New EPA documents reveal even deeper proposed cuts to staff and programs

The Environmental Protection Agency has issued a new more detailed plan for laying off 25 percent of its employees and scrapping more than 50 programs including pesticide safety, water runoff control, and environmental cooperation with Mexico and Canada under the North American Free Trade Agreement. A year and a half after the agency revealed that Volkswagen…

Shocking Video Shows Bad-Ass Badger Burying Entire Cow By Itself

//assets.nationalgeographic.com/modules-video/assets/ngsEmbeddedVideo.html?guid=0000015b-247e-d839-abff-fc7e52b70000 This is one bad-ass badger. University of Utah scientists who spent the winter studying how scavengers in the Great Basin handle the cold weather discovered something unprecedented in the annals of science: A very industrious badger managed to bury an entire cow carcass by itself over five days, then feasted on it. The scientists…

EPA Scientific Integrity Office Reviewing Pruitt’s Comments On Carbon

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s scientific integrity watchdog is reviewing whether EPA chief Scott Pruitt violated the agency’s policies when he said in a television interview he does not believe carbon dioxide is driving global climate change, according to an email seen by Reuters on Friday. Lawyers for environmental group the Sierra Club had asked…

Tell Congress To End Abuse Of Tennessee Walking Horses

Tennessee Walking Horses are beautiful creatures that are routinely tortured in order to perform an exaggerated, high-stepping gait known in competition as the “big lick.” Back in 1970, Congress enacted the Horse Protection Act (HPA) to make the practice of “soring” illegal. Soring is an inhumane practice. Caustic acid is applied to the horse’s legs…

What’s Missing In The Coal Debate

While this latest flurry of news stories, Nobel laureate commentaries and late-night “Daily Show” mockery has exposed the fallacies of the Trump administration’s union-busted coal miners pageant, the media continues to overlook a crucial part of the great coal debate: Coal miners do not work in a vacuum. Call it: the reckoning. Or, the true…

Listen To This Catholic Priest Poke Holes In Trump’s ‘America First’ Climate Plan

//dk79lclgtez2i.cloudfront.net/embed.js For a man who promised to defend America’s “Christian heritage,” President Donald Trump has issued an executive order on the environment that seems alarmingly un-Christian. Trump’s executive order, issued this Tuesday, rolls back Obama-era commitments to clean energy and makes it no longer imperative for federal officials to consider the effects of climate change when…

Padres, Rockies Players Drop To Ground As Bee Swarm Takes Over Field

//delivery.vidible.tv/jsonp/pid=5668ae6ee4b0b5e26955d6a6/vid=58dd9f3bc214e3295fd74a8b/56000e19e4b0e4e194b84b31.js?m.embeded=cms_video_plugin_us.edit.huffpost.netfunction onPlayerReadyVidible(e){‘undefined’!=typeof HPTrack&&HPTrack.Vid.Vidible_track(e)}!function(e,i){if(e.vdb_Player){if(‘object’==typeof commercial_video){var a=”,o=’m.fwsitesection=’+commercial_video.site_and_category;if(a+=o,commercial_video[‘package’]){var c=’&m.fwkeyvalues=sponsorship%3D’+commercial_video[‘package’];a+=c}e.setAttribute(‘vdb_params’,a)}i(e.vdb_Player)}else{var t=arguments.callee;setTimeout(function(){t(e,i)},0)}}(document.getElementById(‘vidible_1’),onPlayerReadyVidible); The term “RBI” had a new definition during a Spring Training game between the Colorado Rockies and San Diego Padres: “Rogue Bee Invasion.” During the 9th inning of Thursday’s game in Peoria, Arizona, a swarm of bees gathered on a microphone behind home plate and started buzzing around the…

If you like lox on your bagel, you may not like this Trump proposal

A near-term spending bill proposed this week by the Trump administration would eliminate funding for a federal grant program that supports the recovery of declining Pacific salmon populations. And this could leave states scrambling to fund conservation and research projects they’d already planned for the rest of 2017. The proposal is part of a stopgap…

When It Comes To Coal, Trump Thinks His Pen Is A Magic Wand

We’ve all seen it too many times. Donald Trump signs yet another executive order, turns the document around and shows it to the world. Voila, he seems to say. Now it all is fixed. On Tuesday, he did it again by signing an executive order that seemingly cancels climate action leaving the planet’s atmosphere with…

Facts Don’t Matter, Until They Do

The country appears to be in the grip of denial about what is real and what isn’t. For the segment of the population wanting to look away from uncomfortable truths, that path is expedient. They can still believe that Americans embody exceptionalism, ingenuity, a can-do attitude, and tolerance for others. Some are embracing falsehoods for…