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Nation Sep 17Bureau of Land Management will move back to D.C., reversing Trump-era decision
Interior Secretary Deb Haaland is moving the headquarters of the Bureau of Land Management, which oversees 245 million acres in Western states, back to the nation’s capital after two years in Colorado.
World Sep 17Biden, world leaders try to hammer out next steps on climate
President Joe Biden tried to hammer out the world's next steps against rapidly worsening climate change in a private, virtual session with a small group of other global leaders Friday, and announced a new U.S.-European pledge to cut climate-wrecking methane…
Nation Sep 08Solar could power 40 percent of U.S. electricity by 2035, report says
The report says the United States would need to quadruple its annual solar capacity — and continue to increase it year by year — as it shifts to a renewable-dominant grid in order to address the existential threat posed by…
Nation Sep 07Ida damage shows need for infrastructure upgrades, lawmakers say
As the deadly storm moved from the Gulf Coast through the Northeast — killing over 65 people from Louisiana to Connecticut — members of Congress said the storm offered irrefutable evidence that the nation's power lines, roads, bridges and other…
Nation Aug 31Even in backup role, federal government supports Ida victims
The Biden administration has pledged an all-of-government response to Ida, led by FEMA and coordinated by White House senior adviser Cedric Richmond, a former Louisiana congressman and close ally of President Joe Biden.
Science Aug 19Booming Colorado town asks, ‘Where will water come from?’
Figures released this month show that population growth continues unabated in the South and West, even as temperatures rise and droughts become more common.
Politics Jul 16Trump showerhead rule that sought to increase water flow being dropped
President Joe Biden's administration is reversing a Trump-era rule approved after the former president complained he wasn't getting wet enough because of limits on water flow from showerheads.
Nation Jul 15Biden ends large-scale logging on huge Alaska rainforest
The Biden administration is ending large-scale, old-growth timber sales on the nation’s largest national forest and will instead focus on forest restoration, recreation and other non-commercial uses.
Politics Jul 092 Trump EPA appointees defrauded agency of $130K, watchdog finds
The report by EPA's Office of Inspector General says former EPA chief of staff Ryan Jackson and former White House liaison Charles Munoz submitted "official timesheets and personnel forms that contained materially false, fictitious, and fraudulent statements."…
Politics Jul 05New infrastructure deal must focus on climate, activists say
Supporters say a larger, Democratic-only package now being developed in Congress must meet Biden's commitments to move the country toward carbon-free electricity, make America a global leader in electric vehicles and create millions of jobs in solar, wind and other…