In an internal memo, the White House considered whether to simply ‘ignore’ federal climate research

White House officials last year weighed whether to simply “ignore” climate studies produced by government scientists or to instead develop “a coherent, fact-based message about climate science,” according to a memo obtained by The Washington Post. The document, drafted Sept. 18 by Michael Catanzaro, President Trump’s special More...

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Rice, the staple food of billions, could become less nutritious because of climate change

Human-caused greenhouse gas emissions threaten to make rice less nutritious, scientists said in a study released Wednesday, raising a worrying possibility about the staple food item for billions of More...

By admin On Wednesday, May 16th, 2018
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Humans are causing massive changes in the location of water all over the Earth, NASA says

A 14-year NASA mission has confirmed that a massive redistribution of freshwater is occurring across the Earth, with middle-latitude belts drying and the tropics and higher latitudes gaining water supplies. More...

By admin On Wednesday, May 16th, 2018
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Someone, somewhere, is making a banned chemical that destroys the ozone layer, scientists suspect

Emissions of a banned, ozone-depleting chemical are on the rise, a group of scientists reported Wednesday, suggesting someone may be secretly manufacturing the pollutant in violation of an international accord. More...

By admin On Wednesday, May 16th, 2018
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Emissions of a banned ozone pollutant are on the rise, and scientists say a secret manufacturer is the most likely culprit

CFC-11 is part of a group of ozone pollutants that were banned under a 1987 accord, but emissions have risen 25 percent since 2012, scientists reported Wednesday. Scientists say the most likely explanation is that More...

By admin On Wednesday, May 16th, 2018
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At Senate hearing, Scott Pruitt’s spending and ethics once again take center stage

Environmental Protection Agency Administrator Scott Pruitt received a less-than-warm welcome from both Republicans and Democrats as he returned to Capitol Hill on Wednesday for a Senate budget hearing, which More...

By admin On Monday, May 14th, 2018
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Scott Pruitt requested, received 24/7 security starting on his first day at EPA

This post has been updated. Scott Pruitt began receiving round-the-clock security from the moment he stepped foot inside the Environmental Protection Agency in February 2017, the agency’s inspector More...

By admin On Monday, May 14th, 2018
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This could be the biggest advance in aluminum production in 130 years

Apple, the largest publicly traded company in the world, joined a major collaboration last week that could change how it gets one of the key components that makes its ubiquitous gadgets look so sleek More...

By admin On Monday, May 14th, 2018
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Scott Pruitt requested and received 24/7 security starting on his first day at EPA

Scott Pruitt began receiving round-the-clock security from the moment he stepped foot inside the Environmental Protection Agency in February 2017, the agency’s inspector general revealed Monday. “EPA’s More...

By admin On Friday, May 11th, 2018
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Trump, top car executives meet amid struggle over climate rules for automobiles

Executives from top car companies arrived at the White House on Friday amid a looming legal conflict between the Trump administration and primarily Democratic-led states over climate rules for automobiles. “We’ve More...