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Anacortes refineries seen from Mount Erie. Robert Ashworth / CC BY 2.0

Big-Oil Funded Campaign Misleads Latino Voters on Washington State Carbon Tax

The fossil-fuel-funded campaign to defeat the carbon tax ballot measure in Washington State is attracting enormous sums of money as well as charges of dubious outreach efforts towards minority communities.

A review of state data by Reuters shows that the oil industry has spent more than $30 billion dollars to fight the measure—double the amount of money spent by pro-initiative groups, and the most money ever spent to defeat a ballot measure in Washington.

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How the DOI Is Selling Off Public Lands

The Trump administration's push to open up federal lands for oil and gas drilling, following successful lobbying from industry, is transforming swathes of the country, the New York Times reported in a comprehensive new piece.

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Trump Admin Plans to Use West Coast Military Bases to Ship Coal, Natural Gas

The Trump administration is considering using military bases to export coal and natural gas as a way to override state opposition to building private export terminals, Interior Sec. Ryan Zinke told the AP.

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Trump Admin ‘Waging a War on Children’ Through EPA Rollbacks

The White House removed references to climate change and its impacts on children from a U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) proposal rolling back Obama-era regulations on hydrofluorocarbons (HFCs), E&E reported Wednesday.

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Giant Mosquitos Swarm North Carolina

Flooding from Hurricane Florence has activated dormant "gallnipper" (Psorophora ciliata) eggs, among others, leading to the hatching of billions of unusually large mosquitoes.

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U.S. National Parks Most Vulnerable to Rising Heat, Study Shows

Unchecked climate change will rapidly change the United States' national park system, which has warmed twice as fast on average as the rest of the country between 1895 and 2010, new research shows.

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A child rides his bicycle in an area affected by the Hurricane Maria passing in Toa Baja, Puerto Rico on Oct. 5, 2017. RICARDO ARDUENGO / AFP / Getty Images

Hurricane Maria's Legacy: One Year Later

As Puerto Rico marked one year since Hurricane Maria made landfall yesterday, the Miami Herald this week ran extensive reports in English and Spanish on the island's continuing recovery.

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A map of transmission pipelines in Allegheny County. National Pipeline Mapping System / U.S. Department of Transportation

Only 11% of Pennsylvania's Natural Gas Pipelines Are Mapped for the Public

Only 11 percent of the natural gas pipelines in Pennsylvania are disclosed through publicly-available maps, Pittsburgh NPR station WESA reported this week.

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California Launching Its ‘Own Damn Satellite’

In a rebuke to the Trump administration, California will launch its "own damn satellite" to monitor pollution, Gov. Jerry Brown announced last week on the last day of the Global Climate Action Summit in San Francisco.

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