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Amplification of Cretaceous Warmth by Biological Cloud Feedbacks

That’s the title of an article in <i>Science</i> today (available here with subs.) I’m giving a talk this morning so don’t have a lot of time to comment on …

Congress targets Endangered Species Act and its climate benefits

“Talk of ‘modernizing the ESA’ in the current Congress is doublespeak for ‘weakening the ESA,’ ”<p>Often photographed clinging to Arctic ice floes as its habitat melts away into warming waters, the polar bear is the poster child for U.S. efforts to save wildlife on the brink of extinction using the …

Republicans Set To Kill Rule On Labor Violations By Federal Contractors

The rule requires federal contractors to reveal past wage theft and worker safety violations during the bidding process.<p>A rule requiring federal contractors to disclose past wage theft and worker safety violations when bidding for new contracts is set to become one of the latest Obama-era …

Trump Intensifies His Attacks on Journalists and Condemns F.B.I. ‘Leakers’

WASHINGTON — President Trump turned the power of the White House against the news media on Friday, escalating his attacks on journalists as “the enemy of the people” and berating members of his own F.B.I. as “leakers” who he said were putting the nation at risk.<p>In a speech to the Conservative …

At CPAC, Trump Contradicts Himself on "Clean Coal" in 54 Seconds

Only one can happen.<p>On Friday at the Conservative Political Action Conference, President Donald Trump delivered a wide range of promises, some of …

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Amnesty International Blames Trump, Others for Rights Rollback

PARIS — Amnesty International says President Donald Trump's "poisonous" rhetoric on his way to winning the White House led a global trend towards increasingly divisive politics in 2016 that had made the world a "darker" place.<p>It alleged that "toxic" fear-mongering by anti-establishment politicians …

4 Ways Donald Trump Has Totally Hurt Science

Just kidding.<p>Even before the inauguration of President Donald J. Trump on January 20, scientists and citizens had begun wringing their hands in …

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UK offshore wind costs fall nearly a third in four years – report | Reuters

LONDON (Reuters) - The cost of producing electricity from wind farms off the coast of Britain has fallen 32 percent in the past four years, meeting a government target four years early, an industry report released on Tuesday said.<p>Two fishermen sit in their boat at the Gunfleet Sands Offshore Wind …

Three Days Into Trump’s Presidency, 45 Percent Of Americans Disapprove Of His Performance

President Trump has been in office for three days, and on Monday he got his first job approval rating. Forty-five percent of Americans approve of …

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Fearing White House Purge Of Climate Science, Scientists Frantically Copying Data

The moment Donald Trump took office on Friday, the official White House website was purged of all references to global warming and climate change science.<p>In its place is an energy plan to increase development of fossil fuels, get rid of regulations, open up public lands and parks to drilling and …

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CNN Declines to Air White House Press Conference Live

CNN this evening declined to air live a press conference with the nation’s new White House Press Secretary, pointing to a growing rift between the …

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Trump boasts and attacks the media in solemn CIA setting

President Trump traveled to CIA headquarters Saturday to make peace. But as he spoke in front of a wall with 117 stars marking spies who died while serving, Trump quickly shifted back to campaign mode — boasting about his achievements, lodging grievances against the media and making off-the-cuff …

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8 Reasons To Worry About Rick Perry Running The Department Of Energy

For one thing, he doesn't seem to understand what the DOE even does.<p>President-elect Donald Trump’s announcement that he had picked former Texas Gov. Rick Perry to head the Department of Energy was met with both mirth and alarm. During the 2011 presidential primaries, Perry not only declared that he …