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Emily Flitter

U.S. biofuels policy contributes to global warming: study

Nov 15 2017

U.S. renewable fuel mandates are contributing to global warming, boosting carbon emissions as farmers turn carbon-rich areas like wetlands and forests into cropland to grow corn, soy and wheat for biofuels production, a study presented on Wednesday said.

Special Report: The decisions behind Monsanto's weed-killer crisis

Nov 09 2017

In early 2016, agri-business giant Monsanto faced a decision that would prove pivotal in what since has become a sprawling herbicide crisis, with millions of acres of crops damaged.

Scientists decry Arctic oil expansion in letter to U.S. senators

Nov 09 2017

NEW YORK A group of 37 U.S.-based scientists whose research focuses on Arctic wildlife asked two U.S. senators in a letter on Thursday not to open the National Arctic Wildlife Refuge to oil and gas exploration, according to a copy seen by Reuters.

Scientists decry Arctic oil expansion in letter to U.S. senators

Nov 09 2017

NEW YORK, Nov 9 A group of 37 U.S.-based scientists whose research focuses on Arctic wildlife asked two U.S. senators in a letter on Thursday not to open the National Arctic Wildlife Refuge to oil and gas exploration, according to a copy seen by Reuters.

Two children sue over Trump effort to roll back Clean Power Plan

Nov 06 2017

Two children, backed by the Clean Air Council environmental group, sued U.S. President Donald Trump and two of his Cabinet members on Monday to try to stop them from scrapping a package of pollution-reduction rules known as the Clean Power Plan.

In clash with Trump, U.S. report says humans cause climate change

Nov 04 2017

WASHINGTON The rapid pace of global climate change is almost certainly driven by human activity, like burning fossil fuels, according to a U.S. government report that contradicts assertions by President Donald Trump and members of his administration. | Video

Green groups sue for access to U.S. monument documents: lawsuit

Nov 03 2017

NEW YORK The Sierra Club and five other U.S. environmental groups sued a White House advisory council and the U.S. Interior Department, saying they were illegally withholding information about a review of public land designations, according to court papers.

U.S. lawmakers seek 'well-rounded biofuels policies'

Nov 02 2017

WASHINGTON A bipartisan group in the U.S. House of Representatives has called on the Environmental Protection Agency to recognize "the significant pitfalls and costs" of renewable fuel standards in its future rulemaking and enact "well-rounded" biofuel policies.

Colony NorthStar ends consulting agreement with former Trump aide Gates

Oct 30 2017

NEW YORK Colony NorthStar Inc has ended a consulting agreement with Rick Gates, a former campaign aide to U.S. President Donald Trump, a spokesman for the real estate and financial firm said on Monday.

UPDATE 1-Colony NorthStar ends consulting agreement with former Trump aide Gates

Oct 30 2017

NEW YORK, Oct 30 Colony NorthStar Inc has ended a consulting agreement with Rick Gates, a former campaign aide to U.S. President Donald Trump, a spokesman for the real estate and financial firm said on Monday.

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