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Zoë Schlanger

Zoë Schlanger is a freelance reporter covering science, health, and the environment. Her work appears in Newsweek, the Village Voice, and the New York Times, among other places.
Zoë Schlanger is a freelance reporter covering science, health, and the environment. Her work appears in Newsweek, the Village Voice, and the New York Times, among other places.
Management

New EPA Coal Regulations Could Lead To Up To 1,400 More Premature Deaths a Year

Greenhouse gas emissions will go up—and so will deadly air pollution—under the proposed replacement for Obama's Clean Power Plan.

Management

Trump Names Third Dow Executive To The Help Run USDA

If confirmed by the Senate, Scott Hutchins will take on a job that can affect the future of American agricultural science and policy-making.

Management

Half of Puerto Rico Still Doesn’t Have Power—104 Days After Hurricane Maria

Parts of the island will likely be without power until May. That would be eight months after the storm hit.

Defense

Newly Signed Defense Authorization Act Contains a Dire Warning on Climate Change

Climate change will bring more failed states and terrorist organizations, radar failures, and military bases underwater, according to the U.S. military.

Oversight

Analysis: EPA Is Still Ignoring Toxins In U.S. Drinking Water

The water-testing lab the EPA hired to check for PFOA contamination in 2013 argues that the toxin far more rampant in US water than the government says.

Management

The White House’s New Climate-Change Report Directly Conflicts Trump’s Stance

The National Climate Assessment makes clear that climate change is manmade. Trump and many of his inner circle are adamant climate-change deniers.

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Management

The EPA Blocked Its Own Scientists From Presenting Their Climate Research

An official said it was because the conference was not an EPA event. But Scott Pruitt spoke at an energy industry conference in March.

Defense

Swarmed With Mosquitoes After Harvey, Texas Calls in the Air Force

The Air Force is spraying a controversial insecticide across 6 million acres to kill mosquitoes brought in by Hurricane Harvey.

Oversight

NASA's Next Head Wants it to Do Less Climate Science and More Weather Science, But You Can’t Separate Them

Jim Bridenstine would be in charge of an agency critical to both climate science and storm tracking. He's much fonder of the latter.

Management

The Official in Charge of Awarding EPA Science Grants Doesn’t Want to See the Words 'Climate Change'

Former EPA officials who served under presidents Barack Obama and George W. Bush called the move unusual.

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Management

All the Words Employees at the Agriculture Department Can’t Use Anymore Relating to Climate Change

Social engineering through immigration policy isn’t simple—and such efforts often produce dramatic, unintended consequences.

Tech

Trump’s Budget Would Gut Government Science — Except for the U.S. Nuclear Program

Here's how Trump’s proposed budget would decimate government science programs, by the numbers.

Management

Scott Pruitt Requests Funds For a 24/7 Fleet of Bodyguards

The EPA, the agency he runs, is poised to cut the budgets of major health and safety programs

Oversight

The Text of a New Bill Has Just One Line: 'To Terminate the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency'

Below the title, it simply says, "The Environmental Protection Agency shall terminate on December 31, 2018."