Greta Thunberg brushes off mockery from U.S. finance chief  | CBC News
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Greta Thunberg brushes off mockery from U.S. finance chief | CBC News

Teenage climate activist Greta Thunberg spoke at the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland, where tensions have been high between environmental advocates and U.S. officials lobbying for economic growth. Swedish climate activist Greta Thunberg, centre, is pictured during a ‘Fridays for Future’ demo on the final day of the 50th annual meeting of the World…

White House meetings provide last round of wrangling ahead of Trump’s water rule
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White House meetings provide last round of wrangling ahead of Trump’s water rule

This site uses cookies to enhance your reading experience. By using this site, you consent to our use of cookies.OkayStoriesPhoto: Bastiaan Slabbers/NurPhoto via Getty ImagesThe EPA finalized rules on Thursday that remove Clean Water Act protections for many seasonal streams and wetlands — and one gauge of how consequential the changes are for major industries like…

White House unveils plan to speed big projects permits, sidestepping climate concern
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White House unveils plan to speed big projects permits, sidestepping climate concern

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The Trump administration on Thursday unveiled a plan to speed permitting for major infrastructure projects like oil pipelines, road expansions and bridges, one of the biggest deregulatory actions of the president’s tenure. The plan, released by the White House Council on Environmental Quality (CEQ), would help the administration advance big energy and…

Shutting down coal plants spared 26,610 American lives in just a decade
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Shutting down coal plants spared 26,610 American lives in just a decade

26,610 American lives. That’s the estimated number of people spared an early death in the Lower 48 states between 2005 and 2016 because 138 pollution-spewing coal plants were shut down, according to new research published Monday in the journal Nature. These coal plants were largely replaced with natural gas plants, which emit significantly fewer toxins…