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January 18, 2017 Politics
Scott Pruitt, a climate denier and foe of the EPA, is Trump's nominee to lead it. (Photo: Gage Skidmore / Flickr)

More Than 500 Groups Oppose Scott Pruitt's Nomination to Lead EPA

By: Common Dreams

By Deirdre Fulton More than 500 national, state, and local organizations on Tuesday announced their opposition to Donald Trump's fossil-fuel soaked nominee to run the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), Scott Pruitt....

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January 17, 2017 Politics
Rep. Ryan Zinke (R - MT) is President-elect Donald Trump's choice for Secretary of Interior. (Photo: Gage Skidmore / Flickr)

Senate Considers Nomination of Ryan Zinke for Secretary of Interior

By: Center for Biological Diversity

The Senate Energy and Natural Resource Committee today begins a nomination hearing on President-elect Trump’s selection of Rep. Ryan Zinke (R-Mont.) as the next secretary of the Interior. As secretary...

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January 12, 2017 Human Health
Dank nugs of Double Purple Doja. (Photo: Brian Klonoski / Planet Experts)

A Guide to Question 1 and Legal Weed in Maine

By: Brian Klonoski

With the narrow passage of Question 1 on Election Day, Maine got groovy, hit the proverbial bong and joined California, Massachusetts, Washington, Oregon, Nevada, Alaska and Colorado in legalizing recreational marijuana....

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January 10, 2017 Environment
A coho salmon spawns in the Northwest. (Photo: Bureau of Land Management)

Groups Sue to Protect Washington Rivers From Destructive Dredge Mining

By: Center for Biological Diversity

Conservation groups filed a notice of intent today to sue the state of Washington for allowing highly destructive suction dredge mining in rivers and streams critical to endangered salmon and steelhead. The...

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January 9, 2017 Politics
Native Americans on horseback carry willow boughs used to construct sweat lodges in 1910. (Photo: Museum of Photographic Arts)

When the Occupied Occupy: American Indian Resistance From Alcatraz to Standing Rock

By: Ariane Sims

Under the cloak of 2:00 a.m. darkness, 89 Native American men, women and children quietly gathered by the pier behind the No Name Bar in Sausalito, California. In the spirit...

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January 9, 2017 Politics

Dark Money Is Funding a Campaign to Get EPA Pick Scott Pruitt Confirmed

By: Common Dreams

By Lauren McCauley Determined to get "fossil fuel industry puppet" Scott Pruitt confirmed as head of the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), interested parties are furiously pouring money into a new dark...

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January 4, 2017 Environment
Joshua Tree National Park brought to you by... In-N-Out? (Photo: Giorgio Galeotti / Flickr)

National Park Service Opens Door to Corporate Sponsorships

By: Common Dreams

By Jon Queally A controversial set of new rules quietly given final approval over the recent holiday — allowing national parks in the United States to expand corporate sponsorships and...

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January 4, 2017 Environment
Yosemite National Park -- one of America's most cherished public lands. (Photo: Edward Stojakovic / Flickr)

Republican Congress Declares America’s Public Lands Worthless

By: Center for Biological Diversity

On the first day of the new Congress, House Republicans approved a package of rules Tuesday that included a provision that would treat giving away America’s public lands as “budget...

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January 3, 2017 Politics
A number of environmental groups are preparing for a show of resistance to the Trump administration's rampant climate denial. (Photo: Garry Knight / Flickr)

Environmentalists Form Major Movement to Resist Trump's Climate Denial

By: Common Dreams

By Lauren McCauley Not willing to sit idle as Donald Trump and his cabinet take office and roll out an avowedly pro-fossil fuel, anti-regulation agenda, campaigners are preparing for a multi-faceted affront...

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December 29, 2016 Opinion

Science Casts Down the Gauntlet to Corrupt Government Officials

By: W. Douglas Smith

I am holding members of the U.S. government in contempt of science. Real climate scientists have been threatened by Big Oil shills and right wing talk media for decades. More...

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December 28, 2016 Politics
The endangered Mexican wolf. (Photo: Jim Clark / USFWS)

Will Republicans Repeal the Endangered Species Act?

By: Common Dreams

By Nika Knight Endangered species in the United States are facing a newly powerful enemy: a Republican Congressional majority backed by a Trump administration and a likely right-leaning Supreme Court. The...

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December 22, 2016 Climate & Energy
Seth Meyers tackles Trump's position on climate change. (Photo: YouTube)

Video: Seth Meyers' Hilarious Response to Trump's Climate Denial

By: Planet Editor

Late Night host Seth Meyers recently used his media pulpit to take jabs at the Trump administration's environmental platform -- or lack thereof. In his "A Closer Look" segment, the...

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December 21, 2016 Politics
An endangered gray wolf. (Photo: MacNeil Lyons / National Park Service)

Report: 10 Wildlife Conservation Priorities for the Trump Administration

By: Center for Biological Diversity

As the Obama administration prepares to hand over the reins of the executive branch to President-elect Donald Trump, the Washington, D.C.-based Endangered Species Coalition today released a “Top 10” list...

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December 20, 2016 Politics
ExxonMobil CEO Rex Tillerson is President-elect Trump's pick for secretary of state. (Illustration: DonkeyHotey / Flickr)

Did Vladimir Putin, Rex Tillerson and Donald Trump Heist the U.S. Election to Boost Oil Profits?

By: Jedamiah Wolf

Top U.S. officials suspect Russian hackers influenced the 2016 presidential election, but what was the true motive behind the cyber sabotage? Was Russia trying to shake the credibility of the...

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December 19, 2016 Politics
Anti-Trump protestors in Washington, DC. (Photo: Lorie Shaull / Flickr)

#Earth2Trump Movement Forms to Defend Environment and Civil Rights

By: Common Dreams

By Andrea Germanos Under the banner of #Earth2Trump, a campaign to resist the upcoming administration's "dangerous agenda" is gearing up to take its message nationwide. The "resistance roadshow," spearheaded by the conservation...

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December 19, 2016 Opinion
Donald Trump speaking at the 2014 Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC) in National Harbor, Maryland. (Photo: Gage Skidmore / Flickr)

I’m a Scientist Who Has Gotten Death Threats. I Fear What May Happen Under Trump.

By: Michael Mann

Michael E. Mann is a professor of atmospheric science and director of the Earth System Science Center at Penn State University. He co-authored, with Washington Post cartoonist Tom Toles, “The...

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December 13, 2016 Climate & Energy
Rick Perry. (Photo: Gage Skidmore / Flickr)

Energy Secretary Nominee Rick Perry Denies Climate Change, Has Connections to Dakota Access Pipeline

By: Center for Biological Diversity

Energy secretary nominee Rick Perry is a climate change denier linked to the spill-prone pipeline company trying to build the notorious Dakota Access Pipeline. “Perry's scientific illiteracy and disturbing financial...

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December 13, 2016 Climate & Energy
The Dakota Access Pipeline being installed between farms in New Salem, North Dakota. (Photo: Tony Webster / Flickr)

Digging Deeper Into DAPL After Last Week’s Double Whammy

By: Ariane Sims

The Dakota Access Pipeline was just dealt a one-two punch. On Sunday, December 4, the United States Army Corps of Engineers issued a memorandum denying the easement under Lake Oahe,...

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