Historically, the tiny beetles were largely unheard-of north of Delaware, but the Northeast’s winters are no longer cold enough to kill them off.
Scientists say warm waters and stagnant winds in the upper atmosphere built a monster of a storm. Whether climate change is to blame is less clear.
With Mr. Andrus leading the way, the Carter administration set aside more than 100 million acres in Alaska for federal protection.
The Energy Department report says the current grid is robust but suggests additional support for the ailing coal and nuclear industries.
By LISA FRIEDMAN and BRAD PLUMER August 21, 2017 WASHINGTON — The Interior Department has ordered a halt to a scientific study begun under President Obama of the public health risks of mountaintop-removal coal mining. The National Academies...