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Americans Used A Lot Less Coal in 2016; Here’s Why

Coal use in the U.S. fell 9 percent in 2016, even as the Trump administration seeks a coal industry revival.

The Climate Could Hit a State Unseen in 50 Million Years

The world is on track to reach an ominous carbon dioxide milestone by mid-century.

Calif. Snowpack Healthy Again, but Warming Looms Large

California finally has a healthy mountain snowpack, but as temperatures continue to rise, that could change in the future.

Removal of Energy ‘Burdens’ Could Have Huge Impacts

President Trump's executive order on energy calls for the removal of "burdens" to domestic energy use.

Trump Moves to Dismantle U.S. Climate Rules

President Trump signed an executive order Tuesday aiming to overturn federal climate policies.

Europe Faces Annual Extreme Coastal Floods in Future

Europe's coasts will see higher and more frequent extreme coastal floods in the future due to climate change.

Arctic Sea Ice May Vanish Even With Climate Goal

Arctic sea ice may vanish in summers even if the world reaches goals set by Paris climate agreement.

Congress Targets Species Act and Its Climate Benefits

Congress is considering legislation that could weaken the Endangered Species Act.

EPA Withdraws Request for Methane Data

The EPA has withdrawn a request for methane emissions data from the oil and gas industry.

Trump Wants to ‘Zero Out’ EPA Programs

The Trump administration wants to “zero out” many climate-related programs and grants.

European Climate Action Faces Crucial Moment

Cap-and-trade, an original weapon in the fight against warming, faces obsolescence in Europe.

Warming Had Clear Hand in Record Australia Heat

The prolonged, intense heat that stifled southeastern Australia was up to 50 times more likely thanks to climate change.

Here’s the Early Context for Trump’s Budget

President Trump is proposing to increase military spending while cutting the EPA and State Department.

Senate Mulls ‘Kill Switch’ for Obama Methane Rule

Congress could use a rarely-invoked law to permanently kill an Obama-era methane emissions regulation.

Warming Maple Tapping Season

The season and area in which trees are tapped to produce maple syrup is warming from climate change.

America’s Climate Pollution is Falling, EPA Report Says

Greenhouse gas emissions fell in 2015, reducing America’s overall climate pollution to below 1994 levels.

Dakota Pipeline Greenlighted As Fossil Fuels Move to Fore

The Army Corps of Engineers has approved an easement that allows the final link in the Dakota Access Pipeline.

Food Security, Forests At Risk Under Trump’s USDA

U.S. forest health and the ability of farmers to respond to climate change are at risk under Trump's USDA.

Warming-Driven Heat Waves Could Tax U.S. Electrical Grid

More frequent heat waves will drive up electricity demand, potentially costing billions in infrastructure upgrades.

The EPA Has Started to Remove Obama-era Information

Some of the EPA's climate pages have been relabeled and language has been changed.

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California Drought Intensifies The relentless heat that has plagued the western half of the country this summer has ratcheted up California’s terrible drought.

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