Gagged? Not Hardly.

Guest Post by Willis Eschenbach — Crossposted from my blog, Skating Under The Ice The media is all abuzz with claims that the Trump Administration has “gagged” or “muzzled” the EPA. Under the headline Trump administration seeks to muzzle U.S. agency employees the news agency Reuters reports: On Tuesday, a source at the EPA said…

Collared flycatcher (Ficedula albicollis)

Study: Climate Change is Making Some Birds Uglier

Guest essay by Eric Worrall A new study claims climate stress is making some birds lose their mating ornamentation. Climate change ecology: Hot under the collar A 34-year study of collared flycatchers demonstrates that males are evolving to be less ornamented in response to rising temperatures. For male collared flycatchers (Ficedula albicollis; pictured), having a…

EPA Nominee Pruitt Attacked Because: “He believes debate should be encouraged about the truth of climate science”

Guest post by David Middleton Environmentalists have put out a new ad campaign attacking President-elect Donald Trump’s pick to head the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) for “encouraging debate” among scientists about the “degree and extent” of global warming. “He believes debate should be encouraged about the truth of climate science,” says a recent ad attacking…

Newsbytes – Trump’s first executive actions put EPA, CDC, & Dakota pipeline into a tailspin

Via Climate Nexus: EPA Faces a Freeze & Friendly Fire: The EPA has been ordered to freeze all its grants and contracts, including programs for climate research, environmental justice, and pollution prevention, according to internal communications leaked anonymously to several outlets Monday evening. It’s unclear if the freeze is permanent, and EPA staff are under orders…