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Floods in Missouri, 2015.

Trump’s Executive Order Will Make America Flood Again (and Again and Again)

, climate scientist

On August 15, Trump signed an executive order, repealing an Obama-era executive order that updated the Federal Flood Risk Management Standard. With ample evidence that climate change puts federal (and other) infrastructure at risk, it is ultimately American taxpayers who will pay the price for building without regard to sea level rise and the impacts of increasing extreme weather. Read more >

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Fighting Back Against Trump’s Illegal “Two for One Rule”

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In the aftermath of President Trump’s disgraceful decision to pull out of the Paris Agreement, we are fighting back today against another presidential order that will do great damage. Read more >

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Five Ways President Trump Has Failed Rural America in the First 100 Days

, senior analyst, Food and Environment

Look out rural America, President Trump has an executive order for you. As the White House looks to create a sense of achievement before its first 100 days is up on Saturday, the President will sign a flurry of new orders this week, including one today “promoting agriculture and rural prosperity in America.” But will it really help struggling farmers and rural economies? That remains to be seen.

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President Trump’s All-Out Attack on Climate Policy

, lead economist and climate policy manager

We’ve known for some time that something like this was in the works. Yet that doesn’t take away from the shock of the destructive details. Read more >

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Why Immigrants Are Vital to Science in the U.S.

, senior policy analyst, Clean Vehicles

Immigrants are central to advancing science in the United States. An estimated 4.6 million college-educated, foreign-born scientists and engineers comprised over a quarter (27 percent) of the entire science and engineering workforce in the U.S. in 2013. Read more >

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