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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.
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EPA head suggests CO2 isn’t a ‘primary contributor’ to climate change

If you want a good example of why American environmental scientists are in such a state of despair these days, you just got it. When asked by CNBC whether or not he thought carbon dioxide was the "primary control knob" for global warming, new EPA chi...
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Trump’s EPA proposal cuts funding for climate change, pollution programs

Ever since the election, we've been wondering what the new presidential administration has in store for environmental programs, and the proposed new EPA budget may provide answers. First, the Washington Post reported the proposal would cut EPA staff...

The emails, released by the Oklahoma attorney general's office after losing a two-year legal battle with the Center for Media and Democracy, show that Scott Pruitt worked with energy executives to push back against EPA regulations that were viewed as harmful to their industry.

The records release came mere days after the former Oklahoma attorney general was narrowly confirmed by the Senate and began his new job at the EPA.  Read more...

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The emails Republicans don’t want you to see

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A trove of more than 7,500 emails and other documents were released on Wednesday revealing that President Donald Trump's choice to lead the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) coordinated closely with his state's oil and gas industry while also leading an office responsible for regulating them. 

The emails, released by the Oklahoma attorney general's office after losing a two-year legal battle with the Center for Media and Democracy, show that Scott Pruitt worked with energy executives to push back against EPA regulations that were viewed as harmful to their industry.

The records release came mere days after the former Oklahoma attorney general was narrowly confirmed by the Senate and began his new job at the EPA.  Read more...

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Emails show new EPA chief is cozy with the fossil fuel industry

There's no question that new Environmental Protection Agency leader Scott Pruitt has a conflict of interest when he previously declared himself the agency's number one enemy. However, it's now clearer just why he so fervently opposes eco-friendly reg...