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Why The East Coast Blizzard Turned Into Slush

The explanation involves a "warm tongue."

Dino Grandoni 2 years ago

Trump Appointee Who Tweeted About "Some Muslim Piece Of Shit" Is Out From Energy Department

A Trump campaign worker appointed to the Energy Department is a former massage therapist with a history of tweeting anti-Muslim remarks.

Dino Grandoni 2 years ago

Trump's EPA Chief Doesn't Think CO2 Is A "Primary Contributor" To Global Warming

Among the many scientific institutions that officially disagree with Scott Pruitt is the EPA itself.

Dino Grandoni 2 years ago

States May Have A Hard Time Making Up For A Smaller EPA

Like many conservatives, Scott Pruitt, the new head of the EPA, wants to give more power to US states. But after the Great Recession, the states might not be able to handle it.

Dino Grandoni 2 years ago

Antarctic Sea Ice Has Hit An All-Time Low

It's summer in Antarctica. But the reason behind the record drop in sea ice isn't as simple as you might think.

Dino Grandoni 2 years ago

Trump Begins Rolling Back Major Obama Water Pollution Rule

But the process of completely undoing the rule will take awhile to get going.

Dino Grandoni 2 years ago

Trump's EPA Chief May Have Received Work Emails On His Personal Email Account

"We are not confident that a full search has been carried out of his personal email."

Dino Grandoni 2 years ago

Thousands Of Pages Of Emails From Trump’s New EPA Chief Have Been Released

Following his confirmation, 7,564 pages of emails from Scott Pruitt were released via an open records law request. "Pruitt had it in his power to release these emails. But he dragged his feet."

Dino Grandoni 2 years ago

Trump's New EPA Chief Promises To Pull Back Environment Rules In First Agency Speech

New environmental agency chief Scott Pruitt confirmed he would seek to end an Obama administration plan to keep power plants from worsening climate change.

Dino Grandoni 2 years ago

Judge Orders Trump's EPA Nominee To Release 3,000 Emails On Eve Of His Confirmation Vote

Senate Democrats continue to push Republicans to delay to the vote. “The public has the right to know what’s in those emails," Sen. Tom Carper said.

Dino Grandoni 2 years ago

Congress Says You Should Be Able To Kill Bears And Wolves From Airplanes In Alaska

The Obama administration called the practice “a withering attack on bears and wolves.” But state officials say it’s necessary to sustain moose and caribou herds that some Alaskans rely upon for food.

Dino Grandoni 2 years ago

Climate Scientists Are Worried Their Link To Weather Satellites May Be Choked Off

Earth scientists say a private telecommunications company’s plan would hurt their access to NOAA’s weather data. But the company says its proposal will do the exact opposite and "democratize weather information."

Dino Grandoni 2 years ago

Here's Why Trump Takes The Blackout Doomsday Scenario Seriously

"He got it. He's a smart guy. He basically said, 'If I'm elected President, I'll knock their heads together and solve this problem.'"

Dino Grandoni 2 years ago

This Plan For "Making EPA Great Again" Has Industry Helping Out

Congressional science committee chief Lamar Smith wants to give industry more power to help the EPA do its own science.

Dino Grandoni 2 years ago

Disappearing Arctic Sea Ice Loss Will Help Russia Export Its Oil

Global warming melting the Arctic will help deliver more Russian oil to the world. Which will lead to more global warming.

Dino Grandoni 2 years ago

Exxon's Seven-Year Campaign To Kill An Anti-Corruption Rule Finally Worked

With Republican control of the government, the stars finally aligned for ExxonMobil to do away with an SEC rule it has been fighting for years.

Dino Grandoni 2 years ago

Rex Tillerson Took A Different Tone On Climate Change When The Cameras Were Off

"The overall sense you get is that he is continually trying not to answer the questions. He is trying to give himself as much free rein as possible."

Dino Grandoni 2 years ago

The USDA Says That Trump Didn't Send Its Order Restricting Scientists

According to the Agriculture Department, career staffers, not the new Trump administration, scared its scientists with a memo forbidding release of “any public-facing documents” this week.

Dino Grandoni 2 years ago

USDA Lifts Clampdown On Its Science Division

On Tuesday evening a top USDA official told scientists the order "is hereby rescinded."

Dino Grandoni 2 years ago

USDA Scientists Have Been Put On Lockdown Under Trump

"Starting immediately and until further notice" the department's main research division "will not release any public-facing documents," according to an internal memo. UPDATE: The order was rescinded by the department on Tuesday.

Dino Grandoni 2 years ago