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Donald the Denier by Christy George

Whether his victory was due to voter suppression, Russian hacking, an FBI coup, hidden sexism, unacknowledged tough times in the heartland, or simply voters who were craving a four-year reality TV show, Donald Trump being elected president is terrifying to more than half the electorate, including Muslims and Mexicans and gay and trans people and […]

U.S. To Pay Billions To Marines Affected By Toxic Water

WASHINGTON, Jan 12 (Reuters) – The Obama administration has agreed to provide disability benefits to military veterans exposed to contaminated drinking water while at Camp Lejeune in North Carolina, according to an official notice published on Thursday… Veterans, former reservists and former National Guard members who served for at least 30 days at the U.S. […]

Sen. Jeff Merkley patiently exposed Rex Tillerson on climate change

As I noted yesterday in a post, Tillerson is a “lukewarmist” on climate change. He acknowledges that carbon emissions are having a warming effect, but says we can’t predict what will happen, we can’t live without fossil fuels, and we can adapt to whatever climate change does occur… I don’t doubt that many lukewarmists sincerely […]

On Eve Of Trump, Obama’s Energy Department Announces New Policy To Protect Scientists

Speaking at the National Press Club Wednesday, outgoing Energy Secretary Ernest Moniz announced a new “scientific integrity” policy for an agency recently wracked by concernsabout how an administration led by President-elect Donald Trump will treat employees who worked on climate change and other sensitive energy-related issues… “It’s part of establishing the environment that allows scientists to […]

A Year After Obama Declared An Emergency In Flint, Crisis Persists

One year after President Barack Obama declared a federal emergency in Flint, Michigan, over the lead poisoning crisis, experts say the city’s water system has significantly improved ― but residents still can’t drink the water from their taps, and there’s no clear end in sight… On Wednesday, researchers and public officials hosted a town hall meeting […]

DOJ Indicts 6 High-Ranking Volkswagen Executives Over Emissions Cheating

WASHINGTON, Jan 11 (Reuters) – Volkswagen AG has agreed to plead guilty to U.S. charges it cheated on diesel emissions tests for a decade, accepting the largest fine on an automaker ever, while a federal grand jury indicted six former VW executives for involvement in the conspiracy… Five of the six former Volkswagen executives are […]

Tillerson Suggests The U.S. Should Stay In Paris Climate Agreement

Rex Tillerson, President-elect Donald Trump’s pick for secretary of state, hinted on Wednesday that he would support keeping the United States in the historic Paris climate agreement… Asked during his Senate confirmation hearing whether the U.S. should maintain its commitments in the accord, the former Exxon Mobil Corp. chief executive said the 180-country deal allows the country […]

Alaskan Village, Citing Climate Change, Seeks Disaster Relief In Order To Relocate

The tiny village of Newtok near Alaska’s western coast has been sliding into the Ninglick River for years. As temperatures increase — faster there than in the rest of the U.S. — the frozen permafrost underneath Newtok is thawing. About 70 feet of land a year erode away, putting the village’s colorful buildings, some on […]

27 Images That Prove The End Is Near

Sometimes every word is superfluous. These pictures say more than a thousand words.

Your Call: Climate Denial In The Era Of Trump

How are scientists standing up to climate deniers? We’ll have a conversation with Penn State climate scientist Michael Mann and Pulitzer Prize–winning political cartoonist Tom Toles about their new book The Madhouse Effect: How Climate Change Denial Is Threatening Our Planet, Destroying Our Politics, and Driving Us Crazy… In the debate over climate change, Mann […]

Obama Says Hawaii—and Mom—Shaped Love of Nature

In an interview on Midway Atoll, he (Obama) says his mother’s influence and memories of Hawaii help inspire focus on marine life and climate change… During the interview, Obama bounced across the ages. He spoke of his mother and of the nights when she shook him awake to gaze at a brilliant sky, as well […]

At Sundance, the Theme Is Climate Change

LOS ANGELES — It certainly reads like a political statement: Next week, one day before Donald J. Trump takes the presidential oath of office, the Sundance Film Festival will open its 33rd edition with a climate-change documentary starring Al Gore… Mr. Trump has mocked the science of global warming as a Chinese hoax and selected […]

Obama’s ‘historic’ conservation legacy beats Teddy Roosevelt By Charlie Northcott

One of the lesser known legacies of the US president is his record as a conservationist… During his eight years in office, he has placed 548 million acres of habitat under protection. This spans Arctic tundra, mountain woodland, and coral reefs with as much biodiversity as rainforests. The outgoing president created the two largest marine […]

In Major Legal Blow, Exxon Told To Hand Over Decades Of Climate Documents

Exxon Mobil Corp. encountered a major setback on Wednesday when a Massachusetts judge ordered the oil company to turn over 40 years of documents related to climate change… The ruling represents a huge win for the state’s attorney general Maura Healey, who is investigating how much Exxon Mobil knew about the link between fossil fuels […]

Obama: Denying Science On Climate Change Betrays Spirit Of America

In his last address to the nation while in office, President Barack Obama warned Americans about several threats facing democracy, including the threat partisan polarization poses to science and reason… Speaking to thousands of supporters in his hometown of Chicago, the president cautioned that without agreement on a “common baseline of facts” like the overwhelming […]

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