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    • EPA Announces Repeal of Major Obama-Era Carbon Emissions Rule

    • By: Lisa Friedman, Brad Plumer
    • Narrated by: Keith Sellon-Wright
    • Length: 9 mins
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    The Trump administration announced Monday that it would take formal steps to repeal President Barack Obama’s signature policy to curb greenhouse gas emissions from power plants, setting up a bitter fight over the future of the United States’ efforts to tackle global warming.

    "EPA Announces Repeal of Major Obama-Era Carbon Emissions Rule" is from the October 09, 2017 U.S. section of The New York Times. It was written by Lisa Friedman and Brad Plumer and narrated by Keith Sellon-Wright.

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    • Trump Slaps Steep Tariffs on Foreign Washing Machines and Solar Products

    • By: Ana Swanson and Brad Plumer
    • Narrated by: Keith Sellon-Wright
    • Length: 9 mins
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    President Donald Trump slapped steep tariffs on imports of washing machines and solar energy cells and panels Monday, the first major step by the administration to erect the kind of trade barriers Trump has frequently said are necessary to protect manufacturers in the United States.

    "Trump Slaps Steep Tariffs on Foreign Washing Machines and Solar Products" is from the January 22, 2018 Business section of The New York Times. It was written by Ana Swanson and Brad Plumer and narrated by Keith Sellon-Wright.

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    • Ignoring Climate Change While Planning for Disaster

    • By: Brad Plumer
    • Narrated by: Keith Sellon-Wright
    • Length: 14 mins
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    In August, a week before Hurricane Harvey made landfall in Texas, President Donald Trump rescinded an Obama-era executive order that urged federal agencies to take into account climate change and sea-level rise when rebuilding infrastructure. FEMA is now wrestling with the problem of how to help communities prepare for future flooding disasters that could be far more severe than anything seen this year, while the Trump administration has largely been hostile to discussions of global warming.

    "Ignoring Climate Change While Planning for Disaster" is from the November 08, 2017 U.S. section of The New York Times. It was written by Brad Plumer and narrated by Keith Sellon-Wright.

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    • Climate Report Could Force Trump to Choose Between Science and His Base

    • By: Michael D. Shear, Brad Plumer
    • Narrated by: Keith Sellon-Wright
    • Length: 6 mins
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    The impending release of a key government report on climate change will force President Donald Trump to choose between accepting the conclusions of his administration’s scientists and the demands of his conservative supporters, who remain deeply unconvinced that humans are the cause of the planet’s warming.

    "Climate Report Could Force Trump to Choose Between Science and His Base" is from the August 08, 2017 U.S. section of The New York Times. It was written by Michael D. Shear and Brad Plumer and narrated by Keith Sellon-Wright.

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    • This 14-Foot Python Was Caught With 3 Deer in Its Gut. That's a Bad Sign.

    • By: Brad Plumer
    • Narrated by: Matt Josdal
    • Length: 8 mins
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    Normally, what a snake eats for breakfast isn’t worth a headline. But this is no normal snake. And this was no normal meal.

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    • What ‘Clean Coal’ Is — and Isn’t

    • By: Brad Plumer
    • Narrated by: Keith Sellon-Wright
    • Length: 4 mins
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    President Donald Trump often talks about “clean coal” in his speeches, but it is not always clear what he means by the term. Consider his comments at a rally in Phoenix on Tuesday night.

    "What ‘Clean Coal’ Is — and Isn’t" is from the August 23, 2017 U.S. section of The New York Times. It was written by Brad Plumer and narrated by Keith Sellon-Wright.

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    • Corporate Tax Cuts Hold Promise of Lower Utility Bills

    • By: Ben Casselman, Jim Tankersley, and Brad Plumer
    • Narrated by: Kristi Burns
    • Length: 4 mins
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    The newly passed tax law could save Americans billions of dollars on their utility bills. In recent days, electric companies in Massachusetts, Illinois, Oregon and other states have announced plans to pass their tax cuts on to customers through lower rates.

    "Corporate Tax Cuts Hold Promise of Lower Utility Bills" is from the January 09, 2018 Business section of The New York Times. It was written by Ben Casselman, Jim Tankersley, and Brad Plumer and narrated by Kristi Burns.

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    • EPA Drafts Rule on Coal Plants to Replace Clean Power Plan

    • By: Lisa Friedman, Brad Plumer
    • Narrated by: Keith Sellon-Wright
    • Length: 6 mins
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    The Trump administration has drafted a new proposal to regulate carbon dioxide emissions from coal-fired power plants, one that is far less stringent than the climate plan finalized in 2015 by former President Barack Obama.

    "EPA Drafts Rule on Coal Plants to Replace Clean Power Plan" is from the July 05, 2018 U.S. section of The New York Times. It was written by Lisa Friedman and Brad Plumer and narrated by Keith Sellon-Wright.

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    • In California, a Green Split Over a Density Push

    • By: Conor Dougherty, Brad Plumer
    • Narrated by: Caroline Miller
    • Length: 8 mins
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    It’s an audacious proposal to get Californians out of their cars: a bill in the state Legislature that would allow eight-story buildings near major transit stops, even if local communities object.

    "In California, a Green Split Over a Density Push" is from the March 15, 2018 Business section of The New York Times. It was written by Conor Dougherty, Brad Plumer and narrated by Caroline Miller.

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    • The Monster Surge That Wasn’t: Why Irma Caused Less Flooding Than Expected

    • By: Henry Fountain, Brad Plumer
    • Narrated by: Keith Sellon-Wright
    • Length: 6 mins
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    Across coastal Florida, the dreaded storm surge from Hurricane Irma — caused when ferocious winds pile up ocean water and push it onshore — was not as bad as forecast. While some areas were hard hit, notably the Florida Keys and Marco Island, residents of neighborhoods north to Fort Myers, Sarasota and Tampa Bay were expressing relief.

    "The Monster Surge That Wasn’t: Why Irma Caused Less Flooding Than Expected" is from the September 11, 2017 U.S. section of The New York Times. It was written by Henry Fountain and Brad Plumer and narrated by Keith Sellon-Wright.

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    • Why Florida Is so Vulnerable to Hurricanes

    • By: Brad Plumer
    • Narrated by: Mike DelGaudio
    • Length: 7 mins
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    The last time a Category 5 hurricane ripped through Florida, it was so destructive that meteorologists retired its name forever. That storm, Hurricane Andrew, made landfall southwest of Miami in 1992, killing 65 people, destroying 63,000 homes and inflicting $26.5 billion in economic losses. But if a similar-sized hurricane were to strike Florida today in the same spot, it would be far more catastrophic — causing up to $100 billion in damage, according to a recent analysis by Swiss Re, the reinsurance firm.

    "Why Florida Is so Vulnerable to Hurricanes" is from the September 08, 2017 U.S. section of The New York Times. It was written by Brad Plumer and narrated by Mike DelGaudio.

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    • Tropical Forests Suffered Near-Record Tree Losses in 2017

    • By: Brad Plumer
    • Narrated by: Keith Sellon-Wright
    • Length: 7 mins
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    In Brazil, forest fires set by farmers and ranchers to clear land for agriculture raged out of control last year, wiping out more than 3 million acres of trees as a severe drought gripped the region. Those losses undermined Brazil’s recent efforts to protect its rainforests.

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    • Regulators Reject Rick Perry's Plan to Rescue Struggling Coal and Nuclear Plants

    • By: Brad Plumer
    • Narrated by: Kristi Burns
    • Length: 5 mins
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    Federal regulators on Monday rejected a proposal by Energy Secretary Rick Perry to subsidize struggling coal and nuclear plants, in a major blow to the Trump administration’s efforts to revive America’s declining coal industry.

    "Regulators Reject Rick Perry's Plan to Rescue Struggling Coal and Nuclear Plants" is from the January 08, 2018 U.S. section of The New York Times. It was written by Brad Plumer and narrated by Kristi Burns.

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    • Assessing the Economic Bite From Rising Temperatures

    • By: Brad Plumer
    • Narrated by: Fleet Cooper
    • Length: 6 mins
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    As the United States confronts global warming in the decades ahead, not all states will suffer equally. Maine may benefit from milder winters. Florida, by contrast, could face major losses, as deadly heat waves flare up in the summer and rising sea levels eat away at valuable coastal properties.

    "Assessing the Economic Bite From Rising Temperatures" is from the June 29, 2017 U.S. section of The New York Times. It was written by Brad Plumer and narrated by Fleet Cooper.

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    • A Long List of Economic Burdens, Bolstered by Dubious Data

    • By: Mark Landler, Brad Plumer, Linda Qiu
    • Narrated by: Mike DelGaudio
    • Length: 6 mins
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    In making his case for abandoning the Paris climate accord, President Donald Trump characterized the agreement as an economic straitjacket — one that would impose terrible burdens on Americans by shuttering the coal industry, suffocating growth and redistributing jobs and wealth from the United States to its competitors.

    "A Long List of Economic Burdens, Bolstered by Dubious Data" is from the June 02, 2017 World section of The New York Times. It was written by Mark Landler, Brad Plumer and Linda Qiu and narrated by Mike DelGaudio.

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    • Can the Paris Climate Deal Survive a Trump-Style Renegotiation?

    • By: Brad Plumer
    • Narrated by: Mike DelGaudio
    • Length: 5 mins
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    As President Donald Trump ponders whether the United States should stay in or leave the Paris climate agreement, many of his closest allies and advisers have been urging him to keep the country in but “renegotiate” the deal to better reflect his energy policies.

    "Can the Paris Climate Deal Survive a Trump-Style Renegotiation?" is from the May 26, 2017 World section of The New York Times. It was written by Brad Plumer and narrated by Mike DelGaudio.

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