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01/20/2017 11:02 PM
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01/20/2017 09:06 PM
As Trump enters White House, California renews climate change fight

A truck engine is tested for pollution near the Mexican-U.S. border in Otay Mesa, CaliforniaBy Rory Carroll SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - California released new measures to fight climate change within minutes of Donald Trump being sworn in as U.S. president on Friday, signaling the state's commitment to be the nation's environmental steward under an administration that has questioned the reality of global warming. California officials said it was a coincidence that the plan was released 37 minutes after the inauguration. The state outlined how it would achieve its goal of cutting output of heat-trapping greenhouse gases 40 percent below 1990 levels by 2030.



01/20/2017 06:43 PM
Presidential Websites, Some Policies Already Trumpified
On day one of his presidency, Donald Trump inherited the government’s digital domains. Progressive groups were quick to note website changes related to gay rights and climate change. What else has changed ...
01/20/2017 04:53 PM
Someone at the National Park Service is obviously not happy about Trump's inauguration

Someone at the National Park Service is obviously not happy about Trump's inaugurationToday's peaceful inauguration of President Donald J. Trump won't stop disgruntled government employees from passive aggressively using Twitter. Though today is supposed to represent a calm transition of power, at least one branch of the government decided to flex its social media presence and point out some negative aspects about the incoming administration.  The National Park Service, the government agency that manages all U.S. national parks, or at least the person running its Twitter account, decided not to take Trump's oath of office lying down. Though not directly tweeting anything, after the official swearing in, the account retweeted two tweets that carried a definite partisan bias, pretty unusual for a government agency.  The first retweet shared by the agency was an Esquire article detailing the fact that civil rights, climate change and healthcare issues no longer appear on the White House's website. The second  retweet was from New York Times correspondent Binyamin Applbaum's showing two pictures comparing the size of Trump's inaugural crowd versus Obama's in 2009. It wasn't long before the media, particularly the correspondent who was retweeted, found something unusual in the agency's social media usage.  Looks like the Trump administration hasn't taken control of the @NatlParkService Twitter feed just yet. pic.twitter.com/dCKGHoW0cU — Binyamin Appelbaum (@BCAppelbaum) January 20, 2017 So, the National Park Service just retweeted a pic of the small crowd for Trump's inauguration today compared to Obama's. pic.twitter.com/uI3t4kRvCN — Steve Kopack (@SteveKopack) January 20, 2017 And it wasn't long before people started praising the agency's civil disobedience.  National Park Service twitter shade also makes me happy. https://t.co/hCnU5CiAyI — Mike Sandmel (@mikeysandmel) January 20, 2017 I love the National Park Service. https://t.co/gxn72UGhUF — Joel Housman (@joelhousman) January 20, 2017 In the #ParksandRec timeline, Leslie Knope works at the National Park Service in 2017, right? #InaugurationDay https://t.co/aPSd6XwQr5 — Bill Kuchman (@billkuchman) January 20, 2017 The retweets were eventually deleted from the account.  On Friday evening, Gizmodo reported the National Park Service had been banned from tweeting from its accounts. In a leaked email obtained by the publication, it informed the agency's staff to “immediately cease use of government Twitter accounts until further notice." Mashable has reached out for comment from the National Park Service and will update this story with any further information.  Updated : Saturday, Jan. 21, 12 a.m. BONUS: Trump's 2017 vs Obama's 2009: A brutal inaugural concert comparison



01/20/2017 04:51 PM
California expands climate goals as Trump curbs carbon rules

A truck engine is tested for pollution near the Mexican-U.S. border in Otay Mesa, CaliforniaBy Rory Carroll SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - California released a sweeping plan to cut the state's output of heat-trapping greenhouse gas emissions on Friday, countering the newly-minted Trump administration's move to undo federal U.S. carbon regulations. The plan drew battle lines for an expected clash with President Donald Trump over climate change, including a fight over the state's decades-old authority to set emissions limits that are far stricter than those in many other parts of the United States. California's plan details how the state would achieve its goal of cutting emissions 40 percent below 1990 levels by 2030, which state air regulators called the most ambitious target in North America.



01/20/2017 03:36 PM
Factbox: Quick action Trump could take on energy, environment, climate
(Reuters) - Donald Trump, a big supporter of the U.S. oil, gas and coal industries, has promised to get to work quickly after being sworn in as president of the United States, raising expectations that he will sign a slew of executive orders. Here are some of the executive actions and other maneuvers that could come quickly, related to energy, the environment and climate change: CLEAN POWER PLAN Trump, a Republican, has promised to kill Democratic predecessor Barack Obama's Clean Power Plan, which requires states to cut carbon dioxide emissions from power plants.
01/20/2017 03:25 PM
British protesters tell Trump from Tower Bridge: "Build bridges not walls"

Demonstrators hang a banner from Tower Bridge during a protest against the inauguration of Donald Trump as U.S. President, in LondonBy Alistair Smout and Luke Bridges LONDON (Reuters) - A banner reading "Build bridges not walls" was draped across London's Tower Bridge as part of several protests in Europe and Asia on Friday against the inauguration of Donald Trump as U.S. president. There were also demonstrations in Japan, the Philippines and Belgium, where hundreds of people held a minute's silence, lighting candles in Friday evening's bitter cold and holding signs defending women's rights. In the Scottish capital, banners on Edinburgh's North Bridge read "Women rise up" and "There is no Planet B" - a reference to Trump's perceived lack of interest in combating climate change.



01/20/2017 03:22 PM
British protesters tell Trump from Tower Bridge: 'Build bridges not walls'

Demonstrators hang a banner from Tower Bridge during a protest against the inauguration of Donald Trump as U.S. President, in LondonBy Alistair Smout and Luke Bridges LONDON (Reuters) - A banner reading "Build bridges not walls" was draped across London's Tower Bridge as part of several protests in Europe and Asia on Friday against the inauguration of Donald Trump as U.S. president. There were also demonstrations in Japan, the Philippines and Belgium, where hundreds of people held a minute's silence, lighting candles in Friday evening's bitter cold and holding signs defending women's rights. In the Scottish capital, banners on Edinburgh's North Bridge read "Women rise up" and "There is no Planet B" - a reference to Trump's perceived lack of interest in combating climate change.



01/20/2017 01:47 PM
New White House website scrubbed of most climate change references

New White House website scrubbed of most climate change referencesOut with the old White House website and in with the new.  The transition to the Trump administration's White House website is proving especially jarring for climate change advocates.  On Friday, the Obama administration's White House website, which included many pages on climate change and plans to combat it, was switched over to a website featuring President Donald Trump's agenda. All of the climate-related pages are missing from the new website.  SEE ALSO: There's a serious danger to the soft climate denial pedaled by Trump's cabinet picks Instead, highlighted at the top of the issue list is the "America First Energy Plan," which talks about the need to roll back former president Barack Obama's far-reaching climate regulations, known as the Climate Action Plan. As of noon, a search for "climate change" at https://t.co/sj6r6xYjyt turns up many links, but they've all been scrubbed. #GOPWarOnScience pic.twitter.com/BbbnQWOFiB — Robert McNees (@mcnees) January 20, 2017 The website states much of what Trump had campaigned on. Namely, a renewed emphasis on heavily polluting fossil fuels and a concerted effort to eliminate many of the Obama administration's climate achievements. "For too long, we’ve been held back by burdensome regulations on our energy industry," the website states.  "President Trump is committed to eliminating harmful and unnecessary policies such as the Climate Action Plan and the Waters of the U.S. rule. Lifting these restrictions will greatly help American workers, increasing wages by more than $30 billion over the next 7 years." "Sound energy policy begins with the recognition that we have vast untapped domestic energy reserves right here in America," the site states.  The plan includes coal, natural gas and oil, but does not mention renewable energy, something that did not go unnoticed by environmentalists.  "With no reference to renewable energy, this dirty energy plan ignores the clean energy economy that is so critical to creating jobs and fighting climate change. This is a disgraceful way for Trump to begin his presidency," said Tiernan Sittenfeld, senior vice president of government affairs at the League of Conservation Voters, in a statement.   Quick work—all reference to climate change has been scrubbed from WH website. Problem solved just like that!!!!! — Bill McKibben (@billmckibben) January 20, 2017 “It’s truly disturbing that one of the first actions by the Trump administration is to remove nearly all references to climate change from the White House website," said Sam Adams, the World Resources Institute, an environmental think tank.  “The website’s lone climate reference is to eliminate the Climate Action Plan, which is a wholesale attack that flies in the face of common sense and would do harm to all Americans," he said in a statement. While worrisome to many, deleting the climate sections of the White House website is not the same as a systematic campaign to get rid of climate data from across federal websites. As far-fetched as it may sound, the latter is exactly what many climate activists and scientists have been fearing, due to the new administration's hostility to mainstream climate science findings and policies to address the issue.  Rather, Friday's actions reflect the online turnover from one president to another.  Under the Obama administration, the U.S. committed to reducing greenhouse gas emissions by 25 to 28 percent below 2005 levels by the year 2020, largely through a combination of EPA regulations of power plant emissions, increased use of renewables like solar and wind power and the retirement of older, dirtier coal-burning power plants.  (If you’re curious how many climate-related pages Obama had on his White House site, you can peruse the archived version here.) Other climate-related offices within the White House were entirely missing from the Trump White House website as of 3:50 p.m. ET. These include the landing pages for the Council on Environmental Quality and  Office of Science and Technology Policy. While the White House has scrubbed most references to climate change from its new website, federal agencies involved in climate change research, such as NASA, still have extensive websites devoted to climate change despite the changeover in the administration.  At the same time as the new White House website was causing an uproar on social media and in the environmental community, news reports circulated Friday that President Trump may take action on climate change as soon as this weekend.  Bloomberg News reported Friday that Trump's advisors are pushing him to nullify Obama's guidelines that the federal government include climate change when considering infrastructure projects. Trump may also sign an executive order suspending a vital metric known as the social cost of carbon, which helps federal officials weigh the climate risks of any project, such as a new oil pipeline.  Finally, according to Bloomberg , Trump may move to make it easier to approve the Keystone XL Pipeline, which Obama had rejected, by taking review authority away from the State Department.  The report states these executive orders could come as early as this weekend. BONUS: 2016 was Earth's warmest year on record, continuing a three-year streak



01/20/2017 01:47 PM
Trump vows to eliminate Obama climate rules, wage cyberwarfare

Trump vows to eliminate Obama climate rules, wage cyberwarfarePresident Trump is promising to reverse Barack Obama’s executive actions on climate change, wipe out the so-called Islamic State, and build up America’s offensive and defensive cyberwarfare capabilities. The official White House website swung to Trump’s control at noon, as he took the oath of office. The new portal carries over pages for publishing visitor logs, financial disclosures, ethics pledge waivers and staff salaries — items regularly cited by the Obama administration in service of its dubious claim to be the most transparent administration in history.




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