The Best Reads on Paris

The Trump administration has sown major confusion around the Paris Agreement — what it is, what it does, and what it has meant for the United States. Luckily, a lot of smart people are writing to correct the record, and to put both the climate accord and Trump’s withdrawal from it in perspective.

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Zinke Proposes Expansion of Gulf Drilling

Ryan Zinke’s Interior Department has issued a press release announcing the opening up of all currently unleased federally-owned areas of the Gulf of Mexico: 73 million acres. The Department is planning these sales over the next five years with the first sale to take place in August of this year. Excluded from this sale of leases…

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Cutting NOAA Isn’t Just About Climate and Satellites. It’s About Coastal Economies.

A budget proposal for the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration leaked to the Washington Post would slash coastal science and resilience programs. It would limit natural disaster preparation and research. It would limit data gathering, including satellites, which can help communities prepare for extreme weather. And if that wasn’t bad enough, a lot of jobs…

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