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Politics Jan 21Kerry laments ‘wasted years’ in climate fight under Trump
U.S. climate envoy John Kerry is lamenting what he calls "wasted years" under the Trump administration to slow climate change. And he's urging faster work to curb fossil fuel emissions.
Politics Jan 05A final EPA rollback under Trump curbs use of health studies
The Environmental Protection Agency has completed one of its last major rollbacks under the Trump administration, changing how it considers evidence of harm from pollutants in a way that opponents say could cripple future public-health regulation.
Health Dec 22EPA announces new rules on lead-tainted water systems. Critics say it gives utilities more leeway
Critics charge that Tuesday’s rules give utilities far more time than before to replace old, lead-contaminated pipes and lines.
World Dec 22U.S. adds more sanctions on Syria, targeting President Assad’s in-laws
Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin says the United States is intent on "holding accountable the Assad regime for the atrocities it has committed against its own people."…
Politics Dec 17Biden to pick Rep. Deb Haaland as interior secretary, sources say
The historic pick would make her the first Native American to lead the powerful federal agency that has wielded influence over the nation's tribes for generations.
Politics Dec 15Biden picks Buttigieg for transportation, Granholm for energy, sources say
Biden also picked former environmental regulator Gina McCarthy for the powerful new position of domestic climate chief.
Politics Nov 18Trump pushes new environmental rollbacks on way out the door
Down to its final weeks, the Trump administration is working to push through dozens of rollbacks that could weaken century-old protections for migratory birds, expand Arctic drilling and hamstring future regulation of public health threats.
Politics Oct 15WATCH: Amy Coney Barrett deflects Sen. Harris’s questions on climate change
Supreme Court nominee Amy Coney Barrett refused to say whether she accepts the science of climate change, saying she lacks the expertise to know for sure and calling it a topic too controversial to get into.
Nation Oct 10AP FACT CHECK: Debate week’s twisted tales on virus, climate
Sidelined but not silenced, President Donald Trump demonstrated anew this past week he can’t be relied on to give a straight account of the disease that has afflicted millions, now including him. He heralded the arrival of a COVID-19 cure,…
Politics Sep 14WATCH: Trump ignores climate science in California wildfires briefing
California, Oregon and Washington state have seen historic wildfires that have burned faster and farther than ever before. Numerous studies in recent years have linked bigger wildfires in the U.S. to global warming from the burning of coal, oil and…