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Today: Weird Science at the EPA

The head of the Environmental Protection Agency is targeting the science behind many of its rules for clean air and water. TOP STORIES Weird Science at the EPA EPA chief Scott Pruitt says he’s for government “transparency.” Does that mean he’s addressing the soundproof telephone booth he spent...

  • Today: Trump’s EPA Fuels a New Fight With California

    Today: Trump’s EPA Fuels a New Fight With California

    Once again, the Trump administration has put “out of control” California in its sights. TOP STORIES Trump’s EPA Fuels a New Fight With California The “Trump administration versus California” battle has many fronts: immigration, oil drilling, civil rights. On Monday, two of the state’s environmental...

  • Trump administration moves on two fronts to challenge California environmental protections

    Trump administration moves on two fronts to challenge California environmental protections

    The Trump administration openly threatened one of the cornerstones of California’s environmental protections Monday, saying that it may revoke the state’s ability under the Clean Air Act to impose stricter standards than the federal government sets for vehicle emissions. The announcement came as...

  • How Cape Town found water savings California never dreamed of

    How Cape Town found water savings California never dreamed of

    A six-car municipal police convoy skidded to a halt outside a Cape Town house, and police leaped from their cars at the offending sight: a trickle of hose water splashing onto a squat red flower. Resident Mohammed Adhikari looked bemused and a little sheepish as police surged into his house, slapped...

  • Today: Trump’s EPA Aims to Tap the Brakes on Fuel Economy

    Today: Trump’s EPA Aims to Tap the Brakes on Fuel Economy

    The Trump administration is poised to scrap an ambitious program that was designed to confront climate change. TOP STORIES Trump’s EPA Aims to Tap the Brakes on Fuel Economy When the Obama administration unveiled a plan in 2011 to set stronger fuel economy targets for cars and SUVs, the Environmental...

  • EPA poised to scrap fuel economy targets that are key to curbing global warming — setting up clash with California

    EPA poised to scrap fuel economy targets that are key to curbing global warming — setting up clash with California

    The Trump administration is poised to abandon America’s pioneering fuel economy targets for cars and SUVs, a move that would undermine one of the world’s most aggressive programs to confront climate change and invite another major confrontation with California. The Environmental Protection Agency...

  • No one seems to want to run Trump's EPA in California

    No one seems to want to run Trump's EPA in California

    Perhaps it is unsurprising that the White House still hasn’t filled this job: San Francisco is not an inviting place for the Make America Great Again administration. But the administration’s effort to fill one of its most important environmental jobs — chief of the Environmental Protection Agency’s...

  • Today: Immigration — the Path, the Politics and the Personal

    Today: Immigration — the Path, the Politics and the Personal

    After being criticized for shifting his position on the so-called Dreamers, President Trump will propose a path forward. TOP STORIES Immigration — the Path, the Politics and the Personal President Trump has left for the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland, to rub elbows with the “globalist...

  • White House promises this shutdown 'will look very different.' Will it?

    White House promises this shutdown 'will look very different.' Will it?

    The government shutdown is fast becoming an unwelcome and costly staple of American democracy. After the last prolonged closure delivered a substantial hit to the economy and created hardship and frustration for millions, lawmakers vowed never again. And yet, here we are again. The Trump administration...

  • In Cape Town, 'Day Zero' is coming very soon — the day the water runs out

    In Cape Town, 'Day Zero' is coming very soon — the day the water runs out

    Cape Town, South Africa’s second-largest city, is facing its worst drought in a century, with its water supply expected to run dry April 21. They’re calling it “Day Zero.” In this city of 4 million, people will have to line up in the streets at just 200 water stations. The police and army will...

  • 2017 was one of the three hottest years on record, NASA and NOAA scientists say

    2017 was one of the three hottest years on record, NASA and NOAA scientists say

    Even without the help of El Niño, 2017 was a top-three scorcher for planet Earth. Global temperatures last year were the third-highest since scientists began keeping records in 1880, according to data from the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration. Measurements from NASA placed it even...

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