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Trump plans to open 'America's Amazon' to loggers

Friday - Donald Trump’s administration is proposing to lift longstanding restrictions on logging in part of southeast Alaska known as “America’s Amazon”.

Sacked scientists keep working in snub to Trump

27 Sep 19 - Air pollution scientists disbanded by the Trump administration plan to continue their work with or without the US government.

US bird numbers drop by nearly three billion

24 Sep 19 - In the past five decades US bird numbers have plummeted by 29 per cent. As populations dwindle, so do the chances of species survival.

California and 23 other states sue Trump

23 Sep 19 - California and 23 other states have filed a lawsuit to stop the Trump administration from blocking California’s authority to set emission standards for cars and trucks.

Big Oil to woo climate summit delegates

19 Sep 19 - Oil and gas executives are holding an exclusive invitation-only forum with delegates to next week's UN climate summit, in what critics have condemned as an attempt to influence negotiations.

Trump to block California car emissions rules

19 Sep 19 - The Trump administration is poised to end California’s authority to set its own vehicle emissions standards and bar states from establishing their own regulations.

Trump's plan is to destroy Obama's green legacy

17 Sep 19 - The White House is not only overturning as many environmental protections as it can - it also wants to significantly change the legal landscape to make it harder to reinstate them.

Americans are waking up, new poll shows

16 Sep 19 - Two-thirds of Americans believe climate change is either a crisis or a serious problem, with a majority wanting immediate action to address global heating and its damaging consequences, a new poll...

Trump ditches water protection policy

16 Sep 19 - The Trump administration has repealed an Obama-era policy designed to protect US waterways.

Trump scraps Obama's lightbulb rule

9 Sep 19 - The Trump administration has finalised its rollback of an Obama-era rule that would have required US light bulbs to be more energy efficient.

Trump wants to log Alaska

4 Sep 19 - As Amazon wildfires blaze, the world’s largest intact temperate rainforest, in Alaska, faces a wholly different threat: corporate exploitation.

HELLISH LAS VEGAS: 'A place where we never go outside'

4 Sep 19 - In Las Vegas, a laissez-faire attitude toward growth has allowed high temperatures to become more deadly and the scorching heat now threatens the city’s basic functionality.

Trump tries again to roll back methane rules

2 Sep 19 - The Trump administration has proposed eliminating US federal requirements that oil and gas companies control leaks of methane from new wells, storage facilities and pipelines.

CNN to run seven-hour climate crisis debate

29 Aug 19 - CNN will host a live seven-hour "climate crisis town hall meeting" next week with 10 Democratic primary candidates.

US Navy scuttles Obama climate task force

28 Aug 19 - The US Navy has quietly shuttered a task force created under former President Barack Obama to prepare the military branch for the impact of global warming.

Trump skips G7 talks on climate crisis

27 Aug 19 - Donald Trump did not attend yesterday's crucial discussion on climate and biodiversity at the G7 meeting in Biarritz, missing talks on how to deal with the Amazon rainforest fires as well as new ways...

Sanders unveils $16 trillion Green New Deal

23 Aug 19 - Democratic presidential candidate Bernie Sanders has unveiled a $16.3 trillion plan for a Green New Deal, giving shape to a massive programme to overhaul the nation's economy and eliminate fossil...

Clean-energy jobs lead the way in California

22 Aug 19 - Clean energy jobs in California now outnumber jobs in the fossil fuel industry five to one, a new study has found.

Scientists get a rough ride in Trump's America

22 Aug 19 - When the news is bad, punish the messenger, as in today’s United States it’s increasingly the case that politics tops science.

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