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‘First Protest in Space’ Slams Trump With Astronaut’s Famous Quote

‘First Protest in Space’ Slams Trump With Astronaut’s Famous Quote

As President Donald Trump takes aim at Earth science with his proposed NASA cuts, the Autonomous Space Agency Network (ASAN) has launched the “first protest in space.” The independent space agency, which advocates for DIY space exploration, launched a weather balloon 90,000 feet above Earth carrying a rude tweet directed at Trump’s frequently used Twitter […]

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    Assault on the EPA Begins: Trump to Sign Two Executive Orders

    Assault on the EPA Begins: Trump to Sign Two Executive Orders

    The Trump administration is expected to begin attacks on the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and climate science at the executive level now that the administration has a leader in place at the agency. [facebook https://facebook.com/EcoWatch/videos/1460041177342148/ expand=1] Multiple outlets have reported that President Trump may be planning a visit to EPA headquarters as early as […]

    The Man Who Sued the EPA Is Now Running It

    The Man Who Sued the EPA Is Now Running It

    By Ken Kimmell Voting largely along party lines, Congress just confirmed Scott Pruitt as administrator of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)—an attorney who has spent his professional career suing the EPA to stop the agency from performing its fundamental mission of ensuring clean air and water for all Americans. This confirmation marks a sharp […]

    Judge Orders Trump’s EPA Pick to Release Emails by Tuesday

    Judge Orders Trump’s EPA Pick to Release Emails by Tuesday

    The Oklahoma County Court on Thursday found Trump‘s U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) nominee Scott Pruitt in violation of the state’s Open Records Act. The Center for Media and Democracy (CMD) filed a lawsuit against Pruitt for improperly withholding public records and the court ordered his office to release thousands of emails in a matter […]

    Fracking Rule Text Disappears From Interior Department Website

    Fracking Rule Text Disappears From Interior Department Website

    By Alleen Brown In Donald Trump‘s first week as president, text describing two rules regulating the oil and gas industry was removed from an Interior Department website. The rules, limiting hydraulic fracturing and natural gas flaring on public lands, are in the crosshairs of the Trump administration. The changes were noted by the Environmental Data […]

    Idaho Drops Climate Change Language From K-12 Science Curriculum

    Idaho Drops Climate Change Language From K-12 Science Curriculum

    Lawmakers in Idaho have approved new K-12 science standards that do not reference the established science of climate change and the impact of human activity on the environment. The Feb. 9 vote from the House Education Committee came mostly down party lines. According to Idaho Ed News, 11 Republicans on the panel approved the proposed […]

    Michael Mann: It’s Open Season on Climate Scientists

    Michael Mann: It’s Open Season on Climate Scientists

    I coined the term “Serengeti Strategy” in my 2012 book The Hockey Stick and the Climate Wars. It’s meant to describe how industry special interests and their patrons in power single out individual researchers or teams of scientists for attack, in much the same way lions of the Serengeti single out an individual zebra from […]

    NASA Scientist Detained at Border, Forced to Unlock Phone

    NASA Scientist Detained at Border, Forced to Unlock Phone

    Sidd Bikkannavar, a U.S.-born citizen and scientist at NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory (JPL), was detained by U.S. Customs and Border Patrol (CPB) when trying to reenter the country from Chile late last month. Bikkannavar was in Patagonia racing solar-powered cars. He was detained by CPB in Houston without explanation and forced to unlock his NASA-issued […]

    George Mason Students Sue University for Records on Koch Donations

    George Mason Students Sue University for Records on Koch Donations

    By Samantha Parsons George Mason University (GMU) students filed a lawsuit Thursday against George Mason University and fundraising arm, the George Mason University Foundation, in hopes of obtaining grant and gift agreements between private donors and the foundation. Transparent GMU, the student organization that filed the suit, is concerned about the potential for private donors […]