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Email Dump Reveals EPA Chief Pruitt's Cozy Ties With Fossil Fuels Industry
Thousands of pages of emails between newly confirmed EPA administrator Scott Pruitt and fossil fuel companies during his time as Oklahoma attorney general—released per court order on Tuesday night— confirm "a close and friendly relationship" between the man now charged with protecting the U.S...
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Without One Mention of Climate Change, Scott Pruitt Greets EPA Employees
Newly sworn-in EPA administrator Scott Pruitt , whose nomination was ardently opposed by environmentalists and who is poised to roll back major climate and clean water regulations, addressed his employees for the first time Tuesday afternoon. During his remarks, in which he did not mention the...
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System Change Will Not Be Negotiated
We frequently hear calls for system change, at public mobilisations, in conference halls and even in negotiation halls. The calls come as slogans, they come in anger and they come as a strong rebuke to the systemic scaffold on which our pains, our exploitation and the denial of our voices and...
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Child’s Play: Team Trump Rewrites a Department of Energy Website for Kids
Almost 20 years ago, the U.S. Energy Information Administration had an idea: Make an educational website for children about energy sources and the science behind them. In short order, the EIA created “ Energy Kids ,” which now features energy-themed sudoku and crossword puzzles, colorful pie charts...
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Stepping Away from Microscopes, Thousands Protest War on Science
Responding to the troubling suppression of science under the Trump administration, thousands of scientists, allies, and frontline communities are holding a rally in Boston's Copley Square on Sunday. #standupforscience Tweets "Science serves the common good," reads the call to action. "It protects...
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Science Isn't Just for Scientists—We Can All Take Part
After he moved to London in his early 20s, Luke Howard became obsessed with the weather. Howard had a day job running a pharmacy business in the 1790s and early 1800s, but he spent a lot of his spare time staring at the sky. He collected a set of makeshift weather instruments—glass thermometers; a...
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Wild Cats Grab Back
The big wild cats are dying. The leopards, cheetahs, jaguars, lions, pumas, snow leopards, and tigers… Each of these cats leaps from the top of their own ecosystem, and yet we humans are above the cats and we’re killing them all. We are the apex predator in the era we’ve named after ourselves, the...
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To Resist and Reclaim, Hundreds of Recess Events Planned to Target Lawmakers
Members of Congress are heading home this weekend amid a high likelihood of encountering angry—and empowered —constituents who are ready to confront them at town halls and other gatherings . GOP lawmakers in particular (those who don't hide from the people who put them in office , of course) will...
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For Mirth Becomes A Feast: Tiny Trump Draws As Finland Battles Moldova For Coveted Second Place
Tiny Trump Draws Presser /Russia/Dreamers/the appalling new low of proclaiming the press the Enemy of the American people as evinced in the bizarre "Mainstream Media Accountability Survey " - has it all got you down? Soothe your soul with the ever-enterprising national, global and yea cosmic...
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Sparking 'The Fight of a Lifetime,' Senate Puts Fossil Fuel Ally at Helm of EPA
Portending risks to "the air we breathe, the water we drink, and the planet we love," the U.S. Senate on Friday confirmed Oklahoma Attorney General Scott Pruitt to head the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). The 52-46 vote comes a day after an Oklahoma judge said Pruitt was in violation of the...
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