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Trump's War on Science Sparks Call for Federal Investigation
Senate Democrats on Friday called for a federal investigation into the Trump transition team's questionnaire sent to the Department of Energy.
In a letter to the U.S. Office of Special Counsel, nine senators expressed concerns that the questionnaire violated regulations protecting civil employees from partisan coercion and asked that the Special Counsel "take a close look at the motives" behind the questions targeting climate science.
The scientific community has continued to speak out, with Michael Mann writing in a Washington Post op-ed on Friday that scientists "fear an era of McCarthyist attacks on our work and our integrity."
Commentary: Washington Post, Michael Mann op-ed
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Cutting out coal-burning and other sources of nitrogen oxides (NOx) from heavy industry, electricity production and traffic will reduce the size of the world's dead zones along coasts where all fish life is vanishing because of a lack of oxygen.
Methane levels in the atmosphere experienced a dramatic rise in 2019, preliminary data released Sunday shows.
In some states like West Virginia, coal mines have been classified as essential services and are staying open during the COVID-19 pandemic, even though the close quarters miners work in and the known risks to respiratory health put miners in harm's way during the spread of the coronavirus.
Renewable energy made up almost three quarters of all new energy capacity added in 2019, data released Monday by the International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA) shows.