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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.
The Weekend Reader

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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Fractured: Buffered from fracking but still battling pollution

A statewide network of fracking and conventional wells, pipelines, and petrochemical plants closes in on communities.

Fractured: Distrustful of frackers, abandoned by regulators

"I was a total cheerleader for this industry at the beginning. Now I just want to make sure no one else makes the same mistake I did. It has ruined my life."

Fractured: The stress of being surrounded

Jane Worthington moved her grandkids to protect them from oil and gas wells—but it didn't work. In US fracking communities, the industry's pervasiveness causes social strain and mental health problems.

Fractured: Harmful chemicals and unknowns haunt Pennsylvanians surrounded by fracking

We tested families in fracking country for harmful chemicals and revealed unexplained exposures, sick children, and a family's "dream life" upended.

Fractured: The body burden of living near fracking scientific investigation finds western Pennsylvania families near fracking are exposed to harmful chemicals, and regulations fail to protect communities' mental, physical, and social health.

LISTEN: Kristina Marusic discusses the "Fractured" investigation

"Once they had the results of our study [families] felt like they had proof that these chemicals are in their air, their water, and making their way into their bodies."

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