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'Astounding': Email Shows Ex-EPA Chief Pruitt Locked Out His Own Agency's Top Experts While Hatching War on Science
"Crafting any significant proposal behind closed doors without even bothering to notify career scientific staff suggests that it's much more about politics than it is about science."
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Making 'Fringe' Scientist Who Argues Exposure Good for People a Key Witness, Trump's EPA Moves to Roll Back Radiation Safety Rules
"The agency is ignoring scientific evidence by instead claiming a little radiation is good for you. This is clearly an attempt to save industry money at the expense of women and children's health."
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Climate Change Made Florence a Monster—But Media Failed to Tell That Story
News outlets continue to fail their audiences on this crucial issue
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 "Presumably because Puerto Ricans are Spanish-speaking Americans, their deaths did not preoccupy our newspapers of record day after day the way the 9/11 victims did." (Photo: Mario Tama/Getty Images) Views
Storm Death Toll in Puerto Rico Rivals 9/11: But Where Is War on Climate Change?
Apparently we can see a large US territory flattened and nearly 3000 citizens killed, and yawn and pretend it did not happen or we don’t know why hurricanes are becoming more destructive
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'We Are Climbing Rapidly Out of Humankind's Safe Zone': New Report Warns Dire Climate Warnings Not Dire Enough
"Climate change is now reaching the end-game, where very soon humanity must choose between taking unprecedented action, or accepting that it has been left too late and bear the consequences."
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New Survey of 63,000 Scientists Across 16 US Agencies Details How Trump Is 'Sidelining Science'
"When you can't research threats and share accurate information with the public, there are real consequences. People depend on federal science to protect them from pollution, chemical exposure, and natural disasters."
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Demonstrators with the March for in Washington, D.C. on April 22, 2017. (Photo: Stephen Melkisethian/flickr/cc) News
'This Is Censorship': Trump's War on Facts Continues With Muzzling of USGS Scientists
New directive, LA Times reports, requires scientists at the U.S. Geological Survey to get approval for media interviews from U.S. Department of the Interior for most cases
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Citing 'Common Good,' Nearly 1,500 Scientists Demand Congress Shield Endangered Species Act From GOP Attacks
Their call comes on Endangered Species Day and as the Trump administration and Republican lawmakers continuously work to roll back environmental regulations
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As CO2 Levels Soar Past 'Troubling' 410 ppm Threshold, Trump Kills NASA Carbon Monitoring Program
What worries one scientist most is that humanity is "continuing full speed ahead with an unprecedented experiment with our planet, the only home we have."
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Environmental Proection Agency Administrator Scott Pruitt News
Pruitt Unveils Another Brazen Attack on Science With Polluter-Friendly Rule Change
A former EPA scientist warns it will "mean throwing out the studies we rely on to protect the public, for no good reason," which will "have an enormous and negative impact on the EPA's ability to enforce the law and protect people's health."
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