Climate-denying GOP rep wants to take science-funding decisions away from scientists

Rep. Lamar Smith of Texas has drafted a bill that would let Congress set the criteria for grants awarded by the National Science Foundation.

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Uranium mining is coming soon to the Grand Canyon area

Last year, Obama banned mines near the Grand Canyon, but one Canadian company has successfully argued that it should be allowed to mine anyway.

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Climate change hurts women. Wall Street Journal sneers.

Democrats pointed out that climate change disproportionately affects women, especially poor women in developing countries. Right-wing media outlets thought that was funny.

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New Mexico county is first in the nation to ban all drilling and fracking

Mora County has also adopted a bill of rights asserting its local autonomy, essentially telling state and federal officials and corporations to piss off.

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Anti-Keystone ads banned by Facebook

CREDO tried to run an ad on Facebook calling on Mark Zuckerberg to pull his backing from a TV ad that talks up Keystone XL. Facebook nixed the CREDO ad.

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Frackers leaking less methane than previously believed, EPA says

The EPA has lowered its estimate of how much methane escapes during production of natural gas, but some scientists are skeptical of the rosy new figures.

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Bills to ban fracking in California move forward

An Assembly committee gave a thumbs-up to three bills that would impose a moratorium on fracking until the state studies the environmental and health impacts.

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Electric vehicles could stabilize grid, make money as batteries

EVs are now starting to store electricity and then sell it onto the power grid when energy prices are highest.

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CO2 in atmosphere poised to blow past 400 ppm mark

In May, the atmospheric carbon dioxide concentration could exceed 400 parts per million -- way past the 350 level we need to be aiming for.