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Interior Secretary David Bernhardt says the revisions will make the landmark conservation law more efficient. Critics say it will hurt endangered plants and animals as they face mounting threats.
Cities, states, businesses and electric utilities are setting ambitious goals to cut greenhouse gas emissions. But it’s not clear exactly how they’ll do that or whether it will actually work.
The Trump administration wants to substantially limit which waterways are protected under the Clean Water Act. Farmers and developers have long lobbied against the current rule as too expansive.
The administration is proposing to substantially weaken President Barack Obama’s signature rule on climate change. It would give states more power to regulate carbon emissions from coal plants.
A warming climate is knocking nature’s rhythms out of sync. High in the Rocky Mountains, scientists have been tracking the impact for decades.
The National Park Service will increase entrance fees at 117 national parks by at least $5. The increases are far smaller than had previously been proposed by the Trump administration.
The steady drop is expected to accelerate in coming years, threatening the much-lauded model through which the U.S. has paid for conservation.
Moody’s Investor Services says it might downgrade U.S. cities’ credit rating if they don’t deal with the risks posed by climate change.