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Thursday, Mar 28, 2019 at 09:52 PM EDT

US Sues California, Says Water Policy Violates Law

US Sues California, Says Water Policy Violates Law

The federal government sued California on Thursday over a water policy it said violates the state's environmental protection law. The U.S. Department of Justice filed suit in Sacramento federal court to block a...

Wednesday, Mar 27, 2019 at 12:22 PM EDT

Senate Shuns Green New Deal Amid Claims of Bad Faith

Senate Shuns Green New Deal Amid Claims of Bad Faith

The Senate turned away from the Green New Deal on Tuesday as both parties shunned an opportunity to debate a comprehensive climate change plan offered by Democrats. Republicans in the GOP-controlled Senate...

Monday, Mar 25, 2019 at 03:45 PM EDT

Key Melting Greenland Glacier Is Growing Again — For Now

Key Melting Greenland Glacier Is Growing Again — For Now

A major Greenland glacier that was one of the fastest shrinking ice and snow masses on Earth is growing again, a new NASA study finds. Around 2012, the Jakobshavn glacier was retreating about 1.8 miles (3...

Tuesday, Apr 30, 2019 at 01:24 PM EDT

Rescue of the At-Risk Vaquita Porpoise

Rescue of the At-Risk Vaquita Porpoise

For the first time in four years, fishermen are back on the water in the Upper Gulf of California fishing inside the vaquita marina sanctuary, the only place in the world where the smallest marine mammal can be...

Saturday, Mar 23, 2019 at 03:47 PM EDT

Planet Savior Or Horror Show? Green New Deal Inflames Debate

Planet Savior Or Horror Show? Green New Deal Inflames Debate

To Democratic supporters, the Green New Deal is a touchstone, a call to arms to combat climate change with the full measure of the nation's resources and technological might. "A mission to save all of creation,"...

Friday, Mar 22, 2019 at 06:50 AM EDT

Midwest Floods Expose Threat to Military Posed by Climate Change

Midwest Floods Expose Threat to Military Posed by Climate Change

The Missouri River floodwater surging on to the air base housing the U.S. military's Strategic Command overwhelmed round-the-clock sandbagging by airmen and others. They had to scramble to save sensitive...

Wednesday, Mar 20, 2019 at 03:54 PM EDT

US Judge Blocks Oil, Gas Drilling Over Climate Change

US Judge Blocks Oil, Gas Drilling Over Climate Change

A judge blocked oil and gas drilling on almost 500 square miles (1,295 sq. kilometers) in Wyoming and said the federal government must consider the cumulative climate change impact of leasing broad swaths of...

Wednesday, Mar 20, 2019 at 10:33 AM EDT

Hawaii Considers Nation's 1st Statewide Ban on Plastics in Restaurants

Hawaii Considers Nation's 1st Statewide Ban on Plastics in Restaurants

Hawaii would be the first state in the U.S. to ban most plastics at restaurants under legislation that aims to cut down on waste that pollutes the ocean. Dozens of cities nationwide have banned plastic foam...

Tuesday, Mar 19, 2019 at 10:28 AM EDT

Analysis: Heat Is Setting Records Twice as Often as Cold

Analysis: Heat Is Setting Records Twice as Often as Cold

Over the past 20 years, Americans have been twice as likely to sweat through record-breaking heat rather than shiver through record-setting cold, a new Associated Press data analysis shows. The AP looked at 424...

Friday, Mar 15, 2019 at 06:08 PM EDT

NYC Students Join Global Strike for Climate Change

NYC Students Join Global Strike for Climate Change

Middle and high school students joined a global strike in more than 100 countries to call on lawmakers to acknowledge climate change on March 15. Students gathered at Columbia University for a rally organized by...

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Victim Identified, New Details Revealed in Subway Attack
Victim Identified, New Details Revealed in Subway Attack

Police have identified the man seen in a horrific video being attacked on the subway, and are now working to find him in the hopes he will lead them to the attackers

Ex-NYPD Detective and Wife Plead Guilty in Prostitution Ring
Ex-NYPD Detective and Wife Plead Guilty in Prostitution Ring

A retired Vice detective in the NYPD and his wife have pleaded guilty to running a prostitution and gambling ring that also ensnared seven current officers within the department

Subways Delayed at Rush Hour Due to Serial Brake-Puller: MTA
Subways Delayed at Rush Hour Due to Serial Brake-Puller: MTA

The MTA says someone has made a habit of pulling the emergency brakes on subways at the worst possible time: the height of rush hour

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Speaker Pelosi Says Trump Is Engaged in a 'Cover-Up'
Speaker Pelosi Says Trump Is Engaged in a 'Cover-Up'

House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif., said Wednesday that President Donald Trump is engaged in a cover-up as he and his administration have blocked Congress from obtaining testimony and documents for their...

NJ Terror Suspect Polled Instagram Crowd on NYC Attack: Feds
NJ Terror Suspect Polled Instagram Crowd on NYC Attack: Feds

A 20-year-old New Jersey man who allegedly sent money abroad to Hamas militants in an effort to support the terror group also spoke of bombing Trump Tower and attacking the Israeli Consulate in New York,...