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By JUSTIN GILLIS and NADJA POPOVICH The United States, with its love of big cars, big houses and blasting air-conditioners, has contributed more than any other country to the atmospheric carbon dioxide that is scorching the planet. “In cumulative terms, we certainly own this problem...
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For Immediate Release, May 3, 2017 Contact:         Meg Townsend, (971) 717-6409, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.   Lawsuit Aims to Force Release of EPA Chief's Emails, Schedule Refusal to Release Public Documents Suggests Scott Pruitt Hiding Meetings...
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  Environmental Protection Agency administrator Scott Pruitt just overruled the recommendation of EPA scientists, rejecting a petition to ban the dangerous pesticide chlorpyrifos.1 EPA studies show that this pesticide affects fetal brain growth during pregnancy and causes neurological dis...
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Note: This is part two of a four-part series about the United States Environmental Protection Agency. The agency, its policies, and the science that underpins those regulations has been under scrutiny in recent weeks. In fact, the agency is in danger of being drastically cut back or dismantled ...
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U.S. environmental chief Scott Pruitt unveiled plans to roll back at least three Obama-era rules at the EPA while vowing to give businesses “regulatory certainty.” Those policy reversals, set to start next week, will empower the Environmental Protection Agency to focus on its core mission of protec...
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The Environmental Protection Agency has come under constant fire from the Trump administration, enduring both a temporary gag order — which was later partially lifted  — and news that President Trump was looking to cut the agency's budget and staff. Rep. Matt Gaetz (R-...
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If there's one thing we know for sure our new president and the people he appointed to "make America great again" are willing to lie to get what they want and should not be trusted. Donald Trump's choice to run the Environmental Protection Agency has admitted that climate change has not real. Scot...
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President-elect Donald Trump has made no secret of his hostility toward the Environmental Protection Agency. He has repeatedly called for its elimination, telling Fox News in 2015 that the environment would be just “fine” without it. Activists say Trump has followed through on those threats in nomi...
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Is denial what people need to get going? The Trump administration might be skeptical on the phenomenon of global warming but the President-elect's infrastructure policies could, in fact, have a positive impact on the environment, according to an asset manager. Since his Nov. 8 election win, Presid...
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The U.S. Energy Department said on Tuesday it will not comply with a request from President-elect Donald Trump's Energy Department transition team for the names of people who have worked on climate change and the professional society memberships of lab workers. The Energy Department's response coul...
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Trump is assembling an all-star cast of climate change deniers for his transition team – often placing them at the heads of key agencies responsible for monitoring or dealing with global warming. The heads of transition teams for Nasa, the Environmental Protection Agency, the Department of the Inter...
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Donald Trump has said that one of the top priorities for his presidency would be to remove the United States from international agreements to curb greenhouse gas emissions In particular, Trump has said he would renege on the historic Paris climate pact. In addition, he has selected Myron Ebell...
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This story was originally published by Grist and is reproduced here as part of the Climate Desk collaboration. We fact-checked Donald Trump's latest comments on renewable energy. Turns out, they're not all true. The Republican presidential nominee appeared on Herman Cain's...
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Most congressional Republicans with even a hint of moderation on climate change are distancing themselves from Donald Trump and won’t be present for his nomination in Cleveland this week. Four of the five Republican senators with records of supporting climate action are skipping this year’s Rep...
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I didn’t like writing that headline an ounce more than you liked reading it. But viewers need to get angry, because Discovery’s Shark Week is a travesty. On Monday, the channel began by airing a completely fake “documentary” called Megalodon: The Monster Shark That Lives. Drawing from the ...
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Wednesday, April 20th, 2016 will mark the six-year anniversary of the Deepwater Horizon oil rig explosion that claimed the lives of eleven men and caused the largest man-made oil spill in history.The cleanup crews abandoned the Gulf Coast years ago, claiming that the damage from the spill was “...
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On the Holleran maple farm in Pennsylvania, workers clear the way for the proposed Constitution Pipeline. Some felled trees have been spray-painted with the American flag. By Josh Fox There’s a battle raging for America’s energy future. The fracking industry is flexing its political muscle in...
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The Japanese were kept in the dark from the start of the Fukushima disaster about high radiation levels and their dangers to health, writes Linda Pentz Gunter. In order to proclaim the Fukushima area 'safe', the Government increased exposure limits to twenty times the international norm. Soon, many ...
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A group of beached whales have, naturally, attracted much attention in Skegness, England — after all, it's not every day people get to see a massive deep sea mammal up close. The images are surreal.   WARNING: Graphic images below However, the latest developments in the ongoing story of...
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Due to climate change and the expansion of human civilization, the world is now in the midst of a sixth global extinction, and according to scientists, this time, we are the asteroid. It's What's Up In Climate Change.   The last major extinction event on Earth, the fifth in the planet's long ...
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