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Pruitt Is Paving the Way for an Industry-Led EPA

He’s not just trying to get them a voice. He’s trying to give them control.

June 23 2017 12:54 PMGrizzly Bears Are Now the Victims of the Trump Administration’s Climate DenialismWe can’t trust this administration to make science-based decisions.
June 21 2017 3:26 PMMalicious Tree Planting Is a Slow, Expensive Way to Exact RevengeA viral Reddit story of a wronged arborist exacting revenge via redwood planting is a hoax—and it wouldn’t work anyway.
June 19 2017 12:38 PMPolice Data Suggests Black and Hispanic Drivers Are Searched More Often Than WhitesWe filed public records requests to gain access to police records. We found evidence of racially biased policing.
June 19 2017 5:50 AMAre Toxic Blobs of Palm Oil Poisoning Our Pets?The waste product is washing ashore in England, where dogs eat it and occasionally die. What’s a pet owner to do?
June 16 2017 11:50 AMEven Moving to Mars Has Become Political (and Depressing)Capitalism, politics, and partisanship have landed in the middle of our escapists fantasies about the Red Planet.
June 14 2017 1:46 PMA Second Chance for Anna StubblefieldShe fell in love with a man with disabilities, then went to prison for raping him. Now her conviction has been overturned.
June 9 2017 12:31 PMTrump’s Pick for DOJ Top Environmental Attorney Has a Vast Anti-Climate RecordHe has a history of challenging the government for addressing global warming. Now, he’s its top defender.
June 2 2017 9:06 AMFake MoosDairy farmers want the government to declare their product the one true milk. Purveyors of soy, almonds, coconuts, and rice are fighting back.
June 1 2017 4:37 PMDakota Access Pipeline Will Start Operating Without a Proper Oil Spill Response PlanThe pipeline is allowed to start pumping oil Thursday.
May 31 2017 12:54 PMTrump’s Climate Decision Is a Reminder of Whom He Listens ToThe people with the most government and diplomatic experience remain sidelined.
May 30 2017 5:50 AMAre Angry Mobs on Facebook Taking Over Academia?What it means to call the critics of Rebecca Tuvel’s paper on transracialism “bullies.”
May 17 2017 9:00 PMDaryl Bem Proved ESP Is RealWhich means science is broken.
May 12 2017 10:49 AMNo, Wearing Red Doesn’t Make You HotterWear whatever color you want in your dating app profile—science has no firm advice.
May 5 2017 5:56 AMScience Is Broken. How Much Should We Fix It?More rigor in research could stamp out false positive results. It might also do more harm than good.
April 27 2017 9:45 AMBill Nye Can’t Save the WorldHis show likely won’t even reach the people it aims to influence.
June 23 2017 11:11 AMFood Evolution Is Scientifically Accurate. Too Bad It Won’t Convince Anyone.  The new documentary misses that the debate over GMOs isn’t about facts. It’s about values.
June 20 2017 7:15 AMReminder: Poor People Don’t Eat More Fast FoodThe main thing that influences consumption isn’t income, it’s how many hours they work.
June 19 2017 9:30 AMTrump Hates Regulations. What About When They Save Jobs?A rule limiting illegal seafood imports would protect American workers, but corporations are trying to overturn it. Who will Trump side with?
June 16 2017 6:13 PMClimate Change Would Be the Perfect Target of Jeff Bezos’ Philanthropic PlansUnfortunately, the CEO notorious for thinking long term is focusing his giving on “right now” problems. 
June 15 2017 6:02 PMThe Trump Response to the Kids’ Climate Lawsuit Isn’t Denial. It’s Evasion.Since the inauguration, the DOJ’s responses have taken on a Trumpian tinge. 
June 11 2017 7:30 PMBad Footnotes Can Be DeadlyA one-paragraph blurb helped cause the opioid crisis. That’s just the start of science’s citation woes.
June 2 2017 5:33 PMIndulge Your Climate Rage in FantasyI write fiction about denialism. These days, it’s too real.
June 2 2017 7:08 AMHow People Fought the USSR’s Descent Into PseudoscienceAnd how it started in the first place.
May 31 2017 4:57 PMThe World Is Better Off if We Leave the Paris AgreementWill America finally realize that we are no longer the world leader we think we are?
May 30 2017 9:33 AMThe Endangered Species Act Won’t Save Animals. It’s Not Designed To.But right now, it’s still one of the strongest tools we have—so conservationists are innovating to make it work.
May 18 2017 3:38 PMThe Rhetorical Tricks of Climate Change DeniersThe Culture Gabfest deconstructs a controversial column by New York Times columnist Bret Stephens.
May 16 2017 6:34 PM“What Do We Want? Evidence-Based Science!”Anti-Trump activists calling for more peer review in government are giving conservatives exactly what they want.
May 11 2017 4:33 PMTrump’s Disdain for Environmental Regulations Stems From His MisunderstandingHe thinks it’s all about cost, and he seems uninterested in assessing the critical benefits the laws provide.
April 30 2017 10:52 AMBret Stephens’ First Column for the New York Times Is Classic Climate Change DenialismIt doesn’t outright reject the facts—which makes it all the more insidious.
April 24 2017 1:27 PMThe Problem With the March for ScienceOur culture’s understanding of science is very, very broken, and on Saturday, it was impossible to ignore.

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