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  • An Iraqi man shows a thermometer reading more than fifty degrees Celsius in the capital Baghdad.

    2016 was the hottest year on Earth — the third straight record-breaking year, USA Today reports.

  • TRUMP'S EPA PICK PRUITT SAYS GLOBAL WARMING IS NOT A HOAX.

  • Oklahoma Attorney General Scott Pruitt arrives at Trump Tower in New York, on Wednesday, Dec. 07, 2016.

    Scott Pruitt said he did not agree with the president-elect's past suggestion that climate change is a hoax.

  • Businesses with fewer than 50 workers paid an average of $11,724 per employee to comply with federal regulations, compared with less than $10,000 for companies of all sizes, a 2014 report released by the National Association of Manufacturers found. Federal regulations were cited as the most burdensome kind by 58 percent of owners in a survey released...

  • *Temperatures far above 20th century average- NOAA, NASA. OSLO, Jan 18- World temperatures hit a record high for the third year in a row in 2016, creeping closer to a ceiling set for global warming with extremes including unprecedented heat in India and ice melt in the Arctic, U.S. government agencies said on Wednesday. U.S. space agency NASA reported almost identical...

  • BISMARCK, N.D.— The Latest on disputes over the construction of the Dakota Access oil pipeline in North Dakota:. The justices said Wednesday that there's no evidence that any defendants have been denied counsel because they couldn't find a lawyer in North Dakota, but recognize the potential for "delay or inconvenience" due to the large number of arrests.

  • By Jacob Gronholt-Pedersen and Teis Jensen. COPENHAGEN, Jan 18- Enzymes maker Novozymes will cut 198 jobs and invest more in emerging markets, it said on Wednesday, adding it could time take to recapture past growth rates amid uncertainty over U.S. renewable energy policy and the takeover of a key partner. "This is a new reality for Novozymes," Chief Executive Peder...

  • BISMARCK, N.D.— A federal judge said Wednesday he won't keep the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers from launching a full environmental study of the $3.8 billion Dakota Access pipeline's disputed crossing under a Missouri River reservoir in North Dakota. District Judge James Boasberg denied Texas- based Energy Transfer Partners' request to stop the Corps from...

  • The U.S. State Department has announced that it has made an extra $500 million grant to the Green Climate Fund.

  • WASHINGTON— When President-elect Donald Trump's choice to head the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency first took office as Oklahoma's attorney general, he disbanded the unit responsible for protecting the state's natural resources. He created a whole new unit specifically to fight the EPA, among other things, "said Mark Derichsweiler, who retired last...

  • TOKYO/ SAN FRANCISCO, Jan 18- Yahoo Japan, the country's biggest online auction site, is rebuffing calls to end online ivory trading despite Yahoo Inc CEO Marissa Mayer's misgivings over facilitating a business blamed for the illegal slaughter of African elephants. Yahoo Japan doesn't accept that ivory sold on its platform- supposedly imported into Japan...

  • EVs could cost the same as regular cars by 2025: WWF

    Jean-Marc Champagne, WWF Hong Kong, makes the case for electric vehicle adoption.

  • Davos warms up to climate change

    David Nabarro, special adviser to the UN Secretary-General, talks about how the UN's 2030 sustainable development agenda is strongly agreed on by WEF attendees.

  • MADISON, Wis.— A papermaker has agreed to shoulder the financial burden for completing cleanup work on the Fox River in a settlement, federal environmental officials said Tuesday. The U.S. Department of Justice and the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency announced that NCR Corporation has entered into a consent decree to finish the final phase of removing...

  • BOISE, Idaho— An Oregon company has asked federal officials to approve its design for a small commercial nuclear reactor that a Utah energy cooperative wants to build in Idaho. NuScale Power delivered a 12,000- page application last week to the U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission for the modular reactor, starting a review process expected to take more than...

  • TRUMP'S PICK FOR INTERIOR ZINKE SAYS CLIMATE CHANGE IS NOT A HOAX BUT THERE IS SOME DEBATE ABOUT WHAT SHOULD BE DONE ABOUT IT.

  • District Judge Scott Skavdahl in Casper said Monday that he couldn't immediately conclude the Interior Department had overstepped its authority with the rules, which seek to reduce air pollution and waste by requiring gas to be captured and sold rather than flared. That allows time for the lawsuit contesting the rules filed by Montana, North Dakota, Wyoming,...

  • Puget Sound has a 50 percent share of Colstrip Units 1 and 2, which were built in the 1970 s. Puget Sound representatives warned that could happen sooner given that co-owner Talen Energy wants to exit its role as Colstrip's day-to-day operator by mid-2018. The ownership group is seeking a third party to take over as operator, with initial bids due in February, said...

  • BISMARCK, N.D.— The company building the Dakota Access oil pipeline wants a federal judge to block the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers from launching a full environmental study of the $3.8 billion pipeline's disputed crossing of a Missouri River reservoir in North Dakota. ETP wants any further study put on hold until Boasberg, in Washington, D.C., rules on whether ETP...

  • Matt Damon's clean water crusade HIT 1

    Matt Damon, Water.org co-founder, and Gary White, Water.org co-founder, talk about the global water crisis.