Trump says response to Hurricane Maria was ‘unsung success’ despite nearly 3,000 deaths

A recent study determined nearly 3,000 Puerto Ricans died due to devastation caused by Hurricane Maria. Puerto Rico Governor Ricardo Rossello has accepted the findings of the report. However, that hasn’t stopped President Donald Trump from continuing to brag about the federal response to the…

Trump USDA’s New Plan for Agencies Is Latest Setback to Public Research

Today, the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) released its annual study of food insecurity, which showed that, at some point during 2017, nearly 1 in 8 American households—including 2.9 million households with children—struggled to afford adequate food. This comes just weeks after President Donald Trump’s Secretary…

Report shows Hurricane Maria death toll overwhelmingly hit the poorest and oldest

A much anticipated study into the death toll from Hurricane Maria was released Tuesday. The independent report, commissioned by the governor of Puerto Rico, puts the number of people who died at 2,975 with low-income communities and elderly men at the highest risk of death….

The truth about new study claiming ex-gay conversion therapy works

A newly published study that purports to show the benefits of ex-gay conversion therapy is exciting anti-LGBTQ groups like the Liberty Counsel that oppose attempts to ban the harmful and ineffective treatment. Unfortunately for those groups, the study’s scientific credentials are lacking and the research…

Fracking is destroying America’s water supply, warns shocking new study

An alarming new study reveals fracking is quite simply destroying America’s water supply. That means we are losing potable water forever in many semi-arid regions of the country, while simultaneously producing more carbon pollution that in turn is driving ever-worsening droughts in those same regions,…

Why Trump’s reelection may lead to a climate death spiral

Our current climate is near the very edge of stability, according to a major new study by 16 leading climate scientists. We are pushing the planet toward an irreversible “Hothouse Earth” — catastrophic warming of 9°F (5°C) or more with sea level rise of up…

New study on the collapse of Mayan civilization should be climate wake-up call

A new study finds that it was a severe and long-lasting megadrought that destroyed the great Mayan civilization a thousand years ago. But the research has ominous relevance for us today since America’s top scientists have warned us that President Trump’s climate policies will make…

Fossil fuel industry spent nearly $2 billion to kill U.S. climate action, new study finds

Legislation to address climate change has repeatedly died in Congress. But a major new study says the policy deaths were not from natural causes — they were caused by humans, just like climate change itself is. Climate action has been repeatedly drowned by a devastating…

Sunday News Shows Ignore Bombshell Report On 4,645 Hurricane Deaths

Following a new study estimating that almost 5,000 people died as a result of Hurricane Maria, Sunday news shows completely ignored the devastation and death toll that is 72 times higher than the government’s official number of 64. Written up by the Washington Post, a…