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 reopened coal mining on federal lands and begun unraveling America’s regulations to slow global warming, thereby endangering the country’s climate commitments in the Paris Agreement. He put climate change denier Scott Pruitt in charge of the Environmental Protection Agency—then proposed slashing the agency’s budget and eliminating federal climate change research altogether. Trump is expected soon to reopen portions of the Atlantic and Arctic oceans to oil drilling. What’s an environmentalist to do?
Where 110 stories of Twin Towers once reached out to the heavens, today cascading water falls into the void that remains. This week, more than 12 years on from that horrific day, the National September 11 Memorial Museum will be dedicated and opened to the public on May 21.
New York City Mayor Bloomberg has donated $250,000 to help uphold a same-sex marriage bill passed earlier this year in Maryland.
Bloomberg's preparedness for hurricane Irene boosted his approval rating to 54%