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Robert Reich: While China Picks Winners, Trump Picks Losers

Robert Reich: While China Picks Winners, Trump Picks Losers
Trump wants a backwards industrial policy. That’s not surprising, given that everything else he and his administration are doing is designed to take us backwards.
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Trump's FEMA Eliminates Any Mention Of Climate Change In New Plan

Trump's FEMA Eliminates Any Mention Of Climate Change In New Plan
Under Obama, the Federal Emergency Management Agency emphasized climate risk. The new plan fails to even mention the words 'climate change' or 'sea level rise.'
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Trump Administration Deserts Science Advisory Boards Across Agencies

Trump Administration Deserts Science Advisory Boards Across Agencies
While top-level science positions remain vacant, scientific advisory panels have been quietly diminished, disbanded or stacked with industry scientists.
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How Federal Giveaways to Big Coal Leave Ranchers and Taxpayers Out in the Cold

How Federal Giveaways to Big Coal Leave Ranchers and Taxpayers Out in the Cold
Short cuts, subsidies and tax breaks helped create 7,000 jobs in the Powder River Basin. Damage to water, air and land is part of the price borne by the public, too.
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Exxon Mobil’s About-Face on Climate Disclosure

Exxon Mobil’s About-Face on Climate Disclosure
Exxon Mobil Corp. has vowed to do a better job in disclosing the risks it faces from climate change starting “in the near future” after bucking pressure to do that for years.
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The Earth Just Experienced the Hottest Month on the Books. Period.

The Earth Just Experienced the Hottest Month on the Books. Period.
Plus, scientists say there's a "99 percent chance of a new annual record in 2016"
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Scientists are Furious that Yet Another Election is Failing to Address Key Science Issues

Scientists are Furious that Yet Another Election is Failing to Address Key Science Issues
Prominent organizations try for the third straight election to get candidates to answer questions about climate change and other crucial issues.
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Blazing Hot First Half of 2016 Sends Climate Records Tumbling

Blazing Hot First Half of 2016 Sends Climate Records Tumbling
Scientists from NASA and NOAA say the first six months of the year have been the hottest ever. It comes as no surprise in sizzling Alaska.
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How a Major Coal Blunder Gave Mississippi a Chance for Cleaner Air

How a Major Coal Blunder Gave Mississippi a Chance for Cleaner Air
Community activists in the country’s most corrupt state won an unlikely victory to convert a coal plant to natural gas.
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Families to Obama: 'It's Not Too Late to Provide Leadership on Fracking'

Families to Obama: 'It's Not Too Late to Provide Leadership on Fracking'
More than 100 families personally affected by the fracking industry have written to President Barack Obama demanding that he meet with them—as he often does with fossil fuel executives—ahead of the Democratic National Convention later this month.
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