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"The EPA Has Started to Remove Obama-Era Information"

"The Environmental Protection Agency’s website has begun to transform under the Trump administration. A group of researchers have found what are likely the first steps in a major overhaul of a site that’s been closely watched since President Trump’s inauguration on Jan. 20. Federal climate plans created under former President Obama, tribal assistance programs, and references to international cooperation have been stricken from the site."

Source: Climate Central, 02/03/2017
February 9, 2017

Two Mongabay.com and UMASS Journalism Department EJ Events

In partnership with the UMASS Journalism Department, editors of global conservation news service Mongabay.com will talk about trends they're tracking and writing about, and also discuss the challenges of working in the media (and in a sector concerned with environmental science/trends/policy) at a time when the new U.S. Administration is not supportive: 1) The Changing Landscape: Environmental Journalism in the Age of Trump and 2) Changes to the Land: Discussion & Live Podcast Taping w/ Harvard Forest & Mongabay.

Turbulent Prospects on Environment-Energy Beat Likely in Trump Era

While it's too soon to tell what the new Trump administration and 115th Congress will do, our special report suggests we may see a groundswell of environmental deregulation and massive energy development. Backgrounder looks at the top 10 energy-environment issues to watch in the President Trump era. 

"Trump's Muslim Ban 'Is Like A Nightmare,' Scientist Says"

"High atop the Greenland ice sheet lies thousands of dollars of sophisticated scientific monitoring equipment key to projecting future sea level rise. Their batteries are drained and in need of repair, but a scientist charged with their care fears she can't reach the equipment because of Trump's de-facto Muslim ban."

Source: Mashable, 01/31/2017

The Battle Over Science Integrity, Funding Begins

President Trump's characterization of climate change as a Chinese "hoax" and flirtations with the anti-vaccine movement have led many to conclude that he and his GOP allies are anti-science. A look at scientific integrity and funding in the new administration.

 

"How 21 Kids Could Keep Climate Websites From Going Completely Dark"

"Right now, anxiety is sweeping across the scientific community about the Trump administration's efforts to make climate data disappear. However, there are now a very special group of 21 young Americans, ages nine to 20, who are throwing a sizable wrench in the Trump administration's plans."

Source: Mashable, 01/30/2017

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