Zinke defends Trump’s sharp cuts at Interior. ‘This is what a balanced budget looks like.’

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Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke on Tuesday defended the $1.6 billion funding cuts President Trump has proposed for his department, telling a Senate hearing that “this is what a balanced budget looks like.” But Democrats on the Committee on Energy and Natural Resources took issue with the $400 million that the national parks would lose in More...

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By admin On Tuesday, June 20th, 2017
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A reactor in Idaho could change the future of nuclear energy — if it survives Trump’s budget

The future of the nuclear energy in the United States may well run through rural Idaho, where the federal Energy Department, a nuclear technology company and a power utility are collaborating on a power plant More...

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By admin On Monday, June 19th, 2017
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A bitter scientific debate just erupted over the future of the U.S. electric grid

Scientists are engaged in an increasingly bitter and personal feud over how much of the United States’ power it can get from renewable sources, with a large group of scientists taking aim at a popular More...

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By admin On Monday, June 19th, 2017
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Trump’s energy secretary just denied that man-made carbon dioxide is the main driver for climate change

Energy Secretary Rick Perry on Monday denied that man-made carbon dioxide emissions are the primary cause of climate change. Asked in an interview on CNBC’s “Squawk Box” whether he believed that carbon More...

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By admin On Friday, June 16th, 2017
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This EPA research program just got a rave scientific review. Trump wants to eliminate it.

As EPA administrator Scott Pruitt defended massive proposed budget cuts to a House subcommittee on Thursday, experts from the nation’s top science organization voiced their support for one of the programs More...

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By admin On Friday, June 16th, 2017
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Scientists find a 400 percent increase in wildfire destruction in the Great Plains

The grasslands of U.S. Great Plains have seen one of the sharpest increases in large and dangerous wildfires in the past three decades, with their numbers more than tripling between 1985 and 2014, according More...

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By admin On Thursday, June 15th, 2017
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EPA head defends White House’s plan for massive cuts to his agency

President Trump once vowed to get rid of the Environmental Protection Agency “in almost every form,” leaving behind only “tidbits.” On Thursday, the man he appointed to lead the EPA went to Capitol More...

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By admin On Thursday, June 15th, 2017
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Scientists say the rapid sinking of Louisiana’s coast already counts as a ‘worst case scenario’

It’s common knowledge that the coast of Louisiana is quietly sinking into the balmy Gulf waters. But new research suggests we may have been underestimating how quickly it’s happening. A new paper, published More...

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By admin On Thursday, June 15th, 2017
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Scientists just documented a massive melt event on the surface of Antarctica

Scientists have documented a recent, massive melt event on the surface of highly vulnerable West Antarctica that, they fear, could be a harbinger of future events as the planet continues to warm. In the Antarctic More...

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By admin On Wednesday, June 14th, 2017
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Top Michigan health official, four others charged with manslaughter in Flint water crisis

This post has been updated. The Michigan attorney general’s office on Wednesday charged five public officials, including the director of the state’s health department, with involuntary manslaughter More...