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Latest Trump Rollback Allows Increased Logging in National Forests

Latest Trump Rollback Allows Increased Logging in National Forests

The Trump administration has finalized yet another environmental rollback that would allow more logging in national forests without environmental review. The new rule, finalized Wednesday, would allow the U.S. Forest Service to log or manage 2,800 acres of national forest in the Western U.S. without first conducting an environmental review, The Washington Post explained. However, […]

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    Biden Defeats Trump, Promises Sea Change on Climate and Coronavirus

    Biden Defeats Trump, Promises Sea Change on Climate and Coronavirus

    Former Vice President Joe Biden defeated sitting President Donald Trump in the 2020 presidential election Saturday and is now set to become the 46th president of the United States. The election results, reported by several outlets including The Associated Press, pave the way for a dramatic shift in U.S. policy on the climate crisis and […]

    Biden Reaffirms Commitment to Rejoining Paris Agreement

    Biden Reaffirms Commitment to Rejoining Paris Agreement

    On Nov. 4, the U.S. officially left the Paris climate agreement, but its departure may be short lived. Former Vice President Joe Biden, who took the lead Friday morning in the crucial battleground state of Pennsylvania according to The Associated Press, has reaffirmed his commitment to immediately rejoining the accord if he wins the 2020 […]

    U.S. Now Officially Out of the Paris Climate Agreement

    U.S. Now Officially Out of the Paris Climate Agreement

    The U.S. has officially left the Paris climate agreement. However, the permanence of its departure hangs on the still-uncertain outcome of Tuesday’s U.S. presidential election. While President Donald Trump made the decision to withdraw the U.S. from the agreement, his rival former Vice President Joe Biden has promised to rejoin “on day one,” as NPR […]

    U.S. Coronavirus Case Count Passes 9 Million

    U.S. Coronavirus Case Count Passes 9 Million

    The U.S. topped nine million coronavirus cases Thursday as the pandemic continues to rage ten months since the first case was confirmed in January. Also on Thursday, the country broke its record for the most cases reported in a single day since the pandemic began: at least 89,000 new cases according to The New York […]

    Trump and Biden Spar Over Climate Crisis at the End of Final Debate

    Trump and Biden Spar Over Climate Crisis at the End of Final Debate

    Towards the end of the final presidential debate of the 2020 election season, the moderator asked both candidates how they would address both the climate crisis and job growth, leading to a nearly 12-minute discussion where Donald Trump did not acknowledge that the climate is changing and Joe Biden called the climate crisis an existential […]

    Trump and First Lady Test Positive for COVID-19, White House Says

    Trump and First Lady Test Positive for COVID-19, White House Says

    Donald Trump tweeted just before 1 a.m. Friday morning that he and his wife, Melania Trump, had tested positive for COVID-19. In a statement, White House physician Dr. Sean P. Conley said that he “received confirmation” of the diagnosis. “The president and first lady are both well at this time, and they plan to remain […]

    Climate Crisis Gets Just 10 Minutes at End of Presidential Debate

    Climate Crisis Gets Just 10 Minutes at End of Presidential Debate

    The first presidential debate seemed like it would end without a mention of the climate crisis when moderator Chris Wallace brought it up at the end of the night for a segment that lasted roughly 10 minutes. The raucous event in Cleveland, Ohio was notable for President Donald’s Trump’s constant interruptions and bullying behavior as […]