Energy and Environment: Thanks to global warming, Antarctica is beginning to turn green

Thanks to global warming, Antarctica is beginning to turn green; Trump’s budget expected to massively slash research on renewable energy — and ‘clean coal’; Scientists just discovered yet another coral reef that has been devastated by global warming; EPA asked the public which regulations to gut — and got an earful about leaving them alone; No one lives on this remote Pacific island — but it’s covered in 38 million pieces of our trash; Trump may not be able to halt the world’s climate progress — thanks to China and India; Trump’s expected choice for USDA science job lacks hard-science background; Two experts resign from EPA posts to protest the agency’s science committee shake-up; Coal exec jailed after accident killed 29 miners is out and tweeting that it’s not his fault;
 
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Thanks to global warming, Antarctica is beginning to turn green
It could be the start of a march ‘backward in geologic time,’ scientists say, to an era in which the icy continent actually featured trees.
Trump’s budget expected to massively slash research on renewable energy — and ‘clean coal’
Cuts to “clean coal” research budgets undermine a key Trump administration priority
 
Scientists just discovered yet another coral reef that has been devastated by global warming
Scientists have now found 90 percent coral death at the remote Chagos archipelago in the Indian Ocean.
 
EPA asked the public which regulations to gut — and got an earful about leaving them alone
“Know your history or you’ll be doomed to repeat it,” one commenter wrote of air and water pollution in the United States.
 
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No one lives on this remote Pacific island — but it’s covered in 38 million pieces of our trash
In an “alarming” discovery, scientists say once-pristine Henderson Island is now littered with plastic debris.
 
Trump may not be able to halt the world’s climate progress — thanks to China and India
China and India could make up for the Trump administration’s failure to cut U.S. emissions, a study finds.
 
Trump’s expected choice for USDA science job lacks hard-science background
He’s also a doubter of climate change.
 
Two experts resign from EPA posts to protest the agency’s science committee shake-up
The researchers said they were concerned about the “watering down of credible science, engineering, and methodological rigor.”
 
Coal exec jailed after accident killed 29 miners is out and tweeting that it’s not his fault
Unrepentant, former coal chief lets fly on Twitter, lambasting Sen. Manchin, regulators and others over who’s to blame for accident that killed 29 miners
 
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