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World Feb 04Biden to end U.S. support for Saudi-led offensive in Yemen
President Joe Biden will announce an end Thursday to U.S. support for a grinding five-year Saudi-led military offensive in Yemen.
World Feb 02U.S. says Myanmar takeover was coup, promises sanction review
The military power grab poses a challenge for the two-week-old Biden administration, which says it wants to support wobbly democracy movements globally — but also wants to avoid driving countries like Myanmar toward China.
Politics Jan 27WATCH: Biden aims for most ambitious U.S. effort on climate change
"The stakes on climate change just simply couldn't be any higher than they are right now. It is existential,” said former Secretary of State John Kerry, who is Biden's envoy on climate change.
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.