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Scotland is all about wind energy (Trump hates both)

The northeast of Scotland is poised to become the global center for offshore wind scientific research, following the announcement this week from Swedish power company Vattenfall, which announced the successful projects that will take part in a €3m research program at its European Offshore Wind Deployment Centre. By Joshua S Hill  The European Offshore Wind Deployment […]

June 22nd

Endangered species: Grizzly Bears back in danger. Thanks, Trump.

The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service today removed grizzly bears in the Greater Yellowstone region from the Endangered Species List. The decision comes despite serious concerns in the scientific community about a declining, isolated population with diminishing food resources and record-high mortalities, as well as strong opposition from an unprecedented number of Tribal Nations. By Sierra […]

June 22nd

NYC leads the way with Environmental Justice laws

The New York City Council recently passed the most comprehensive environmental justice legislation ever achieved in any U.S. city. By Kieth Rushing Earthjustice The breakthrough marked a major win for the Harlem-based organization WE ACT for Environmental Justice, which recently boosted its local and state advocacy efforts. WE ACT is not alone. Many environmental justice […]

June 18th

You know those mayors defying Trump on the Paris climate agreement? Call em to say thanks

Hundreds of U.S. mayors are demonstrating one way to resist Donald Trump’s climate and energy agenda: They’ve joined an alliance pledging to keep supporting the Paris climate agreement that Trump has announced he will abandon. By Meteor Blades Activists ought to link arms with these mayors, phone or write them, and applaud them for taking a stand against […]

June 7th

Privatizing the Air Traffic Control system is a really bad idea (but Trump needs to change the subject)

There’s only one reason we’re talking about Trump’s stupid scheme privatizing the Air Traffic Control system, putting a critical piece of US safety and security infrastructure in private hands. A scheme that’s so bad it was rejected out of hand by the GOP House and Senate just last year. By Jeremy Bloom But President Trump needed […]

June 5th

Privatization: Trump wants to sell off US to millionaires & the Saudis, starting with Air Traffic Control

President Trump says he’s going to spend the next week pushing his so-called infrastructure proposals, which are actually just an excuse to sell off YOUR public assets to his buddies. He’s putting lipstick on several pigs that have already been rejected by Republicans in Congress as terrible ideas, starting with the sell-off of the Air […]

June 4th

Breakthrough Perovskite solar cell shows the cheap, clean energy future Trump would kill

Can Energy Secretary Rick Perry keep the stream of good news humming along, despite his boss’ bailing on the Paris climate agreement? Yesterday the Energy Department’s Ames National Laboratory had a very good report about one of our favorite topics, “coal killing” organometal halide perovskite solar cells. By Tina Casey  Coal-Killing Perovskite Solar Cells For those of […]

Does Trump still believe climate change is a hoax? His staff don’t want to talk about it

While Donald Trump was pissing off Europeans a week ago, White House economic adviser Gary Cohn said of his views on climate change: “He came here to learn. He came here to get smarter. His views are evolving, which is exactly as they should be.” By Meteor Blades That’s just about the funniest thing any insider has said […]

June 3rd

By dumping the Paris Climate Agreement, Trump hands world leadership to China

If the world can’t rely on the United States to be positively involved in the most existential crisis facing human society, when can the world rely on the USA? By Zachary Shahan  One of the first articles I published after the US presidential election in November was this one: “How China (+ Russia) Could Shift […]

June 2nd