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In another blow to the Obama administration's regulatory agenda, the U.S. Supreme Court halted the EPA's regulations limiting carbon emissions. (Associated Press)

Supreme Court halts Obama carbon emissions rule

- The Washington Times

The Supreme Court halted the EPA’s major anti-global warming initiative late Tuesday evening, dealing a major blow to President Obama’s hopes of overseeing a green energy transition in his final year in office.

A woman plays in the light snowfall on a tea plantation in the Pinglin mountain area of  New Taipei City, Taiwan, Monday, Jan. 25, 2016. An unusually cold weather front that caused sudden drops in temperatures has been blamed for killing as many as 57 people in Taiwan's greater Taipei area. (AP Photo/Wally Santana)

Cold snap hits east Asia, blamed for more than 65 deaths

- Associated Press

Unusually cold weather in eastern Asia has been blamed for more than 65 deaths, disrupted transportation and brought the first snow to a subtropical city in southern China in almost 50 years. Here is a look at the worst cold weather to hit the region in years:

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Wyoming, Arch Coal reach bankruptcy bonding deal

- Associated Press

Wyoming regulators have reached a deal with Arch Coal to accept up to $75 million in place of the company's $486 million in bonding obligations in the state while the company goes through Chapter 11 bankruptcy.

Critics decry radioactive leak at New York nuclear plant

- Associated Press

A leak of radioactive material into the groundwater below a nuclear power station in New York City's suburbs highlights a chronic problem with the nation's atomic plants, some watchdogs said.

Sen. Debbie Stabenow, D-Mich., second from left, accompanied by, from left, Sen. Charles Schumer, D-N.Y., Sen. Bob Casey, D-Pa., and Sen. Gary Peters, D-Mich., discusses proposed legislation to help Flint, Mich. with their current water crisis, Thursday, Jan. 28, 2016, during a news conference on Capitol Hill in Washington. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon)

House backs bill to require EPA notification in lead cases

- Associated Press

The House on Wednesday approved legislation to clarify the Environmental Protection Agency's authority to notify the public about danger from lead in their drinking water - the first action by Congress to respond to the water crisis in Flint, Michigan.

Bill to bar Wyoming wardens from wolf, grizzly cases fails

- Associated Press

A Wyoming legislative committee has killed a bill that would have barred state game wardens from investigating or prosecuting people for killing wolves and grizzly bears as long as the animals remain federally protected.

Kansas senate bill would restrict habitat protections

- Associated Press

Threatened and endangered species in Kansas would see their protected habitats greatly shrink under a proposal that would change how those habitats are designated, a conservationist warned a Senate committee Wednesday.

New Mexico official blasts EPA over Colorado mine spill

- Associated Press

The head of the New Mexico Environment Department blasted the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency on Wednesday during a legislative committee meeting, saying federal officials are downplaying the long-term effects of the Gold King Mine spill.

James River Association challenging Virginia coal ash permit

- Associated Press

The James River Association signaled its intent Wednesday to legally challenge a state permit allowing Virginia's largest utility to discharge millions of gallons of treated coal ash wastewater into the James River.

Fees raised for camping at Maine state parks

Associated Press

Fees for camping at state parks have been raised by the Maine Department of Agriculture, Conservation, and Forestry for the first time in 14 years.