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Trump Falsely Claims Democrats Made Up Hurricane Maria Death Toll to Make Him Look Bad Trump Falsely Claims Democrats Made Up Hurricane Maria Death Toll to Make Him Look Bad

With Hurricane Florence bearing down on the East Coast, Donald Trump thought it was a good job to tweet about Hurricane Maria’s impact on Puerto Rico. Rather than warning people of the risks posed by hurricanes, he decided to make it about him and deny that nearly 3,000 Americans died on his watch because of a poor…

President Trump Calls Disastrous Response to Hurricane Maria an 'Unsung Success' President Trump Calls Disastrous Response to Hurricane Maria an 'Unsung Success'

If there’s one thing you can count on Donald Trump to do, it is to take the most basic of presidential tasks and fuck it up. No, I’m not talking about the 9/11 photo. I’m talking about today’s Oval Office briefing on Hurricane Florence.

Trump's Latest National Security Advisor Is a Climate Denying Physicist Trump's Latest National Security Advisor Is a Climate Denying Physicist

Climate change poses one of the biggest national security threats to the U.S. So naturally, the Trump administration just hired a climate denier to come aboard the National Security Council as an advisor.

Thousands of Cities and Counties Are Fighting Trump's Fuel Efficiency Rollback Thousands of Cities and Counties Are Fighting Trump's Fuel Efficiency Rollback

The Trump administration’s rollback of clean vehicle regulations last month is going about as well as expected. Which is to say it isn’t going well, and a growing number of people who are pissed are fighting to stop it. Now you can add groups representing more than 3,400 cities and counties to that list.

The Trump Administration Is Suppressing Science at an Alarming Rate The Trump Administration Is Suppressing Science at an Alarming Rate

Tuesday’s announcement that the Trump administration would replace an Obama era rule regulating coal-fired power plants with a weaker one garnered a ton of coverage. Rightfully so, given that an analysis by the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) showed the rule could kill up to 1,400 more Americans annually—an…

This Is What Happens When Bad Policies Meet This Is What Happens When Bad Policies Meet

Today, the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) proposed a rule that would, by its own admission, result in more Americans getting sick and dying. And the whole reason we know that is because of landmark public health studies the Trump administration is trying to limit access to.

The Trump Administration Just Dropped Its Pro-Coal Alternative to Obama's Clean Power Plan The Trump Administration Just Dropped Its Pro-Coal Alternative to Obama's Clean Power Plan

On Tuesday, the Trump administration released a new rule proposal at the center of its environmental deregulatory frenzy. The long-anticipated rule would replace the Clean Power Plan, an Obama era initiative to rein in pollution from coal-fired power plant that was considered the former president’s signature policy…

Court Ruling Will Force Trump Administration to Make Chemical Plants Safer Court Ruling Will Force Trump Administration to Make Chemical Plants Safer

Five years ago, a fertilizer plant blasted in the small city West, Texas, burst into flames, producing an explosion that destroyed a chunk of the town and registered as a 2.1-magnitude earthquake.

Ryan Zinke Has Taken His Rambling, Confused Thoughts on Climate Change and Wildfires All Over the Country Ryan Zinke Has Taken His Rambling, Confused Thoughts on Climate Change and Wildfires All Over the Country

Park ranger cosplay enthusiast Ryan Zinke has had himself a couple of weeks. In the midst of a catastrophic summer of wildfires, the Secretary of the Interior has tied himself in knots trying to figure out how to talk about the role of climate change in driving those fires.

Being an EPA Scientist Sounds Terrible Being an EPA Scientist Sounds Terrible

Some days, you may roll out of bed and wonder why the hell you’re working a job that doesn’t make a difference where your boss treats you like crap. You could come work at Gizmodo Media Group. Or you could wash that sense of ennui away by realizing it could be worse. You could be a scientist at the Environmental…

The Fossil Fuel Propaganda Machine Is Still Playing the Victim The Fossil Fuel Propaganda Machine Is Still Playing the Victim

New Orleans, Louisiana—At Heartland Institute’s America First Energy Conference, unbridled growth is the only path forward and the only way to get down it is in a military-grade tank run on fossil fuels.

Trump’s Fuel Efficiency Rollback Could Start a Legal War Trump’s Fuel Efficiency Rollback Could Start a Legal War

Every boneheaded Trump administration move has been met with a flurry of legal challenges. Thursday’s proposed rollback of future fuel efficiency standards will be no different.

This Is What Trump’s Fuel Economy Rollback Means for the Climate This Is What Trump’s Fuel Economy Rollback Means for the Climate

After hinting that it would roll back clean vehicle regulations last month, the Trump administration made it official on Thursday. It announced it would be putting Obama-era fuel-efficiency standards on hold and moving to replace them with watered-down regulations.

Trump's Science Advisor Nominee Is an Outlier Trump's Science Advisor Nominee Is an Outlier

Noted craver of “the cleanest air” Donald Trump has finally nominated a science advisor. It’s the longest the post has remained vacant since its was created under law in 1976 (the post has been around since 1941).

Thousands of Scientists Just Declared Trump’s Border Wall a Disaster for Wildlife Thousands of Scientists Just Declared Trump’s Border Wall a Disaster for Wildlife

Expanding The U.S.-Mexico border wall would be a dumb monument to racism and an affront to human dignity. Turns out it would be also terrible for wildlife, too.

Trump’s Endangered Species Act Overhaul Could Have a Weird Side Effect Trump’s Endangered Species Act Overhaul Could Have a Weird Side Effect

The war on endangered species has intensified since Republicans took over all branches of the federal government. It intensified further when the Trump administration proposed a large overhaul of the Endangered Species Act this week. Ironically, the biggest change could lead to more species being declared endangered.

Trump’s SCOTUS Pick Is Bad News For the Environment and Civil Rights  Trump’s SCOTUS Pick Is Bad News For the Environment and Civil Rights 

A new era has dawned on the Supreme Court. President Donald Trump nominated Judge Brett Kavanaugh Monday night to join the ranks of the great Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg. Kavanaugh still needs to secure Senate confirmation before succeeding Justice Anthony Kennedy, but the environmental community, especially those…

Changing NOAA's Vision to Exclude Climate Has Been a Long Time Coming Changing NOAA's Vision to Exclude Climate Has Been a Long Time Coming

The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) appears to be on its way to being Trumpified. No, it’s not getting encased in gold. Instead, climate and conservation are out, the economy and national security are in.

Climate Change Is Out, Drilling Is in With Trump's New Ocean Policy Climate Change Is Out, Drilling Is in With Trump's New Ocean Policy

In the wake of the biggest offshore oil spill in U.S. history, President Obama announced an executive order designed to help safeguard the oceans. Naturally, President Trump has decided to dismantle it and replace it with a policy touting the benefits of offshore drilling.

Trump’s Tent City in the Desert Could Be a Public Health Disaster Trump’s Tent City in the Desert Could Be a Public Health Disaster

The Trump administration policy of separating children from their parents at the border is a grotesque horror show. Children are being kept in cages. And as of this weekend, they’re being sent to a tent city in the blistering Texas heat, a move that raises the risk of serious health issues.

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