New emails show how energy industry moved fast to undo curbs

The messages, made public in a lawsuit, suggest the E.P.A. rescinded a requirement on methane at the behest of an executive just weeks after President Trump took office.
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White House: 'Science should not stand in the way' of school openings

Another day, another astonishing utterance from the Trump administration on the coronavirus.


Trump’s dangerous science denial is seeping deeper into the federal government

President Trump hates science. The people he appoints to head up agencies like the Environmental Protection Agency, Energy Department, National Parks Service, and National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration hate science, too.


How science denial on the political right hampers the US response to COVID-19

Science denial in the United States has for decades fueled resistance to taking action on climate change. As a consequence, the battle to prevent its worst effects may already be lost.


Decades of science denial related to climate change has led to denial of the coronavirus pandemic

After the fossil fuel industry spent hundreds of millions of dollars undermining climate science, it’s easy to see how epidemiology came next.

Elections have consequences. The coronavirus reaction shows we’re now living with them.

Republicans have long been anti-intellectual, anti-science and anti-education. Now the bill comes due.

Why conservatives who believe climate science won’t speak up

Much easier to focus on resentment of environmentalists than the dangerous lunacy of their own side’s science denial.

Asbestos aftermath: 20 years later, health crisis still casts shadow in Libby

Asbestosis, lung cancer and mesothelioma — diseases that have affected the lives of thousands of men, women and children in Lincoln County and claimed the lives of hundreds.


Asbestos aftermath: EPA reaches milestone in Libby after decades of asbestos cleanup

The U.S. EPA sent Mike Cirian to Libby in 2005 for what was expected to be a three to five-year cleanup effort at the Libby Asbestos Superfund Site. He's still there.


Decontamination of Libby mine and forest remain

The decontamination of thousands of homes was no small feat, but that was just the beginning.


Libby asbestos aftermath: Cleanup challenged by distrust in government, research

It took years of hypothesizing and experimenting before the EPA fully understood the amphibole asbestos fibers and how to effectively decontaminate a home.


The thinking error at the root of science denial

Could seeing things in black-and-white terms influence people’s views on scientific questions?

Bill Nye Science Guy takes on science denial

PBS documentary follows the Science Guy as he fights science denial.

Trump Administration deserts science advisory boards across agencies

While top-level science positions remain vacant, scientific advisory panels have been quietly diminished, disbanded or replenished with industry scientists.
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Algoma Steel workers allege company had ‘full knowledge’ of exposure to lethal, cancer-causing chemicals

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Solar power on the rise at US schools

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Health research and its problem with the “R” word

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Microplastics in farm soils: A growing concern

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