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February 7, 2017 Environment
EPA Headquarters in Washington, D.C. (Photo: EPA / Flickr)

5 Ways the EPA Has Made America Great

By: Erica Wohldmann

Born in the late 1970's, I am among the first generation of Americans who would never know life without an Environmental Protection Agency — at least that’s what I thought...

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January 26, 2017 Environment
Beachgoers in Los Angeles rely on EPA-funded water quality tests. (Photo: Ana Paula Hiram / Flickr)

A Big Chill for the EPA

By: Heal the Bay

By Matthew King These are strange and unsettled times in Washington, D.C. Many conservatives and populists are euphoric about the promise of a new administration, while progressives grow increasingly pessimistic...

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January 25, 2017 Environment

Federal Employees Create Alternative NPS Twitter Account to Protest Trump

By: Brian Klonoski

Having wasted no time declaring war on the environment, President Trump now faces what appears to be the first major sign of mutiny from within the executive branch over which...

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January 23, 2017 Environment
Roseate spoonbills at the Merritt Island National Wildlife Refuge in Florida. (Photo: Jonathan Milak / USFWS)

On Final Day, Obama Administration Phases Out Lead Ammo, Tackle From Wildlife Refuges

By: Center for Biological Diversity

On the last full day of the Obama administration, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service issued an order phasing out the use of lead ammunition and fishing tackle on national wildlife refuges...

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January 20, 2017 Climate & Energy
California's Shasta Dam with a receding Lake Shasta in the background during drought conditions in September 2014. (Photo: Dan Brekke / Flickr)

Storms End California's Drought -- But Could Harsher Dry Spells Be on the Way?

By: Nick Marinoff

It’s official… California’s six-year drought is coming to an end. Over the past few weeks, winter storms have drenched the Golden State with a welcomed deluge, and the eternal dry...

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January 19, 2017 Environment
Sunset at Cedar Mesa Valley of the Gods, Bears Ears National Monument in Nevada. (Photo: Bureau of Land Management / Flickr)

Revoking Obama’s National Monuments: Can Trump Really Do That?

By: Ariane Sims

As the final hours of Obama’s presidency draw to a close, one of the many looming questions on both sides of the aisle is whether Trump can unilaterally declassify the...

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January 13, 2017 Environment

J Henry Fair Photographs America’s Drowning Coastline, Talks Trump

By: Pierce Nahigyan

I spoke to J Henry Fair on Election Day 2016. He had just overseen a special presentation of his “Industrial Scars” series in Berlin, in which his aerial photographs of...

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January 12, 2017 Environment
Field work in the DNC. (Photo: African Wildlife Foundation)

Pioneering Conservation in a Precarious Part of DRC

By: African Wildlife Foundation

By Alain Lushimba The animal world has been my passion since childhood. Conservation of nature, specifically the protection of species, has since become my career. For five years, I worked in...

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January 10, 2017 Environment
The crab nebula is made up of the remnants of a massive supernova. (Photo: NASA)

In 2022, A Star Will Explode Before Your Eyes

By: Brian Klonoski

Sometime in 2022 -- give or take a year -- stargazers will observe a bright new twinkle of light emerge from a dark void of space within the constellation Cygnus. What...

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January 10, 2017 Environment
A coho salmon spawns in the Northwest. (Photo: Bureau of Land Management)

Groups Sue to Protect Washington Rivers From Destructive Dredge Mining

By: Center for Biological Diversity

Conservation groups filed a notice of intent today to sue the state of Washington for allowing highly destructive suction dredge mining in rivers and streams critical to endangered salmon and steelhead. The...

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January 8, 2017 Environment

Will China Finally Take Action Against Rising Smog Levels?

By: Nick Marinoff

China has become synonymous with air pollution. Since the 1970s, the country’s motto of “grow at all costs” has put businesses and manufacturing ahead on the economic scale but thrown...

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January 6, 2017 Environment

Know Your Planet: Another Shattered Record, Earthquakes Linked to Moon Phases & Society's Looming Collapse

By: Brian Klonoski

Know Your Planet is a weekly roundup of studies, research and reports. Putting together this roundup is a real treat because it gives me an opportunity to follow the awesome scientific...

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