15 May 2019

A firestorm is raging across the Internet after The New York Times ran an op-ed piece by University of California Berkeley scientist Richard Muller. In it, he explains why he turned from climate-change skeptic to accepting the central role that humans play in warming the planet. Muller claims that a careful reanalysis of the data […]

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8 May 2019

The air Americans breathe has been getting cleaner for decades. But air pollution is still killing thousands in the U.S. every year, even at the levels allowed by the Environmental Protection Agency, according to a study out Wednesday. “We are now providing bullet-proof evidence that we are breathing harmful air,” says Francesca Dominici, a professor […]

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8 May 2019

Organizers of Saturday’s nationwide March for Science have some pretty lofty goals: supporting science “as a pillar of human freedom and prosperity.” Promoting “evidence-based policies in the public interest.” Oh, and don’t forget highlighting “the very real role that science plays in each of our lives and the need to respect and encourage research that […]

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8 May 2019

When he takes the oath of office on Friday, President Trump will inherit a far different country than President Obama did eight years ago. It’s a nation that is far more solid in some ways (economics) and shakier in others (terrorist attacks). We have gathered together dozens of statistics to show how the nation that […]

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8 May 2019

When it comes to facing the reality of climate change, the Republican Party, now led by the Trump Administration, has been slipping ever farther from its roots as a champion of American science. Last week brought further evidence of this disconnect — but it also held out a glimmer of hope that the party’s turn […]

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