"The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and a major employee union signed an agreement Thursday after years of disputes."
Economy & Business
"The companies in charge of Midland-area dams that failed in May have filed for bankruptcy in a Michigan federal court."
"The utility behind a $61 million anti-climate bribery scheme is trying to buy public officials across the country, a HEATED investigation shows."
"The size of the global coal power fleet fell for the first time on record over the first six months of the year, with more generation capacity shutting than starting operation."
"Companies report billions in losses and decreased value of assets, but still plan to expand oil and gas production going forward. "
"For a glimpse of what could happen to a trillion dollars worth of American farmland, meet Ray Williams. He's a lawyer-turned-farmer, growing organic grain and feeding young cows on 3,000 acres in northeastern Oregon. Last year, he and his brother Tom decided that they were getting too old for the long hours and hard work."
"The Trump administration appointed a coordinator for policy in the Arctic on Wednesday, as Washington prepares to compete with Russia and China on resource extraction in a region quickly melting due to climate change."
"Legislation authorizing the Army Corps of Engineers to boost the nation’s water infrastructure, protect waterways from emerging contaminants, and bolster coastal shorelines sailed through the House Wednesday."
"The Brazilian Amazon is hemorrhaging illegally traded wildlife according to a new report released Monday. Each year, thousands of silver-voiced saffron finches and other songbirds, along with rare macaws and parrots, are captured, trafficked and sold as pets. Some are auctioned as future contestants in songbird contests. Others are exported around the globe."