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US judge halts hundreds of drilling projects in groundbreaking climate change ruling

In a rebuke of the Trump administration’s ‘energy-first’ agenda, a judge rules greenhouse gas emissions must be considered Drilling has been halted on more than 300,000 acres of public land in Wyoming. Photograph: Brennan Linsley/AP In the first significant check on the Trump administration’s “energy-first” agenda, a US judge has temporarily halted hundreds of drilling projects for failing to take climate change into account.Drilling had been stalled on more than 300,000 acres of public land ...
Tags: Energy, Science, Obama, Washington Post, US, Atlantic, Wyoming, Washington Dc, Interior Department, BLM, Trump, Nichols, Bureau of Land Management BLM, Brennan Linsley, Western Environmental Law Center, Rudolph Contreras


Bolsonaro gets Trump's praise but few concessions, riling Brazilians

Diplomats and other officials said Brazil got few immediate concessions in return for granting a unilateral visa waiver for U.S. visitors, a tariff-free quota for wheat imports and easier access for U.S. space launches from Brazil. Bolsonaro, an outspoken Trump admirer who seemed eager to please at their first meeting, failed to win more room for Brazil's sugar exports or overturn a U.S. ban on fresh Brazilian beef - both major objectives of the country's farm sector.
Tags: Science, Brazil, Trump, Brazil Bolsonaro


U.S. judge blocks drilling over climate change, casting doubt on Trump agenda

The ruling, by Judge Rudolph Contreras of the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia, was issued late on Tuesday, according to court documents. It blocked drilling on more than 300,000 acres (121,400 hectares) in Wyoming until the Interior Department's Bureau of Land Management conducts further analyses about how the development would impact climate change.
Tags: Science, Wyoming, Trump, U S District Court for the District of Columbia, Rudolph Contreras, Interior Department s Bureau of Land Management


Trump to Finalize $3.7 Billion in Aid for Troubled Nuclear Plant

The guarantees, expected to be announced Friday when U.S. Energy Secretary Rick Perry visits Plant Vogtle alongside Georgia Governor Brian Kemp and Southern Chief Executive Officer Tom Fanning, represents a critical lifeline for the project, which is more than five years behind schedule and has doubled in cost to $28 billion. The additional help also puts taxpayers on the hook for more money if the project were to collapse.
Tags: Science, Georgia, Rick Perry, Trump, Brian Kemp, U S Energy, Tom Fanning


Trump administration forced to consider climate change impacts for the first time after court defeat over drilling permits

The Trump administration has violated federal law by failing to “sufficiently consider climate change” as it moves to boost fossil fuel promotion in the United States, a federal judge has ruled. The ruling, by US District Court for the District of Columbia Judge Rudolph Contreras, is the first major rebuke to Donald Trump’s efforts to promote American energy dominance, and puts a temporary halt to oil and gas drilling on roughly 300,000 acres of land in Wyoming. “Given the national, cumulative...
Tags: Science, United States, Wyoming, Interior Department, Donald Trump, Trump, Contreras, US District Court for the District of Columbia, Rudolph Contreras


EPA chief says unsafe water, polluted oceans a bigger global environmental crisis than climate change

The head of the top U.S. environmental agency said on Wednesday that the Trump administration considers drinking water quality around the world a bigger crisis than climate change, despite the recent surge in debate around the proposed Green New Deal. Wheeler said the Trump administration wants to do more to address water issues that affect up to 2.5 billion people around the world, according to the United Nations, and infrastructure issues that could cost the U.S. up to $700 billion.
Tags: Science, United Nations, Epa, Trump, Green New Deal Wheeler


Donald Trump is using Stalinist tactics to discredit climate science

A panel to promote an alternative explanation for climate change would be disastrous. Yet that’s what White House officials want ‘The creation of the new panel of climate change deniers echoes the campaign by Joseph Stalin’s regime.’ Photograph: Czarek Sokołowski/AP Americans should not be fooled by the Stalinist tactics being used by the White House to try to discredit the findings of mainstream climate science. The Trump administration has already purged information about climate change fro...
Tags: Science, Obama, White House, America, ExxonMobil, United States, United Kingdom, Coalition, National Security Council, Greenpeace, Hitler, Donald Trump, Joseph Stalin, Environmental Protection Agency, London School Of Economics, Cnbc


Kuwait says U.S. Mideast peace plan should weigh regional considerations

"We hope the plan will take into account the situation in the region and all the relevant parties," Sheikh Sabah Khaled al-Sabah told a joint press conference with U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo, who is on a regional tour that will also take him to Israel and Lebanon. U.S. President Donald Trump's special advisor Jared Kushner visited several Gulf Arab states last month to seek support from Arab leaders on the economic portion of the peace proposal that Trump is expected to unveil in comin...
Tags: Science, Israel, Donald Trump, Lebanon, Kuwait, Trump, State, Mideast, Kushner, Mike Pompeo, Jared Kushner, Sabah Khaled al Sabah, Gulf Arab states


Trump forges bond with Brazil's Bolsonaro in White House visit

In a joint news conference in the White House Rose Garden, Trump said he told Bolsonaro he would designate Brazil a major non-NATO ally and possibly go further by supporting a campaign to make Brazil "maybe a NATO ally." Bolsonaro, a former army captain who rode to the presidency with a brash, anti-establishment campaign modeled on Trump's 2016 run, has declared himself an unabashed admirer of the U.S. president and the American way of life. "Brazil and the United States are tied by the guaran...
Tags: Science, White House, United States, Nato, Brazil, Trump, White House Rose Garden, Bolsonaro


Trump endorses Bolsonaro at White House, mulls bringing Brazil into NATO

At the outset of their first meeting, the two populist presidents exchanged soccer jerseys from their national teams, with Trump's name emblazoned on Brazil's famous yellow shirt and Bolsonaro's on the USA uniform. Bolsonaro, a former army captain who styled his 2018 campaign on Trump's 2016 run, has declared himself on unabashed admirer of the U.S. president and his politics and the American way of life. Trump did give his verbal support, however, to expanding Brazil's presence in major multi...
Tags: Usa, Science, White House, Nato, Brazil, Trump, Bolsonaro


Brazil's Bolsonaro backs Trump wall, derides immigrants ahead of meeting

Bolsonaro, a far-right congressman who rode to the presidency with a brash, anti-establishment campaign modeled on Trump's 2016 run, has pledged a new era of pro-American policy in the Southern Hemisphere's second-largest country. Ahead of Tuesday's Oval Office meeting, Bolsonaro waived a visa requirement for U.S. visitors to Brazil and later in a Fox News interview on Monday night threw his weight behind Trump's immigration agenda, which includes a wall on the Mexican border. "We do agree wit...
Tags: Science, Brazil, Fox News, Trump, Oval Office, Southern Hemisphere, Bolsonaro


Bolsonaro touts 'changed', U.S.-friendly Brazil to Washington

The day before he is due to meet like-minded populist President Donald Trump at the White House, Bolsonaro told business leaders he would like to partner more with the United States. Brazil had changed, he said. "We have good relationships around the world," he added, "but I am extending my hands so that the relationship with the United States is increasingly more important." An outspoken Trump admirer, Bolsonaro took power in January, vowing to realign Brazil with more advanced economies, pa...
Tags: Science, Washington, United States, Brazil, Donald Trump, Trump, United States Brazil, Bolsonaro, White House Bolsonaro


President Trump Says 'I Don't Trust Some Computer to Drive Me Around' According to New Report

A whopping 71 percent of Americans don’t trust autonomous cars to drive them around, according to a new survey by AAA. And it looks like the most famous man in America stands with the 71 percent. President Donald Trump has said, “I don’t trust some computer to drive me around,” according to a new report from Axios.Read more...
Tags: Google, Elon Musk, Science, White House, America, Computers, New Zealand, Autonomous Vehicles, Driverless Cars, Donald Trump, AAA, Department Of Transportation, Trump, Self Driving Cars, Muslim Ban, Don


Trump calls for 'Space Force', nations talk space peace

On the surface, this looks like a terrible moment for the world's major military powers to negotiate a deal on preventing an arms race in space. Last month, UN chief Antonio Guterres warned that the global disarmament architecture was "collapsing," citing various diplomatic failures, including Washington's decision to scrap a crucial nuclear weapons treaty with Russia. Meanwhile, the Pentagon has drafted plans for a new "Space Force" on orders from President Donald Trump who has declared space...
Tags: Science, Washington, Un, Donald Trump, Trump, Antonio Guterres, Russia Meanwhile the Pentagon


Here's a running list of all the ways climate change has altered Earth in 2019

Earth is now the warmest it's been in some 120,000 years. Eighteen of the last 19 years have been the warmest on record. And concentrations of carbon dioxide -- a potent greenhouse gas -- are likely the highest they've been in 15 million years. The consequences of such a globally-disrupted climate are many, and it's understandably difficult to keep track. To help, here's a list of climate-relevant news that has transpired in 2019, from historically unprecedented disappearances of...
Tags: Texas, Science, California, Washington, White House, China, India, New York City, Nasa, Earth, Afghanistan, United States, Harvard University, International Space Station, House, Antarctica


U.S. Interior official suggests Trump drilling proposal will include Atlantic: recording

The comments come as the administration of President Donald Trump prepares to release a new five-year drilling plan proposal for federal waters that could vastly expand available acreage, part of its broader agenda to maximize U.S. oil, gas and coal production. Interior's assistant secretary for land and minerals management, Joe Balash, said in his speech that the department had been working to permit seismic testing off the East Coast - noting that the department would not have undertaken the ...
Tags: Science, Atlantic, Houston, Donald Trump, East Coast, Trump, Interior, U S Interior, Joe Balash, Balash


Pompeo seen attending Finland Arctic talks amid China concerns

U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo is expected to attend the May 6-7 Arctic Council meeting in Finland in a show of Washington's commitment to the region amid growing U.S. concern about China's interests there, a senior U.S. official said on Friday. Canada, Denmark, Finland, Iceland, Norway, Russia, Sweden and the United States are members of the Council, which coordinates Arctic policy and is gaining clout as sea ice thaws to open up new trade routes and intensify competition for its oil, gas...
Tags: Science, Washington, China, United States, Arctic, Finland, Council, Trump, State, Rovaniemi Finland, Arctic Council, Pompeo, Mike Pompeo


U.S. Interior official suggests Trump drilling proposal will include Atlantic: recording

The comments come as the administration of President Donald Trump prepares to release a new five-year drilling plan proposal for federal waters that could vastly expand available acreage, part of its broader agenda to maximize U.S. oil, gas and coal production. Interior's assistant secretary for land and minerals management, Joe Balash, said in his speech that the department had been working to permit seismic testing off the East Coast - noting that the department would not have undertaken the ...
Tags: Science, Atlantic, Houston, Donald Trump, East Coast, Trump, Interior, U S Interior, Joe Balash, Balash


Journey to Antarctica: What Scientists Think of Trump’s Latest Climate Tweet

“You like carbon dioxide so much?” one researcher mused. "Try putting a plastic bag over your head and see how that works out.”
Tags: Science, Antarctica, Trump


U.S. considers sanctions to restrict Visa, Mastercard in Venezuela: official

The United States is considering imposing financial sanctions that could prohibit Visa Inc , Mastercard Inc and other financial institutions from processing transactions in Venezuela, a senior Trump administration official said on Thursday. The move, which has not been finalized, would represent another step in tightening the financial noose on the government of President Nicolas Maduro and his supporters. The sanctions would be targeted at the elite and groups loyal to Maduro, including memb...
Tags: Science, United States, Venezuela, Nicolás Maduro, Trump, Maduro, Visa MasterCard, Visa Inc Mastercard Inc


EU parliament votes against opening US trade talks amid fears over 'bullying' Trump policies

The European Parliament has voted against opening trade talks between the EU and the United States amid fears over Donald Trump's trade and environmental policies. The motion had been successfully amended by MEPs critical of the European Commission's proposed approach to talks. As a result, the final resolution was rejected by supporters of the Commission's approach.
Tags: Science, US, Eu, United States, Commission, European Commission, Donald Trump, European Parliament, Trump


While the Bear Cam bears hibernate, the Trump admin weighs a big plan to mine their world

When the peak of summer arrives in Alaska and the radiant midnight sun hangs in the northern sky, tens of millions of salmon make their move. They race up rivers, leap over waterfalls, and clog narrow streams with their hefty, five-pound bodies. It is then that Alaska's Bristol Bay — home to the largest run of sockeye salmon on the planet — comes to life. Wolverines, foxes, lynx, and bald eagles descend upon this untrammeled realm. And the most dominant creature of the land, the brown bear,...
Tags: Science, Obama, America, Earth, Cnn, Salmon, Atlantic, Alaska, Epa, West Coast, North America, East Coast, Scott Pruitt, Pacific Northwest, Bristol Bay, Pebble Mine


Venezuela gives U.S. diplomats 72 hours to leave, blames Trump for blackout

Foreign Minister Jorge Arreaza said U.S. diplomats on Venezuelan soil must leave within three days, after talks broke down over maintaining diplomatic "interest sections" in the two countries. The U.S. State Department had announced on Monday it will withdraw its staff from Venezuela this week, saying their presence had become "a constraint on U.S. policy." Washington has taken the lead in recognizing opposition leader Juan Guaido as Venezuela's rightful president after the 35-year-old Congres...
Tags: Science, Congress, Washington, Venezuela, Trump, U S State Department, Maduro, Jorge Arreaza, Juan Guaido, Julio Castro


Trump cites debunked Greenpeace 'co-founder' to discredit 'the whole climate crisis'

President Trump, pursuing his long-standing crusade to discredit climate science, touted a self-proclaimed environmental expert’s appearance on Fox News in support of his views.
Tags: Science, Fox News, Greenpeace, Trump


Trump cites controversial activist to dismiss climate change

President Donald Trump on Tuesday applauded a controversial environmental activist dismissing the threat from climate change as a hoax. Trump has repeatedly resisted the overwhelming consensus of climate scientists around the world -- including those advising his own government -- who say that the world is warming dangerously due to greenhouse gases generated by human activity.
Tags: Science, Donald Trump, Trump


Venezuela give U.S. diplomats 72 hours to leave, blames Trump for blackout

Foreign Minister Jorge Arreaza said U.S. diplomats on Venezuelan soil must leave within three days, after talks broke down over maintaining diplomatic "interest sections" in the two countries. The U.S. State Department had announced on Monday it will withdraw its staff from Venezuela this week, saying their presence had become "a constraint on U.S. policy." Washington has taken the lead in recognizing opposition leader Juan Guaido as Venezuela's rightful president after the 35-year-old Congres...
Tags: Science, Congress, Washington, Venezuela, Trump, U S State Department, Maduro, Jorge Arreaza, Juan Guaido, Julio Castro


Trump's Latest Climate Change Tweet Is Fox News Regurgitation at Its Most Dangerous

Of course the president tweeted about the Fox News guy who said climate change is "fake science."
Tags: Science, Fox News, Trump


Trump repeats false claim there is no climate change crisis as he brands science 'fake'

Donald Trump has repeated the false claim that climate change is not real and that the science demonstrating the crisis is "fake". The president appeared to be tweeting a statement he heard from Fox News on Tuesday morning, writing, “Patrick Moore, co-founder of Greenpeace: “The whole climate crisis is not only Fake News, it’s Fake Science.
Tags: Science, Fox News, Greenpeace, Donald Trump, Trump, Patrick Moore


America first: Trump boosts domestic spending on HIV but slashes help for those overseas

The US government has pledged nearly $300m to help end HIV transmission at home but has also announced a huge cut to foreign aid programmes fighting the disease around the world.  In his new budget, unveiled on Monday, Donald Trump made good on promises to provide new money to fight HIV in the United States but slashed funding to the State Department and USAID, which describes itself as the world's "premier international development agency", by 23 per cent.  In his State of the Union address...
Tags: Science, Congress, US, America, United States, United Nations, Medicare, State Department, Donald Trump, Medicaid, Usaid, Trump, House Foreign Affairs Committee, Michael McCaul, Emergency Programme, Michael Ruppal


Pompeo blames Russia, Cuba for Venezuelan crisis

"This story is not complete without acknowledging the central role Cuba and Russia have played and continue to play in undermining the democratic dreams of the Venezuelan people and their welfare," Pompeo told reporters. "Moscow, like Havana, continues to provide political cover to the Maduro regime, while pressuring countries to disregard the democratic legitimacy of the interim president Guaido," he added. The Trump administration has taken several steps in recent weeks to ratchet up pressur...
Tags: Science, Russia, United States, Moscow, Cuba, Havana, Trump, Maduro, Pompeo, Russia Cuba, Juan Guaido, Guaido



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