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100 Days of Climate: Week 5

100 Days of Climate: Week 5

Addressing climate change using sound science is crucial not just for the U.S., but for the world. Unfortunately, that appears unlikely over the next four years under the Trump administration, which has shown signs of being apathetic if not outright hostile to climate science and science-based policies to rein in carbon pollution. Trump has… Read More

Dakota Pipeline Greenlighted As Fossil Fuels Move to Fore

Dakota Pipeline Greenlighted As Fossil Fuels Move to Fore

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers is cancelling an environmental review of the Dakota Access Pipeline and will grant approval of an easement that allows the final link in the pipeline to be constructed. The decision on Tuesday makes good on President Trump’s executive order advancing the controversial project, which has been the subject of months… Read More

Food Security, Forests At Risk Under Trump’s USDA

Food Security, Forests At Risk Under Trump’s USDA

U.S. food security, forest health, and the ability of farmers to respond to climate change are all at risk if President’s Trump’s pick to lead the U.S. Department of Agriculture brings climate change skepticism to the agency, agricultural researchers and environmental law experts say. That concern takes root not only in Trump’s own statements … Read More

The EPA Has Started to Remove Obama-era Information

The EPA Has Started to Remove Obama-era Information

The Environmental Protection Agency’s website has begun to transform under the Trump administration. A group of researchers have found what are likely the first steps in a major overhaul of a site that’s been closely watched since President Trump’s inauguration on Jan. 20. Federal climate plans created under former President Obama, tribal … Read More

The March for Science is Set to Happen on Earth Day

The March for Science is Set to Happen on Earth Day

The March for Science has been scheduled for Saturday, April 22 in Washington, D.C. A growing constellation of marches are also scheduled for that day in cities across the U.S. What began as a Reddit conversation has grown into a movement of scientists and science lovers standing up for evidenced-based policy making and inclusivity in the science… Read More

Scientists Just Sharply Denounced Trump’s Travel Ban

Scientists Just Sharply Denounced Trump’s Travel Ban

The scientific community continues to raise its voice over what it views as President Trump’s dangerous policies. On Tuesday, 151 scientific societies and universities sent a joint letter denouncing the Trump administration’s immigration ban targeting seven predominantly Muslim countries as well as refugees. The International Council for Science… Read More

Women Scientists Advocating for Equality Surge to 14,000

Women Scientists Advocating for Equality Surge to 14,000

It started as a group text message among four friends from graduate school about new kids, puppies and jobs. You know, the successes and struggles that are the building blocks of everyday life. In the wake of the election, the discussion changed. While everyday life continued, the four friends — all women working in the climate and ecology fields … Read More

The West’s Largest Coal Plant May Close. It’s a Big Deal.

The West’s Largest Coal Plant May Close. It’s a Big Deal.

The largest coal-fired power plant in the West — one of the biggest climate polluters in the nation — could close later this year, a major symbolic blow to the future of coal as the backbone of America’s electric power grid. The owners of Arizona’s Navajo Generating Station northeast of the Grand Canyon announced in early January that low natural … Read More

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Record Low Maximum for Arctic Sea Ice This year’s annual maximum of winter Arctic sea ice is the lowest in the satellite record.

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