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'Massive power grab': Trump EPA prepares to roll back Obama-era clean water rules

EPA to rollback clean water regulationsThe Trump administration is moving forward with a significant rollback of an Obama-era clean water regulation that has become a rallying cry for farmers and property-rights activists opposed to federal overreach.

The new proposal, unveiled Tuesday morning by Acting EPA Administrator Andrew Wheeler and other administration officials, would ease Washington's oversight of small bodies of water, undoing a regulation President Donald Trump has called "a massive power grab."

The new rule would replace an Obama administration regulation, known as the "Waters of the United States" rule that expanded federal protections to smaller rivers and streams.

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Trump plan to reclassify nuke waste alarms environmentalists

trump to ease regulations on disposal of radioactive wasteThe Trump administration has proposed reclassifying some radioactive waste left from the production of nuclear weapons to make disposal cheaper and easier.

The U.S. Department of Energy wants a change in its legal definition of high-level radioactive waste stored at places such as Hanford Nuclear Reservation in Washington state — the most contaminated nuclear site in the country.

Reclassifying waste as low-level could save the agency billions of dollars and decades of cleanup work. Critics say that's because much of the waste essentially could be left in the ground.

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EPA to roll back protections in rewrite of Obama-era water rule

EPA to overturn clean water regulationsThe Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is expected to unveil a new proposal that would roll back major federal protections for thousands of U.S. waterways and wetlands.

The Trump administration is expected to rewrite a major national water rule imposed by former President Obama in 2015, The Associated Press reported Saturday.

The outlet obtained a set of White House talking points for the proposed new water rule, which indicate that the Trump administration is stripping federal protections for waterways.

The White House talking points reportedly argue that the "previous administration’s 2015 rule wasn’t about water quality," according to the AP.

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Ocean Cleanup fail? System in Great Pacific Garbage Patch to corral plastic needs redesign

Ocen cleanup system won't hold plastcsThe people behind a Dutch nonprofit focused on cleaning plastic pollution from the world's oceans are nothing if not resilient. Two months after the launch of their massive trash-collecting device to the middle of the Pacific Ocean, they're revamping the design they've worked on for years after it turned out to have some problems.

"The journey toward a clean ocean is certainly not an easy one," said the Ocean Cleanup's Chief Operations Officer Lonneke Holierhoek from her office in Rotterdam.

In a post on its blog late last month, the Ocean Cleanup's CEO Boyan Slat wrote that the device deployed in the Great Pacific Garbage Patch to much fanfare in October was having trouble holding on to the plastic pollution it was created to corral.

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Study: Greenland ice sheet melting faster than any point in last 350 years

Greenland ice sheet melting fastest in 350 years
The Greenland ice sheet is melting faster now than at any point in the last 350 years and shows no sign of slowing down, according to a new academic study released on Wednesday.

The research from the British journal Nature is the first continuous, multi-century analysis of Greenland’s ice sheet. Eighty percent of Greenland is covered in ice, a size roughly 2.5 times the state of Texas, according to Mashable.

"Melting of the Greenland Ice Sheet has gone into overdrive. As a result, Greenland melt is adding to sea level more than any time during the last three and a half centuries, if not thousands of years," Luke Trusel, a glaciologist at Rowan University's School of Earth & Environment and lead author of the study, said in a statement.

Carbon emissions to hit record high in 2018: study

Carbon emissions to hit record in 2018Carbon emissions this year are expected to hit a record high, according to a scientific study released Wednesday.

Carbon, a major greenhouse gas contributor, is projected to increase in the atmosphere by more than 2 percent in 2018 following nearly three years of no growth, a study by the Global Carbon Project found.

The increase in emissions are largely tied to the output of the fossil fuel industry, which has increased every decade since the 1960s.

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Toxic waste from most Illinois coal plants polluting groundwater, report shows

Illinois coal plants polluting ground water- Toxic waste at more than 90 percent of Illinois' coal-fired power plants is polluting groundwater and putting drinking water in surrounding communities at risk, a new environmental report says.

The analysis conducted by multiple nonprofit environmental groups -- Environmental Integrity Project, Earthjustice, Prairie Rivers Network and the Sierra Club -- found 22 of the state's 24 dumpsites have released toxic pollutants into the groundwater.

The report is based on data supplied by industry reports on the power facilities.

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