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How Trump's Regulatory Order Jeopardizes the Environment

Framing it as a “prudent and financially responsible” measure, President Donald Trump Monday ordered federal agencies to repeal two existing regulations for every new regulation issued. Environmentalists warned the order will dismantle protections.

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Will the Volkswagen Scandal Force Europe to Clean Up Its Dirty Emissions Act?

The European Commission is calling for full disclosure, zero tolerance and strict compliance with EU rules on pollutant emissions in view of the fact that Volkswagen used “defeat device” software to circumvent emissions standards for certain air pollutants.

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World’s Glaciers Melting Faster Than Ever

The current rate of glacier melt around the world is unprecedented in recorded history, new research by the World Glacier Monitoring Service demonstrates.

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20 Companies Open Online Market for Material Reuse

The newly formed National Materials Marketplace brings together more than 20 major companies with operations in the United States to avoid waste by making use of undervalued materials.

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In 25 Years, Electric Vehicles will Supplant Petroleum-Powered Vehicles in the U.S.

Electric vehicles will supplant petroleum-powered vehicles in the United States within 25 years, finds a new report from the nonprofit Plug In America, which works to accelerate the shift to plug-in vehicles.

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Nepal Earthquake Death Toll Tops 7,000, Aid Delayed

At least 7,040 people have lost their lives and 10,000 others are injured as a result of the magnitude-7.8 earthquake that devastated the Nepal on April 25, the country’s National Emergency Operation Centre said today.

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South Africa Wants to Kill Endangered Lions to Supply Chinese Demand for Parts

South Africa’s Department of Environmental Affairs has released for public comment its first-ever Biodiversity Management Plan for lions, panthera leo.

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California’s Record Drought Lifts Earth’s Surface

SAN DIEGO, California, (ENS) – The severe drought gripping the western United States is changing the land beyond the localized effects of water restrictions and browning lawns.

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Toyota Lets Its Three-Wheel Electric Vehicle Loose on the Streets

TOYOTA CITY, Japan (ENS) – Toyota’s new three-wheeled i-Road electric vehicle is lightweight, super-narrow and leans way over when it zips around curves. Residents of Toyota’s hometown of Toyota City got a closer look this week as the Japanese automaker started testing them on city streets.

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Alberta Doctor Says Canada Lying About Tar Sands Health Impacts

WASHINGTON, DC, February 27, 2014 (ENS) – The governments of Alberta and Canada have been “lying,” to cover up the health impacts of the Canadian tar sands industry on northern Alberta communities, a Canadian medical doctor told U.S. senators at a news conference Wednesday on Capitol Hill.

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