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Trump’s climate change record under the microscope in new ad targeting Tampa voters

The 30-second spot is part of a $1.7 million effort to highlight Trump's environmental record.

Denial expands on Facebook as scientists face restrictions

A climate scientist says Facebook is restricting her ability to share research and fact-check posts containing climate misinformation. It comes as groups that reject climate science increasingly use the platform to undermine mainstream research.

The environmentalist's apology: how Michael Shellenberger unsettled some of his prominent supporters

The American environment and energy commentator’s piece in the Australian has found praise in conservative media

Wide range of groups urge FERC to reject anti-net metering petition

The proposal risks upending the entire rooftop solar industry and could throw state utility regulation chaos, dozens of groups told FERC.

A war against climate science, waged by Washington's rank and file

Efforts to block research on climate change don’t just come from the Trump political appointees on top. Lower managers in government are taking their cues, and running with them.

States warn that virus may doom climate projects

A billion-dollar program to protect cities from climate change is at risk of failing because the pandemic.


They blinded us with SCIENCE!

The music video for Thomas Dolby's quirky, synthesizer-driven 1980's hit featured a possibly deranged codger in a lab coat waving an index finger and rhythmically shouting "SCIENCE!"

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Why science denialism persists

To hear some experts tell it, science denial is mostly a contemporary phenomenon, with climate change deniers and vaccine skeptics at the vanguard. Yet the story of Galileo Galilei reveals just how far back denial's lineage stretches.

Americans see climate as a concern, even amid coronavirus crisis

Researchers thought COVID-19 might displace climate change as a threat in the American mind. It hasn't, according to a new survey.

How to spot a conspiracy theory

There are real reasons to distrust governments and corporations. There really are plenty of powerful people acting in their own interest, often to the detriment of others. There are, in real life, legit conspiracies and cover-ups. Tuskegee. Watergate. That weird thing where Volkswagen faked its emissions test results. But real conspiracies are different than the type of conspiracy theory that takes on a life of its own, divorced from fact.

Murtaza Hussain: No one is worse than Donald Trump on climate and war

On two issues alone, the 2020 election could be a matter of life and death for millions of people.

Fight over virus's death toll opens grim new front in election battle

Elements of the right have sought to bolster President Trump’s political standing by turning scientific questions into political issues.
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Beyond the “silver lining” of emissions reductions: Clean energy takes a COVID-19 hit

With job loss and stifled development in the renewable energy sector, economists, politicians, and advocates say policy action is necessary to stay on track.

Cutting edge of science

An exclusive look at important research just over the horizon that promises to impact our health and the environment

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