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The budget of the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), a leading government agency on climate science, has been slashed by the Trump administration by a significant 17%. According to a four-page budget memo obtained by The Washington Post, it has been proposed to deliver steep cuts to research funding and satellite programs and also elimination of  funding for […]

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Continuing his drive to repeal environmental laws, President Trump recently signed an executive order directing his administration to dismantle Obama’s clean water regulation. The 2015 rule, also known as “Waters of the United States”, gave the federal government authority to limit pollution in major bodies of water, rivers, streams, and wetlands. The clean water rule was […]

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After Massachusetts, California is the next state to introduce a bill to derive 100% energy from renewable sources. A new bill introduced by state Senate leader Kevin de León would require the state to obtain 100% of its electricity from renewable sources by 2045. With the falling costs for solar and wind power, this might be an achievable goal […]

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Ex-President Barack Obama’s policies on climate and water pollution might be rolled back through new executive orders from current President Donald Trump. This clearly proves that the new administration is determined to promote fossil-fuel production and economic activity, regardless of the fact that renewable energy could also account for major economic growth, if given a chance. One […]

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With President Trump at the helm of affairs, NASA might finally have to abandon its climate change research. The administration wants NASA to focus more on space missions and allocate more funds to that area while it wants ‘other’ agencies to take up climate change research. At a House Science, Space and Technology Committee hearing, […]

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Energy Transfer Partners, the company behind the controversial Dakota Access Pipeline (DAPL), has reported 69 accidental spills from pipelines in the last two years alone. There were 42 known oil spills, 11 natural gas spills, nine gasoline spills, three propane spills, two ‘other’ spills and two ‘unknown’ spills. That roughly amounts to almost 2.8 accidents […]

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President Trump recently signed two executive orders reviving both the Dakota Access and Keystone XL pipelines. Barely a day after the Trump government granted a final easement to allow the revival of Dakota Access Pipeline, work restarted on the controversial site. Meanwhile, the President has been telling reporters that he hasn’t received any negative phone calls regarding any of the […]

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