The Great Barrier Reef, still staggered from a major coral bleaching event in 2016 that killed 22 percent of the 1,400-mile-long reef, is now experiencing the beginning of what could be another major bleaching event.
Hidden within Trump's executive order is a new mandate to report on the "long-term costs" of the US Refugee Assistance Program. This cost assessment could quietly lead to the elimination of the refugee program based on a finding that it is not "cost-effective" for the federal government.
Thousands of emails detailing a close relationship with Scott Pruitt's office in Oklahoma City and the fossil fuel industry are alarming environmentalists, but will they be an immediate game-changer for President Trump's new EPA head? It turns out Pruitt is just an accurate reflection of the broader Republican agenda.