"Directly contradicting much of the Trump administration’s position on climate change, 13 federal agencies unveiled an exhaustive scientific report on Friday that says humans are the dominant cause of the global temperature rise that has created the warmest period in the history of civilization."
"Environmental Protection Agency Administrator Scott Pruitt will travel next week to address the American Chemistry Council’s board meeting at a high-end resort on South Carolina’s Kiawah Island, his spokesman confirmed Thursday."
"It is 'extremely likely' that human activities are the 'dominant cause' of global warming, according to the most comprehensive study ever of climate science by U.S. government researchers."
"San Antonio Rep. Lamar Smith, an immigration hardliner and climate change skeptic, announced Thursday that he will leave Congress at the end of his current term. He's the second GOP chairman this week from Texas to retire."
"Senate Democrats repeatedly tore into President Trump’s pick to lead NASA at a Wednesday confirmation hearing."
"The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s chief scientist nominee, Sam Clovis, who now serves as the agency’s senior White House adviser, confirmed in an Oct. 17 letter obtained by The Washington Post that he has no academic credentials in either science or agriculture."
"Retired U Prof. Deborah Swackhamer says Trump administration is downgrading science."
"A U.S. Forest Service scientist who was scheduled to talk about the role that climate change plays in wildfire conditions was denied approval to attend the conference featuring fire experts from around the country."
"Top Democrats on the House Energy and Commerce Committee yesterday pressed U.S. EPA's inspector general and administrator in separate letters for more information about the former American Chemistry Council executive now playing a key role at the agency."
"Scott Pruitt, the head of the Environmental Protection Agency, stripped a half-dozen scientists and academics of advisory positions Tuesday and issued new rules barring anyone who receives E.P.A. grant money from serving on panels that counsel the agency on scientific decisions."