Thousands of Idled, Dirty Railroad Cars Are Littering the American Landscape

On an overcast day at the end of October, about 25 tanker railcars rolled through the small town of North Creek, New York, north of Saratoga Springs. They were heading for Minerva in Essex county to join a couple of dozen other railcars parked earlier in the month on a 30-mile stretch of track that cuts through the…

Desperate Trump Set to Sign Executive Order Targeting Bans on Offshore Drilling

Donald Trump’s first 100 days are up tomorrow and he needs to accomplish something other than appointing a supreme court justice to a stolen seat. Because he can’t get any legislation passed, he’s going to settle for his old fallback: signing an executive order. This time, the order will pave the way for America to…

What the US Can Learn From Canada's Battle With an Anti-Science Government

We’re only a few days into the Trump era and it’s becoming painfully clear that the new president is mobilizing for a war on science. This situation is eerily reminiscent of attempts to suppress science in Canada during Stephen Harper’s tenure as Prime Minister, from 2006 to 2015. Here’s what Canadians say American…

We're Finally Going to Learn How Much Exxon Knew About Climate Change

Exxon Mobile was ordered to turn over 40 years of documents on Wednesday showing the company’s views on and knowledge of climate change. The ruling was made by a Massachusetts judge in an investigation led by the state’s attorney general Maura Healy, who is working to determine how much the company knew about the link…

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