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COLD SNAP: It’s -51 Degrees In Fairbanks, Alaska

Weather forecasters expected Fairbanks, Alaska to get cold, but not this cold.

Temperatures in Fairbanks hit -51 degrees Fahrenheit Wednesday. That’s much colder than forecasts predicted.

Air flowing from the Arctic combined with calm winds and clear skies to create the perfect conditions for a deep freeze. Forecasters didn’t predict Alaska’s interior regions would get as cold as this.

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Dem Caught In Embarrassing Spot While Grilling Trump’s EPA Nominee [VIDEO]

Sen. Tom Carper

A Delaware Democrat blasted President-elect Donald Trump’s EPA pick’s environmental record as Oklahoma attorney general Wednesday, but forgot that his own state’s history of fighting pollution is equally as spotty.

Sen. Tom Carper criticized Scott Pruitt, Trump’s top choice to run the EPA, during confirmation hearings over his state’s failing grades on high ozone days. The three counties he presides over did equally as bad as the 17 counties in Pruitt’s state.

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‘They’re Struggling’: Terry McAuliffe’s Scandal-Ridden Electric Car Company Is In Trouble

GreenTech Automotive is in trouble.

The electric car company tied to Virginia Gov. Terry McAuliffe recently laid off employees at its Tunica County, Miss., location, despite getting generous subsidies.

“They have laid off 20 people and only have about 50 working,” Lyn Arnold, president of Tunica County’s Chamber of Commerce, told The Daily Caller News Foundation. “They haven’t yet met their jobs or investment targets. They’re struggling, but they’re still there.”

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Antarctica’s Larsen Ice Shelf Break-Up driven by Geological Heat Flow Not Climate Change

Figure 1) North tip of Antarctic Continent including Larsen Ice Shelf Outline (black line), very active West Antarctica Rift / Fault System (red lines), and currently erupting or semi-active volcanoes (red dots).

Progressive bottom melting and break-up of West Antarctica’s seafloor hugging Larsen Ice Shelf is fueled by heat and heated fluid flow from numerous very active geological features, and not climate change.

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States ask court to block latest rule in Obama’s regulatory arsenal

The #Obama administration’s “war on coal” rages on with its latest salvo that forbids coal mines from setting off-site debris near streams or rivers. Called the Stream Protection Rule (SPR), it is so expansive that 13 states have asked a federal court to block its implementation.

Concocted by the Office of Surface Mining (OSM), the SPR would essentially end coal mining in the U.S. They filed their brief on Tuesday in U.S. District Court.

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Trump EPA Pick’s Confirmation Hearing Went Exactly As You’d Expect

Oklahoma Attorney General Scott Pruitt’s Senate confirmation hearing went almost exactly as expected.

Republicans voiced their support for Pruitt’s nomination to head the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) in the Trump administration, while Democrats grilled Pruitt on issues ranging from his campaign donations from energy companies to his views on global warming.

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Trump’s Pick For UN Ambassador Says ‘Climate Change Will Always Be On The Table’

President-elect Donald Trump’s nominee for UN Ambassador said Wednesday that the administration will consider solutions to global warming so long as they don’t affect American business.

“I think the climate change issue should always be on the table, but we don’t want the Paris agreement to interfere with our economy,” South Carolina Gov. Nikki Haley told senators on the Senate Foreign Relations Committee.

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Trump’s NOAA Pick Says He Won’t Censor Global Warming Data

Wilbur Ross

The Trump administration won’t censor climate scientists or delete temperature data, nominee for Secretary of Commerce Wilbur Ross said during his confirmation hearing Wednesday.

If confirmed, Ross will oversee the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), which has caused environmentalists to become terrified Trump and Ross will censor scientists or delete government data about global warming. They even tried create back-ups of NOAA temperature data to prevent this.

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Roundheads Against King Corn: Why the Renewable Fuel Standard Deserves To Die

On the day before Thanksgiving, the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) announced the final levels of renewable fuel required to be blended into gasoline next year, officially known as the Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS). In 2017, the RFS will rise to 19.28 billion gallons, up from 18.11 billion gallons in 2016.

A part of the Energy Policy Act of 2005, which was expanded in 2007 by the Energy Independence and Security Act and is administered by EPA, RFS requires 36 billion gallons of renewable fuel sources, such as ethanol, be blended into gasoline and diesel fuel by 2022.

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Trump’s Interior choice stresses broad energy mix including clean coal

Rep. Ryan Zinke, the nominee for Interior secretary, told senators at his confirmation hearing the incoming administration would renew its commitment to fossil fuel development, including clean coal.

He emphasized this would not happen at the expense of the environment, saying he strongly supported ongoing research and development into a broad array of energy, noting coal was “part of that mix.”

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