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Apple’s new Earth Day videos are the least Apple thing ever

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I’m laughing. While watching an Apple video. That’s not normal.

A typical Apple promotional video has a type: Clean, dispassionate, slightly British (thanks Jony Ive) and self-congratulatory. It’s not quirky, whimsical, or funny.

But each of the four short animated stories detailing Apple’s efforts to become a 100 percent renewable company and released just a few days before Earth Day, are unlike anything Apple has produced before.

What’s more interesting is that the audio is 100 percent true and, taken by itself, not particularly funny. But when combined with the hand-drawn animation from illustrator James Blagden the stories become whimsical and even a little odd. Read more...

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EPA chief is tongue-tied when asked about his climate change denial

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America's top environmental official was in the hot seat on Sunday over his dubious views on climate change. 

But Environmental Protection Agency chief Scott Pruitt wasn't a guest on CNN or MSNBC, stations that President Donald Trump might accuse of being "fake news." 

Instead, Pruitt was treading on what should've been more favorable turf: Fox News.

The EPA administrator was on Fox News Sunday to discuss the Trump administration's executive order to unravel the Obama administration's climate policies, including the EPA's Clean Power Plan to limit carbon emissions from electricity. Read more...

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It ended up being more revealing than the White House may have intended.

As the transcript of the call shows, the official, who helped draft the order Trump signed, had no idea that human-caused climate change is already having — let alone may one day have — damaging consequences for the economy.  Read more...

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Trump White House reveals it’s ‘not familiar’ with well-studied costs of global warming

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Before President Donald Trump signed a sweeping executive order to roll back the Obama administration's climate legacy on Tuesday, the White House held a press call featuring a senior administration official. The purpose was to brief reporters on what the order would say and the thinking behind it. 

It ended up being more revealing than the White House may have intended.

As the transcript of the call shows, the official, who helped draft the order Trump signed, had no idea that human-caused climate change is already having — let alone may one day have — damaging consequences for the economy.  Read more...

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It ended up being more revealing than the White House may have intended.

As the transcript of the call shows, the official, who helped draft the order Trump signed, had no idea that human-caused climate change is already having — let alone may one day have — damaging consequences for the economy.  Read more...

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Trump White House reveals it’s ‘not familiar’ with well-studied costs of global warming

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Before President Donald Trump signed a sweeping executive order to roll back the Obama administration's climate legacy on Tuesday, the White House held a press call featuring a senior administration official. The purpose was to brief reporters on what the order would say and the thinking behind it. 

It ended up being more revealing than the White House may have intended.

As the transcript of the call shows, the official, who helped draft the order Trump signed, had no idea that human-caused climate change is already having — let alone may one day have — damaging consequences for the economy.  Read more...

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It ended up being more revealing than the White House may have intended.

As the transcript of the call shows, the official, who helped draft the order Trump signed, had no idea that human-caused climate change is already having — let alone may one day have — damaging consequences for the economy.  Read more...

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Trump White House reveals it’s ‘not familiar’ with well-studied costs of global warming

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Before President Donald Trump signed a sweeping executive order to roll back the Obama administration's climate legacy on Tuesday, the White House held a press call featuring a senior administration official. The purpose was to brief reporters on what the order would say and the thinking behind it. 

It ended up being more revealing than the White House may have intended.

As the transcript of the call shows, the official, who helped draft the order Trump signed, had no idea that human-caused climate change is already having — let alone may one day have — damaging consequences for the economy.  Read more...

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EPA chief calls historic climate treaty a ‘bad deal’ because this is our life now

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The Trump administration has made no secret of its plans to dismantle the climate policies of former President Barack Obama.

But what Trump officials bring in fervor, they sometimes lack in understanding.

Scott Pruitt, head of the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), railed against the Paris Climate Agreement in an interview with ABC News on Sunday. He called the landmark climate change accord a "bad deal" that unfairly penalizes the United States, while giving a free pass to other major polluting countries.

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Trump’s quiet war on data begins

Two months into the Trump presidency, there's still a lot of uncertainty surrounding the new administration. One big area of concern is how the executive branch will deal with the vast amounts of data collected by the government. Federal agencies lik...
Stephen Hawking is just as concerned about President Trump's science policies as anyone. 

During a recent interview with Good Morning Britain, set to air Monday, Hawking bluntly laid out his views on U.S. administration's science policies. 

"Climate change is one of the great dangers we face, and it's one we can prevent," said Hawking, according to the Guardian. "It affects America badly, so tackling it should win votes for his [Trump's] second term. God forbid." Read more...

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Stephen Hawking has a message for Trump: Don’t ignore climate change

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The UK's most renowned theoretical physicist and cosmologist is still using his exceptional mind to map a theory of how the universe works. But when it comes to matters here on Earth, Stephen Hawking is just as concerned about President Trump's science policies as anyone. 

During a recent interview with Good Morning Britain, set to air Monday, Hawking bluntly laid out his views on U.S. administration's science policies. 

"Climate change is one of the great dangers we face, and it's one we can prevent," said Hawking, according to the Guardian. "It affects America badly, so tackling it should win votes for his [Trump's] second term. God forbid." Read more...

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What Trump’s budget would mean for NASA and climate change

President Donald Trump's proposed 2018 budget beefs up the Defense Department while removing funds from the Environmental Protection Agency, Department of Energy, NASA and many other government agencies. Congress still has to pass the budget, but if...
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Trump to sign sweeping rollback of Obama-era climate change rules

Donald Trump is poised to sign an executive order that will dramatically reduce the role that climate change has in governmental decision-making. The order could impact everything from energy policy to appliance standards.