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Capitol at night
Donald Trump elected 45th President of the United States
Date: Wednesday, November 9, 2016
Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump received 279 electoral votes on November 9, defeating Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton and securing his presidency.
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Hawaiian flower
EESI holds briefing on future environmental actions to be taken in China
Date: Thursday, November 17, 2016
The Environmental and Energy Study Institute held a briefing to address the actions China plans to take to achieve its goals under the Paris Climate Agreement.
Document Type: News Brief


U.S. Capitol
Republican Party maintains Senate and House majority after election
Date: Friday, December 2, 2016
The Republican Party has maintained its majority in the Senate and House of Representatives after the 2016 Congressional Election.
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U.S. Capitol with flag
Federal Register - November 2016
A list of notices from the federal register for November 2016 from agencies including the Department of the Interior, Department of Energy, USGS, NOAA, NASA, and more.
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Galaxy NGC 3310
NASA and FEMA hold asteroid emergency planning exercise in El Segundo, California
Date: Friday, November 4, 2016
NASA and the Federal Emergency Management Agency hosted an asteroid emergency planning exercise on October 25 in El Segundo, California.
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Salt marsh near Pescadero, California
Congress passes outdoor recreation bill
Date: Monday, November 28, 2016
Congress successfully passed the Outdoor Recreation Jobs and Economic Impact Act of 2016 (H.R.4665).
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Bingham Copper Mine
Secretary of the Interior presents plan to block future mining outside Yellowstone
Date: Monday, November 21, 2016
Secretary of the Interior, Sally Jewell, announced a plan to block mining development outside of Yellowstone National Park.
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Nuclear power plant, Czech Republic
International Energy Agency releases 2016 World Energy Outlook
Date: Friday, November 18, 2016
The International Energy Agency released its 2016 World Energy Outlook on November 18.
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Natural gas pump
Department of the Interior passes methane emission reduction rule, faces lawsuit
Date: Tuesday, November 15, 2016
The Department of the Interior released a final rule to cut methane emissions from oil and gas operations on federal and tribal lands.
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Drilling rig
White House releases Mid-Century Deep Decarbonization Strategy
Date: Wednesday, November 16, 2016
The White House released its Mid-Century Strategy for Deep Decarbonization, which identifies key actions the United States must take to reduce its carbon footprint by 2050.
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