Nathan Rott

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Fire Ecologists Say More Fires Should Be Left To Burn. So Why Aren't They?

Thursday, September 27, 2018

Fire ecologists are urging forest managers to allow more wildfires to burn on the landscape to help thin overgrown forests. Many challenges stand in the way.

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Trump Moves To Let States Regulate Coal Plant Emissions

Tuesday, August 21, 2018

The administration is proposing to substantially weaken President Barack Obama's signature rule on climate change. It would give states more power to regulate carbon emissions from coal plants.

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Trump Administration Set To Unveil Its Replacement For Obama's Clean Power Plan

Monday, August 20, 2018

President Trump is expected to announce a new plan this week for regulating carbon emissions from coal plants. It will weaken one of President Obama's signature policies for addressing climate change.

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Is There A Better Way To Fight Massive Wildfires?

Wednesday, August 08, 2018

Massive wildfires in Western states are rapidly depleting funds set aside to fight fires. At the same time, many experts argue our priorities are wrong — we should be spending more on prescribed burns, and less on fighting fires in unpopulated areas.

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Hawaii Volcano Quiets After Months-Long Eruption

Tuesday, August 07, 2018

Over more than three months, lava from Kilauea inundated two seaside communities and reshaped the island's southeast coast. But while activity has lessened, it doesn't mean the eruption has ended.

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What The Trump Administration Has Proposed To Change In The Endangered Species Act

Thursday, July 26, 2018

The Trump administration wants to roll back some rules for endangered species. Environmentalists say it could mean more species go extinct.

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Spring Is Springing Sooner, Throwing Nature's Rhythms Out Of Whack

Monday, July 23, 2018

A warming climate is knocking nature's rhythms out of sync. High in the Rocky Mountains, scientists have been tracking the impact for decades.

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Surfing For Science: A New Way To Gather Data For Ocean And Coastal Research

Monday, July 16, 2018

Researchers at the Scripps Institution of Oceanography hope to turn surfers into citizen scientists by equipping them with a "smartfin" that gathers data as they surf.

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EPA Administrator Pruitt Cites 'Unrelenting Attacks' For His Departure

Friday, July 06, 2018

Scandal-plagued EPA Administrator Scott Pruitt has resigned from his post, leaving many environmental regulatory rollbacks at the agency up in the air.

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After String Of Scandals, Pruitt Is Out

Thursday, July 05, 2018

After months of ethics and spending scandals, and investigations into Scott Pruitt, President Trump has accepted his EPA administrator's resignation.

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And Los Angeles Says Hello To Ex-Cleveland Cavalier LeBronJames

Monday, July 02, 2018

The currently beleaguered but storied Los Angeles Lakers get another superstar to try to bring back winning ways. LeBron James chooses to join the Lakers and the city's basketball fans rejoice.

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Scott Pruitt's Ethical Missteps Don't Seem To Have Any Effect On His Standing With Trump

Friday, June 08, 2018

The list of alleged ethical missteps by EPA Administrator Scott Pruitt just keeps growing longer, but they don't seem to be having any effect on his standing with President Trump.

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Lava Claims 'Hundreds' More Homes On Hawaii's Big Island, Officials Say

Tuesday, June 05, 2018

Lava from Kilauea volcano has filled Kapoho Bay and inundated a section of coastline that was once covered with lush forest and dotted by homes.

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Hawaii's Volcanic Eruption Draws Scientific Interest

Wednesday, May 30, 2018

The eruption of Kilauea on Hawaii's Big Island is causing local devastation, but it is an exciting research opportunity for volcanologists.

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Kilauea Volcano Disrupts Big Island's Tourist-Dependent Economy

Sunday, May 27, 2018

The spectacular lava fountains and fissures on Hawaii's Big Island are scaring the tourists away. That's a big problem for an island whose economy is heavily dependent on visitor dollars.

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Why People Chose To Live Near A Volcano

Saturday, May 26, 2018

The evacuated housing development at Leilani Estates was built on the flank of the volcano. Some people wonder why anyone would ever live there. The answer? The homes are affordable.

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Hawaii Officials Send Different Messages For Residents And Tourists About Active Volcano

Thursday, May 24, 2018

Hawaii officials continue to warn the public about dangers from the active volcano on the Big Island, including the lava flowing toward a power plant. In the meantime, they are trying to reassure possible visitors that the tourism opportunities have not been affected.

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Residents Near Hawaii's Kilauea Volcano Brace For Uncertainty

Thursday, May 24, 2018

Over 40 structures have been destroyed and thousands remain evacuated as the volcano erupts. Lava flows from dozens of fissures have reached the ocean, creating a dangerous phenomenon known as "laze."

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Nothing Certain In Search For 'Regulatory Certainty' At EPA

Tuesday, May 22, 2018

Environmental Protection Agency chief Scott Pruitt often cites the need for "regulatory certainty." But even some supporters of his sweeping rollbacks say they're creating the opposite.

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Scott Pruitt Praised And Reviled For 'Effectiveness,' But How Effective Is He?

Thursday, May 10, 2018

EPA chief Scott Pruitt is praised by industry and conservatives for his aggressive moves to roll back environmental regulations. But how much he's changed the department is debatable.

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