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Rigorous, independent science working to solve our planet's most pressing problems
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"At least 1,600 staff have left EPA since January 2017, with fewer than 400 new employees hired."
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Hurricane Florence is a fearsome storm: we break down why Florence stands out amid historical Atlantic hurricanes.
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Despite what ExxonMobil would like us to think, if you follow the money trail, it clearly shows that Exxon is still financing climate science denier groups:
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The Trump administration's proposed rule to replace the Clean Power Plan is a blatant attack on public health. Read more about the proposed "Affordable Clean Energy" rule: https://act.ucsusa.org/2N9QTu7
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We surveyed more than 63,000 federal scientists about working under the Trump administration. They've reported chilling effects of inappropriate political and industry influence, drastic workforce reductions, and an absence of leadership in their agencies. Read more in our report.
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Heat waves are among the deadliest weather-related events in the United States. Read our new fact sheets to learn about the risks from extreme heat and the science connecting it to climate change.
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President Trump is expected to finally appoint a Science Adviser, and he actually seems qualified:
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This inaccurate and wildly irresponsible declaration of victory over poverty in the United States warrants a discussion of its own.
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The EPA held their hearing for its restricting science proposal yesterday. If you weren't able to attend the hearing, there's still time to participate. The public comment period has been extended until August 16!
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Meet Andrew Wheeler: former coal lobbyist and current acting administrator of the EPA.
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