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Wednesday, Sep 11, 2019 at 04:29 PM CDT

Democrats Step on Shaky Political Ground With Fracking Bans

Democrats Step on Shaky Political Ground With Fracking Bans

Several Democratic presidential candidates are running on a promise to ban fracking — and stepping on unstable political ground as they do so. An all-out prohibition on the controversial natural gas extraction...

Wednesday, Sep 11, 2019 at 04:52 AM CDT

Veterans With PTSD, Anxiety Turn to Beekeeping for Relief

Veterans With PTSD, Anxiety Turn to Beekeeping for Relief

Gently lifting a wooden frame containing dozens of Italian honeybees, Vince Ylitalo seemed transfixed as he and several other veterans inspected the buzzing insects. "This is really cool," he said, pointing to...

Monday, Sep 9, 2019 at 08:57 PM CDT

More Bodies Recovered in Bahamas Amid Damage From Dorian

More Bodies Recovered in Bahamas Amid Damage From Dorian

U.S. emergency workers on Monday found five bodies in the debris left by Hurricane Dorian in the Bahamas, and they said they expected to find more victims a week after the devastating storm hit. Bahamians,...

Friday, Sep 6, 2019 at 12:16 PM CDT

Trump Challenges California's Power to Control Auto Pollution

Trump Challenges California's Power to Control Auto Pollution

The Trump administration on Friday began an all-out challenge to California's authority to set its own automotive emissions standards as government agencies opened an antitrust investigation and told state...

Wednesday, Sep 4, 2019 at 08:45 PM CDT

2020 Democratic Candidates Turn Focus to Climate Change

2020 Democratic Candidates Turn Focus to Climate Change

Top Democratic presidential contenders talked tough Wednesday on cutting climate-damaging emissions from oil, gas and coal, turning their focus to global warming in a marathon evening of town halls that gave the...

Wednesday, Sep 4, 2019 at 02:24 PM CDT

Trump Rolls Back Regulations on Energy-Saving Light Bulbs

Trump Rolls Back Regulations on Energy-Saving Light Bulbs

The Trump administration on Wednesday announced that it will roll back requirements for more energy efficient light bulbs, a set of rules that could lead to increased green house gas emissions that accelerate...

Saturday, Aug 31, 2019 at 07:05 PM CDT

Protect or Develop? Amazon Fires Signal Growing Pressure

Protect or Develop? Amazon Fires Signal Growing Pressure

"Without smoke, there's no progress," said the Amazon rancher in a torn straw hat and cowboy boots caked in red dirt. The rancher, 75-year-old Antonio Lopes da Silva, was talking about the fires that have swept...

Friday, Aug 30, 2019 at 09:04 AM CDT

Politics of Climate Change Put Corporations in Tough Spot

Politics of Climate Change Put Corporations in Tough Spot

The polarizing politics of climate change have forced companies to choose between supporting the Trump administration's deregulation policies that could boost profits or opposing them to win over environmentally...

Friday, Aug 30, 2019 at 02:17 AM CDT

Australia Lowers Great Barrier Reef Outlook to 'Very Poor'

Australia Lowers Great Barrier Reef Outlook to 'Very Poor'

The government agency that manages Australia's Great Barrier Reef has downgraded its outlook for the corals' condition from "poor" to "very poor" due to warming oceans. The Great Barrier Reef Marine Park...

Thursday, Aug 29, 2019 at 02:22 PM CDT

Brazil Bans Most Burning for 60 Days to Curb Amazon Fires

Brazil Bans Most Burning for 60 Days to Curb Amazon Fires

Brazil on Thursday banned most legal fires for land-clearing for 60 days in an attempt to stop the burning that has devastated parts of the Amazon region. The decree prohibiting the fires was signed by...

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