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Judge states Trump can’t re-open Arctic waters that Obama near drilling

Judge states Trump can’t re-open Arctic waters that Obama near drilling

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Enlarge / United States, Alaska, Arctic National Wildlife Refuge, Kaktovik, frozen lagoon and sea, pack ice formation. Getty Images On Friday, a federal judge ruled that President Trump could not re-authorize drilling in Arctic waters after President Obama removed those waters from drilling in 2016. If the Alaskan judge's ruling withstands appeal, it would mean…
Home Democrats present costs to keep the United States in the Paris Contract

Home Democrats present costs to keep the United States in the...

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Enlarge / The Capitol Building in Washington DC. On Wednesday, House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) joined Rep. Kathy Castor (D-Fla.) in announcing the Climate Action Now Bill, which is intended to stop the United States from exiting the Paris Agreement. President Donald Trump vowed to pull out of the Obama-era agreement in 2017, saying that…
Huawei’s war with America simply increased a level, with the Chinese business preparing to take legal action against the United States federal government

Huawei’s war with America simply increased a level, with the Chinese...

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In a new twist in the Huawei-US political saga, the Chinese phone giant is getting ready to sue the US government. Citing two anonymous sources familiar with the matter, The New York Times reports that Huawei will file a lawsuit later this week in the Eastern District of Texas, where the company's US offices are…
It might take 300 years for Joshua Tree National forest to recuperate from the federal government shutdown

It might take 300 years for Joshua Tree National forest to...

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Few national parks have been hit harder by the government shutdown than Joshua Tree, an 800,000-acre protected area in Southern California known for its rocky landscape and stunning throng of centuries-old trees. In 2017, the park attracted around 2.9 million visitors, marking a continuous climb over the last several years. With the majority of park…
DHS: Numerous United States gov domains struck in severe DNS pirating wave

DHS: Numerous United States gov domains struck in severe DNS pirating...

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The Department of Homeland Security has issued an emergency directive ordering administrators of most federal agencies to protect their Internet domains against a rash of attacks that have hit executive branch websites and email servers in recent weeks. The DHS’ Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA) issued the directive on Tuesday, 12 days after security…
Troubling images reveal national forests and monoliths overruning with trash as the United States federal government shutdown continues

Troubling images reveal national forests and monoliths overruning with trash as...

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As the US endures the second week of a partial government shutdown, national parks have taken a major hit. With few rangers or staffers to clean toilets or pick up trash, parks in the American West have started to overflow with garbage and feces. Joshua Tree National Park in Southern California threatened to close to…
Democrats’ Healthcare Ambitions Meet The Truth Of Divided Federal Government

Democrats’ Healthcare Ambitions Meet The Truth Of Divided Federal Government

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House Speaker Nancy Pelosi said in a speech Thursday to the new Congress that Democrats want "to lower health care costs and prescription drug prices and protect people with pre-existing medical conditions." Carolyn Kaster/AP hide caption toggle caption Carolyn Kaster/AP House Speaker Nancy Pelosi said in a speech Thursday to the new Congress that Democrats…
Park rangers are stressed over joblessness as national forests overflow with trash throughout the federal government shutdown

Park rangers are stressed over joblessness as national forests overflow with...

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As the United States endures the third week of a government shutdown, some federal employees are left wondering whether the time has come to seek a new job. In recent days, President Donald Trump has showed no sign of budging on his demands for a $5.7 billion border wall between the US and Mexico, which…
Dismal pictures reveal closed Washington, DC monoliths and tourist attractions as the federal government shutdown continues

Dismal pictures reveal closed Washington, DC monoliths and tourist attractions as...

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Washington, DC, has been a bit quieter the last few days as a partial government shutdown now enters its second week. During this time, hundreds of thousands of federal employees have been put on furlough, with some choosing to work without pay. While many national parks, museums, and attractions have attempted to remain open, Wednesday…
EPA to keep Obama-era mercury guidelines, however make it more difficult to tighten them

EPA to keep Obama-era mercury guidelines, however make it more difficult...

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Enlarge / Smokestacks at Pacificorp’s 1,000MW coal-fired power plant on October 9, 2017 outside Huntington, Utah. According to a report from Bloomberg, the Trump administration's Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is not considering a roll back of Obama-era rules regulating industrial emissions of mercury. When the rules were codified in 2015, they required coal plants to add…

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