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HEAT: U.S. posts 3rd-warmest year on record

Tue, 01/09/2018 - 8:22am
Last year was the third hottest on record in the United States, with an average temperature of 54.6 degrees Fahrenheit — 2.6 F above average.

ANTARCTICA: More snow makes icy pole look bigger. But it's shrinking

Tue, 01/09/2018 - 8:22am
Rising snowfall in Antarctica might help offset losses from the melting ice sheet, scientists are discovering — but only a little. Antarctic contributions to sea-level rise are still a major concern.

GRID: FERC rejection exposes Trump's limits in helping coal

Tue, 01/09/2018 - 8:22am
The Federal Energy Regulatory Commission yesterday rejected Energy Secretary Rick Perry's proposal to subsidize coal and nuclear power plants, demonstrating the limits of the Trump administration's ability to rescue coal.

CAMPAIGN 2020: Oprah, a potential candidate, said 'Earth has a fever'

Tue, 01/09/2018 - 8:22am
Oprah Winfrey put together one of "the best-prepared" segments on climate change in mainstream media, a prominent climate scientist who was a guest on her popular daytime talk show told E&E News in an interview.

TREASURY DEPARTMENT: Mnuchin poised to disband Environment and Energy office

Tue, 01/09/2018 - 8:22am
The Treasury Department has apparently pulled the plug on its Office of Environment and Energy as part of a broader reorganization.

POLITICS: Democratic AGs seek higher office by fighting Trump

Tue, 01/09/2018 - 8:22am
With the Republicans fully in control of Washington, D.C., and holding a majority of governorships, the role of Democratic attorneys general has been elevated. Since President Trump took office a year ago, they have consistently been at the vanguard of their party's opposition to the president.

SCIENCE: Researcher tries to remove clouds from cloud forests

Mon, 01/08/2018 - 7:44am
Scientists are eager to learn how climate change could affect cloud forests, the tropical jungles permanently bathed in fog that serve as crucial regulators of their regions' water supply.

WILDLIFE: Genes offer adaptation clues — study

Mon, 01/08/2018 - 7:44am
Genetics could determine how different populations of the same species adapt to climate change, according to researchers studying a migratory bird.

RISK: 2017 brought record insurance losses

Mon, 01/08/2018 - 7:44am
Insurers are set to pay a record $135 billion to cover last year's natural disasters, with the world's largest reinsurer warning that 2017 offers a glimpse into the way climate change is reshaping the business.

DROUGHT: Biblical waters beginning to run dry

Mon, 01/08/2018 - 7:44am
Five consecutive years of drought have depleted the biblical bodies of water that Israelis, Jordanians and Palestinians rely on.

INTERIOR: Order scrapping climate plans could hurt national parks

Mon, 01/08/2018 - 7:44am
The federal agency in charge of managing more than 500 million acres of public lands, including the treasured National Park System, no longer has a climate change policy on the books.

SATELLITES: Better view of Earth needed as warming worsens — scientists

Mon, 01/08/2018 - 7:44am
A proposed series of missions for Earth-observing satellites could help scientists better understand how humans are transforming the planet.

EPA: Another way greens might pick a climate fight

Mon, 01/08/2018 - 7:44am
Environmentalists are strategizing about how to prod U.S. EPA to crack down on carbon dioxide.

IRAN: A mega-drought and intense temps seen as tinder for uprising

Mon, 01/08/2018 - 7:44am
The impacts of climate change are among the environmental challenges facing Iran that helped spark protests in dozens of cities across the Islamic republic.

ADAPTATION: La. says homes need buyouts but won't say which ones

Fri, 01/05/2018 - 7:58am
Louisiana says thousands of buildings face such substantial flood risk that the only option is a buyout.

ANTARCTICA: More snow could offset sea-level rise

Fri, 01/05/2018 - 7:58am
Snowfall has been increasing in eastern Antarctica over the past decades, according to new research offering hope that the trend could lessen the ice sheet's contribution to sea-level rise.

FOOD: Can genetic engineering save chocolate?

Fri, 01/05/2018 - 7:58am
Chocolate companies, worried that climate change will crimp cacao supplies, are turning to genetic engineering.

SEA-LEVEL RISE: Sinking ocean floor skews estimates — study

Fri, 01/05/2018 - 7:58am
Climate change is causing the ocean floor to sink, according to a new study suggesting decades of sea-level rise measurements are wrong.

CALIFORNIA: Trump admin might 'attack our authority' — top regulator

Fri, 01/05/2018 - 7:58am
California and the Trump administration are clashing over their approaches to regulating automobile emissions, the state's top air regulator said yesterday.

CALIFORNIA: Measure to push out gas cars faces major opposition

Fri, 01/05/2018 - 7:58am
Cars that run on gasoline or diesel are on the hit list for eventual elimination under new California legislation.

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