Nature & Science
You probably grew up believing that the North Pole is a magical place with reindeer, elves and holiday cheer like you saw in the movies. And most importantly, that it’s where Santa Claus lives. Unfortunately, you’re not going to find any of those things at the real North Pole. Here are some interesting facts you may not know about the northernmost part of the Earth.
Leading infectious disease expert Anthony Fauci, who received his first dose of the Moderna vaccine on Tuesday, said to assume the strain is already present in the U.S.
It’s been an incredibly tough year as the COVID-19 pandemic has impacted on lives and livelihoods across the globe.
But there have been some bright spots amid the gloom.
Gotham Greens has spent 11 years convincing grocers like Whole Foods that its locally and sustainably grown lettuces are the future of produce, but after the pandemic upended national supply chains, its sales started to surge.
Climate action advocates and wildlife defenders celebrated Monday after the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 9th Circuit rejected the Trump administration’s approval of Liberty, a proposed offshore oil-drilling project in federal Arctic waters that opponents warned would endanger local communities, animals, and the environment.
From climate change to healthcare to agricultural science, Trump and his allies have made it clear that they are more than willing to ignore scientific evidence and advice in order to justify cutting funding for important studies and programs.
The Trump administration has taken yet another step against the global scientific community. This time NASA has fallen prey to this tyranny. The White House recently decided to stop funding NASA’s Carbon Monitoring System (CMS). This plan will affect not only the research community but also the entire living world. Closing down the CMS will threaten the ability of countries to measure global carbon flows. It will also jeopardize plans to monitor carbon emissions reductions, which are an important part of the Paris Climate Accords. Let us learn more about what this change will mean for the fight against climate change.
In just three years, the Trump administration has diminished the role of science in federal policymaking while halting or disrupting research projects nationwide, marking a transformation of the federal government whose effects, experts say, could reverberate for years.
This budget is yet another example of the lack of understanding and respect this administration has for the significance of our parks.
As a candidate, Donald Trump famously dismissed climate change as a “hoax” invented by the Chinese to gain a competitive advantage in the global marketplace. As President, Trump put Scott Pruitt, who disputes the scientific consensus that carbon dioxide is the primary driver of climate change, in charge of the Environmental Protection Agency.
The spread of coronavirus is presenting a management and messaging challenge for the Trump administration unlike any other crisis.
The Trump administration has formally revised a proposal that would significantly restrict the type of research that can be used to draft environmental and public health regulations, a measure that experts say amounts to one of the government’s most far-reaching restrictions on science.
Immediately after he took office, on January 20, 2017, President Donald Trump and his officials began opening up public lands to the energy industry. Ever since, it’s been hard to keep track of all the regulation rollbacks and revoked protections.
When President Trump took office in 2017, the White House’s National Security Council Directorate for Global Health Security and Biodefense survived the transition intact. Its mission was the same as when I was asked to lead the office, established after the Ebola epidemic of 2014: to do everything possible within the vast powers and resources of the U.S. government to prepare for the next disease outbreak and prevent it from becoming an epidemic or pandemic.
Over four years in office, the Trump administration has dismantled major climate policies and rolled back many more rules governing clean air, water, wildlife and toxic chemicals.
President Donald Trump is a radical climate-change denier and crusader for deregulation who is trying to gut the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency — an entity critical to protecting the health of all Americans. Trump initially selected as the Administrator of EPA Scott Pruitt, the Attorney General of Oklahoma, who made a career of attacking EPA and lobbying for the oil and gas industry.
It is becoming conventional wisdom that US President Donald Trump will be tough to beat in November, because, whatever reservations about him voters may have, he has been good for the American economy. Nothing could be further from the truth.
The Trump administration has promised vast changes to U.S. science and environmental policy—and we’re tracking them here as they happen.
THE FULL STORY OF TRUMP & COVID: More than 7 million Americans have suffered from COVID-19, including Pres. Trump. Emmy winner Jeffrey Wright narrates the documentary detailing how four years of Trump’s actions brought America to this moment (warning: distressing images).
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