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Emily Flitter

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

16 Nov 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

10 Nov 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

09 Nov 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

09 Nov 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

07 Nov 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

04 Nov 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

03 Nov 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.

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

03 Nov 2017

NEW YORK, Nov 3 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'

02 Nov 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

31 Oct 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.

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