The Trump effect on climate news

By Jeremy Deaton All press is good press — except when it isn’t. For those who are happy about President Trump’s attacks on climate science and policy, this will come as bad news. By shining a spotlight on the issue, Trump drove media coverage of climate change…

Climate change closes iconic summer ski slope where winter Olympic athletes trained

By Jeremy Deaton Imagine that Steph Curry, LeBron James, Russell Westbrook and Kevin Durant went to the same summer camp growing up. Every June, they showed up to the same gym, trained on the same court and drank from the same cooler of Gatorade. ESPN…

Why climate deniers target women

By Jeremy Deaton Harassment is no stranger to the reporters, researchers and policymakers who work on climate change, but it is particularly severe for the women in those fields. Canadian environment minister Catherine McKenna was labeled “climate Barbie” by the right-wing political blog The Rebel Media. Kait Parker of…

SitRep: Defense Budget Gets a Boost; Trump Haunts NATO

By Elias Groll, with Bethany Allen-Ebrahimian, Dan De Luce, and Jenna McLaughlin Guns and butter. The Trump administration wants to significantly increase defense spending in 2019, boosting funding for the Pentagon to $716 billion, a 7 percent increase on last year, according to a proposed…

SitRep: Hawaii Missile Alert Caused by Pushing Wrong Button; Nuclear Posture Review Leaks

By Elias Groll, Dan De Luce, Sharon Weinberger, and Robbie Gramer Fat fingers. Officials in Hawaii are beginning to sort through just how the state’s emergency alert system incorrectly told residents on Saturday that a ballistic missile was speeding toward the island. The results aren’t…

Trump picks another official with potential conflicts of interest for powerful regulatory role

By choosing a longtime corporate attorney to head the nation’s top energy regulatory agency, President Donald Trump stuck to his practice of nominating officials riddled with potential conflicts of interest to high-ranking roles in the U.S. government. As a partner with Jones Day, a prominent…

Climate change isn’t a controversial issue for hospitals. They’re preparing for what’s to come.

By Marlene Cimons The Cleveland Clinic started thinking “green” more than a decade ago, as sustainability and energy efficiency were just starting to gain traction in serious conversations about climate change. Since then, the Ohio medical center’s environmentally conscious practices have become part of its…

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