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CAR RULES: Trump: Emissions rollback a win against climate activists

President Trump started comparing President Obama’s clean car standards to the Green New Deal — a rhetorical shift that reflects the Republican Party’s broader criticisms of progressive climate plans.

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CAR RULES: Greens, states vow to sue over ‘tone-deaf’ rollback

The Trump administration yesterday unsheathed the second part of its massive rollback of Obama-era clean car standards, setting the stage for a prolonged legal feud as the nation struggles to address the global coronavirus pandemic.

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On Mars or Earth, biohybrid can turn carbon dioxide into new products

Chemists have created a hybrid system of bacteria and nanowires that captures energy from sunlight and transfers it to the bacteria to turn carbon dioxide and water into organic molecules and oxygen. On Earth, such a biohybrid could remove carbon dioxide from the atmosphere. On Mars, it would provide colonists with raw material to manufacture organic compounds ranging from fuels to drugs. The efficiency is greater than the photosynthetic efficiency of most plants.