How Washington lobbyists fought flood insurance reform – POLITICO

The catastrophic weather in Texas has thrown the spotlight on the federal government’s troubled flood insurance program, which is nearly $25 billion in debt after huge payouts following Katrina, Sandy and other devastating hurricanes. But as Houston starts the long process of recovering, lobbyists in Washington have already maneuvered to slow lawmakers efforts’ to overhaul […]

Scott Pruitt Is Gutting the EPA, Serving Fossil-Fuel Industry – Rolling Stone

  Illustration by Sean McCabe Scott Pruitt, the administrator of the Environmental Protection Agency, wants you to know that he was responsible for persuading President Trump to pull out of the Paris climate agreement. Pruitt has never said that explicitly, of course – he understands that if he wants to keep his job, he needs […]

Arks of the Apocalypse – The New York Times

Cover Photo Svalbard Global Seed Vault, Spitsbergen Island, Norway. Credit Spencer Lowell for The New York Times All around the world, scientists are building repositories of everything from seeds to ice to mammal milk — racing to preserve a natural order that is fast disappearing. 点击查看本文中文版 Photographs by SPENCER LOWELL and TEXT BY MALIA WOLLANJULY […]

I am an Arctic researcher. Donald Trump is deleting my citations | Victoria Herrmann | Opinion | The Guardian

As an Arctic researcher, I’m used to gaps in data. Just over 1% of US Arctic waters have been surveyed to modern standards. In truth, some of the maps we use today haven’t been updated since the second world war. Navigating uncharted waters can prove difficult, but it comes with the territory of working in […]

Possible Trump Science Advisor Compares Climate Science to ISIS, Tells Us Jezebel ‘Is Well Named’ 

Dr. William Happer, a retired Princeton physicist and trusted Breitbart expert, met with then president-elect Donald Trump in early January, reportedly to discuss the role of science advisor; he told The Guardian last month that if offered the post he would accept it. On inauguration day, in a colorful demonstration of his personal brand of […]

Donald Trump’s Budget Is the Ending Conservatives Always Wanted

Eery year, during the run-up to Halloween, when Jim DeMint goes to Hell’s mega-mall and sits on Satan’s lap, he has a list of things he wants for the holiday. The parents of the assembled demons and imps behind him in line often get frustrated because the list is so long. On Thursday, the Trump […]