Climate

Nika Knight, staff writer
Smog envelopes the Salt Lake City skyline in November 2016.
President Donald Trump on Tuesday set about aggressively dismantling Obama-era climate policies with an executive order decried as "sheer reckless folly," which will increase U.S. greenhouse gas emissions and accelerate the climate crisis. "Aside from provoking a large-scale nuclear war, it is hard to imagine an American president taking an action...
Nika Knight, staff writer
The coal-powered Castle Gate power plant in Utah, pictured in 2007. The plant was closed in 2015.
As the Trump administration brags that Tuesday's executive order to dismantle...
Nika Knight, staff writer
Trump inauguration protest
President Donald Trump on Tuesday is expected to finally sign a long-feared...

Further...

Rant time. Some obscene realities of Thursday's proposed budget: One golf trip to Mar-a-lago costs the same as 419,000 seniors' Meals on Wheels (slash), three weeks of Trump Tower security = PBS's budget (cut), $54 billion hike to the military = 1,543 years' funding for Institute of Peace (gone), starving poor kids, veterans and the (the often Trump-voting) elderly is "compassionate" because feeding them isn't "showing any results." Q: Who are these people? A: Morons and monsters.