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The Latest Casualty of President Trump’s Budget Cuts? Honeybees

Only a complete moron would not see the importance of the honeybee in our ecosystem.
Trump administration has a new plan to prop up dying coal industry

Trump administration has a new plan to prop up dying coal industry

As coal continues its irreversible decline, the Trump administration keeps trying new ways to prop up the industry. In the administration’s latest effort to help the coal industry, the Department of
EPA Ready to Kill Greenhouse Gas Rule on New Coal Power Plants

EPA Ready to Kill Greenhouse Gas Rule on New Coal Power Plants

Ending the rule will make it more profitable to build coal power plants that generate greenhouse gases.
Nuclear watchdog group causes stir with call to financially support existing nuclear plants

Nuclear watchdog group causes stir with call to financially support existing nuclear plants

The Union of Concerned Scientists (UCS) surprised environmental advocates and energy officials on Thursday when it called for keeping existing nuclear power plants open for as long as safely possible
North Korea’s Big Moment Is Upended by Trump

North Korea’s Big Moment Is Upended by Trump

The event was captured by foreign journalists, but North Korea did not invite any independent nuclear monitors to verify the dismantlement.
North Korea’s Big Moment Is Upended by Trump

North Korea’s Big Moment Is Upended by Trump

A satellite image of the Punggye-ri nuclear test site in North Korea, before its demolition on Thursday.
Trump’s Fuel Efficiency Rollbacks Will Hurt Drivers

Trump’s Fuel Efficiency Rollbacks Will Hurt Drivers

A Los Angeles freeway in 2011. California said it would continue to enforce current emission standards, even if the federal rules are weakened.
Op-Ed Contributor: Coal’s Continuing Decline

Op-Ed Contributor: Coal’s Continuing Decline

Dave Van Sickle, a retired miner, suffers from black lung disease and uses a breathing mask.
Why Bill Nye the Science Guy is standing up for a climate skeptic

Why Bill Nye the Science Guy is standing up for a climate skeptic

When someone changes their mind, does it matter if the rationale is empirical, or expedient? As a hard-right Oklahoma congressman since 2013, Jim Bridenstine has…
Scientists accuse Scott Pruitt of ‘stacking the deck’ against scientific integrity

Scientists accuse Scott Pruitt of ‘stacking the deck’ against scientific integrity

Scientists, doctors, and environmental groups are pushing back against the Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) efforts to purge scientists who had previously received EPA grants from sitting on
The disappointing truth about US plans to shoot down North Korean nuclear weapons

The disappointing truth about US plans to shoot down North Korean nuclear weapons

At a Nov. 6 press conference with US President Donald Trump, Japanese prime minister Shinzo Abe was asked if Japan would respond to North Korean…
North Korea’s latest missile test traveled 10 times higher than the ISS

North Korea’s latest missile test traveled 10 times higher than the ISS

After a two-month break in missile tests, North Korea was back at it today (Nov. 29). The 20th missile test of the year, today’s was…
Six Years After Fukushima, Robots Finally Find Reactors’ Melted Uranium Fuel

Six Years After Fukushima, Robots Finally Find Reactors’ Melted Uranium Fuel

Daisuke Hirose, a Tepco spokesman, inside the Unit 5 reactor at the Fukushima nuclear power plant. Tepco used underwater robots that finally found the melted uranium fuel inside Unit 3, another
Six Years After Fukushima, Robots Finally Find Reactors’ Melted Uranium Fuel

Six Years After Fukushima, Robots Finally Find Reactors’ Melted Uranium Fuel

Daisuke Hirose, a Tepco spokesman, inside the Unit 5 reactor at the Fukushima nuclear power plant. Tepco used underwater robots that finally found the melted uranium fuel inside Unit 3, another
Six Years After Fukushima, Robots Finally Find Reactors’ Melted Uranium Fuel

Six Years After Fukushima, Robots Finally Find Reactors’ Melted Uranium Fuel

Daisuke Hirose, a Tepco spokesman, inside the Unit 5 reactor at the Fukushima nuclear power plant. Tepco used underwater robots that finally found the melted uranium fuel inside Unit 3, another
Six Years After Fukushima, Robots Finally Find Reactors’ Melted Uranium Fuel

Six Years After Fukushima, Robots Finally Find Reactors’ Melted Uranium Fuel

Daisuke Hirose, a Tepco spokesman, inside the Unit 5 reactor at the Fukushima nuclear power plant. Tepco used underwater robots that finally found the melted uranium fuel inside Unit 3, another

15,000 scientists just signed the largest-ever warning about Earth’s destruction

There’s no place like home, our warm and watery planet Earth. But we won’t be living here long if humans don’t change their ways, say…

This group is prepping scientists to run for office in response to Trump

The Trump administration’s attempts to suppress research on science from climate change to vaccines has become a call to action for many usually apolitical scientists. And one grassroots activists
Trump Says the U.S. Should Expand Its Nuclear Capacity

Trump Says the U.S. Should Expand Its Nuclear Capacity

President Vladimir Putin with his senior military officials in Moscow on Thursday.