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Thursday, Jan 24, 2019 at 03:58 PM EST

2018 Was 4th Warmest Year on Earth

2018 Was 4th Warmest Year on Earth

While Earth was a tad cooler last year than the last couple of years, it still was the fourth warmest on record, a new analysis shows. With the partial U.S. government shutdown, federal agency calculations for...

Wednesday, Jan 9, 2019 at 03:23 PM EST

US Orders Refuges to Staff for Hunters Despite Shutdown

US Orders Refuges to Staff for Hunters Despite Shutdown

The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service is directing dozens of wildlife refuges to return staffers to work to make sure hunters and others have access despite the government shutdown, according to an email obtained...

Tuesday, Jan 8, 2019 at 11:37 AM EST

Making Your Own Home-Cleaning Products? Some Pro Tips

Making Your Own Home-Cleaning Products? Some Pro Tips

To reduce waste and avoid unnecessary plastic bottles and chemicals — and to save money — many people are opting to make cleaning products from scratch at home. You can find an abundance of recipes for household...

Sunday, Jan 6, 2019 at 06:14 AM EST

National Parks Struggle to Stay Open, Safe During Shutdown

National Parks Struggle to Stay Open, Safe During Shutdown

Nonprofits, businesses and state governments nationwide are putting up money and volunteer hours in a battle to keep national parks safe and clean for visitors as the partial U.S. government shutdown lingers....

Thursday, Jan 3, 2019 at 06:09 PM EST

Environmental Groups Threaten to Sue EPA Over Air Quality

Environmental Groups Threaten to Sue EPA Over Air Quality

A coalition of environmental groups filed a notice of intent to sue on Thursday, warning the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency it must hold Utah and Arizona accountable for missing deadlines to submit...

Sunday, Dec 30, 2018 at 12:12 AM EST

Washington Could Be First State to Legalize Human Composting

Washington Could Be First State to Legalize Human Composting

When Americans die, most are buried or cremated. Washington could soon become the first state to allow another option: human composting. As NBC News reported, the push to allow composting of human remains...

Friday, Dec 28, 2018 at 12:23 PM EST

Signs Point to Voters Demanding Action on Climate Change

Signs Point to Voters Demanding Action on Climate Change

Going into the midterm elections, few candidates made the warming planet a keystone of their campaigns despite devastating fires and storms that scientists say have been worsened by carbon pollution. Climate...

Sunday, Dec 16, 2018 at 08:40 PM EST

Talks Adopt 'Rulebook' to Put Paris Climate Deal Into Action

Talks Adopt 'Rulebook' to Put Paris Climate Deal Into Action

Almost 200 nations, including the world's top greenhouse gas producers, China and the United States, have adopted a set of rules meant to breathe life into the 2015 Paris climate accord by setting out how...

Tuesday, Dec 11, 2018 at 06:11 PM EST

Warming at Poles Showing Up at Weird Times, Places

Warming at Poles Showing Up at Weird Times, Places

Scientists are seeing surprising melting in Earth's polar regions at times they don't expect, like winter, and in places they don't expect, like eastern Antarctica. New studies and reports issued this week at a...

Monday, Dec 10, 2018 at 03:33 PM EST

Trump Plan to Reclassify Nuke Waste Alarms Environmentalists

Trump Plan to Reclassify Nuke Waste Alarms Environmentalists

The Trump administration wants to reclassify some radioactive waste left from the production of nuclear weapons to lower its threat level and make disposal cheaper and easier. The proposal by the U.S....

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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

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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...

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NJ Terror Suspect Polled Instagram Crowd on NYC Attack: Feds

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