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EPA cancels appearance by scientists at climate change conference.

Mon, 10/23/2017 - 10:00
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has canceled plans for three of its scientists to speak on climate change at a conference in Rhode Island on Monday.

Glyphosate: WHO cancer agency edited out "non-carcinogenic" findings.

Thu, 10/19/2017 - 10:00
When the International Agency for Research on Cancer assessed the best-selling weedkiller glyphosate, significant changes were made between a draft of its report and the published version. The agency won't say who made the changes or why.

Pruitt's promised directive rattles science advisers.

Thu, 10/19/2017 - 10:00
U.S. EPA Administrator Scott Pruitt's suggestion that he'd get rid of advisory committee members who also receive EPA grants has roiled the research community.

Trump's NOAA nominee signed weather deal with Chinese government.

Thu, 10/19/2017 - 10:00
Trump's nominee to lead NOAA inked a deal with the government suspected of hacking that very agency.

Facing public outcry, New Mexico restores evolution and global warming to science standards.

Thu, 10/19/2017 - 10:00
Students will learn the age of the Earth, too.

VIDEO: Washington state sues Monsanto over chemical pollution.

Thu, 10/19/2017 - 10:00
US agrichemical giant Monsanto is under scrutiny as EU leaders mull whether to ban glyphosate, the main ingredient of its herbicide Roundup. The firm is also under fire in the United States for a group of chemicals it produced decades ago.

Scott Pruitt suggests he will restrict scientists who get EPA grants from advising the agency.

Wed, 10/18/2017 - 10:00
EPA Administrator Scott Pruitt hinted Tuesday at plans to rid the agency’s scientific advisory boards of researchers who get EPA grants, arguing that the current structure raises questions about their independence.

Mr. Trump outdoes himself in picking a conflicted regulator.

Wed, 10/18/2017 - 10:00
The nominee to lead the E.P.A. chemicals office is a threat to public health.

Some groups want more CO2. Here's what that means.

Wed, 10/18/2017 - 10:00
A key argument used by climate skeptics to downplay the consequences of anthropogenic climate change is resurfacing: the idea that carbon dioxide emissions are a net positive for the planet's vegetation.

Proposed New Mexico science standards omit global warming.

Tue, 10/17/2017 - 10:00
A proposed overhaul of New Mexico’s state science standards for public schools came under intense criticism Monday at a packed public hearing in the state capital for omitting or deleting references to global warming, evolution and the age of the Earth.

Skeptics suspicious of Pruitt plan to press him on red team.

Tue, 10/17/2017 - 10:00
Climate skeptics have been holding closed-door meetings to identify candidates for U.S. EPA's "red team" exercise aimed at poking holes in mainstream science and to discuss ways to prevent agency Administrator Scott Pruitt from reneging on his promise to do it.

Fire-fighting chemicals and drinking water.

Mon, 10/16/2017 - 10:00
The PFAS saga is not just an issue for those who live near the Williamtown RAAF base and other hot spots around the nation.

Why Tony Abbott’s climate snow job mistakes Australia for Europe.

Mon, 10/16/2017 - 10:00
Conservatives cheering climate change always ignore how Australia's economy will be among the hardest hit.

Trump pick for top environment post: Carbon dioxide is 'the gas of life.'

Mon, 10/16/2017 - 10:00
President Donald Trump has picked Kathleen Hartnett White, a former Texas regulator and unapologetic advocate of expanding U.S. fossil fuel production regardless of carbon dioxide emissions, for the top White House environment post.

The grandfather of alt-science.

Fri, 10/13/2017 - 10:00
Art Robinson has seeded scientific skepticism within the GOP for decades. Now he wants to use urine to save lives.

Trump's NOAA nominee supported privatizing weather data.

Fri, 10/13/2017 - 10:00
AccuWeather CEO Barry Myers is a businessman, not a scientist. His nomination to oversee U.S. weather and climate data is raising concerns.

Now even climate-change believers count as ‘deniers.'

Fri, 10/13/2017 - 10:00
Even if an opinion is wrong, debating it will teach more people what is right. And if the opinion is right, it offers an opportunity to exchange error for truth. Instead, we’re left with just one “right” way of thinking.

Did Monsanto ignore evidence linking its weed killer to cancer?

Thu, 10/12/2017 - 10:00
Attorneys and activists have accused Monsanto of manipulating the science around glyphosate’s health impacts—in essence, of following the playbook written by Big Tobacco.

'Conflict of interest' row flares in advance of  PFOA discussions.

Thu, 10/12/2017 - 10:00
The European Commission and the consultancy it hired to work on its draft nomination of perfluorooctanoic acid (PFOA) to the Stockholm Convention, have both refuted claims of "a conflict of interest cloud over the proceedings".

GAO to probe whether Trump administration is protecting agencies’ scientific integrity.

Thu, 10/12/2017 - 10:00
The Government Accountability Office will look at whether the Trump administration has violated the scientific integrity policies of two dozen departments and agencies.

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