Manchin Won a Pledge From Democrats to Finish a Contested Pipeline

To secure the senator’s support for a climate and tax package, party leaders promised to pass a law to complete the line and to prioritize some other fossil fuel projects.

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Tiny Toad Could Upend Nevada Geothermal Power Plant Project

The only place in the world where the species is found is on 760 acres of wetlands about 100 miles east of Reno, Nev., near a renewable energy project.

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In Wisconsin: Stowing Mowers, Pleasing Bees

Can the No Mow May movement help transform the traditional American lawn — a manicured carpet of grass — into something more ecologically beneficial?

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Dinosaur Prints in Utah Are Feared Damaged by Construction Equipment

Federal work on a new walkway at the site has been halted after paleontology groups raised the alarm about equipment “driven directly over the fossil dinosaur tracks.”

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In California, a New Fight to Stop Building in the Path of Fire

A proposed luxury development in hills already scarred by wildfire is raising questions about the continued push to build in areas at highest risk.

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How Trump’s Wall Hurts Arizona’s Environment

Living and working along the U.S.-Mexico border has meant watching the surreal, slow-motion leveling of the fragile ecosystems I’ve spent my career fighting to protect.

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Emails Show How Pesticide Industry Influenced U.S. Position in Health Talks

The U.S. insisted that new international guidelines on combating drug resistance omit any mention of fungicides — a demand that the industry made but that ran counter to science.

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Legal and Environmental Setbacks Stymie Pipelines Nationwide

Defeats at three projects reflect increasingly sophisticated legal challenges, shifting economics and growing demands by states to fight climate change.

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