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A child's tricycle sinks in the muck off a boardwalk in Newtok, Alaska. Thawing permafrost creates a wet and ever-shifting environment in the village. Photo: Bonnie Jo Mount/The Washington Post via Getty Images

The Environmental Protection Agency released a report on Wednesday warning of disturbing changes across the United States caused at least partially by global warming.

Why it matters: The report was delayed for three years under the Trump administration. The former president and his officials, including EPA administrators, disputed the scientific evidence on global warming and rolled back several Obama-era climate policies.

  • The account, part of the EPA's effort to relaunch its climate change website, illustrates the current administration's approach to climate. "Climate facts are back on EPA's website where they should be," EPA administrator Michael Regan said in a statement.

Our thought bubble, via Axios' Andrew Freedman: The updated "Climate Indicators" site depicts a country increasingly buffeted by the effects of climate change.

  • It's noteworthy that the agency moved to add new indicators based on scientific data that has come out in the past few years, and signals the Biden administration's approach to communicating science.

Details: In 2020, ocean heat hit its highest level in recorded history, causing marine heat waves and coral bleaching.

  • Wildfire and pollen seasons are beginning earlier each year and spanning a longer duration.
  • Thawing permafrost in Alaska, the loss of winter ice on the Great Lakes and a surge in summer heat waves across the U.S. also indicate the effects of unprecedented climate change.

What they're saying: "We want to reach people in every corner of this country because there is no small town, city or rural community that’s unaffected by the climate crisis," Regan told reporters Wednesday, per Washington Post.

  • "Americans are seeing and feeling the impacts up close with increasing regularity."

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EPA to ban pesticide chlorpyrifos use on food crops over health concerns

EPA administrator Michael Regan. Photo: Sarah Silbiger/UPI/Bloomberg via Getty Images

The Environmental Protection Agency on Wednesday banned the use of the pesticide chlorpyrifos on food crops after it was linked to neurological damage in children.

Why it matters: Children who have chlorpyrifos, one of the most common pesticides, in their blood were reported to have more developmental delays and disorders than those who do not, according to the National Pesticide Information Center.

Federal judge voids permits for major Alaska oil project

Illustration: Aïda Amer/Axios

A federal judge on Wednesday voided the permits for a ConocoPhillips oil project in Alaska's North Slope.

Why it matters: The ruling deals a blow to the Willow oil project, which could produce up to 160,000 barrels of oil per day, after the Trump administration approved drilling for it. The government's support for the project continued into the Biden administration.

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54 mins ago - Economy & Business

The great venture capital resignation

Illustration: Rae Cook/Axios

A growing number of top VCs are calling it quits, long before typical retirement age.

Between the lines: Generational turnover isn't new for venture capital, but in the past it's been born of lean times. What we're seeing now is the byproduct of unprecedented success.