Chlorpyrifos  — which is sprayed on U.S. crops like corn, wheat, and strawberries — can potentially cause impaired brain function in children and lead to acute poisoning of farm workers, according to the EPA's own scientists. Dow Chemical says the science is inconclusive. Read more...

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EPA chief under fire for allowing Dow pesticide after meeting with the company’s CEO

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A U.S. senator is demanding answers after news broke that Scott Pruitt, head of the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), met privately with the CEO of Dow Chemical in March — just weeks before Pruitt rejected a petition to ban the company's pesticide.

Chlorpyrifos  — which is sprayed on U.S. crops like corn, wheat, and strawberries — can potentially cause impaired brain function in children and lead to acute poisoning of farm workers, according to the EPA's own scientists. Dow Chemical says the science is inconclusive. Read more...

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Class-action suit alleges GM cheated emissions test

Yet another automaker has potentially been caught trying to cheat on its EPA emissions tests. Following VW's "diesel-gate" SNAFU in 2015 and the Justice Department going after Fiat-Chrysler just last week, GM on Thursday found itself the defendant in...
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US sues Fiat Chrysler over diesel emissions cheating

Volkswagen definitely won't be the only major automaker hauled into court for cheating on diesel emissions tests in recent years. In the wake of EPA accusations from January, the US Department of Justice has sued Fiat Chrysler for allegedly using a...
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House Science Committee asks Trump to stop relying on fake news

Donald Trump, science skeptic and 45th president of the United States of America, woke up to a message (PDF) this morning from some of his harshest critics. Members of the House of Representative Committee on Science, Space and Technology have issued...
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House Science Committee asks Trump to stop relying on fake news

Donald Trump, science skeptic and 45th president of the United States of America, woke up to a message (PDF) this morning from some of his harshest critics. Members of the House of Representative Committee on Science, Space and Technology have issued...
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EPA pulls climate science web pages to reflect White House views

President Trump and Environmental Protection Agency chief Scott Pruitt aren't exactly fans of climate science, and they're scaling back the EPA's website to reflect their views. The EPA has started implementing a site revision that will "reflect the...
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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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