Rising temperatures could bump you from your flight. Thanks climate change.

Rising temperatures could bump you from your flight. Thanks climate change.

  Over three days in late June, American Airlines canceled 57 regional flights out of Phoenix due to extreme heat of 120 degrees Fahrenheit. More heat waves in the future could mean flights get canceled, delayed or have to lose some weight. That weight could be you. In the aviation business, really hot days are […] Related:A trillion-ton iceberg the size of Delaware is about to break off AntarcticaScientists are starting to clear up one…

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EPA chief pushing governmentwide effort to question climate change science

EPA chief pushing governmentwide effort to question climate change science

The Trump administration is debating whether to launch a governmentwide effort to question the science of climate change, an effort that critics say is an attempt to undermine the long-established consensus human activity is fueling the Earth’s rising temperatures. The move, driven by Environmental Protection Agency Administrator Scott Pruitt, has sparked a debate among top Trump administration […] Related:A trillion-ton iceberg the size of Delaware is about to break off AntarcticaScientists are starting to clear up one…

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Trump says the Atlantic, Arctic could soon be open to oil drilling

Trump says the Atlantic, Arctic could soon be open to oil drilling

The White House is making a bid to overturn the Obama administration’s five-year plan forbidding oil and gas exploration in the Arctic and Atlantic oceans and will examine opportunities to drill almost anywhere off the U.S. coast. Interior Department officials said Thursday that opening most of the outer continental shelf to leasing is part of President Trump’s […] Related:A trillion-ton iceberg the size of Delaware is about to break off AntarcticaScientists are starting to clear up one…

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Trump vows to ‘unleash’ American energy but unveils only modest new steps

Trump vows to ‘unleash’ American energy but unveils only modest new steps

President Trump vowed to “unleash American energy” on Thursday, pledging to bolster the ailing nuclear industry, open up new offshore areas for drilling, and help seal deals for oil pipelines and coal exports. Riding a wave of shale drilling that doubled the country’s total oil and gas production during the Obama administration, Trump said: “We’re […] Related:A trillion-ton iceberg the size of Delaware is about to break off AntarcticaScientists are starting to clear up one…

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Scientists find a surprising result on global wildfires: They’re actually burning less land

Scientists find a surprising result on global wildfires: They’re actually burning less land

Around the world, the amount of land being burned in wildfires is declining — and human activity is largely the cause, scientists say. According to a new study, out Thursday in the journal Science, global burned area has declined by nearly a quarter in the past two decades. The surprising decrease occurred largely as agriculture has expanded […] Related:A trillion-ton iceberg the size of Delaware is about to break off AntarcticaScientists are starting to clear up one…

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The EPA is reviewing its climate change website. These scientists say it was already accurate.

The EPA is reviewing its climate change website. These scientists say it was already accurate.

As the Environmental Protection Agency proceeds with a large-scale update of its website, its climate change site has been taken down, pending review. But several climate scientists contacted by The Post argue that this is unnecessary. “If any errors were present, they could have been fixed with minor editing,” said atmospheric scientist Ken Caldeira of the Carnegie Institution […] Related:In the Trump White House, the momentum has turned against the Paris climate agreement‘I can’t lose my house’: Outrage…

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The latest in Flint’s water crisis: Pay for it or lose your home

The latest in Flint’s water crisis: Pay for it or lose your home

Thousands of Flint, Mich., residents have been warned that they could lose their homes if they don’t pay outstanding water bills — even as the city has just begun replacing lead-tainted pipes after a contamination crisis linked to a dozen deaths. Warning letters were mailed to 8,002 residents in April, according to the city, a few weeks […] Related:The Trump White House is at war with itself about climate changeEnvironmental groups sue Trump administration over offshore drillingIn…

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Environmental groups sue Trump administration over offshore drilling

Environmental groups sue Trump administration over offshore drilling

A coalition of environmental groups on Wednesday sued the Trump administration over its efforts to expand offshore drilling, arguing the move violates the president’s legal authority, threatens a multitude of wildlife and could harm the fishing and tourism industries. The lawsuit, filed in a federal court in Alaska, comes days after President Trump signed an executive […] Related:The Trump White House is at war with itself about climate changeIn the Trump White House, the momentum has…

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Scientists just debunked one of the biggest arguments against fuel economy standards for cars

Scientists just debunked one of the biggest arguments against fuel economy standards for cars

As the Trump administration considers a rollback of strict Obama-era fuel standards, which aimed to reduce greenhouse gas emissions from the transportation sector, a recent study has provided a new argument in their favor: They might actually save lives. One common way automakers improve the fuel efficiency of their vehicles — that is, how much gasoline […] Related:The Trump White House is at war with itself about climate changeLouisiana’s coast was already sickly. Now it’s being…

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Louisiana’s coast was already sickly. Now it’s being hit by a plague.

Louisiana’s coast was already sickly. Now it’s being hit by a plague.

A swarm of tiny bugs with an enormous appetite has invaded the Louisiana marsh, and are sucking the life out of vegetation that helps keep the state’s fragile coast from further dissolving into the sea. Scientists and agricultural experts are teaming up to stop the parasites from destroying the critical Roseau cane, but they’re beset […] Related:The Trump White House is at war with itself about climate changeIn the Trump White House, the momentum has…

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