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Environmental Politics

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  • Rare Alaska wolf may get Endangered Species Act protection

    Rare Alaska wolf may get Endangered Species Act protection
    Federal authorities announced Friday that the geographically isolated Alexander Archipelago wolf of southeast Alaska’s Tongass National Forest may need protection under the Endangered Species Act to survive the impact of logging, hunting and...
  • Obama administration targets methane emissions

    Obama administration targets methane emissions
    WASHINGTON — In an effort to deliver on President Obama's pledge last summer to tackle emissions that drive climate change, the White House announced a strategy to limit releases of methane, a highly potent greenhouse gas. The methane strategy,...
  • U.S. proposes downlisting arroyo toad from endangered to threatened

    U.S. proposes downlisting arroyo toad from endangered to threatened
    A 20-year struggle by conservationists to secure maximum protection for the arroyo toad appears to be far from over, as the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service this week announced that the stout-bodied, short-legged amphibian is ready to hop off the endangered...
  • You dirty rat poisons!

     You dirty rat poisons!
    The so-called second-generation rat poisons that have been developed in recent years never should have been allowed on store shelves. It was obvious from the start that a poison that remains in a rodent's body long after it's dead would end up poisoning...
  • In Mississippi, a power plant is designed to shape the future of coal

    In Mississippi, a power plant is designed to shape the future of coal
    DE KALB, Miss. — Looming like a spaceship over pine and sweet-gum forest, the high-tech power plant under construction in rural Kemper County is a $5-billion wager on an energy future that includes coal. The Kemper plant is scheduled to open...
  • N.C. wants to nix Duke Energy's $99,000 settlement for coal ash leaks

    N.C. wants to nix Duke Energy's $99,000 settlement for coal ash leaks
    The nation's largest electricity provider could soon be back on the hook for a once-settled lawsuit alleging that it illegally contaminated groundwater through leaky coal ash dumps near Charlotte and Asheville in North Carolina. State regulators had...
  • Electric cars can go only half as far in freezing weather, AAA finds

    Electric cars can go only half as far in freezing weather, AAA finds
    Testing by AAA has found that how far an electric vehicle can travel on one charge varies widely depending on the weather. Frigid temperatures can reduce that distance by 57%. The research is important to the Automobile Club of Southern California...
  • Court clears way for Newhall Ranch project to proceed

    Court clears way for Newhall Ranch project to proceed
    A state appellate court on Thursday cleared away a legal obstacle standing in the way of plans to build a community of 60,000 residents about 35 miles north of Los Angeles. The court essentially restored a permit issued by the California Department of...
  • The plight of the pelican

     The plight of the pelican
    Over the last several months, a young brown pelican's obsessive preening regimen has dominated the view from my office window at the Northern California wildlife hospital where I work. We don't name the patients we care for — if animals could talk,...
  • White House unveils one-stop website for climate change data

    White House unveils one-stop website for climate change data
    WASHINGTON — As part of its campaign to address climate change, the White House on Wednesday unveiled a website to serve as a one-stop location for the enormous amount of climate data housed at different federal agencies. The initiative to make...
  • White House announces new climate change data website

    White House announces new climate change data website
    WASHINGTON -- As part of its campaign to step up efforts to address climate change, the White House on Wednesday announced the creation of a new website to serve as a one-stop location for the enormous amount of climate data housed at different federal...