A new ruling on the polar bear's status as a threatened species gives the Obama administration the power to decide the species' fate. Amtrak carried more passengers last year than ever before. The E.U. is wondering whether it should just give up its GHG reduction plans since no one else in the world seems be doing their part to decrease emissions. Congress has been yelling that the EPA wants to crack down on farm dust, and apparently the EPA can’t take it anymore. The agency announced that it won't tighten regulations on particulate matter, otherwise known as "crap in the …
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Sarah Laskow is a reporter based in New York City who covers environment, energy, and sustainability issues, among other things. Follow her on Twitter.