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Hurricane Maria Devastates Puerto Rico

The forecast predicted it would be “the most destructive hurricane in Puerto Rico history.” The experience seems to confirm that.

Sept. 14 2017 1:22 PMThe Poop Problem Hurricane Irma Left BehindFlorida is still dealing with the sewage overflows.
Sept. 6 2017 6:46 PMMeteorologists Have Never Seen a Storm Like IrmaIt’s moving toward Florida with unprecedented strength.
Aug. 25 2017 6:05 PMTrump Isn’t Ready for HarveyThe hurricane could bring unprecedented flooding to Texas. The president’s administration may not be prepared to handle it.
Aug. 8 2017 10:57 AMEmails Show USDA Staffers Discouraged From Using the Term Climate ChangeThe changes were announced soon after Trump’s inauguration.
June 2 2017 1:35 PMAn Annotated Version of Trump’s Climate SpeechHe got pretty much everything wrong.
April 13 2017 12:24 PMScott Pruitt Picked the Wrong Coal Mine for His Pro-Coal SpeechThe owners of the mine have been trying to get out of the coal business for years.
March 23 2017 12:51 PMOil Will Run Through the Dakota Access Pipeline This WeekThe courts seem to be replying to the Sioux’s continued religious concerns by questioning whether the tribe really believes in its own faith.
March 9 2017 11:23 AMRyan Zinke Is Having a Blast as Interior SecretaryHe’s happily spent his first week riding a horse to work and decorating his office. Oh, and obliterating important regulations.
Feb. 15 2017 2:41 PMThe Republican Plan to Kill FEMA Might Have an UpsideIf states are held responsible for disaster costs, they might be more inclined to start taking climate change seriously.
Feb. 1 2017 2:18 PMActing Army Secretary Clears the Way for Dakota Access PipelineThe Standing Rock Sioux tribe is already plotting how they can legally block the move.
Jan. 17 2017 5:14 PMCalifornia’s Drought Isn’t Over YetYes, it’s been raining. No, not enough to end the drought.
Dec. 14 2016 4:42 PMRyan Zinke, Trump’s Interior Secretary, Might Accept Climate ChangeBut he still seems generally confused by the idea and has an anti-environmentalist record.
Nov. 30 2016 11:00 AMWhat’s to Gain From Building the Dakota Access Pipeline? Profit.It won’t help us gain energy independence or even jobs. It’ll just make money for the people invested (including President-elect Trump).
Nov. 15 2016 2:10 PMIf Trump Pulls the U.S. Out of the Paris Agreement, France Might Carbon Tax Our GoodsThe rest of the world is not pleased with the president-elect’s climate change denialism and will make us pay.
Oct. 28 2016 10:33 AMTrump’s Plan to Pull Out of the Paris Agreement Is Sheer CowardiceHe wouldn’t actually do anything himself.
Sept. 8 2017 3:24 PMYes, There’s Another Hurricane Coming After IrmaJose isn’t as big, and Irma’s tail winds might calm it further. 
Sept. 1 2017 1:41 PMCould Houston Have Engineered Its Way Around a Harvey-Size Storm?A close analysis of what the dams were supposed to do. 
Aug. 17 2017 10:12 AMTrump’s Infrastructure Plan Is That Infrastructure Can Now Ignore Climate ChangeBuild whatever you want, rising seas be damned is basically the plan and the reasoning.
July 5 2017 9:00 AMClimate Change Will Also Exacerbate Wealth InequalityNew data make stunning predictions about how climate change will affect specific regions of the United States.
April 26 2017 12:27 PMMost Presidents Expand Public Lands. Trump Wants to Limit Them.Coincidentally, his plans might also be illegal.
April 5 2017 2:56 PMLiberals, Stop Praising the Brands Knocking TrumpCorporations always do what is best for corporations.
March 9 2017 3:52 PMPruitt Perpetrates GOP Lie About Climate ChangeIn an interview this morning, he made comments that do not reflect reality.
March 7 2017 7:15 AMTrump’s EPA Plans Are “Just Racist.”He’s not only cutting essential services, but the environmental justice program is on the table.
Feb. 2 2017 11:24 AMTrump’s Muslim Ban Also Hurts Scientific ResearchOne in six U.S. scientists is an immigrant, and the ban will affect many of them.
Jan. 31 2017 9:13 PMRemember When Neil Gorsuch’s Mother Tried to Dismantle the EPA?It happened under Reagan.
Dec. 27 2016 9:33 AMClimate Science Deserves a Nobel Prize, TooIt may not have the wow factor of other sciences, but the goals are equally noble.
Dec. 2 2016 2:59 PMJeff Sessions Thinks Fighting Climate Change Hurts Poor PeopleThis is a weird and new perversion of climate change denialism.
Nov. 18 2016 10:04 AMTrump’s Climate-Denying EPA Pick Also Thinks Pesticides Are HarmlessAgain, Myron Ebell demonstrates a complete inability to weight the evidence.
Nov. 2 2016 10:17 AMWhy Do So Many Farmers Support Trump?They represent the nexus of white Americans facing tough economic times.
Oct. 27 2016 3:51 PMSen. Ron Johnson Thinks Climate Change Is Fine Because People Like Warmer TemperaturesThis is a strange case of combined acceptance and denialism.

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