Trump Political Operative Who Calls Climate Change 'The Double C-Word' Put In Charge of EPA Grants 

As pollutants and toxic waste flood the Houston area following a 1,000 year flooding event fueled by unusually warm waters in the Gulf of Mexico, the Environmental Protection Agency under Scott Pruitt has merrily continued its transition into the Corporate-Profits-and-Also-Scott-Pruitt’s-Future-Political-Prospects…

A Week Away From His Deadline to 'Review' a Bunch of National Monuments He Hasn't Visited, Secretary Zinke Is On a Sexy Greek Vacation

Over the past several months, Secretary of the Interior Ryan Zinke has bumbled around the country in a cowboy hat conducting a review of 27 national monuments established since 1996 to decide whether they should be shrunk down, left alone, or abolished altogether. His deadline is just a week from today, but as…

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Trump Administration Tosses Rule Protecting Endangered Whales and Sea Turtles

I’m sorry to do this to you—and myself—but I have to add yet another shitty item to this week’s overflowing toilet of distressing news: the Trump administration has opted to discard a new rule that aimed to reduce the number of endangered marine mammals and sea turtles caught in sword-fishing nets. Whales: who needs…

The House Science Committee's Latest Hearing on Climate Change Was As Demoralizing and Stupid As Ever 

Texas Rep. Lamar Smith, chairman of the House Committee on Science, Space, and Technology, held a hearing today titled “Climate Science: Assumptions, Policy Implications, and the Scientific Method” examining “the scientific method and process as it relates to climate change.” Mostly, of course, it was a chance for…