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Even Republicans are nervous about Trump’s budget.
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Though the official release is planned for Tuesday, leaked versions of the 2018 budget proposal show dramatic funding cuts for environmental programs — even those supported by the president’s own party.

The budget, which still needs congressional approval, would cut the Environmental Protection Agency’s budget by

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Unrecorded diesel emissions kill 38,000 people a year.
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A new study shows that pollution from diesel vehicles in 11 area...

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Check out what career government staff is doing to fly under Trump’s radar.
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According to a Washington Post report, agency staffers working on projects related to energy, agriculture, and infrastructure are tweaking the language in their proposals to avoid raising eyebrows in the White House.

Gone are terms like “climate change” — which is being replaced with “resil...

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Tennesseans might not be too worried about climate change, but they sure love electric cars
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The amount of heat-trapping pollution that’s released every time Bill Williams drives his electric sedan a mile down a road here has fallen by about a quarter in the three years since he bought it.

Williams’ car hasn’t changed, but the electricity that powers it has. In Tennessee, power once generated overwhelmingly by coal has given way to more nuclear and natural gas power. Wi...

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Trump’s bid for public input on monuments is a sham, federal advisors say
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In late April, field biologist Stanley Smith was catching up on emails at his desk in the College of Sciences at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas, when he noticed a shocking note. It came from the Bureau of Land Management, an agency within the Department of the Interior, and informed Smith that the public lands advisory council in southern Nevada that he’s served on for years was susp...

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Climate change spells dry times ahead for the West
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This story was originally published by High Country News and is reproduced here as part of the Climate Desk collaboration.

Picture a snowflake drifting down from a frigid February sky in western Colorado and ...

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Rising seas are lapping at the shores of the world’s poorest countries
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Coastal residents of poor and fast-growing tropical countries face rapid increases in the numbers of once-rare floods they may face as seas rise, with a new statistical analysis offering troubling projections for regions where sea-level data is sparse.

Stark increases in instances of flooding are projected for Pacific islands, parts of Southeast Asia, and coastlines along India, A...

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World leadership could cancel out Trump’s polluting ways.
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His efforts to roll back U.S. climate action will not likely have a major impact on the global climate because other countries are overachieving on their carbon reduction targets, according to Climate Action Tracker.

India...

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We’ve reached the end of the U.S.-Canada climate bromance
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This story was originally published by Fusion and is reproduced here as part of the Climate Desk collaboration.

Environmentalists rejoiced last summer when Barack Obama and Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, fresh a...

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As New Jersey’s flooding crisis intensifies, low-income people feel the worst impacts
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Coastal communities are enduring growing flood risks from rising seas, with places like Atlantic City, sandwiched between a bay and the ocean, facing some of the greatest threats. Guided by new research by Climate Central’s Scott Kulp and Benjamin Strauss, reporter John Upton and photographer Ted Blanco chronicled the plight of this city’s residents as they struggle to deal with the i...

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