The presidential transition process was slowed down today by changes in leadership and other personnel. There's what's been described as a "knife fight" between New Jersey Governor Chris Christie and Trump's influential son-in-law, Jared Kushner. Mike Bender, national politics reporter for the Wall Street Journal, has more on the changes in the transition team.
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Climate scientists say the Paris Agreement on greenhouse emissions may offer the last, best chance to slow global warming. Some 200 countries are gathered in Morocco to nail down the accords -- led by the US and China. But, during his campaign, America's President-elect called global warming a hoax — invented by China. His transition team features a climate-change denier. If Trump pulls out, do the Paris Accords have a future? What about his promises to end the Obama Clean-Power Plan, dismantle the EPA and bring back coal?
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Mooney on Obama Administration's new oil and gas rule
Climate Home on UN sending Trump its climate demands
McGinley on the demise of big coal (TtP feature)
Earthjustice on the new protections from oil and gas air pollution
A maritime history museum at the bottom of the Black Sea…
Some 40 shipwrecks have been discovered in the depths of the Black Sea off the coast of Bulgaria. They've been photographed by robots using high-resolution techniques. William Broad, Pulitzer-Prize winning science reporter with the New York Times, says archeologists couldn't believe their eyes.
William J Broad
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