the largest food and beverage company to do so as calls to cut waste globally grow louder . While plastic straws account for a...
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June 24, 2018 - 10:04 am
BERLIN (AP) — Hundreds of protesters are marching through the German capital to demand an end to burning coal to produce electricity. The demonstrators — many of them families pushing strollers, people on bikes and samba bands — walked through the Berlin's government district on Sunday ahead of...
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May 30, 2018 - 11:12 am
NORFOLK, Va. (AP) - A nonprofit that tracks pollution in America's largest estuary says the health of Chesapeake Bay is improving, but huge challenges remain. The Chesapeake Bay Foundation has released a midpoint assessment of a federal plan to curb pollution flowing into the watershed by 2025...
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May 18, 2018 - 2:11 pm
BEN FINLEY, Associated Press SUFFOLK, Va. (AP) - Coastal Virginia has begun to pump some of its treated sewage deep into the ground. The pilot project officially kicked off Friday in Suffolk. It will reduce Chesapeake Bay pollution and could help to fortify the land against rising seas. The project...
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