EPA Alums Broadly Renounce Trump Indifference to Climate Change

Republican and Democrat alike, four former EPA administrators testified Tuesday before Congress that they are fearful for the public health as the Trump administration deregulates longstanding environmental policies and pares back the agency’s research on climate change.

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EU Plan to Burn Wood Instead of Coal Threatens Forests

It’s the rave in Europe: Instead of burning coal and fossil fuels to generate heat and electricity, wood chips and pellets are being fed into Europe’s boilers. In what critics consider a dangerous sleight-of-hand and act of political greenwashing, an updated set of European Union rules encourage the burning of wood in power plants and claim it’s “carbon neutral” — meaning it won’t add to the planet’s warming — under the assumption that trees grow back.

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Green New Deal Races to Clean Up NYC — and Its Data

As New York City’s Green New Deal goes into effect on Friday, a Courthouse News investigation shows that city data about the famous skyline’s carbon footprint is self-reported and filled with errors. A newly enacted plan to clean that data will be crucial to a key program of the ambitious environmental initiative.

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Democrats Renew Climate Talks in House Committee

Earth as we know it will look far different in a generation because of climate change and the future is bleak without bipartisan action by lawmakers to slow greenhouse gas emissions and overhaul the nation’s energy infrastructure, environmental experts told Congress on Wednesday.

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