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  • Obama's Climate Agreement With China Just Might Save the World
    President Obama's deal with China to dramatically cut greenhouse gas emissions may go down as one of his lasting legacies once everything is said and done with his Administration. The deal, which was announced at a joint press conference, set far reaching goals of reducing carbon emissions that surprised most everyone over how much the two countries agreed to cut.
  • The Scariest New Senate Candidates of 2014
    For the 2014 midterm elections, the GOP has some truly scary candidates with extreme views on women's rights, the climate, and how our government should function. Some of them proudly tout their extreme beliefs while others hide behind them, but all of them would take us a step backward should they be elected.
  • The University of Michigan Shows us How to be Environmental Heros
    What is a university supposed to do when they decide to expand its business school and a 250 year old, forty-four foot in diameter oak tree is standing in the way? Should they knock it down? Choose another area to build the expansion? Or what about uprooting the massive tree and physically moving it 500 feet to another location? Perhaps to everyone's surprise, the University of
  • If 300,000 Climate Protesters Won't Get Our Leaders to Act, What Will?
    Hundreds of thousands of people flooded the streets of New York City today to warn the world that humans are killing the planet and insist that something has to be done to fix it before it becomes too late.
  • New EPA Rule Seeks to Cut Carbon Emissions by 30 Percent
    President Obama is set to announce far reaching regulations affecting the use of carbon dioxide at our nations existing coal fired power plants that have the potential to be a game changer regarding the way America produces and uses its energy.

Fact Checking Articles on Environment

DateArticle NameAbout
12/08/09Right wing smears scientific consensus on global warming as a "cult"Global Warming & Scientists falsified evidence to support global warming
Media Matters refutes the right wings 'evidence' of climate change being a hoax.
09/23/09Beck's "brand new reality" on climate change relies on distorting apparently stolen emailsGlobal Warming, Glenn Beck & Scientists falsified evidence to support global warming
Media Matters looks into Glenn Beck's interpretation of the "Climategate" emails showing that he has grossly skewed the facts.
Controversies & Scandals
  • There is an upcoming junk study from a Koch-funded think tank that has taken on the format and appearance of a truly scientific report from the US Government, but is loaded with lies and misrepresentation of actual climate change science.
  • Internal Heartland Institute strategy and funding documents obtained by DeSmogBlog expose the heart of the climate denial machine – its current plans, many of its funders, and details that confirm what DeSmogBlog and others have reported for years. The heart of the climate denial machine relies on huge corporate and foundation funding from U.S. businesses including Microsoft, Koch Industries, Altria (parent company of Philip Morris) RJR Tobacco and more. Those companies specifically ask for the research results to align with their interests.

Environment News & Opinion Articles

  • Trump claims that wind farms cause cancer for very Trumpian reasonsWed Apr 03, 2019 | washingtonpost.com
    For the uninitiated, President Trump’s comments about wind energy at a Republican fundraising dinner Tuesday night must have seemed like a non sequitur, at best.
  • How Federal Disaster Money Favors The RichTue Mar 05, 2019 | npr.org
    If they had known, they never would have bought the house on Bayou Glen Road. Sure, it was a beautiful lot, tucked in a bend of the creek, backyard woodsy and wild, the...
  • Why the U.S. Government Is Crucial to Saving the PlanetWed Apr 12, 2017 | newrepublic.com
    Everything the climate movement has accomplished over the past decade is on the chopping block, or so it seems lately. In less than three months, President Donald Trump has...
  • Earth Day in the Age of TrumpWed Apr 12, 2017 | newyorker.com
    Next week, millions of Americans will celebrate Earth Day, even though, three months into Donald Trump’s Presidency, there sure isn’t much to celebrate. A White House...
  • Rural electric co-ops, traditionally bastions of coal, are getting into solarFri Feb 26, 2016 | vox.com
    In the US, rural areas and constituencies have typically weighed against progress on clean energy. But that may be changing. A new story out of Wisconsin illustrates...
  • Scientists are floored by what’s happening in the Arctic right nowThu Feb 18, 2016 | washingtonpost.com
    New data from NASA and the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration suggest that January of 2016 was, for the globe, a truly extraordinary month. Coming off the...
  • The Koch Brothers' Dirty War on Solar PowerWed Feb 17, 2016 | rollingstone.com
    After decades of false starts, solar power in America is finally poised for its breakthrough moment. The price of solar panels has dropped by more than 80 percent since...
  • Who Poisoned Flint, Michigan?Fri Jan 22, 2016 | rollingstone.com
    Mom moved my two sisters and me to the appropriately named town of Flushing on the outskirts of Flint, Michigan, in 1980. My dad had just been killed in a plane crash, and...
  • Can the Planet Be Saved?Mon Dec 28, 2015 | theatlantic.com
    The two words “climate” and “change” are so routinely strung together that just saying them as a pair—“climate change”—seems to somehow obscure the full weight of the...
  • Why the climate change deal worksMon Dec 14, 2015 | blogs.reuters.com
    After years of painstaking negotiations, the climate change deal struck by leaders of 195 countries on Saturday was a diplomatic success. It represents a welcome shot in...
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