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President Obama has joined almost 150 world leaders in Paris today for a two-week climate change conference.

Paris Climate Talks

President Obama has joined almost 150 world leaders in Paris today for a two-week climate change conference.

from Press Play with Madeleine Brand

The scientific consensus is that global warming is already changing the world as we've come to know it.

When Progress on Climate Change Still Spells Disaster

The scientific consensus is that global warming is already changing the world as we've come to know it.

from To the Point

It seems like yesterday that oil prices were going up—pushing the price of gasoline along with them. Oh, how times have changed.

When Oil Falls, Who Wins?

It seems like yesterday that oil prices were going up—pushing the price of gasoline along with them. Oh, how times have changed.

from To the Point

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Former special counsel Robert Mueller is appearing in two separate hearings before the House judiciary and intelligence committees.

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Teddy Roosevelt coined the term “Bully Pulpit.” Other presidents have used it to get the nation behind them. For President Trump, it’s an instrument of division.

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California’s relentless clean-air enforcer, Mary Nichols, has divided the automobile industry. After weeks of secret negotiations, the Chair of the State’s Air Resources Board has announced that Ford, Honda VW and BMW of America won’t go along with President Trump’s rollback of Barack Obama’s fuel-economy standards. Nichols claims it’s an “olive branch,” giving car makers the “flexibility” to clean up the air at the same time they continue to market vehicles that make the most money. Brady Dennis of the Washington Post calls it a “big deal,” even if Toyota, GM and 11 other companies revert to Trump’s new federal standards--at least for the moment. Alan Baum is a consultant for both the industry and environmental organizations. He says the four who made the deal with California have a slight lead on their competitors in developing the technology of the future, with China currently far ahead of them all. He says the western car makers are doing a poor job of educating consumers about the benefits of hybrids and electrics. Nichols’s history with the Air Resources Board goes back to the 1970’s. She was named Chair by Republican Governor Arnold Schwartenegger and reappointed by Democrats Jerry Brown and Gavin Newsom. She made an international name for herself for years ago when she blew the whistle on Volkswagen for faking emissions tests on the diesel cars it sold for decades all over the world.

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Berkeley’s City Council recently adopted an ordinance to drop certain gendered terms from the city’s municipal code.

from Press Play with Madeleine Brand

President Donald Trump was at a campaign rally in North Carolina Wednesday, basking in chants of “send her back.”

from Press Play with Madeleine Brand

Science continues to suffer attack from the Trump administration. Testimony on climate change and national security has been censored.

from To the Point

Where would America be without the muckraking journalists and the publications that champion their work?

from Scheer Intelligence

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