Brady Dennis
Brady Dennis
National environmental reporter for The Washington Post. Climate, science, public health. Tar Heel born and bred. brady.dennis@washpost.comSource
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Pruitt aides reveal new details of his spending and management at EPA

Pruitt aides reveal new details of his spending and management at EPA

This article was published more than 4 years agoCommentGift ShareTwo of Scott Pruitt’s top aides provided fresh details to congressional investigators in recent days about some of the EPA administrator’s most controversial spending and management decisions, including his push to find a six-figure job for his wife at a politically connected group, enlist staffers in performing personal tasks and seek high-end travel despite aides’ objections.The Trump administration appointees described an administrator who sought a salary that topped $200,000 for his wife and accepted help from a...

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July 3, 2018
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Trump’s infection is part of an ominous national trend as cases rise in most states

Trump’s infection is part of an ominous national trend as cases rise in most states

This article was published more than 2 years agoCommentGift ShareCoronavirus cases have risen in 33 states and Puerto Rico since late August, and at least a dozen states have reported rising hospitalizations in recent days, according to data analyzed by The Washington Post.The coronavirus map shows flare-ups coast to coast and from the Canadian to the Mexican border. Brooklyn is once again dealing with a spike in cases, and the state of New York on Friday reported its highest one-day case count since May 28.New Jersey and Delaware have experienced rising numbers, as has Texas, which...

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October 2, 2020
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Global emissions plunged an unprecedented 17 percent during the coronavirus pandemic

Global emissions plunged an unprecedented 17 percent during the coronavirus pandemic

Add to list On my list Estimated daily carbon emissions in 2020 100 million metric tons of carbon dioxide per day Range of uncertainty 50 0 Jan. May 1960 2000 2019 2020 1980 Source: Le Quéré et al., Nature Climate Change Estimated daily carbon emissions in 2020 100 million metric tons of carbon dioxide per day 75 Range of uncertainty 50 25 0 May Jan. 2020 1960 1980 2000 2019 Source: Le Quéré et al., Nature Climate Change Estimated daily carbon emissions in 2020 100 million metric tons of carbon dioxide per day 75 Range of uncertainty 50 25 0 2020 May 1960 1980 2000 2019 Jan. Source: Le...

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May 19, 2020
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Trump administration says massive Alaska gold mine won’t cause major environmental harm, reversing Obama

Trump administration says massive Alaska gold mine won’t cause major environmental harm, reversing Obama

This article was published more than 2 years agoCommentGift ShareTrump officials concluded Friday that a proposed gold and copper mine in Alaska — which would be the largest in North America — would not pose serious environmental risks, a sharp reversal from a finding by the Obama administration that it would permanently harm the region’s prized sockeye salmon.The official about-face regarding the bitterly contested project epitomizes the whiplash that has come to define environmental policy under President Trump, who has many of his predecessor’s actions on climate change,...

July 24, 2020
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Nixon signed this key environmental law. Trump plans to change it to speed up pipelines, highway projects and more.

Nixon signed this key environmental law. Trump plans to change it to speed up pipelines, highway projects and more.

This article was published more than 2 years agoCommentGift SharePresident Trump plans this week to overhaul a federal law that poor and minority communities around the country have used for generations to delay or stop projects that threaten to pollute their neighborhoods — a law he says needlessly blocks good jobs, industry and public works.The president’s to streamline the (NEPA), a bedrock environmental law signed with much fanfare by President Richard M. Nixon in 1970, would make it easier to build highways, pipelines, chemical plants and other projects that pose environmental...

July 14, 2020
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Trump administration says massive Alaska gold mine won’t cause major environmental harm

Trump administration says massive Alaska gold mine won’t cause major environmental harm

Trump officials will conclude Friday that a proposed gold and copper mine in Southwest Alaska - which would be North America’s largest - would not pose serious environmental risks, a sharp reversal from a finding by the Obama administration that it would permanently harm the region’s prized sockeye salmon.The official about-face regarding the bitterly contested project epitomizes the whiplash that has come to define environmental policy under President Donald Trump, who has methodically dismantled many of his predecessor's actions on climate change, conservation and pollution.In a final...

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July 24, 2020
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Coronavirus outbreak in Major League Baseball casts pall over other reopenings

Coronavirus outbreak in Major League Baseball casts pall over other reopenings

This article was published more than 2 years agoCommentGift ShareOne after another this week, more than a dozen Miami Marlins players and coaches tested positive for the coronavirus, leaving Major League Baseball scrambling to quell an outbreak just days after its reopening experiment began.And one after another, school officials, business owners and everyday Americans trying to figure out what is safe were left to ponder another demoralizing data point demonstrating the fraught nature of efforts to inch back toward normalcy.After all, if pro sports teams — with their relatively...

July 28, 2020
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Trump officials reject stricter air quality standards, despite link between air pollution, coronavirus risks

Trump officials reject stricter air quality standards, despite link between air pollution, coronavirus risks

This article was published more than 2 years agoCommentGift ShareThe Trump administration opted Tuesday not to set stricter national air quality standards, despite a growing body of scientific evidence linking air pollution to lethal outcomes from respiratory diseases such as covid-19.Environmental Protection Agency Administrator Andrew Wheeler announced Tuesday that the agency would maintain the current standards for fine particulate matter, otherwise known as soot, the country’s most widespread deadly pollutant.The EPA’s staff scientists recommended lowering the annual particulate...

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April 14, 2020
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Governors form groups to explore lifting virus restrictions; Trump says he alone will decide

Governors form groups to explore lifting virus restrictions; Trump says he alone will decide

This article was published more than 2 years agoCommentGift ShareThis article is free to access.Why?The Washington Post is providing this news free to all readers as a public service.Follow this story and more by President Trump declared Monday that he has “total” authority and “calls the shots” when it comes to deciding how and when to lift the pandemic restrictions and reopen the economy, even as governors on both coasts proceeded with their own plans and asserted their own powers.The contrary approaches hinted at what could become a fractured response from state and federal...

April 14, 2020
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With coronavirus cases spiking nationwide, all signs point to a harrowing autumn

With coronavirus cases spiking nationwide, all signs point to a harrowing autumn

This article was published more than 2 years agoCommentGift ShareThis is the dismal reality America faces as the coronavirus continues its unchecked surge around the country: In North Dakota, health-care workers with asymptomatic cases of the coronavirus will be allowed to keep working as the number of infected patients outstrips the staff members needed to care for them, the governor said this week.In multiple states, hospital leaders warned that the spike is straining resources and sidelining the very staffers needed to face growing numbers of sick people. From Maryland to Iowa,...

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November 11, 2020
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