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Brazil’s New President Could Spell Catastrophe for the Amazon, Indigenous Rights and Global Climate

Brazil’s New President Could Spell Catastrophe for the Amazon, Indigenous Rights and Global Climate

Far-right congressman Jair Bolsonaro, whose hostile campaign rhetoric has earned him comparisons to U.S. President Donald Trump, won Brazil’s presidential election Sunday, a development that has raised concerns about the future of human rights and environmental action in the world’s sixth-largest greenhouse gas emitter, CNN reported. Like Trump, Bolsonaro has made homophobic, sexist and racist […]

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    Leaked Trump Administration Memo: Keep Public in Dark About How Endangered Species Decisions Are Made

    Leaked Trump Administration Memo: Keep Public in Dark About How Endangered Species Decisions Are Made

    In a Trump administration memorandum leaked to the Center for Biological Diversity, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service is directing its staff to withhold, or delay releasing, certain public records about how the Endangered Species Act is carried out. That includes records where the advice of career wildlife scientists may be overridden by political appointees […]

    Trump White House Pushes to Let Minors Spray Brain-Damaging Pesticides on Farms

    Trump White House Pushes to Let Minors Spray Brain-Damaging Pesticides on Farms

    The White House’s just-released list of planned environmental and public health rollbacks includes letting high-school-age kids spray brain-damaging pesticides on commercial farms. The plan would drop the age of workers permitted to spray restricted-use pesticides on crops from 18 to 16. Minors would be allowed to apply dangerous chemicals such as chlorpyrifos, which U.S. Environmental […]

    Trump EPA Takes Credit For Obama-Era CO2 Reductions

    Trump EPA Takes Credit For Obama-Era CO2 Reductions

    Total U.S. greenhouse gas emissions decreased by 2.7 percent between 2016 and 2017, according to a report released by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) released on Wednesday. Andrew Wheeler, the acting administrator of the EPA, touted that the report shows that regulations are unnecessary to slash carbon emissions. “Thanks to President Trump’s regulatory reform […]

    Trump Plan to Ramp Up Fracking, Mining in National Forests Threatens Climate

    Trump Plan to Ramp Up Fracking, Mining in National Forests Threatens Climate

    The Trump administration’s plan to make it easier for industry to frack and mine in national forests would endanger the climate, wildlife and watersheds, the Center for Biological Diversity and other conservation groups said in comments submitted Monday to the U.S. Forest Service. “The Forest Service shouldn’t be complicit in the Trump administration’s assault on […]

    Groundbreaking Youth Climate Lawsuit Against U.S. Government Can Proceed

    Groundbreaking Youth Climate Lawsuit Against U.S. Government Can Proceed

    A federal judge on Monday rejected the Trump administration’s last-ditch efforts to derail a landmark constitutional climate lawsuit brought by 21 youth plaintiffs, preserving the trial start date of Oct. 29 in Eugene, Oregon. In a 62-page opinion, U.S. District Judge Ann Aiken denied yet another attempt from the federal government to throw out Juliana […]

    With Planet in ‘Crisis Mode,’ Bernie Sanders Rips Trump White House for ‘Dangerous’ Dismissal of Climate Science

    With Planet in ‘Crisis Mode,’ Bernie Sanders Rips Trump White House for ‘Dangerous’ Dismissal of Climate Science

    By Jake Johnson Appearing on ABC’s This Week on Sunday just moments after President Donald Trump’s chief economic adviser and noted Wall Street stooge Larry Kudlow dismissed a new United Nations climate report showing that the world must cut carbon emissions in half by 2030 to avert global catastrophe, Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) denounced the […]

    EPA Cuts Science Panel That Reviewed Deadly Air Pollutants

    EPA Cuts Science Panel That Reviewed Deadly Air Pollutants

    It seems that every day scientists discover more about the dangers of air pollution. It is well known that it causes heart and lung disease, but studies this year have linked it to dementia and found soot particles in placenta. Most recently, a study published in the Journal of Investigative Medicine found a connection between […]

    Senate Approves Trump Climate Skeptic to Run Environmental Enforcement at Justice Dept.

    Senate Approves Trump Climate Skeptic to Run Environmental Enforcement at Justice Dept.

    A climate change skeptic who once labeled President Obama’s efforts to reduce greenhouse gas emissions a communist plot is now the nation’s top environmental enforcement official. Thursday the Senate narrowly confirmed Jeffery Bossert Clark, a lawyer who defended BP after the Deepwater oil spill, to be assistant attorney general heading the Justice Department’s Environment and […]