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Trump Budget Proposes Deep Cuts in Energy Innovation Programs
The spending plan also calls for raising billions of dollars by opening up public lands to oil and gas drilling and selling oil from the Strategic Petroleum Reserve.... More >>

Wind Project in Wyoming Envisions Coal Miners as Trainees
A Chinese turbine maker with a practice of seeking local workers sees benefit in focusing attention on a core group of Trump supporters in need of jobs.... More >>

Trump Rules: How Rollbacks at Scott Pruitt’s E.P.A. Are a Boon to Oil and Gas
The new E.P.A. administrator has a long, helpful history with Devon Energy, going back to his days as attorney general of Oklahoma.... More >>

Fiat Chrysler to Modify 100,000 Vehicles After Accusations of Emissions Cheating
The company said it would issue a software update for the vehicles as part of efforts to reach a settlement with United States regulators.... More >>

Fiat Chrysler, in Settlement Talks With U.S., Is Under More Pressure
A new study adds to evidence that the company, one of the world’s biggest carmakers, flouted the rules on diesel emissions, much like Volkswagen.... More >>

Wheels: First Came the Hydrogen Cars. Now, the Refilling Stations.
California has 30 hydrogen refilling stations, and automakers are poised to add stations in the Northeast, from New York to Boston.... More >>

Mercedes-Benz Brings a New Model (of Battery) to U.S. Homes
In a partnership with Vivint Solar, the automaker will market a storage device that can help power lights, appliances — and even electric cars.... More >>

‘Vulnerable Voices’ Lash Out as Companies Sway Climate Talks
Developing nations and environmental groups condemned the presence of corporate lobbyists at a climate change talk session in Germany, but the United States defended it.... More >>

As Their Clout Wanes, Saudi Arabia and Russia Extend Oil Production Cuts
The announcement by the world’s two biggest oil exporters means the Organization of the Petroleum Exporting Countries is likely to follow suit next week.... More >>

Matter: To Simulate Climate Change, Scientists Build Miniature Worlds
A series of experimental “mesocosms” in Australia show that a warming world will have unexpected effects on marine ecosystems.... More >>

Tillerson, in Alaska, Gives No Hint on Paris Climate Accord
At a meeting of the Arctic Council, the secretary of state was noncommittal when asked about the administration’s view on the landmark climate agreement.... More >>

Stay In or Leave the Paris Climate Deal? Lessons From Kyoto
The Paris accord provides its members with more flexibility than the earlier Kyoto Protocol, an argument for those who want the United States to remain in the deal.... More >>

Obama Sees New Front in Climate Change Battle: Agriculture
In his first foreign speech since leaving office, the former president takes up a cause better associated with his wife.... More >>

Arctic Nations to Meet Amid Unsettled U.S. Stance on Climate Change
With the Trump administration still undecided about the Paris climate accord, Secretary of State Rex W. Tillerson is to head to a meeting of the Arctic Council in Alaska.... More >>

The Health Issue: The Mystery of the Wasting House-Cats
Forty years ago, feline hyperthyroidism was virtually nonexistent. Now it’s an epidemic — and some scientists think a class of everyday chemicals might be to blame.... More >>

The Health Issue: The Genetics of Pooched-Out Pooches
A mutation in some obesity-prone dog breeds might reveal new risk factors for obesity in humans — and perhaps give rise to new drugs.... More >>

The Health Issue: What Animals Taught Me About Being Human
Surrounding myself with animals to feel less alone was a mistake: The greatest comfort is in knowing their lives are not about us at all.... More >>

Editor, John C. DePrez Jr.; Executive Editor, Carol Rogers; Publishers: IBRC and IAR

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