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Did EPA head ask coal lobby to fight Paris climate pact? Claim disputed

Did EPA head ask coal lobby to fight Paris climate pact? Claim disputed

The Trump administration is either having a robust internal debate on its climate positions or floundering incoherently as various interests vie for the president's attention. Its intentions for the Paris Climate Agreement that the U.S. signed last year remain entirely unclear. On Monday, Trump's... read more

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Green groups gird for battle with White House: is it 'war'?

Last Wednesday, a broad coalition of environmental groups sued the Trump Administration over an executive order that lifted a moratorium on issuing new leases for coal mining... read more April 6, 2017 by


 
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Bill making it harder for scientists to sit on EPA Science Board advances

Since the election of Donald Trump, considerable attention has focused on how a candidate who campaigned on promoting fossil fuels would treat the Environmental Protection... read more March 21, 2017 by


 
Bill Nye in new 2017 Chevrolet Bolt EV, Jan 2017 [photo: Oskar Liners, Community Chevrolet, Burbank]

Trump's EPA deletes 'science' from Science Office mission statement

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency is emerging as one of the government entities most targeted by the new Trump Administration for change. In this case, if reports of... read more March 8, 2017 by


 
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Trump EPA: climate science still live, gag order remains, grants unfrozen (updated)

Following the removal of all mentions of climate change from the White House website, the new administration has apparently trained its sights on the U.S. Environmental... read more January 27, 2017 by


 
NASA's famous 'Blue marble' image of Earth (Wikimedia commons)

2016 was planet's hottest year on record, third new high in a row

Despite scientists having reached a consensus years ago, considerable debate still appears to be raging over the reality of climate change. Climate-science deniers can count... read more January 19, 2017 by


 
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Fuel from emissions? Catalyst converts carbon dioxide to ethanol

At least in North America, ethanol is a contentious fuel. A decade ago, it was seen as a homegrown and carbon-neutral way to use less gasoline—and federal legislation... read more October 18, 2016 by


 
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Bankruptcy shows scope of Peabody Coal's climate denial lobbying

These are tough times for the coal industry. Coal plants are being retired at an increasing rate in North America and Europe, replaced by a combination of natural-gas and... read more June 15, 2016 by


 
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Tesla electric cars are step to Carl Sagan's future vision: fan video

One of the more seminal thinkers of the late 20th century may have been Carl Sagan who, through his work producing the "Cosmos" television series and other venues, sought to... read more March 11, 2016 by


 
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Why Exxon Is Attacking The Media Over Climate Change Research

Beginning in the 1970s, Exxon conducted research that confirmed the occurrence of climate change, and that the burning of fossil fuels is a major contributor to it. But--at... read more November 12, 2015 by


 
2011 Nissan Leaf plugged into an EVgo quick-charging station, Texas

Refuting Selective, Slanted Coverage Of Electric Cars: The Pioneer's Never-Ending Task

It's a hard-wired human response to be wary of new or changing things. In past millennia, it may have kept us alive longer. And when you're talking about a household's... read more July 27, 2015 by


 
Angry Driver with Road Rage

Top 5 Ways To Get Flamed, Moderated, Or Banned In Comments On Green Car Reports

Remember when your parents sat you down to have a little chat about how you should behave? It may be time for us to have one of those chats with a small fraction of our... read more February 21, 2015 by


 
Electric power plant outside Ithaca, New York

U.S. Senate Votes Against Affirming Climate Science Validity

Would you trust a politician who believes the earth is flat? Or that the sun revolves around the earth? Or that the Holocaust never happened? No? Then what do we make of... read more January 23, 2015 by


 
Pickup truck "rolling coal"

Time Running Out, Global Carbon Emission Must Fall To Zero: UN Panel

While mankind has been pumping carbon into the atmosphere since the discovery of fire, the modern era of carbon emissions began roughly 250 years ago. Now a new report by... read more November 10, 2014 by


 

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