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Trump Administration Has Taken a Hatchet to Climate Language Across Government Websites – May 17, 2017

Here are several of the more egregious examples

During inauguration day on 20 January, as Donald Trump was adding “American carnage” to the presidential lexicon, the new administration also took a hammer to official recognition that climate change exists and poses a threat to the US.

photo of science marchPhoto by Joe Flood President Trump has question whether climate really exists, alarming environmental advocates and scientists.

One of the starkest alterations to the White House’s website following Trump’s assumption of office was the scrapping of an entire section on climate change, stuffed with graphs on renewable energy growth and pictures of Barack Obama gazing at… more

by: The Guardian

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Trump Aides Postpone Meeting as Clashes Over Paris Climate Deal Continue – May 9, 2017

President promises decision on US involvement before G7 summit, but the debate reveals deep divisions within his core team

Donald Trump’s advisers have postponed another meeting on whether the US should remain in the Paris climate agreement, amid growing nervousness from businesses and other countries over a potential withdrawal.

photo of Donald Trump and IvankaPhoto by NASA HQ PHOTO, Flickr There are deep divisions within the Trump administration about whether the US should remain in the Paris climate agreement.

A gathering of Trump’s top advisers was set to take place on Tuesday but has been postponed due to scheduling conflicts, as the administration attempts to come to a decision on the international climate deal.

The unusually public… more

by: The Guardian

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Science Strikes Back: Anti-Trump March Set to Draw Thousands to Washington – April 21, 2017

Scientists are ditching their labs for the streets in a mass protest against the Trump administration’s war on facts, but will the effort resonate with skeptics?

On Saturday, thousands of scientists are set to abandon the cloistered neutrality of their laboratories to plunge into the political fray against Donald Trump in what will likely be the largest-ever protest by science advocates.

The March for Science, a demonstration modeled in part on January’s huge Women’s March, will inundate Washington DC’s national mall with a jumble of marine biologists, birdwatchers, climate researchers and others enraged by what they see as an assault by Trump’s administration upon evidence-based thinking and scientists themselves.

woman holding protest posterPhoto by Lindzi Wessel via Twitter @LindziWessel An enthusiastic sign maker at a rally… more

by: The Guardian

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Receding Glacier Causes Massive Canadian River to Vanish in Four Days – April 18, 2017

First ever observed case of ‘river piracy’ saw the Slims river disappear as intense glacier melt suddenly diverted its flow into another watercourse

An immense river that flowed from one of Canada’s largest glaciers vanished over the course of four days last year, scientists have reported, in an unsettling illustration of how global warming dramatically changes the world’s geography.

The abrupt and unexpected disappearance of the Slims river, which spanned up to 150 metres at its widest points, is the first observed case of “river piracy,” in which the flow of one river is suddenly diverted into another.

photo of Kaskawulsh glacierPhoto by Calypso Orchid Intense melting of the Kaskawulsh glacier, seen here in the center, has redirected meltwater away from the Slims river, leading… more

by: The Guardian

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Trump’s Border Wall Plan Hits Snag with Environmental Suit – April 13, 2017

US Congressman joins Center for Biological Diversity in call for environmental analysis that could delay construction for years

A US congressman and environmental group have filed the first lawsuit targeting Donald Trump’s plan to build a 30-foot wall on the US-Mexico border.

photo of border fencePhoto by Gary Goodenough, Flickr A section of the existing border fence between Arizona and Mexico. A US congressman is calling for an environmental impact assessment before a border wall is built.

The suit, brought by Congressman Raúl M. Grijalva of Arizona and the Center for Biological Diversity in the US district court for Arizona, seeks to require the government to undertake a comprehensive environmental impact analysis before… more

by: The Guardian

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