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'Doomsday' Seed Vault Flooded After Arctic Permafrost Melts

Flooding breached a supposedly impregnable Arctic "doomsday" vault containing a collection of seeds stored for an apocalypse scenario last week, after warmer-than-average temperatures caused a layer of permafrost to thaw.

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Former U.S. Sec. of State John Kerry signs the Paris agreement with his granddaughter on his lap, April 22, 2016.

White House Postpones Paris Agreement Meeting ... Again

A Tuesday White House meeting on the Paris agreement has been postponed to an as-yet-unspecified later date, the White House confirmed Monday evening.

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EPA Takes Hatchet to Website

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is editing pages from its website related to climate policy to better "reflect the views of the leadership," the agency announced Friday.

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Court Halts Decision on Clean Power Plan Lawsuits

A federal appeals court announced Friday it will delay a decision on lawsuits against the Clean Power Plan, handing a victory to the Trump administration.

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World Sees Record Renewable Energy Growth Despite Fall in Investment

Renewable energy provided a record 55 percent of power generating capacity worldwide in 2016, according to a new UN Environment Programme (UNEP) and Bloomberg New Energy Finance report.

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17 States Raise Hell Over Clean Power Plan

The group of 17 states which backed the Clean Power Plan filed a legal challenge Wednesday urging the DC Circuit Court of Appeals to ignore the Trump administration's request to stay legal proceedings in the Clean Power Plan suit.

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Climate Deniers Unhappy With Their Return on Investment From Trump

Despite having fellow deniers at the wheel at both the White House and U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), reports surfaced this week that climate deniers are unhappy with rhetoric and actions coming from the Trump administration.

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The Beginning of the End for Coal

The global coal boom took a nosedive in 2016 as construction starts on coal-fired power plants fell to nearly two-thirds of 2015 levels, according to a report, from Coalswarm, Sierra Club and Greenpeace.

"Markets are demanding clean energy, and no amount of rhetoric from Donald Trump will be able to stop the fall of coal in the U.S. and across the globe," said Nicole Ghio, senior campaigner for the Sierra Club's International Climate and Energy Campaign.

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