Items by Oliver Milman

Massive drilling project on Alaska’s North Slope given go ahead
Massive drilling project on Alaska’s North Slope given go ahead
Critics say the lease is at odds with President Biden’s pledge to combat the climate crisis.
Can cloud seeding help the West’s drought?
Can cloud seeding help the West’s drought?
States consider weather modification to make it rain.
Butterflies in the West are disappearing
Butterflies in the West are disappearing
The climate crisis has caused a steep decline in butterfly sightings in the Rocky Mountain range.
Pebble Mine permit denied by Trump administration
Pebble Mine permit denied by Trump administration
The Army Corps of Engineers “concluded that the proposed project is contrary to the public interest.”
Trump’s EPA halts environmental law enforcement during coronavirus pandemic
Trump’s EPA halts environmental law enforcement during coronavirus pandemic
The decision has caused an uproar among former agency officials.
The next threat to bees? Organized crime.
The next threat to bees? Organized crime.
As bee numbers decline while facing increasing demand, hive thefts ravage California’s Central Valley and beyond.
Study finds 26,000 lives were saved by shift from coal to natural gas
Study finds 26,000 lives were saved by shift from coal to natural gas
“When you turn coal units off you see deaths go down.”
How the Trump administration is silencing science
How the Trump administration is silencing science
Six ex-government scientists explain how they were made to bury climate science and why they decided to blow the whistle.
The rapid thaw of Alaska will accelerate global heating
The rapid thaw of Alaska will accelerate global heating
The state’s warmest spring on record will have planet-wide repercussions.
Lawmakers grill EPA chief on spending and ethics scandals
Lawmakers grill EPA chief on spending and ethics scandals
During a hearing on Capitol Hill, Scott Pruitt called the controversies a ‘distraction.’
Federal agencies discourage saying ‘climate change’
Federal agencies discourage saying ‘climate change’
Emails show the Trump administration ordering scientists to change their tone.
The BLM wants to nix fracking rule on water pollution
The BLM wants to nix fracking rule on water pollution
The agency says the regulation ‘imposes unjustified costs’ on oil and gas industry.
Clean water repeal moves forward
Clean water repeal moves forward
The public can now weigh in on the Trump administration’s regulatory rollback.
EPA cuts will hit minority communities hardest
EPA cuts will hit minority communities hardest
Trump proposes an end to the office that protects low-income areas from pollution.
Climate scientists fear harassment, threats
Climate scientists fear harassment, threats
Researchers fear attacks from a range of powerful foes in the coming years – and for many, it has long been happening.
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