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07/04 12:16 pm

President Trump’s surprise pick to lead the Bureau of Land Management is expected to come under tough scrutiny during the Senate confirmation process, posing a test for vulnerable GOP senators.The nominee, William Perry Pendley, has a record of… …Read Full Article

Source: Hill E2 Wire Blog

07/04 8:26 am

Japan is evacuating tens of thousands of residents in the southern island of Kyushu amid torrential flooding.Fifteen people are already feared dead and nine are missing, Reuters reported, citing local media outlets. Authorities have already told 92,… …Read Full Article

Source: Hill E2 Wire Blog

07/03 1:36 pm

Democratic Sen. Sheldon Whitehouse (R.I.) is asking Attorney General William Barr to preserve any records related to a hacking probe on environmental groups that was launched in the Southern District of New York (SDNY) prior to former U.S…. …Read Full Article

Source: Hill E2 Wire Blog

07/03 11:16 am

Officials in Botswana are investigating the mysterious deaths of hundreds of elephants in the Okavango Delta area of the southern African nation within the past three months.The Ministry of Environment, Natural Resources, Conservation and Tourism… …Read Full Article

Source: Hill E2 Wire Blog

07/02 5:36 pm

As many as 60 percent of the world’s fish species could struggle to breed and reproduce if climate changes causes the Earth to warm by 5 degrees Celsius over the next 80 years, the current projection for what will happen if greenhouse gas emissions… …Read Full Article

Source: Hill E2 Wire Blog

07/02 5:36 pm

HAPPY THURSDAY! Welcome to Overnight Energy, The Hill’s roundup of the latest energy and environment news. Please send tips and comments to Rebecca Beitsch at rbeitsch@thehill.com. Follow her on Twitter: @rebeccabeitsch. Reach Rachel Frazin at… …Read Full Article

Source: Hill E2 Wire Blog

07/02 5:06 pm

The Senate on Thursday nixed a provision in the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) that would have limited the Department of Energy’s (DOE) control over a nuclear security agency’s budget. The upper chamber had proposed including in… …Read Full Article

Source: Hill E2 Wire Blog

07/02 1:46 pm

A provision in the Senate version of the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) that would limit the Department of Energy’s (DOE) control over a nuclear security program budget is meeting some bipartisan opposition, including from the Trump… …Read Full Article

Source: Hill E2 Wire Blog

07/02 1:16 pm

Recent global warming has erased thousands of years of global cooling, according to a new study. Researchers found that, within the past 12,000 years, temperatures peaked over a 200-year period about 6,500 years ago, then began cooling.That… …Read Full Article

Source: Hill E2 Wire Blog

07/02 10:06 am

The Commerce Department’s internal watchdog is accusing the department of “actively preventing” it from releasing a full report expected to detail a “flawed process” during what is now known as the Sharpiegate controversy. The Office of the… …Read Full Article

Source: Hill E2 Wire Blog

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