Environment

Explainer: Blame climate, but crowded forests also fuel California fires

Explainer: Blame climate, but crowded forests also fuel California fires

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(Reuters) - With a tweet blaming California’s wildfires on “gross mismanagement of the forests,” President Donald Trump dismissed the role of climate change in the worsening blazes across the U.S. West - generating widespread derision in the Golden State. A house destroyed by the Camp Fire is seen in Paradise, California, U.S., November 13, 2018.…
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U.S. top court rejects Trump administration bid to halt climate trial

U.S. top court rejects Trump administration bid to halt climate trial

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WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. Supreme Court on Friday rejected for now a bid by the President Donald Trump’s administration to block a trial in a lawsuit filed by young activists who have accused the U.S. government of ignoring the perils of climate change. FILE PHOTO: The Supreme Court is shown in Washington, U.S., May…
Colorado voters reject tougher rules on oil and gas drilling

Colorado voters reject tougher rules on oil and gas drilling

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(Reuters) - Colorado voters on Tuesday rejected a measure calling for greater distances between oil and gas drilling and public spaces, a move opponents said would have sharply limited new wells in the fifth-largest oil producing state in the nation. FILE PHOTO: An oil well pump jack is seen at an oil field supply yard…
What is at stake in the Keystone XL pipeline ruling?

What is at stake in the Keystone XL pipeline ruling?

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WINNIPEG, Manitoba (Reuters) - A U.S. federal judge in Montana halted construction of TransCanada Corp’s (TRP.TO) Keystone XL oil pipeline on Thursday, saying a U.S. environmental analysis “fell short of a ‘hard look’” at the cumulative effects of greenhouse gas emissions and the impact on Native American land resources. FILE PHOTO: A TransCanada Keystone Pipeline…
U.S. judge halts Keystone XL oil pipeline in blow to Trump, Trudeau

U.S. judge halts Keystone XL oil pipeline in blow to Trump, Trudeau

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WINNIPEG, Manitoba/NEW YORK (Reuters) - A U.S. judge in Montana has blocked construction of the Keystone XL pipeline designed to carry heavy crude oil from Canada to the United States, drawing praise on Friday from environmental groups and a rebuke from President Donald Trump. The ruling of a U.S. Court in Montana late on Thursday…