Critical List: Funding for climate research drops; USDA approves drought-resistant corn
The federal budget crisis is turning climate denialism into a vicious cycle: Skepticism contributes to lower funding, which means less research, which means less information, which means more skepticism.
The USDA approved a drought-resistant corn, developed by Monsanto.
Congress is cutting a federal program that helps low-income people with heating costs by about 25 percent.
One more piece of evidence that Alberta is entirely in thrall to oil sands: the Canadian province's premier thinks personal vehicular emissions are a bigger problem than the oil industry.
The new federal solar project in Arizona will have one-hundredth of the water usage projected in the original proposal.
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