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September 9th, 2018 - 9:38 pm § in Environment

Airport of the future

Rarely mentioned or thought about in connection with climate change and sea level rise is the fact that many of the world’s major airports — including most of those serving coastal cities — are barely above sea level, on low-lying ground adjacent to the ocean, and will be inundated[...]

August 16th, 2018 - 10:32 am § in Environment, Foreign Affairs

Congressional Budget Office Casts Doom on Trump Economy

Once the 1.5 trillion dollar tax cut is spent, the Congressional Budget Office predicts the U.S. economic growth will fall well below the Trump administration’s 3 percent target In an updated economic outlook, the nonpartisan Congressional Budget Office (CBO) projected that the long term imp[...]

July 5th, 2018 - 2:33 pm § in Donald Trump, Environment, Repugnants

Trump sacks scandal-plagued EPA chief

Hurrah! Scott Pruitt has resigned. It seemingly took forever, but the anti-environment EPA administrator with the incredibly strong sense of personal entitlement who took favors from lobbyists, treated the agency’s budget as a personal bank account, and used federal employees as family servant[...]

July 5th, 2018 - 2:12 pm § in Donald Trump, Environment, Repugnants

Trump sacks scandal-plagued EPA chief

Scott Pruitt has resigned. It seemingly took forever, but the anti-environment EPA administrator with the incredibly strong sense of personal entitlement who took favors from lobbyists, treated taxpayer funds as his personal bank account, and used federal employees as family servants, finally wore o[...]

June 25th, 2018 - 1:47 am § in Environment

GLOBAL WARMING: ALL TOO REAL!

Special report: A 30-year alarm on the reality of climate change Three decades have passed since then-NASA scientist James Hansen testified before the Senate Energy committee and alerted the country to the arrival of global warming. Why it matters: The predictions of the world’s leading clima[...]

June 16th, 2018 - 1:12 am § in Environment, Hypocrisy, Science

ITS BACK! NUCLEAR ENERGY … 21st Century Style!

Few have heard of NuScale. That’s changing. NuScale Power is the Oregon State University startup cofounded in 2007 by Dr. Jose Reyes, the chief technology officer. Reyes developed the innovative design for NuScale’s small modular reactor, which later captured the attention of Fluor, now its pri[...]

April 26th, 2018 - 10:38 am § in Environment

Is the Gulf Stream Endangered?

Avoid Gulf stream disruption at all costs, scientists warn How close the world is to a catastrophic collapse of giant ocean currents is unknown, making halting global warming more critical than ever, scientists say Guardian, Damian CarringtonEnvironment editor Serious disruption to the Gulf Stream [...]

March 7th, 2018 - 8:41 am § in Environment, Foreign Affairs

How to be a hobbit

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January 27th, 2018 - 5:47 pm § in Donald Trump, Environment

EPA boss backs down on Bristol Bay mine

In a stunning reversal, Trump’s EPA appointee, Scott Pruitt, has backed away from approving the Pebble Mine in the headwaters of Bristol Bay, Alaska, home of the world’s largest and most important sockeye salmon fishery. Last year, Pruitt prompted an outcry by deciding to rescind Obama-e[...]

December 23rd, 2017 - 8:11 pm § in Donald Trump, Environment

Coal exec’s daughter led National Monument review

President Trump gutted the Grand Staircase-Escalante and Bears Ears National Monuments this month, acting on recommendations by Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke, based on a policy review led by the daughter of a prominent coal executive. The move opens up 2 million acres of gorgeous and irreplaceable p[...]