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U.S. Scientist Has Had ENOUGH: He’s ‘Blowing The Whistle On Trump Administration’ (VIDEO)

U.S. Scientist Has Had ENOUGH: He’s ‘Blowing The Whistle On Trump Administration’ (VIDEO)

A former policy advisor to the Interior Department has become, in his words, a “whistleblower” on the Trump administration’s treatment of climate scientists. Joel Clement was director of the Office of Policy Analysis at the Interior Department for nearly seven years. But on June 15, he was summarily transferred to the accounting office, an area […]

US To Use Climate Change Fund To Build New Coal Plants (VIDEO)

US To Use Climate Change Fund To Build New Coal Plants (VIDEO)

According to a new report from Bloomberg, the U.S. will seek to use money intended for climate change adaptation to promote the construction of new coal plants. The plan, according to an anonymous official inside the Trump administration, is to use the Green Climate Fund to facilitate the construction of new coal plants abroad. The […]

Federal Courts Overrule Trump Administration: Order Enforcement Of EPA Methane Rule (VIDEO)

Federal Courts Overrule Trump Administration: Order Enforcement Of EPA Methane Rule (VIDEO)

A federal court ruled this week that the Trump Administration cannot delay implementation of an Environmental Protection Agency rule requiring oil and gas companies to fix methane leaks from their equipment. Methane is a greenhouse gas with a global warming potential 21 times that of carbon dioxide. The rule was developed under the Obama administration […]

Here’s What Would Happen If Every Single American Recycled Just ONCE (VIDEO)

Here’s What Would Happen If Every Single American Recycled Just ONCE (VIDEO)

It’s no surprise that if everyone in America recycled, the country would be a lot cleaner. But recycling offers significant opportunities for economic growth, too. A recent feature in USA Today underscores how recycling can fulfill both environmental and economic needs. Keep America Beautiful, a recycling advocacy organization, compiled data showing what one act of […]

States Take Charge Of The Fight Against Climate Change – Defy Trump’s Paris Fail (VIDEO)

States Take Charge Of The Fight Against Climate Change – Defy Trump’s Paris Fail (VIDEO)

In the wake of America’s withdrawal from the Paris Agreement, U.S. states are moving to combat climate change without the help of the federal government. This week, Minnesota joined a growing list of states committed to the United States Climate Alliance, an agreement between individual states to reduce greenhouse gas emissions at least 26 percent […]

Another Trump Tangles With A Felon – And It’s NOT A Horrible Thing – Will She Have The Balls To Persist?

You would be hard pressed to find anything positive or worthwhile in Trump-related news these days. However, one Trump family member might give you reason to pause. President Trump’s daughter-in-law, Lara Trump, has taken a passionate interest in beagle adoption. What is so controversial is that she is working with the Beagle Freedom Project, whose […]

Trump Ends US Commitment To Paris Agreement (DETAILS)

Trump Ends US Commitment To Paris Agreement (DETAILS)

Despite vocal opposition from businesses, advisers, and prominent members of his own party, President Donald Trump announced today that he would take America out of the Paris Agreement. The historic climate deal was developed in 2015 and signed by over 190 nations. The U.S. now joins Nicaragua and Syria as the only nations within the […]

The Permafrost Is Melting And Releasing Killer Bacteria And Viruses (VIDEO)

The Permafrost Is Melting And Releasing Killer Bacteria And Viruses (VIDEO)

An ancient plague, frozen beneath the arctic ice for millennia, is suddenly released as the ice around it thaws. The disease makes its ways to civilization, killing billions and bringing civilization to a screeching halt. It sounds like science fiction. But as climate change accelerates, long-dormant pathogens and bacteria could awaken and wreak havoc across […]

This Was America Before The EPA – We Can’t Go Back (IMAGES/VIDEO)

This Was America Before The EPA – We Can’t Go Back (IMAGES/VIDEO)

In the 1960s, America was a dirtier, uglier place than it is today. Illegal dumping was widespread. Sewage often mingled with river water that upstream communities swam in or drank from. And smokestacks stood directly alongside residential developments. Two catalysts would bring about lasting change and inspire the Environmental Protection Agency. One was Rachel Carson’s […]

Scott Pruitt Approves Pesticide That Could Cause Brain Damage In Children (VIDEO)

Scott Pruitt Approves Pesticide That Could Cause Brain Damage In Children (VIDEO)

EPA director Scott Pruitt has signed an order approving the continued use of a controversial pesticide – one that his own agency recommended banning in 2015 because it was scientifically proven to cause brain damage in children. In a statement, Pruitt said: “By reversing the previous Administration’s steps to ban one of the most widely […]

Since When Did ‘Crystal Clear Water’ Involve Coal Ash? Since Trump (VIDEO)

Since When Did ‘Crystal Clear Water’ Involve Coal Ash? Since Trump (VIDEO)

Late last year, Donald Trump said that “crystal clear water” would be important to his administration. But, as the saying goes, actions speak louder than words. Trump’s actions consistently demonstrate that he doesn’t care about protecting America’s waterways or the communities that rely on them as he is systematically dismantling the EPA. I’ve already written about how […]

‘Beyond The Pale Of Decency’ – House Approves Barbaric Hunting Practices In Wildlife Refuges (VIDEO)

‘Beyond The Pale Of Decency’ – House Approves Barbaric Hunting Practices In Wildlife Refuges (VIDEO)

The House of Representatives has approved a joint resolution that invites Alaskan hunters to engage in unimaginable acts of barbarism. House joint resolution 69, introduced by Alaska’s Republican Rep. Don Young, overturns a federal rule written by the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service that bans denning – the practice of killing baby wolves in their dens. […]

Trump’s Proposed Budget Cuts Could Dampen The Nation’s Disaster Preparedness (VIDEO)

Trump’s Proposed Budget Cuts Could Dampen The Nation’s Disaster Preparedness (VIDEO)

The Trump administration is set to enact dramatic cuts to yet another federal science agency, according to a report by the Washington Post. The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) could see 17 percent of its funding slashed in fiscal year 2018. The NOAA oversees crucial ocean and atmospheric research, without which it would be […]

Trump Budget Slashes EPA Funding For Great Lakes By 97 Percent (VIDEO)

Trump Budget Slashes EPA Funding For Great Lakes By 97 Percent (VIDEO)

Michigan’s Democratic senators slammed Donald Trump’s new budget for cutting EPA funds to a Great Lakes restoration program by 97 percent. The proposed budget would slash the EPA’s Great Lakes cleanup fund from $300 million to just $10 million. Debbie Stabenow took to Twitter to write: It's outrageous that President Trump's budget plan includes a 97% […]

Ryan Zinke Confirmed As Head Of Interior Dept. (VIDEO)

Ryan Zinke Confirmed As Head Of Interior Dept. (VIDEO)

The Senate confirmed Rep. Ryan Zinke (R-Mont.) to lead the Interior Department Wednesday. The former Navy Seal will now manage about 500 million acres, or one-fifth of all American land. Zinke has described himself as a modern-day Teddy Roosevelt. He resigned as a delegate to the GOP convention last year after the party approved a […]

Half Of All Species Could Be Extinct By The End Of The Century (VIDEO)

Half Of All Species Could Be Extinct By The End Of The Century (VIDEO)

Currently, one in five species on Earth faces extinction.  According to the Biological Extinction Conference held at the Vatican last week, that percentage will rise to 50% by the end of the century unless we take immediate urgent action to curb emissions of carbon and other greenhouse gases. Biologist Paul Ehrlich of Stanford University in California says: “Rich western […]

Trump Delays Executive Order That Could Kill Our Crops (VIDEO)

Trump Delays Executive Order That Could Kill Our Crops (VIDEO)

Last week, the environment took yet another hit from President Donald Trump and his administration. The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service announced that the rusty patched bumble bee would not start receiving federal protection on Friday, as previously scheduled. Environmentalists are alarmed by the move, arguing that the species is too vulnerable to abandon. Rebecca […]

GOP Is Now Complaining That They Can’t Be Blatantly Offensive To Native Americans (VIDEO)

GOP Is Now Complaining That They Can’t Be Blatantly Offensive To Native Americans (VIDEO)

It should come as no surprise that a republican is upset that America cannot continue to promote racism. Former President Barack Obama decided that it was time to get rid of an offensive creek name. Squaw Creek National Wildlife Refuge will soon be changed to Loess Bluff National Wildlife Refuge. That’s because ‘squaw’ is considered to […]

Trump Never Had A Pet To Love Him – He Doesn’t Care About Yours Either (TWEETS/VIDEO)

Trump Never Had A Pet To Love Him – He Doesn’t Care About Yours Either (TWEETS/VIDEO)

President Donald Trump doesn’t care if animal breeders resort to extreme measures. He also once suggested that it was a waste of money to regulate pet food, even though not doing so could result in deaths. Covering Up Animal Abuse Animal lovers tend to avoid supporting breeders who abuse animals. There are far too many […]

GOP Uses Obscure Legal Loophole To Destroy The US – And The Planet (VIDEO)

GOP Uses Obscure Legal Loophole To Destroy The US – And The Planet (VIDEO)

The Republican Party is at it again with repeals that could have devastating consequences for the planet. Since taking office in January, President Donald Trump has been on a warpath to undo the work of the Obama Administration, particularly when it comes to environmental protection. Trump’s current weapon of choice is the rarely used Congressional […]

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