Month: August 2017

I was an Exxon-funded climate scientist

ExxonMobil’s deliberate attempts to sow doubt on the reality and urgency of climate change and their donations to front groups to disseminate false information about climate change have been public knowledge for a long time, now. Investigative reports in 2015 revealed that Exxon had its own …

Trees help keep you cozy, even when you’re indoors

Trees provide beauty when they bloom and shade when it’s hot. They are a symbol of the environment, hence the term “tree huggers” to describe eco-activists. They even inspire (often florid) poetry. And now, scientists have learned that urban trees — even just a single tree — can help homes and …

Trump Administration Is Racist, Says Black Lawmakers

A group of black lawmakers have launched a campaign intended to “root out racism” in Congress and “call out” President Donald Trump for his “discriminatory policies.” Led by the chair of the Congressional Black Caucus, Representative Cedric Richmond, the campaign comes following the violence at a …