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Preserving Dead Parrots in Order to Save the Living

The people of Papua New Guinea treasure feathers from the Pesquet’s parrot for use in ceremonial headdresses. But the practice could be driving the birds to extinction.

The EPA Says It Wants “Scientific Transparency.” What It Really Wants Is Control Over Research.

A newly proposed rule would let Andrew Wheeler decide what kind of science is—and isn’t—allowed to inform our country’s public health protections.

Week 147: Trump Officials Stonewall Investigators . . . at the EPA. (What Did You Think We Were Talking About?)

Plus, the EPA’s secret science rule is so “1984,” and Trump declares himself “very much into climate,” which is so “Pinocchio.”

On California’s Fires, More Smoke and Mirrors From Trump

While the state smoldered, the president lashed out at Governor Newsom—and completely ignored the role played by climate change.

Week 146: Trump Starts the Paris Withdrawal Clock (and Nudges the Doomsday Clock Forward)

The president’s promise to renegotiate the international climate agreement was always a smogscreen, the oil industry has a red phone at Interior, and will Trump bring food trucks to Old Faithful?

IEA: Renewable Energy Has Winning Potential

The International Energy Agency says solar is about to boom (some more) and offshore wind farms could power the whole world—18 times over! If we let them, that is.