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Trump’s EPA pick Scott Pruitt has fought against the EPA numerous times

Climate Depot - 2 hours 4 min ago
Pruitt is a “climate skeptic.” The media has been labeling Pruitt as such because he co-wrote a National Review piece with Alabama Attorney General Luther Strange where they declared that the “debate is far from settled” on climate change. “Scientists continue to disagree about the degree and extent of global warming and its connection to the [...]

NYT Alters Headline on EPA Pick from Fossil Fuel ‘Ally’ to Climate ‘Dissenter’ to ‘Denialist’ in 24 Hours

Climate Depot - 2 hours 9 min ago
In the span of a few hours, the New York Times changed its characterization of President-elect Donald Trump’s Environmental Protection Agency pick from a fossil fuel “ally,” to a “climate change dissenter,” and then a “climate change denialist.” An archive of New York Times reporter Coral Davenport’s original story on Scott Pruitt, dated Dec. 7 [...]

Watch: Morano on TV: Trump’s meeting with Al Gore ‘nothing more than window dressing’

Climate Depot - 8 hours 39 min ago
The Rebel TV – Host Ezra Levant Aired December 7, 2016 Many Trump fans were worried when they heard that the president elect was meeting with “global warming” guru Al Gore. However, on last night’s show, ClimateDepot.com’s Marc Morano says he doesn’t think it’s anything to worry about.  

Meteorologist Joseph D’Aleo: Historic December cold coming to U.S.

Climate Depot - 10 hours 7 min ago
Historic December cold and Lake-effect snows comingJoseph D’Aleo, CCM, AMS Fellow As is frequently the case, the climate models can’t forecast even a month ahead. Similar models are run 100 years into the future. We are supposed to believe they are accurate. I could name a dozen reasons why they w 814temp ill not be. [...]

NBC Fears Trump’s Pick Will ‘Dismantle’ Obama’s EPA, CBS Smears

Climate Depot - 10 hours 22 min ago
Word of Trump’s latest pick sent liberal environmental groups into a panic along with networks CBS and NBC. “The president-elect filled more administration posts today, putting a global warming sceptic in charge of protecting the environment,” announced anchor Scott Pelley on CBS Evening News. CBS’s Nancy Cordes bemoaned Trump’s climate change switcheroo from earlier in [...]

Illinois energy bill becomes law

World Nuclear News - 11 hours 7 min ago
Illinois governor Bruce Rauner yesterday signed energy legislation that will ensure the continued operation of the Clinton and Quad Cities nuclear power plants.

Gore laments the ‘formidable denial’ about climate change by ‘some smart people’

Climate Depot - 11 hours 22 min ago
Via: http://www.sacbee.com/news/politics-government/capitol-alert/article119292988.html Calif. Gov. Jerry Brown was a guest on Al Gore’s sixth-annual “24 Hours of Reality” broadcast, a program that at least during the final hour did not appear to offer much in the way of dissenting views. Gore, one of the world’s most prominent climate activists, met with Trump on Monday, offering hope to [...]

New fabrication plant for Kazakhstan

World Nuclear News - 11 hours 27 min ago
Construction of a nuclear fuel fabrication plant has begun in Kazakhstan, KazAtomProm, CGN and Areva have announced. The plant will use Areva fabrication technology and will be managed by a joint venture between KazAtomProm and China General Nuclear Power Corporation (CGNPC).

Leonardo DiCaprio Meets with President-elect Trump

Climate Depot - 11 hours 38 min ago
In case you haven’t seen the DiCaprio climate documentary, I’ve created a 5 minute summary, to save you having to watch the entire film.

Trump ignores Gore’s advice, instead picks skeptic to head EPA & dismantle climate agenda

Climate Depot - Wed, 12/07/2016 - 18:08
Climate Depot’s publisher Marc Morano statement on President Elect Donald Trump’s selection of Oklahoma Attorney General Scott Pruitt pick for EPA chief:  “President-Elect Trump’s appointment of Scott Pruitt is a breath of fresh air. No longer do we have to suffer under President Obama’s ridiculous EPA ‘climate’ regulations. It is also refreshing that a Republican [...]

Trump’s Pick for EPA Has a History of Fighting the Agency

Climate Depot - Wed, 12/07/2016 - 17:22
Pruitt, a Republican, led the charge in the states’ fight against what he considers an overreach by the EPA on issues including the Clean Power Plan, which aims to combat global warming; the Waters of the United States rule, which aims to protect wetlands and waterways; and the Renewable Fuel Standard, which aims to reduce [...]

Engineered microparticles delivering oxygen to enhance radiotherapy efficacy [Letters (Online Only)]

PNAS Early Edition Articles - Wed, 12/07/2016 - 16:54
In their recent paper (1), Seekell et al. describe the use of engineered microparticles to deliver oxygen to counter the high mortality rate of hypoxemia. We believe that these engineered microparticles could be extremely useful in radiation treatment, especially in anemic cancer patients. One of the most well-recognized phenomena that...

Flashback: Trump’s pick for EPA chief declared EPA climate regs were like ‘gun to the head’

Climate Depot - Wed, 12/07/2016 - 16:25
May 5, 2015: Testifying before the US Senate, Oklahoma Attorney General Scott Pruitt disagrees with the notion of any ‘flexibility’ for the States to comply with EPA’s climate change inspired power plant regulations. Attorney General Pruitt: ‘If this is such a flexible arrangement that’s offered to the states, if this is really within the bounds [...]

Fmr. Harvard Physicist praises Trump’s EPA pick: ‘There is nothing unclean about CO2 & the environment doesn’t need to be ‘protected’ against it’

Climate Depot - Wed, 12/07/2016 - 16:08
Former Harvard University Physicist Dr. Lubos Motl: Pruitt has rightfully pointed out that the Environmental Protection Agency has overstepped its authority when it decided to regulate carbon dioxide according to the “Clean Power Plan”. There is nothing unclean about carbon dioxide and the environment doesn’t need to be “protected” against it. Some legally inaccessible and [...]

Reply to Span et al.: Rational design of oxygen microparticles for radiation therapy [Letters (Online Only)]

PNAS Early Edition Articles - Wed, 12/07/2016 - 15:51
In their letter, Span et al. (1) suggest that our oxygen-loaded polymer hollow microparticles (PHMs) may be used to radiosensitize hypoxic tumors. It has been long appreciated that tumor sensitivity to radiotherapy is oxygen-dependent (2), and that this is mediated at least in part through mitochondrial reactive oxygen species (3)....

Climate skeptic group praises Trump EPA pick: Pruitt will confront EPA’s ‘enormous federal regulatory overreach’

Climate Depot - Wed, 12/07/2016 - 15:25
For Immediate Release: December 7, 2016Contact: Info@eelegal.org 202-810-2001 Statement on President-Elect Trump’s Selection of OK Attorney General Scott Pruitt As EPA Administrator WASHINGTON, D.C. – The Energy & Environment Legal Institute (E&E Legal) President Craig E. Richardson issued the following statement regarding Oklahoma Attorney General Scott Pruitt reported selection as President-Elect Trump’s U.S. Environmental Protection [...]

TRUMP PICKS PROMINENT CLIMATE SKEPTIC AS EPA CHIEF

Climate Depot - Wed, 12/07/2016 - 15:17
President-elect Donald Trump is poised to name Scott Pruitt, a prominent skeptic of climate science and an ardent foe of government action on climate change, to lead the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), according to media reports. Pruitt, the attorney general of Oklahoma, has been a leading architect of legal opposition to President Barack Obama’s climate [...]

Understanding the nature of atmospheric acid processing of mineral dusts in supplying bioavailable phosphorus to the oceans [Environmental Sciences]

PNAS Early Edition Articles - Wed, 12/07/2016 - 15:14
Acidification of airborne dust particles can dramatically increase the amount of bioavailable phosphorus (P) deposited on the surface ocean. Experiments were conducted to simulate atmospheric processes and determine the dissolution behavior of P compounds in dust and dust precursor soils. Acid dissolution occurs rapidly (seconds to minutes) and is controlled...
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