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Justice Dept. Moves Swiftly to Back Trump Climate Order

Justice Dept. Moves Swiftly to Back Trump Climate Order

The federal government is moving swiftly to implement President Trump’s executive order on climate change, taking steps that include lifting a moratorium on new coal mines and asking courts to suspend long-running legal disputes over power plant climate rules. Environmental groups and the Northern Cheyenne Tribe of Montana responded with similar … Read More

China, EU Reaffirm Climate Action After Trump Retreats

China, EU Reaffirm Climate Action After Trump Retreats

Nations led by China and the European Union rallied around a global plan to slow climate change on Wednesday after U.S. President Donald Trump began undoing Obama-era plans for deep cuts in U.S. greenhouse gas emissions. Trump's order on Tuesday, keeping a campaign promise to bolster the U.S. coal industry, strikes at the heart of an international… Read More

Long Legal Battles Ahead Over Trump’s Climate Order

Long Legal Battles Ahead Over Trump’s Climate Order

Environmental groups and progressive states are vowing to battle President Trump in court over his push to repeal federal climate protections, and experts are warning that the battles ahead will be slow and protracted. An executive order on energy regulations signed by Trump on Tuesday takes direct aim at President Obama’s landmark climate rule… Read More

Trump Moves to Dismantle U.S. Climate Rules

Trump Moves to Dismantle U.S. Climate Rules

President Trump signed a sweeping executive order Tuesday rescinding numerous federal climate policies and calling for the review and replacement of the Obama administration’s most ambitious effort to control climate pollution — the Clean Power Plan. The order is Trump’s most aggressive move yet to dismantle federal climate regulations even as … Read More

Trump’s Executive Order is Out of Step With Americans

Trump’s Executive Order is Out of Step With Americans

President Trump is expected to start the rollback of a wide swath of Obama-era climate regulations when he signs a new executive order on Tuesday. On the chopping block are the Clean Power Plan, methane and coal regulations, and accounting for the social cost of climate change in federal projects. Tuesday’s executive order is part of what Trump … Read More

Communities Retreat as Oceans Swell, Coasts Erode

Communities Retreat as Oceans Swell, Coasts Erode

Erosion, rising seas, ferocious storms and other coastal perils have prompted the resettlement of more than 1 million people worldwide, with an exhaustive new analysis highlighting an emerging migration crisis that’s worsening as global warming overwhelms shorelines. Researchers scoured journal papers, government reports and news articles for … Read More

100 Days of Climate: Week 10

100 Days of Climate: Week 10

Addressing climate change using sound science is crucial not just for the U.S., but for the world. Unfortunately, that appears unlikely over the next four years under the Trump administration, which has shown signs of being apathetic if not outright hostile to climate science and science-based policies to rein in carbon pollution. Trump has… Read More

In Race to Curb Climate Change, Cities Outpace Nations

In Race to Curb Climate Change, Cities Outpace Nations

Cities from Oslo to Sydney are setting goals to curb climate change that exceed national targets, causing tensions with central governments about who controls policy over green energy and transport and construction. More than 2,500 cities have issued plans to cut carbon emissions to the United Nations since late 2014, setting an example to almost … Read More

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Spring Snow Cover While this has been a snowy winter, the past 50 years have shown a trend of less spring snow cover in the Northern Hemisphere.

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