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Science under attack: How Trump is sidelining researchers and their work

In three years, the administration has diminished the role of science in policymaking while disrupting research projects nationwide. Experts say the effects could be felt for years.

Why scientists defend dangerous industries

In a new book the epidemiologist David Michaels outlines recent cases of the subversion of science by corporate interests.

Coal knew, too

A newly unearthed journal from 1966 shows the coal industry, like the oil industry, was long aware of the threat of climate change.

Declining US greenhouse gas emissions: a Republican fairy tale

A prominent Republican climate strategist claims the Trump administration is reducing US greenhouse gas emissions. That’s 180 degrees wrong.

Scientist who discredited meat guidelines didn’t report past food industry ties

The lead researcher, Bradley C. Johnston, said he was not required to report his past relationship with a powerful industry trade group.

Scuttling science

Advisory panels slashed — environmental regulations rolled back. How the Trump Administration uses questionable science to justify its policies.

WHITE HOUSE: Adviser who applauded rise in CO2 to leave administration

A chief critic of climate science in the White House is leaving the administration after failing to convince the president to review mainstream research on global warming.

Former NOAA leadership weighs in on the agency’s rebuke of a National Weather Service office

What former high-level leaders of NOAA think of an agency statement rebuking its own National Weather Service office.

NOAA assailed for defending Trump's Hurricane Dorian claim

WASHINGTON (AP) — Former top officials of the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration are assailing the agency for undermining its weather forecasters as it defends President Donald Trump.

Trump suggested nuking hurricanes to stop them from hitting U.S.

"People were astonished. After the meeting ended, we thought, 'What the f---? What do we do with this?'"

Climate change deniers dominate YouTube searches on warming crisis, study finds

The study was conducted by a researcher at RWTH Aachen University, Germany, and published in Frontiers of Communication.
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The threat of pseudoscience in India

Advocates for scientific rationalism are pushing back against a wave of conspiracies and superstitions being promoted as legitimate science.

Trump the environmentalist?

With swing states worried about climate change and toxic algae, the White House is talking green—while still working to strip away environmental protections.

Fact check: Trump misleads on tackling lead in drinking water

Environmental advocates say that despite the president's boasts Monday, his administration is undercutting clean water initiatives through other regulation rollbacks.
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Researchers, doctors call for regulators to reassess safety of taking acetaminophen during pregnancy

The painkiller, taken by half of pregnant women worldwide, could be contributing to rising rates of reproductive system problems and neurodevelopmental disorders like ADHD and autism.

LISTEN: Azmal Hossan on the sociology of climate crises in South Asia

"If we look at the rate of carbon emissions, most is emitted by the developed and industrialized countries, but the problem is poor countries like Bangladesh are the main sufferers."

Op-ed: We don’t have time for another fossil fuel bridge

Those holding up carbon capture and hydrogen as new climate solutions are leading us down the wrong path.

Climate storytelling: Creativity and imagination in the face of bleak realities

Working with youth writers on a climate-fiction screenplay has opened my eyes to the power of the arts in confronting environmental crises.

Ocean plastic pollution

Too much plastic is ending up in the ocean — and making its way back onto our dinner plates.

Peter Dykstra: Protected by an alphabet soup of acronyms

CITES, CCAMLR, LDC, MBTA, CBD, Ramsar, LWCF ... they may make your eyes glaze over, but they protect our health and planet.

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