Politics

The importance of being Ernest

The Department of Energy has taken a last-minute step to protect scientists from Trump.

Outgoing Energy Secretary Ernest Moniz released an updated policy intended to "enshrine the independence of the scientific process."

Rex marks the spot

Rex Tillerson understands that climate change is happening, unlike his would-be boss.

Senate confirmation hearings began on Wednesday for Tillerson, former CEO of ExxonMobil and Trump's nominee for secretary of state.

warming up

Even Rex Tillerson thinks Trump is wrong on climate change

At his confirmation hearing, the secretary of state pick elaborated on his stance.

10 questions for EPA nominee Scott Pruitt

Here's what senators should ask at the confirmation hearing for Pruitt, Trump's pick to lead the Environmental Protection Agency.

The long good-bye

In his farewell address, Obama called on Americans to face the facts about climate change.

"Without bolder action, our children won’t have time to debate the existence of climate change; they’ll be busy dealing with its effects."

PARCHED

California’s drought causes a lot more pain than brown lawns and empty swimming pools.

The state's most vulnerable residents bear the drought's biggest burdens.

The Vax Factor

Trump might bring a Kennedy into his administration. Too bad it’s the nutty one.

Robert F. Kennedy Jr., an anti-vaxxer conspiracy theorist, could chair a presidential commission on vaccine safety.

Jeffer madness

Jeff Sessions has deep ties to a big electric utility, and that could create major conflicts of interest.

Southern Co. is the senator’s largest corporate campaign donor, and it could benefit from a powerful friend in the Justice Department.

ExxonMobil could reap as much as $1 trillion under Trump, report says.

How will the oil giant benefit under President Trump? Let's count the ways.