Author Archive

Robinson Meyer

Robinson Meyer

Robinson Meyer is an associate editor at The Atlantic, where he covers technology.
Robinson Meyer is an associate editor at The Atlantic, where he covers technology.
Management

The Air Really Was Cleaner Under Obama

Pollution is up nearly 14 percent under the Trump administration.

Tech

What Spy-Satellite Companies Can Teach NASA About Climate Change

The space agency is exploring what three Earth-observation start-ups can teach it about the planet.

Management

An Upheaval at the Ends of the World

Two new reports find that the North and South Poles face an “unprecedented” climate future.

Management

Hurricane Michael’s Remarkable, Terrifying Run

The storm shocked forecasters by rapidly intensifying, and then remained strong for hours after landfall.

Tech

The Sudden, Shocking Growth of Hurricane Michael

In little more than a day, a Category 1 storm became a “worst-case scenario” Category 4.

Oversight

Brett Kavanaugh Could Extend Trump's Environmental Legacy by Decades

Long after the president leaves office, the new justice will bring a skepticism of the EPA to the highest levels of government.

Management

A Setback for Trump's Plan to Slash Public Lands

Environmentalists and tribes won an early legal advantage in their battle to protect Bears Ears and Grand Staircase-Escalante National Monument.

FEATURED EBOOKS
Management

Scientists Hate the EPA’s ‘Strengthening Science’ Rule

Dozens of research and medical groups oppose the proposal, which began under former EPA Administrator Scott Pruitt.

Management

Brett Kavanaugh Would Likely Keep the EPA on a Short Leash

“The earth is warming. Humans are contributing,” he told a federal courtroom two years ago. But that doesn't mean he'll be friendly to the EPA.

Management

Did Scott Pruitt Remake the EPA?

The agency is smaller, poorer, and less driven by science. But “I don’t think there is a big Pruitt legacy,” one legal scholar said.

Management

Scott Pruitt’s New Rule Could Completely Transform the EPA

It would not only undermine 30 years of clean-air regulations, but radically restrict what science the agency is allowed to use.

Management

Scott Pruitt Bypassed the White House to Give Big Raises to Favorite Aides

The embattled EPA chief used an obscure provision last month to increase the salaries of a pair of staffers by tens of thousands of dollars.

Management

As Trump Bragged About His Wine, It Was Sold at Shenandoah National Park

An environmental lawyer says the sale could pose a major conflict of interest.

Management

What's Happening With the Relief Effort in Puerto Rico?

A timeline of the unprecedented catastrophe of Hurricane Maria

FEATURED EBOOKS
Management

How the National Weather Service Prepares for the Worst

The agency’s new philosophy gives it a much more active role in girding for disasters.

Management

Hurricane Irma: 'We've Never Seen a Storm This Strong'

“I have little doubt Irma will go down as one of the most infamous in Atlantic hurricane history,” said Eric Blake, a scientist with the National Hurricane Center.

Oversight

Did Climate Change Intensify Hurricane Harvey?

“The human contribution can be up to 30 percent or so up to the total rainfall coming out of the storm.”

Management

What Kind of Monuments Does President Trump Value?

He’s spoken in support of Confederate statues while threatening to undo as many as 40 conservation parks.

Management

Can the U.S. Government Seize an Anti-Trump Website's Visitor Logs?

The Department of Justice is seeking the 1.3 million IP addresses that accessed a website advertising Inauguration Day protests.

Management

Does the Government Track Anti-Public-Land Extremists?

Some Democrats allege that the Department of the Interior isn’t doing enough to protect public-land employees.