"President-elect Donald J. Trump said on Tuesday that he would 'keep an open mind' about whether to pull the United States out of a landmark multinational agreement on climate change."
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- Source: NY Times, 11/23/2016
"Donald Trump is poised to eliminate all climate change research conducted by NASA as part of a crackdown on 'politicized science', his senior adviser on issues relating to the space agency has said."Source: Guardian, 11/23/2016
"'It will be possible for states to choose to become pollution havens'".Source: Ctr for Public Integrity, 11/23/2016
"More than a year ago, Fresno County farmer Wayne Western Jr. penned a letter to Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump, pleading for help."Source: Sacramento Bee, 11/23/2016
"Recovering from transplant surgery, Dan Greulich fell prey to a drug-resistant infection. What happened over the next five months shows the terrible human and financial price of an epidemic raging through the U.S. healthcare system."Source: Reuters, 11/23/2016
"In the debate over fracking of oil and gas wells, opponents often cite the risk that the process can set off nearby earthquakes. But scientists say that in the United States, fracking-induced earthquakes are not common."Source: NY Times, 11/23/2016
"The U.S. government said on Tuesday it was delaying indefinitely its proposal for how to clean up or seal off radioactive soil buried in a St. Louis-area landfill adjacent to another waste site where an underground fire has been smoldering for several years."Source: Reuters, 11/23/2016
"The Arctic Ocean may seem remote and forbidding, but to birds, whales and other animals, it’s a top-notch dining destination."Source: NY Times, 11/23/2016
"Year after year, volunteers return to tributaries of the Klamath River, just like the fish they’re trying to help do the same thing."Source: KQED, 11/23/2016
"In a video released Monday, president-elect Donald Trump pledged that in his first 100 days in office he would abolish a host of regulations to stimulate domestic energy production. 'I will cancel job-killing restrictions on the production of American energy, including shale energy and clean coal, creating many millions of high-paying jobs,' he said."Source: Wash Post, 11/23/2016
"Federal officials on Monday moved to block new mining claims at the doorstep of Yellowstone National Park, the latest push by the Obama administration to protect environmentally sensitive areas during the president’s final months in office."Source: Wash Post, 11/22/2016
"On Friday, the World Health Organization announced that the Zika virus is no longer a global health emergency. Now it’s a chronic threat."Source: Ars Technica, 11/22/2016
"The Islamic State has used chemical weapons, including chlorine and sulfur mustard agents, at least 52 times on the battlefield in Syria and Iraq since it swept to power in 2014, according to a new independent analysis."
"When President-elect Donald J. Trump met with the British politician Nigel Farage in recent days, he encouraged Mr. Farage and his entourage to oppose the kind of offshore wind farms that Mr. Trump believes will mar the pristine view from one of his two Scottish golf courses, according to one person present. The meeting, held shortly after the presidential election, raises new questions about Mr. Trump’s willingness to use the power of the presidency to advance his business interests."
"Exxon Mobil, under fire over its past efforts to undercut climate science, is accusing the Rockefeller family of masterminding a conspiracy against it. Yes, that Rockefeller family."