White House Begins Formal Withdrawal From Paris Climate Deal

Fulfilling one of President Donald Trump’s campaign pledges and putting the future of a landmark environmental deal firmly on the 2020 presidential ballot, the White House on Monday formally notified the United Nations it plans to withdraw from the Paris climate agreement.

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Green Energy Installations in Upper Midwest Offer Best Bang for Buck

While renewable energy helps to cut down on harmful greenhouse gas emissions, a Harvard study released Tuesday finds that installing wind turbines and solar power in the Upper Midwest and mid-Atlantic regions can help maximize improvements in both public health and the economy.

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Study: Permafrost Releasing More Carbon Than Plants Can Use

While scientists have already warned about the rapid thawing of permafrost in the Arctic and its release of harmful greenhouse gases, a study published Monday shows that the amount of carbon dioxide released in the air is quickly outpacing the amount Arctic plants take in during their growing season.

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Nadler: Mueller Hearing to Air Evidence of Trump Wrongdoing

The House Judiciary Committee chairman said Sunday that this week’s hearing with Robert Mueller will air “very substantial evidence” of wrongdoing by President Donald Trump and make a public case for impeachment. Republicans pledged sharp questioning of the special counsel about what they see as a “one-sided” Russia investigation.

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Lawmakers Warned of Brain Drain in Climate Science

An iceberg the size of Delaware broke off from the continent of Antarctica in June. Greenland, around the same time, experienced the country’s largest ice melt event on record with temperatures 40 degrees above normal. And, in the past 40 years, the Himalayan glaciers have lost 25% of their ice – the equivalent to 8 billion tons of water each year.

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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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