Trump’s EPA moves to dismantle programs that protect kids from lead paint

Read the full story in the Washington Post. Environmental Protection Agency officials are proposing to eliminate two programs focused on limiting children’s exposure to lead-based paint, which is known to cause damage to developing brains and nervous systems. The proposed cuts, outlined in a 64-page budget memo revealed by The Washington Post on Friday, would roll back programs aimed at …

Trump wants to slash funds for the outside experts who make sure EPA gets the science right

Read the full story in the Washington Post. It’s nowhere near the biggest proposed cut to the Environmental Protection Agency by the Trump administration. But it could be the most symbolic. In a 64-page agency budget document revealed by the Post Friday, a particularly deep cut is aimed at the agency’s 47-member Science Advisory Board, an august panel of …

Wealth didn’t matter. Pollution from a coal-fired plant, carried miles by wind, still hurt their babies.

Read the full story in the Washington Post. Air pollution from power plants has wanderlust. It never stays still. It rides the wind, drifting far from its source, visiting homes miles away with potentially harmful effects. New research released Monday documents the impact that pollution from a coal-fired plant in Pennsylvania had on four wealthy …

China Calls Trump and U.S. ‘Selfish’ Over Climate Change Policies

Read the full story at Triple Pundit. Watch for a war of words to erupt between U.S. President Donald Trump and “Jina” at any moment. A major Chinese daily, the Global Times, lashed out at Trump on Thursday in the wake of the White House announcement that it would overturn many climate-related policies implemented under the former …