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Posted by on in Climate Change
Donald Trump cast doubt on the science of climate change even while saying he’d be open to keeping the U.S. in the Paris climate accord, partly because of his warm relationship with French President Emmanuel Macron. “The ice caps were going to melt, they were going to be gone by now, but now they’r...
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Posted by on in Mining
A uranium company headquartered in Colorado "lobbied extensively" for President Donald Trump to reduce the size of Bears Ears National Monument, according to an investigation by the New York Times. The implications of the story written by Hiroko Tabuchi were staggering: an area of long-he...
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Posted by on in Environmental Heroes
Ohio State professor Robyn Wilson is standing up to the Environmental Protection Agency after she was emailed a message implicitly asking for her resignation from the Science Advisory Board – an act she said is specifically targeting scientists at academic institutions. In November, Wilson ref...
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Posted by on in Earth Violators
The lawsuit, filed on Tuesday by the Union of Concerned Scientists in federal court in Boston, reflects rising tensions between environmental advocates and the administration of President Donald Trump over its efforts to roll back climate change regulations to boost industry. EPA Administrator Scot...
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Posted by on in Mining
WASHINGTON — Environmental Protection Agency Administrator Scott Pruitt announced late Friday that he will not scrap the agency’s 2014 determination that a large-scale mining operation could irreparably harm Alaska’s Bristol Bay watershed. His decision, which falls short of blocking a proposed gold...
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Posted by on in Environmental Heroes
Nan Hauser, a marine mammalogist in the Cook Islands, thought she was being harassed by a 50-foot humpback whale on a dive off the island of Rarotonga. That was until she saw a dark figure swimming below, anyhow. The grey shape was so big — 20 feet long — she thought it must belong to a Cuvier...
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Posted by on in Climate Change
New Climate Censorship Tracker Comes Online This is an important new resource to help us keep track of all the ways the Trump Administration is undermining our ability to  fight climate change, this is against the will of the vast majority of US citizens, we need science data and need to know...
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Posted by on in Climate Change
The administration’s National Security Strategy document omits climate risks. By Umair Irfan  Updated Jan 12, 2018, 3:17pm EST VOX  a move that contradicted nearly three decades of military planning, the Trump administration in December backed away from calling climate change a national ...
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Posted by on in Fossil Fuels
Shared from the 2018-01-09 The Denver Post eEdition FEDERAL ENERGY REGULATORY COMMISSION   Regulators turn down proposal to boost coal, nuclear markets   By Evan Halper Los Angeles Times WASHINGTON» A Trump administration plan to force utilities to purchase more coal and nuclear powe...
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Posted by on in General Environment
CDC GETS LIST OF FORBIDDEN WORDS. The Trump administration is forbidding officials at the nation’s top public health agency from using seven words or phrases — including “fetus” and “transgender” — in any documents prepared for next year’s budget. Policy analysts at the Centers for Disease Control ...
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Posted by on in General Environment
By Brady Dennis and Darryl Fears
The Washington Post   WASHINGTON» President Donald Trump made his mark in the energy and environment world during his first year in Washington. Many of his actions aimed to undo work from the Obama era. Trump all but abandoned the nation’s efforts to combat cl...
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Posted by on in Earth Violators
By Brady Dennis and Darryl Fears
The Washington Post   WASHINGTON» President Donald Trump made his mark in the energy and environment world during his first year in Washington. Many of his actions aimed to undo work from the Obama era. Trump all but abandoned the nation’s efforts to combat cl...
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Posted by on in Climate Change
By Seth Borenstein
The Associated Press  Hailstones the size of golf balls fell in Edgewater in May. Insured losses in the Denver area exceeded $2.2 billion, making it the most expensive hailstorm in state history. Seth McConnell, Denver Post file WASHINGTON» With three strong hurricanes, wildfi...
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Posted by on in Ocean/Seas/Coastlines
Under the Interior Department's draft proposal, spanning 2019 to 2024, more than 90 percent of the total acres on the Outer Continental Shelf would be made available for leasing. It proposes 47 potential offshore lease sales, the most ever over a five-year period, including 19 sales off the Alaska c...
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Posted by on in Fossil Fuels
By Evan Halper Los Angeles Times WASHINGTON» A Trump administration plan to force utilities to purchase more coal and nuclear power was rejected Monday by federal regulators, undermining the president’s energy agenda and his promise to revive the coal industry. The five-member Federal En...
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Posted by on in Earth Violators
CDC GETS LIST OF FORBIDDEN WORDS. The Trump administration is forbidding officials at the nation’s top public health agency from using seven words or phrases — including “fetus” and “transgender” — in any documents prepared for next year’s budget. Policy analysts at the Centers for Disease Control ...
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Posted by on in Earth Violators
  WASHINGTON» President Donald Trump made his mark in the energy and environment world during his first year in Washington. Many of his actions aimed to undo work from the Obama era. Trump all but abandoned the nation’s efforts to combat climate change, and he shrank national monuments th...
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Posted by on in Environmental Heroes
Joe Howlett was no stranger to the risky work of rescuing whales. More than 15 years ago, the Canadian lobster fisherman co-founded the Campobello Whale Rescue Team, an “intrepid group of fishermen who care so much about whales that they are willing to risk their lives to save them.” From the...
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Posted by on in Animals
By Lauren Smith Earlier this year a new species of deep water shark, Etmopterus lailae, was discovered in waters surrounding the Northwestern Hawaiian Islands in the Pacific Ocean. Measurements of external features, teeth, vertebrae and intestines, along with specific external markings and pa...
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Posted by on in Wildlife Conservation
We, a group of more than 3,700 people, including concerned scientists, citizens from at least 88 countries and Nobel laureates, fundamentally disagree with R. Alexander Pyron’s Nov. 26 Outlook essay, “Species die. Get over it.” His views expressed are at odds with scientific facts and our moral...
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