Trump’s Reckless and Dangerous Attack on the EPA

How do you destroy one of the most important federal agencies? By appointing one of its enemies to lead it and by undermining its ability to do its job. That's what Trump is doing to the EPA, promising to do away with 75% of its regulations. The results will be bad. … [Read more...]

Trump and Those Non-Existent Environmental Awards

Today's example that Donald Trump lives in a fantasy world of his own creation. He has repeatedly claimed that he has "won many, many environmental awards." He's never actually named one of them, of course. That's because they simply do not exist. … [Read more...]

Trump Wants to Defund NASA’s Climate Science Research

In an entirely unsurprising development, Donald Trump's adviser on NASA says he wants to gut the funding for the Earth Science division, the one that deals with climate science and global warming, and put the money into deep space research instead. … [Read more...]

Court Again Rejects Michigan’s Attempt to Stop Delivering Clean Water

A federal appeals court has upheld a lower court ruling that rejected a request from the Michigan state government to not comply with an order that they deliver bottled water to all homes in Flint that do not have working filters to get the lead out of their drinking water. … [Read more...]

Snyder: It’s Such a Burden to Send Clean Water to Flint!

Andrew Sullivan used to title posts like this one "from the annals of chutzpah." Gov. Snyder's administration has asked a court not to make them keep sending bottled water to people in Flint who don't have filters to get the lead out of their water because it's an "unnecessary burden." … [Read more...]

Trump Supporter Asked About Flint Water; Hilarity Ensues

Right wing radio host and Trump supporter Andy Dean was asked a simple question: What would Donald Trump do to fix the water problem in Flint, a city he just visited yesterday. His answer was a rambling, babbling mess that included saying that Trump would build the wall on the Mexican border. Because that's totally relevant. … [Read more...]

Irish Pol Rejects Climate Change Because of Noah’s Ark

Turns out America isn't the only country with ignorant creationists in public office. An Irish legislator named Danny Healy-Rae says that global warming has to be wrong because Noah's Ark proves that only God controls the weather. … [Read more...]

Global Warming and the Flooding in Louisiana

My friend Samantha Montano, a PhD student in disasterology and the person who helped create the Humanist Disaster Recovery Teams for the Foundation Beyond Belief, has a column at Vox about the role of global warming in extreme weather events like the flooding in Louisiana. … [Read more...]

Almost 600,000 Gallons of Wastewater Hit the Kalamazoo River

Just over six years after around a million gallons of tar sands crude oil spilled into the Kalamazoo River, the big storms over the last few days caused the release of almost 600,000 gallons of only partly treated sewage into that same river. … [Read more...]

Enbridge Gets Paltry Fine for Massive Oil Spill

In July 2010, a pipeline carrying tar sands crude oil began leaking near Marshall, Michigan. By the time it was stopped, almost a million gallons of that oil was in the Kalamazoo river. Six years later, they've been given little more than a slap on the wrist for it. … [Read more...]

Teresa May = Trump on Climate Change

I wrote the other day that if elected Donald Trump would be the only national leader on earth who denies global warming. I spoke too soon. New British Prime Minister Teresa May thinks it's nonsense and has abolished the agency that dealt with it in one of her first acts in office. … [Read more...]

Don’t Worry, Oil Spills are Good for Animals and People

A Washington state government commission has been holding hearings on whether to approve a new line of trains that would carry crude oil along the Columbia River and some of the arguments being made by the oil interests are absolutely staggering. Like how oil spills are great for animals. And they create jobs! … [Read more...]