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Coronavirus: First Hit to Global Climate Action

Coronavirus: First Hit to Global Climate Action

We wrote 3 weeks ago that the COVID-19 outbreak could prove to be a serious impediment to global efforts to curb climate change and promote conservation, and this concern has been realized as yesterday the 2020 United Nations Climate Change Conference, also known as COP26, has been rescheduled for 2021. Why This Matters: COP26 was […]

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Amid the Coronavirus Crisis, Trump Administration Finds Time to Roll Back Fuel Efficiency Standards

Amid the Coronavirus Crisis, Trump Administration Finds Time to Roll Back Fuel Efficiency Standards

As the United States is in throes of the COVID-19 pandemic and is desperately looking for federal leadership, the Trump Administration is expected to finalize its rollback President Obama’s fuel efficiency standards. A move that could see billions of tons of additional emissions from cars over their lifetimes. What The Rollbacks Achieve: As the New […]

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Coronavirus: Trump Wants Churches “Packed” on Easter, Doctors Warn Against Haste

Coronavirus: Trump Wants Churches “Packed” on Easter, Doctors Warn Against Haste

Yesterday at a coronavirus press conference President Trump reiterated that he wants the U.S. economy to “reopen” and this time by Easter where he hopes to see “packed” churches. When he was asked by CNN’s Kaitlan Collins why he chose Easter as his target date, the President answered, “I just thought it was a beautiful […]

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Coronavirus: Governors, Mayors, Step Up to Prepare for Coronavirus

Coronavirus: Governors, Mayors, Step Up to Prepare for Coronavirus

We wrote yesterday that President Trump’s lack of federal guidance on the coronavirus has created a patchwork of enforcement measures across the country. In fact, during his press conference yesterday Trump still wouldn’t say if he would make shelter in place a mandatory nationwide policy but did tell Americans to avoid gathering in crowds of […]

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Trump Seeks Votes in Nevada, Backtracks Previous Support of Yucca Mountain Nuclear Storage

Trump Seeks Votes in Nevada, Backtracks Previous Support of Yucca Mountain Nuclear Storage

Nevada’s Yucca Mountain has been designated as a nuclear waste storage site for nearly 30 years. It’s largely been a political football with lawmakers trying to woo concerned Nevada voters with promises to avoid storing radioactive material at the site. Now, as Politico reported, “President Donald Trump is seeking to woo Nevada voters by abandoning […]

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Fake News Bots Account for the Bulk of Social Media Climate Denial

Fake News Bots Account for the Bulk of Social Media Climate Denial

After the 2016 election, it became evident that bots were responsible for the spread of vast misinformation, or fake news. While there’s currently AI being deployed to fight this dangerous element of social media, bots are still incredibly effective at spreading false narratives, especially when it comes to climate change. As The Guardian reported, “the […]

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“Honoring” President Trump – The Worst Environmental President in U.S. History

“Honoring” President Trump – The Worst Environmental President in U.S. History

When it comes to being bad, we know that President Trump excels. He has told more lies, he is one of only three presidents to be impeached, he has flouted the rule of law, and he has retaliated against many in government who dared to defy him, and used his power as President to harm […]

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Trump’s Border Wall a Big Knope!

Trump’s Border Wall a Big Knope!

The Trump Administration has begun blasting through a Native American cultural site called Monument Hill in the Organ Pipe Cactus National Monument in southern Arizona. What’s worse is that the administration had begun the construction without any consultation with the Tribe about the impact it would have on this sacred burial site. Then yesterday, as […]

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Trump Budget Slashes Environmental, Clean Energy Funding

Trump Budget Slashes Environmental, Clean Energy Funding

Yesterday, President Trump released his FY2021 budget, and the proposed cuts to federal agencies and research programs were severe. As Science Mag summarized, Trump’s budget proposes the following cuts: National Institutes of Health: a cut of 7%, or $2.942 billion, to $36.965 billion National Science Foundation (NSF): a cut of 6%, or $424 million, to […]

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Trump’s State of the Union Address Devoid of Reality

Trump’s State of the Union Address Devoid of Reality

Last night’s State of the Union address delivered by President Trump was a lot of things. Whether you thought it was a “micro-targeted campaign gameshow” or not, one thing that stood out was how much the president focused on the glories of the past instead of the opportunities we have to ensure that America is […]

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Trump Seriously Slow Walks Superfund Cleanups

Trump Seriously Slow Walks Superfund Cleanups

Superfund sites universally have a negative connotation–as something bad and contaminated. This is usually the case but many may not realize the specifics of how the Superfund program was created or how cleanups are prioritized. To give you a better understanding, we’re going to take a deeper dive into this important government program. As NatGeo […]

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Sub-National Green Solutions Making Headlines

Sub-National Green Solutions Making Headlines

While national leadership on climate change and pollution is essential, we’re witnessing more and more the ways in which local and state leaders are stepping up to take action on environmental challenges. Progressive policies and forward-thinking technology are being experimented with on a sub-national level. Just this week, 3 stories have stood out about local […]

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