Once nearly extinct, gray wolves have rebounded in recent years under the Endangered Species Act—a law that is vulnerable to opponents under the new administration.

Could U.S. Endangered Species Rules Go Extinct?

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It turns out plenty of constituents DO care about climate change, clean water, and environmental regulation.

Congressional climate deniers are getting called on their BS at town halls this week.

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So far this month, the temperature has averaged more than five degrees above normal over the Lower 48.

‘Fast-forward spring’: America’s February warmth is extreme, and it’s just getting started

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ExxonMobil has wiped off its books all 3.5 billion barrels of tar sands oil reserves at one of its projects in Canada.

Exxon relents, wipes 3.5 million barrels of tar sands oil from its books

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“YIMBYs”—outspoken champions of urban density—are changing our national conversation about development.

When It Comes to Urban Development, More Folks Are Saying: “Yes, in My Backyard”

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In his first speech to the EPA, Scott Pruitt "expounded on his views of regulation, called for greater cooperation between the federal government and states, and chatted about his love of baseball. But nowhere in the speech did Pruitt mention climate change, which is quite possibly the greatest environmental threat facing both the United States and the planet."

EPA administrator Scott Pruitt did not mention climate change once in his first speech to the EPA

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Repealing the Clean Power Plan would cost the U.S. economy hundreds of billions of dollars, add more than a billion tons of greenhouse gases to the atmosphere, and cause more than 100,000 premature deaths due to inhaled particulate pollution.

Clean Power Plan Repeal Would Cost America $600 Billion, Cause 120,000 Premature Deaths

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Last week, Republicans held a hearing with the goal of “modernizing” the Endangered Species Act. Translation: They want to gut or wipe out the law altogether.

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#ICYMI: A few days after Scott Pruitt was confirmed as EPA chief, more than 7,500 e-mails were finally released—and they confirm his critics’ worst fears about Pruitt: He’s the polluters' lawyer, not the people's lawyer.

Pruitt’s old e-mails confirm his cozy relationship with polluting industries

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The U.S. has set more than 2,800 new record high temperatures this month. This is not normal.

Is It Okay to Enjoy the Warm Winters of Climate Change?

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Almost every railway station in India could soon be fed with solar power.

7,000 Railways Stations In India To Go Solar

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Here's Week #5 of OnEarth's Trump v. Earth column, which reviews the environment-related shenanigans of President Trump and his allies. This week: Meet Scott Pruitt, the EPA’s cheerless new leader.

Week 5: A Climate Denier Is Now in Charge of the EPA

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Here are the basics on what causes climate change, how it’s affecting the planet, and what we can do about it.

Global Climate Change: What You Need to Know

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In November, the island of Ta'u in American Samoa shifted its entire energy generation from 100% diesel fuel to 100% solar.

How a Pacific Island Changed From Diesel to 100% Solar Power

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Today, President Trump has signed an executive order aimed at cutting federal regulations. The order implements the administration’s plan to attack the process by which safety, health, and environmental standards are set.

“Don’t be fooled. No matter how President Trump tries to dress it up, this order is a directive to kill the safeguards Americans depend on for clean air, drinkable water...
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Trump signs executive order aimed at cutting federal regulations

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This week, Scott Pruitt took over as administrator of the EPA. Pruitt's record and statements on climate change and environmental protection are deeply troubling. With Pruitt now poised to cripple the agency from within, the EPA has never been more threatened. To see how terrifying life before the EPA was like, take a look at these examples from the U.S. National Archives. Don't let the Trump...
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Wind briefly powered more than 50% of electric demand on February 12 on the 14-state Southwest Power Pool (SPP) grid.

Wind Briefly Sets Record as Source for Electricity in U.S.

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It turns out plenty of constituents DO care about climate change, clean water, and environmental regulation.

Congressional climate deniers are getting called on their BS at town halls this week.

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Thanks to warming ocean temperatures, an iceberg roughly the size of Manhattan broke off Antartica's Pine Island Glacier.

Manhattan-Sized Iceberg Breaks off Antarctica

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