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Last Build Date: Tue, 20 Mar 2018 13:20:52 -0400


APPROPRIATIONS: Negotiators aim to settle policy fights, post omnibus tonight

Tue, 20 Mar 2018 13:20:52 -0400

Congressional leaders hope to have massive omnibus spending legislation on the House floor by Thursday, assuming they can resolve a few dozen outstanding policy fights.

EPA: Pruitt aide didn't have to sign Trump ethics pledge

Tue, 20 Mar 2018 13:20:58 -0400

One of U.S. EPA Administrator Scott Pruitt's top aides wasn't required to sign President Trump's ethics pledge.

EPA: Details lacking as Pruitt attacks 'secret science'

Tue, 20 Mar 2018 13:21:05 -0400

U.S. EPA is not releasing details of its plan to make science at the agency more transparent.

INTERIOR: Activist charged with assaulting press secretary

Tue, 20 Mar 2018 13:21:09 -0400

A Capitol Hill confrontation has led to misdemeanor assault charges against an activist accused of using bodily force on the Interior Department's press secretary, Heather Swift.

ARMY CORPS: Agency veterans shrug as lawmakers propose move out of DOD

Tue, 20 Mar 2018 13:21:11 -0400

The Army Corps of Engineers has some deep historical roots.

EPA: Water chief recuses himself on Pebble, but not Chesapeake Bay

Tue, 20 Mar 2018 13:21:14 -0400

The head of U.S. EPA's Office of Water will not be involved in any decisions tied to the Pebble mine project in southwestern Alaska.

INTERIOR: Zinke and co. hit swing states to announce wildlife funding

Tue, 20 Mar 2018 13:21:17 -0400

Top Interior Department officials are fanning out today to spread wildlife conservation money across key states, spotlighting a politically popular fund that some lawmakers hope to update.

SENATE: Miss. governor expected to announce Hyde-Smith as new senator

Tue, 20 Mar 2018 13:21:19 -0400

Mississippi Agriculture Commissioner Cindy Hyde-Smith will replace retiring Republican Sen. Thad Cochran (R), multiple news outlets are reporting, after accepting an appointment to the open seat by Gov. Phil Bryant (R).

DOE: Perry: 'I'm not going anywhere'

Tue, 20 Mar 2018 13:21:22 -0400

Energy Secretary Rick Perry addressed rumors today about him leaving the Department of Energy for another Cabinet post.

PENNSYLVANIA: Supreme Court rejects GOP plea to block redrawn map

Tue, 20 Mar 2018 13:21:23 -0400

The U.S. Supreme Court rejected a second emergency filing from Pennsylvania Republicans, meaning a new congressional map drawn by the state Supreme Court will likely remain in place for this year's races.

PUBLIC LANDS: BLM holds lease sale despite enviro, Park Service concerns

Tue, 20 Mar 2018 13:21:25 -0400

The Bureau of Land Management today initiated an oil and gas lease sale on more than 54,000 public acres in Utah and Colorado, including parcels near a trio of national monuments.

ENDANGERED SPECIES: Last male northern white rhino dies

Tue, 20 Mar 2018 13:21:27 -0400

The last male northern white rhino in the world died yesterday at the Ol Pejeta Conservancy in Kenya.

MARINE MAMMALS: Mystery of sole woman in 47-year-old photo is solved

Tue, 20 Mar 2018 13:21:28 -0400

Last week, hundreds of people on Twitter helped uncover the identify of the sole woman in a photo from the 1971 International Conference on the Biology of Whales in Virginia.

EXTREME WEATHER: Storms blow out windows, pull up roofs in South

Tue, 20 Mar 2018 13:21:29 -0400

A storm that led to tornado warnings in Mississippi, Alabama and Georgia yesterday caused widespread damage in the Deep South.

ENDANGERED SPECIES: To find sea cows, researchers hunt for DNA trails in water

Tue, 20 Mar 2018 13:21:30 -0400

Aerial surveys to count Florida manatees are not always accurate, so researchers suggest tracking their environmental DNA to find them.

AIR POLLUTION: D.C. Circuit upholds Obama-era haze rule

Tue, 20 Mar 2018 13:21:32 -0400

A federal court today upheld an Obama-era air pollution rule, rejecting petitions filed by environmentalists, states and industry.

CLIMATE: Chevron asks judge to toss lawsuits, unveils strategy

Tue, 20 Mar 2018 13:21:34 -0400

Chevron Corp. urged a federal court today to throw out lawsuits from San Francisco and Oakland that claim oil company products lead to climate-related damages.

EDUCATION: Vermont Law again tops rankings of environmental programs

Tue, 20 Mar 2018 13:21:36 -0400

For the 10th consecutive year, Vermont Law School has topped the U.S. News & World Report list of top environmental law programs in the country. Lewis & Clark Law School was named No. 2.

BUSINESS: McDonald's aims to cut greenhouse gas emissions by a third

Tue, 20 Mar 2018 13:21:37 -0400

McDonald's Corp. is pledging to cut down on greenhouse gas emissions in a bid to boost its public image.

MINING: Glencore tightens grip on coal with $1.7B mine deal

Tue, 20 Mar 2018 13:21:39 -0400

Glencore PLC announced today that it is buying Rio Tinto PLC's Hail Creek coal mine in Australia for $1.7 billion.

WIND: System aims to save eagles from turbine blades

Tue, 20 Mar 2018 13:21:40 -0400

Researchers are looking into a system that they hope could save thousands of birds from wind turbines' blades.

PUBLIC HEALTH: EPA plans summit on politically toxic nonstick chemicals

Tue, 20 Mar 2018 13:21:41 -0400

U.S. EPA Administrator Scott Pruitt has invited governors from every state and territory to a two-day meeting on a class of stain- and water-resistant chemicals after concerns about their health effects sank the nomination of his chemical safety adviser.

AUTONOMOUS VEHICLES: Fatality spurs calls for more testing

Tue, 20 Mar 2018 13:21:44 -0400

Proponents of autonomous vehicles worry that the recent self-driving car fatality in Arizona will damage public confidence in the cars and are pointing to the technology's potential to decrease accidents and deaths.

HIGH-SPEED RAIL: Calif. governor says critics' arguments are 'bullshit'

Tue, 20 Mar 2018 13:21:46 -0400

California Gov. Jerry Brown (D) had harsh words yesterday for opponents of the state's high-speed rail program.

DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA: Councilman had more to say on Jewish family, climate efforts

Tue, 20 Mar 2018 13:21:47 -0400

The District of Columbia Council member who espoused a conspiracy theory about the Rothschilds controlling the weather also believes the Jewish business dynasty manipulates the federal government and the World Bank.

OREGON: Clean air law lets factories off the hook — analysis

Tue, 20 Mar 2018 13:21:48 -0400

While Oregon Gov. Kate Brown (D) promised the state's new clean air law would lead to major changes, it will actually let many factories off the hook, according to an analysis by the Portland Oregonian.

ALASKA: Crab marketers to consumers: 'Get ugly'

Tue, 20 Mar 2018 13:21:49 -0400

Alaskan crab marketers have launched a campaign to prevent food waste by encouraging consumers to eat "ugly" crustaceans.

INDIA: Amid crisis, government bought air purifiers for itself

Tue, 20 Mar 2018 13:21:51 -0400

India Prime Minister Narendra Modi's administration bought 140 air purifiers over the past several years in response to air pollution in New Delhi, according to government data. Meanwhile, Modi faced widespread, fierce criticism for not doing enough to fight the pollution crisis.

NEPAL: Campaign aims to haul trash off Everest, with yaks' help

Tue, 20 Mar 2018 13:21:52 -0400

Mount Everest has a garbage problem, and Nepal is trying to fix it.