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Under Trump, EPA kills funding for kids’ health research centers

“The Trump administration is ending funding for a network of research centers focused on environmental threats to kids, imperiling several long-running studies of pollutants' effects on child development,” report @CorbinHiar & @ArielWittenberg for @EENewsUpdates.

The changes at EPA are seen by critics as an attack on science and a green light for polluting industries.

Andrew Wheeler, ...

EPA Inspector General Report finds massive waste from Trump’s Pruitt flying business class, staying in swanky hotels

Trump's initial appointee to run the EPA was Scott Pruitt, who resigned in disgrace in 2018 amid a massive corruption scandal in which he was found to have spent lavishly and assigned improper personal duties to government employees.

The EPA's Office of the Inspector General has published the results of a long investigation into Pruitt's ...

New 2020 Kia Soul Electric Scores Impressive City Range Rating

04.05.2019 · Posted in Cars Articles, Other Vehicles Articles

More often than not, daily driving involves a lot of city driving. This is precisely where the new Kia Soul EV shines with a very impressive city range rating. The rather boxy and high profile Kia Soul EV isn’t really a standout in its highway range rating, but in the city its EPA figure is indeed ...

While the Bear Cam bears hibernate, the Trump admin weighs a big plan to mine their world

03.13.2019 · Posted in Technology Articles

When the peak of summer arrives in Alaska and the radiant midnight sun hangs in the northern sky, tens of millions of salmon make their move. They race up rivers, leap over waterfalls, and clog narrow streams with their hefty, five-pound bodies. It is... ...

Former coal lobbyist Andrew Wheeler is new EPA administrator

The GOP-led U.S. Senate today confirmed ex-coal lobbyist Andrew Wheeler to run Environmental Protection Agency, in a 52-47 vote mostly along party lines.

52-47 The #Senate CONFIRMED Andrew Wheeler to be Administrator of the EPA.

Senator Collins voted no joining all Democrats. Senator Sinema did not vote.

— Senate Press Gallery (@SenatePress)

EPA Chief Wheeler Says EV Standards Are “Social Engineering”

The decades-long battle over vehicle emissions standards is heating up again. As I’m writing this post, two of the most important and powerful players in the EV world are meeting across the hall in a small conference room at the Four Seasons Hotel in San Francisco. Behind closed doors, Andrew Wheeler, the U.S. EPA administrator ...

Median EPA Range For 2018 Electric Cars Increased To 125 Miles

Half of the BEVs on the market can now go more than 125 miles (200 km). According to the US DOE’s Office of Energy Efficiency & Renewable Energy, the median EPA range for all-electric cars in the U.S. increased for the 2018 model year by almost 10% year-over-year, from 114 miles in 2017 to 125 ...