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‘Going in the Wrong Direction’: More Tropical Forest Loss in 2019

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Destruction of tropical forests worldwide increased last year, led again by Brazil, which was responsible for more than a third of the total, and where deforestation of the Amazon through clear-cutting appears to be on the rise under the pro-development policies of the country’s president. The worldwide total loss of......
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E.P.A. Limits States’ Power to Oppose Pipelines and Other Energy Projects

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WASHINGTON — The Environmental Protection Agency on Monday announced that it had limited states’ ability to block the construction of energy infrastructure projects, part of the Trump administration’s goal of promoting gas pipelines, coal terminals and other fossil fuel development. The completed rule curtails sections of the U.S. Clean Water......
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Economic Giants Are Restarting. Here’s What It Means for Climate Change.

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As countries begin rolling out plans to restart their economies after the brutal shock inflicted by the coronavirus pandemic, the three biggest producers of planet-warming gases — the European Union, the United States and China — are writing scripts that push humanity in very different directions. Europe this week laid......
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Senior Interior Official Broke Ethics Rules a 2nd Time, Watchdog Says

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WASHINGTON — A senior Department of Interior official violated federal ethics rules by using his position to try to get a family member a job at the Environmental Protection Agency, the Interior Department’s internal watchdog said in a report published Friday. The conclusion marked the second time in six months......
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‘Stunning’ seafloor ridges record Antarctic retreat

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Image copyright Dowdeswell et al Image caption It’s amongst the best ocean-floor imagery obtained anywhere around Antarctica Scientists are learning just how fast the ice margin of Antarctica can retreat in a warming world. They’ve identified features on the seafloor that indicate the ice edge was reversing at rates of......

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