White House proposes steep budget cut to leading climate science agency

Read the full story in the Washington Post. The Trump administration is seeking to slash the budget of one of the government’s premier climate science agencies by 17 percent, delivering steep cuts to research funding and satellite programs, according to a four-page budget memo obtained by The Washington Post. The proposed cuts to the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration would …

Trump’s War On The EPA

The Huffington Post is doing a two-part analysis of Trump's war on the EPA. Part I: Deception examines how Trump is trying to please a narrow audience of special interests and supporters while misleading the public at large. Part II: Deconstruction examines the five fronts of the war and how Trump will go about weakening …

EPA chief says Congress should weigh whether carbon dioxide is a pollutant

Read the full story from Reuters. EPA Administrator Scott Pruitt said on Thursday he is not convinced that carbon dioxide from human activity is the main driver of climate change and said he wants Congress to weigh in on whether CO2 is a harmful pollutant that should be regulated.  

The EPA’s Science Office Removed “Science” From Its Mission Statement

Read the full story in New Republic. The EPA’s Office of Science and Technology has historically been in charge of developing clean water standards for states. Before January 30 of this year, the website said those standards were “science-based,” meaning they were based on what peer-reviewed science recommended as safe levels of pollutants for drinking, …

Sustainable: Organizations warming to geothermal energy

Read the full story in Minnesota Finance & Commerce. The Margaret A. Cargill Philanthropies last year celebrated the opening of a 66,777-square-foot addition that included a geothermal exchange system for heating and cooling office space. Cargill Philanthropies is one of a handful of organizations in Minnesota that have installed geothermal systems over the last few …