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Senate Should Reject Trump’s Coal-Friendly Energy Commission Nominee

Senate Should Reject Trump’s Coal-Friendly Energy Commission Nominee

By Elliott Negin The steady parade of unqualified, ideologically driven appointees for key Trump administration positions has resumed now that things in Washington have settled down after the mid-term elections. Last week, Trump tapped Matthew G. Whitaker to replace Attorney General Jeff Sessions. This Thursday, the Senate will hold a hearing to confirm attorney Bernard […]

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    In a Warming World, Carolina CAFOs Are a Disaster for Farmers, Animals and Public Health

    In a Warming World, Carolina CAFOs Are a Disaster for Farmers, Animals and Public Health

    By Karen Perry Stillerman In the aftermath of Hurricane Florence, I’ve joined millions who’ve watched with horror as the Carolinas have been inundated with floodwaters and worried about the various hazards those waters can contain. We’ve seen heavy metal-laden coal ash spills, a nuclear plant go on alert (thankfully without incident), and sewage treatment plants […]

    Amazon Deforestation in Brazil: What Does It Mean When There’s No Change?

    Amazon Deforestation in Brazil: What Does It Mean When There’s No Change?

    By Doug Boucher I was recently invited by the editors of the journal Tropical Conservation Science to write an update of a 2013 article on deforestation in the Brazilian Amazon that I had published with Sarah Roquemore and Estrellita Fitzhugh. They asked me to review how deforestation has changed over the past five years. The […]

    Why Is ExxonMobil Still Funding Climate Science Denier Groups?

    Why Is ExxonMobil Still Funding Climate Science Denier Groups?

    By Elliott Negin A decade after pledging to end its support for climate science deniers, ExxonMobil gave $1.5 million last year to 11 think tanks and lobby groups that reject established climate science and openly oppose the oil and gas giant’s professed climate policy preferences, according to the company’s annual charitable giving report released this […]

    8 Presidents Who Shaped the U.S. Food System (for Better and for Worse)

    8 Presidents Who Shaped the U.S. Food System (for Better and for Worse)

    By Karen Perry Stillerman As we observe Presidents Day, I’m thinking about a president’s role in shaping the way we grow food in the U.S., and how we eat. Quite a few of our past presidents were farmers or ranchers at some point in their lives, and some had infamous relationships with certain foods, whether […]

    ExxonMobil’s Climate Disinformation Campaign Is Still Alive and Well

    ExxonMobil’s Climate Disinformation Campaign Is Still Alive and Well

    By Elliott Negin In a recent blog post, ExxonMobil executive Suzanne McCarron reiterated her company’s claim that it fully accepts the reality of climate change and that it wants to do something about it. “I want to use this opportunity to be 100 percent clear about where we stand on climate change,” she wrote. “We […]