Big Oil’s decades of denial:
More first-rate reporting from
Inside Climate News
long, long history of science and politics abuse
on climate issues from Big Oil and its affiliates.
Superfund sites swamped?
The Associated Press reports that 300+ toxic Superfund sites
could be underwater
due to sea level rise and anticipated increases in severe storms.
EHN/Daily Climate founder Pete Myers on the
history of endocrine disruption science
— discovery, harassment, vindication and more. The premiere
Science History Podcast.
Atomic piling on?
The Nuclear Regulatory Commission launched its own
this week. But not so fast…. this one’s not about Hillary, but the Clinton Nuclear Plant, near Clinton, Illinois.
Smoke sidelines seniors:
A Harvard study links small amounts of air pollution to
health problems in senior citizens.
Palm Springs Desert Sun
continues its first-rate reporting on
western water issues
with a look at the very dry future of the Colorado River.
Dana Milbank, a harsh critic of the Trump Administration, writes that
Puerto Rico has been victimized twice,
first by Hurricane Maria, then by politics.
Ed Perlmutter on the newly passed and signed “tax reform” legislation
could cripple government science
An op-ed in the
Ventura (CA) News-Star
state the obvious
: Its fire-weary readership has an impact of climate change literally in the backyard.
EPA is suffering a brain drain, as scientists and technical experts
depart the agency in droves
The Interior Department has ordered a halt to a study of its
agency covering offshore oil safety.
MSNBC’s Chris Hayes comments on the
paranoia of EPA Administrator Scott Pruitt
Government agencies drastically reduced the number of personnel authorized to attend last week’s American Geophysical Union annual meeting — one of the most important earth science gatherings every year. America First? There are stories on both the
slashing their numbers of attendees.
And Barry Myers, CEO of AccuWeather, is
Trump’s pick to head NOAA
. Can he truly separate himself from a family business that at times has featured climate denial?
reports on a study on
improving fetal health
among neighbors of closed coal power plants.
We’ve got a joyous holiday mix of food, health, climate and toxics stories for you:
continues its dogged reporting on the state’s beleaguered coal industry: A melting Arctic and delinquent children figure into a shadowy figure’s
global scheme to distribute coal.
Nothing to see here: Unhealthy food giants fund healthy food researchers.
Malaysia boasts Asia’s worst obesity problems.
You’ll never guess
who holds many of the purse strings for its nutritionists.
The Interior Department
slapped a harsh cap
on the number of scientists attending the American Geophysical Union’s annual meeting — one of the top science gatherings each year.
EPA’s press office becomes a story in itself.
reports on how
EPA’s Press Office
is a bit more like a political opposition research operation these days.
Whether you celebrate Christmas, Hanukkah, Kwanzaa, Festivus, or none of the above, enjoy the weekend.
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