Scott Pruitt suggests he will restrict scientists who get EPA grants from advising the agency

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Environmental Protection Agency Administrator Scott Pruitt hinted Tuesday at plans to rid the agency’s scientific advisory boards of researchers who get EPA grants, arguing that the current structure raises questions about their independence. “What’s most important at the agency is to have scientific advisers that are objective, independent-minded, More...

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By admin On Wednesday, October 18th, 2017
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Trade talks with Canada and Mexico dissolve in harsh words

The leading U.S. trade negotiator exchanged unusually sharp words with his Canadian and Mexican counterparts Tuesday, saying he was “disappointed” at their “reluctance to give up unfair advantages.” More...

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By admin On Tuesday, October 17th, 2017
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Ancient Egypt’s rulers mishandled climate disasters. Then the people revolted.

The leaders of ancient Egypt knew a thing or two about natural disasters. Handle a famine or drought badly as pharaoh, and you could have empire-wide revolt on your hands. A new study shows how big More...

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By admin On Tuesday, October 17th, 2017
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Coast Guard suspends search for oil rig worker missing after explosion in Louisiana

Authorities have stopped searching for a man who went missing after an oil rig exploded on Sunday in a Louisiana lake The Coast Guard suspended the search for 44-year-old Timothy Morrison just after More...

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By admin On Monday, October 16th, 2017
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Desperate Puerto Ricans line up for water — at a hazardous waste site

DORADO, Puerto Rico — Every 10 minutes or so, a truck or a van pulled up to the exposed spigot of an overgrown well, known as Maguayo #4, that sits not far from a bustling expressway and around the corner More...

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By admin On Monday, October 16th, 2017
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Trump has taken longer to name a science adviser than any modern president

President Trump has taken longer than any modern president to name a science adviser, according to an analysis from The Washington Post, leaving vacant a post tasked with providing scientific guidance More...

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By admin On Monday, October 16th, 2017
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Seven injured, one missing after oil rig blast on Louisiana lake

One person is missing and seven were injured after an explosion at an oil rig in a Louisiana lake just north of North Orleans. The explosion happened just after 7 p.m. Sunday in Lake Pontchartrain off Kenner, More...

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By admin On Friday, October 13th, 2017
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Trump taps climate skeptic for top White House environmental post

President Trump on Thursday tapped Kathleen Hartnett-White, a former chairman of the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality, to head a key White House office that coordinates environmental and energy More...

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By admin On Wednesday, October 11th, 2017
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Worrying new research finds that the ocean is cutting through a key Antarctic ice shelf

A new scientific study published Tuesday has found that warm ocean water is carving an enormous channel into the underside of one of the key floating ice shelves of West Antarctica, the most vulnerable More...

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By admin On Wednesday, October 11th, 2017
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GAO to probe whether Trump administration is protecting agencies’ scientific integrity

The Government Accountability Office will look into whether the Trump administration is safeguarding scientific integrity — though its staff won’t start work on it until early 2018. Sen. Bill Nelson More...