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Academics, scientists, coders in mad scramble to rescue federal climate data

Academics, scientists, coders in mad scramble to rescue federal climate data I cannot believe it’s come to saying this, but the federally funded thieves and liars of the Trump administration are literally coming for the data.Baggers took those data sets and banged out custom scripts, to carefully comb out the data from the sprawling pastiche of hacked-together crap we call a government web presence.

A new bill would kill this government agency in 2018

A new bill would kill this government agency in 2018 A new bill that would have sweeping consequences for every resident of the U.Matt Gaetz of Florida, seeks to abolish the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA).

A man with a nasty habit of suing the EPA now leads it, because why not?

A man with a nasty habit of suing the EPA now leads it, because why not? Congrats, America: We now have a Senate-confirmed administrator of the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) again.Plus, he denies the mainstream scientific conclusion that human emissions of greenhouse gases are the primary cause of global warming.

The geekiest signs from the 'Stand up for Science' rally

The geekiest signs from the 'Stand up for Science' rally At a rally full of scientists, things were bound to get a bit geeky.On Sunday, thousands scientists and supporters gathered in Boston's Copley Square to "stand up for science" under the Trump administration.

EPA's Scott Pruitt enters a hotbed of anti-Trump resistance: his own agency

EPA's Scott Pruitt enters a hotbed of anti-Trump resistance: his own agency Usually, new administrators at the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) are welcomed at headquarters without too much fanfare.Scott Pruitt — the new EPA administrator nominated to the position by President Donald Trump — gave his welcome address to his agency Tuesday after garnering more "no" votes on the Senate floor than any other EPA nominee since the agency was founded in 1970.

The emails Republicans don't want you to see

The emails Republicans don't want you to see Senators never saw these emails prior to voting on Pruitt's nomination on Feb.Overall, the emails further support the findings from a Pulitzer Prize-winning 2014 series in the New York Times that first revealed Pruitt's ties to the energy industry.

The Nest Smart Thermostat was just awarded an Energy Star by the EPA

The Nest Smart Thermostat was just awarded an Energy Star by the EPA On Tuesday, the Alphabet-owned company announced that its signature Learning Thermostat had received an Energy Star from the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA).The recognition comes moments after the EPA dropped a few criteria previously needed to be awarded an Energy Star, allowing connected thermostats to be considered.

Stephen Hawking has a message for Trump: Don't ignore climate change

Stephen Hawking has a message for Trump: Don't ignore climate change But when it comes to matters here on Earth, Stephen Hawking is just as concerned about President Trump's science policies as anyone.During a recent interview with Good Morning Britain, set to air Monday, Hawking bluntly laid out his views on U.

EPA chief calls historic climate treaty a 'bad deal' because this is our life now

EPA chief calls historic climate treaty a 'bad deal' because this is our life now Scott Pruitt, head of the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), railed against the Paris Climate Agreement in an interview with ABC News on Sunday.They didn't have to take steps until 2030," Pruitt told anchor George Stephanopoulos.

This might be the last day of climate progress in the U.S. (for a while)

This might be the last day of climate progress in the U.S. (for a while) This will kick off the unwinding of the Obama administration's climate efforts, including the landmark set of regulations known as the Clean Power Plan.Still, virtually no one expected the Clean Power Plan to escape the Trump administration unscathed.

In ultimate insult, Trump to roll back EPA's climate policies from within the EPA

In ultimate insult, Trump to roll back EPA's climate policies from within the EPA His second hit came earlier this month when Trump proposed shrinking the EPA's budget by 31 percent.But many climate and environmental experts have staunchly opposed the Trump administration's regressive vision for the 47-year-old agency.

Trump White House reveals it's 'not familiar' with well-studied costs of global warming

Trump White House reveals it's 'not familiar' with well-studied costs of global warming It ended up being more revealing than the White House may have intended.Ample reports show that climate change itself threatens jobs and imperils economic productivity.

Trump can roll back MPG rules with a stroke of the pen. It's not so easy to roll back climate change.

Trump can roll back MPG rules with a stroke of the pen. It's not so easy to roll back climate change. The Trump administration wants to back down from the 54.The Trump administration has made noises about ending the federal tax credits for buyers, saying component prices have come down a lot.

EPA won't ban this chemical even though agency scientists want to

EPA won't ban this chemical even though agency scientists want to Meet "chlorpyrifos," the insecticide that federal scientists say could potentially harm children and farm workers.As the EPA's new administrator, Scott Pruitt had a choice: side with this agency's own chemical safety experts, or pick the giant chemical manufacturer and drop the case.

EPA chief is tongue-tied when asked about his climate change denial

EPA chief is tongue-tied when asked about his climate change denial America's top environmental official was in the hot seat on Sunday over his dubious views on climate change.But Environmental Protection Agency chief Scott Pruitt wasn't a guest on CNN or MSNBC, stations that President Donald Trump might accuse of being "fake news.

Apple’s new Earth Day videos are the least Apple thing ever

Apple’s new Earth Day videos are the least Apple thing ever While watching an Apple video.” In it Apple’s Environmental Technologies Group lead Rob Guzzo explains how and why Apple chose to stop buying artificial sweat and started creating its own.

The EPA won't be shutting down its open data website after all

The EPA won't be shutting down its open data website after all On Monday, they noticed an alarming message posted to the Environmental Protection Agency's (EPA) open data website, indicating it would shut down on Friday, April 28.However, open data advocates may have found that shining a spotlight and harnessing social media can be powerful tools for protecting our national digital resources.