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Trump’s EPA goes to war on science – and scientists

The message to all federal employees is, if you haven’t drunk deeply of the Trump-inspired nonsense spewed by the putative president, America has no use for you. Scott Pruitt, chief defender of the faith at the agency formerly known as the Environmental Protection Agency, is on a mission to slash the agency’s staffing levels and […]

June 23rd

Delta Stewardship Council ignores public, sides with Big Ag over Delta Tunnels

In spite of massive opposition by fishermen, family farmers, environmentalists and Delta residents who packed a room in the Holiday Inn in Sacramento today, the Delta Stewardship Council endorsed controversial conveyance and storage amendments to the Delta Plan that that project opponents say will hasten the approval of Jerry Brown’s water-stealing WaterFix this September. By Dan Bacher Only one […]

June 22nd

Switching from coal to solar energy would save 52,000 lives a year in US

New research shows that when you look at the diseases caused and exacerbated by coal pollution – asthma, lung cancer, other pulmonary diseases, heart attacks, congestive heart failure, and strokes – getting rid of coal would save 52,000 lives every year. By George Harvey  Researchers from Michigan Technological University (MTU) recently published  the study, “Potential Lives […]

June 22nd

What happens when the oil economy collapses?

As the oil economy collapses, the world will change. And it will change a great deal. The question is simple and stark, but there will be a gradient of effects, and side-effects, and after-effects. By Zachary Shahan  Let’s start with some of the basics. Oil company values — which are currently topping the charts — will […]

June 18th

Texas gives Tesla the middle finger; Musk goes to India

The Texas legislature wrapped up its latest session by passing a law bringing back a $2,500 rebate for Texans who purchase a qualifying low- or zero-emissions car. The program began in 2013 as part of the state’s Emissions Reduction Program and applied to electric cars, fuel cell cars, and cars powered by compressed natural gas, […]

June 17th