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The Christian Right’s bizarre plan to destroy civil rights laws by trolling

We have entered the stupid phase of the war on LGBTQ rights.<p>The Alliance Defending Freedom (ADF), a religious right law firm that litigated the …

Monkey can't sue to copyright protect selfie, court rules

Don't try to monkey with copyright laws.<p>That's the message a US appeals court seemed to deliver Monday to the People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals, ruling that monkeys lack standing to sue for copyright protection and animal rights groups can't act as legal guardian in such matters.<p>The …

5 High-Protein, Anti-Inflammatory Breakfast Smoothie Recipes You Should Try To Lose 5 Pounds Fast

Not all smoothies are created equal. Many of the ones you can buy at stores contain added sugar and fat – the exact opposite of what you want in a …

Nutrition

North Pole surges above freezing in the dead of winter, stunning scientists

By Jason Samenow<p>Jason Samenow<p>Editor and writer covering weather and climate<p>Email Bio Follow<p>The sun won’t rise at the North Pole until March 20, and it’s normally close to the coldest time of year, but an extraordinary and possibly historic thaw swelled over the tip of the planet this weekend. …

North Pole

Conservative groups shrug off link between tropical storm Harvey and climate change

Myron Ebell, who headed the EPA’s transition team when Trump became president, said the last decade has been a period of ‘low hurricane activity’<p>Conservative groups with close links to the Trump administration have sought to ridicule the link between climate change and events such as tropical storm …

We Finally Know Why The Caspian Sea Is Evaporating Off The Face of The Planet

It could disappear.<p>Like a puddle under hot sunshine, the world's largest inland body of water is shrinking in the face of heat – in this case, a …

World's largest vertical farm grows without soil, sunlight or water in Newark

AeroFarms has put $30m into a green revolution that seeks to produce more crops in less space, but whether it’s economically viable is an open question<p>An ambitious, almost fantastical, manifestation of agricultural technology is expected to come to fruition this fall. From the remains of an …

Aquaponics

Trump’s assault on the planet: Undoing Obama’s work on climate change won’t be as easy as new president thinks

<b>(Getty/Andrew Harrer/Schroptschop)</b><p>Trump and Scott Pruitt aim to gut the EPA’s climate regulations — but environmentalists promise to battle in court<p>Amanda Marcotte<p>March 29, 2017 9:00am (UTC)<p>Monday night with the dramatic flourish typical of everything associated with Donald Trump, the White House …

Regulation

Trump has launched a blitzkrieg in the wars on science and Earth’s climate | Dana Nuccitelli

Trump’s anti-science budget, anti-climate executive orders, and general disdain for scientific expertise come at a bad time<p>Today, Donald Trump signed an executive order taking aim at America’s climate policies. On the heels of a report finding that the world needs to halve its carbon pollution …

U.S. judge rules against tribes seeking to stop Dakota pipeline

(Reuters) - A U.S. judge on Tuesday ruled against Native American tribes seeking to stop the Dakota Access Pipeline as their legal options narrow weeks before oil is set to flow on the project.<p>Ezekiel Bahee, 18, of the Navajo Tribe of Arizona, stands with other opponents of the Dakota Access oil …

The Pruitt Emails: E.P.A. Chief Was Arm in Arm With Industry

WASHINGTON — As Oklahoma’s attorney general, Scott Pruitt, now the Environmental Protection Agency administrator, closely coordinated with major oil and gas producers, electric utilities and political groups with ties to the libertarian billionaire brothers Charles G. and David H. Koch to roll back …

Scott Pruitt Is Seen Cutting the E.P.A. With a Scalpel, Not a Cleaver

WASHINGTON — Scott Pruitt, President Trump’s pick to run the Environmental Protection Agency, is drawing up plans to move forward on the president’s campaign promise to “get rid of” the agency he hopes to head. He has a blueprint to repeal climate change rules, cut staffing levels, close regional …

Legal Alert: Buckle-Up, Uncertainty Paves a Bumpy Road Ahead: Environmental Regulation Under the Trump Administration

<i>Sutherland attorneys are closely watching the developments concerning changes to environmental regulation under President Trump. This article begins</i> …

Pesticides

Trump's former EPA transition head has a 'message of hope' about how the government will dismantle environmental policies

LONDON — The United States will switch course on climate change and pull the country out of a global pact to cut emissions, said Myron Ebell, who headed Trump's Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) transition team until his inauguration.<p>Trump, a climate skeptic, campaigned on a pledge to boost the …

EPA

Increased CO2 levels are greening the Earth

Researchers studying NASA satellite data on the Earth's vegetation coverage have discovered that plants have significantly increased their leaf cover …

Joe Sestak's last stand against the Democratic Party

Washington Democrats are spending big to defeat one of their own in a must-win Pennsylvania Senate race.<p>DREXEL HILL, Pa. — There’s no ideological civil war underway here. No, this is all personal — just former Navy Adm. Joe Sestak making his last stand against Democratic Party leaders who’ve been …

Scientists may hold key to cutting coal carbon emissions in half, while producing twice the power

Slashing greenhouse gas emissions has not always been a pleasant task for the coal power industry, but a new process could radically change that, …

Ancient floodstones sought to help predict climate change

When it comes to predicting climate change, most scientists use state-of-the-art supercomputers to model future trends.<p>But researchers at the University of Sheffield are hoping to gather information that is a little closer to home.<p>Scientists are hunting for ancient floodstones which record the high …

'True shocker': February spike in global temperatures stuns scientists

"This is really quite stunning ... it's completely unprecedented," said Stefan Rahmstorf, from Germany's Potsdam Institute of Climate Impact Research …