"It took extreme measures to save the zoo’s last survivors from one of the world’s most dangerous war zones."
"Federal regulators urged manufacturers [last] Thursday to stop using hazardous flame retardants that are known to cause health problems."
"While Flint battles a water crisis, just two hours away the beverage giant pumps almost 100,000 times what an average Michigan resident uses into plastic bottles".
"Recently introduced legislation would create a 30% investment tax credit for the first 3 GW of offshore wind projects deployed in the U.S."
"A federal agency faces a deadline this week to decide whether the iconic Pacific walrus will join the polar bear on the threatened species list."
"As of Wednesday, half of Puerto Ricans had access to drinking water and 5 percent of the island had electricity, according to statistics published by the Federal Emergency Management Agency on its Web page documenting the federal response to Hurricane Maria. By Thursday morning, both of those key metrics were no longer on the Web page."
"The Interior Department said Thursday it is withdrawing protections for 10 million acres of federal lands used by the threatened sage grouse to open it up for energy development."
"Gov. John Bel Edwards declared a state of emergency in Louisiana in anticipation of Tropical Storm Nate Thursday. The governor said he intends to ask President Donald Trump to make a federal disaster declaration ahead of Nate's arrival."
"House Democrats are asking for a federal investigation into Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Administrator Scott Pruitt’s $25,000 soundproof booth."
"President Trump on Thursday nominated Andrew R. Wheeler, a coal lobbyist with links to outspoken deniers of established science on climate change, to help lead the Environmental Protection Agency."