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Month: May 2019

Secretive Bilderberg Meeting Draws Pompeo and Kushner

BERN, Switzerland — Secretary of State Mike Pompeo is on a weeklong trip to Europe where he is raising sensitive issues with national leaders — from Iranian missiles to Chinese technology to the economic collapse of Venezuela — but the…

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The Wettest Part of Alaska Is Experiencing Extreme Drought. Is Climate Change to Blame? – Pacific Standard

The drought has had damaging economic and ecological impacts. Precipitation rates vary widely among Alaska’s different climate zones. (Photo: Mark Brennan/Flickr) The wettest part of Alaska is currently experiencing something unusual: extreme drought. Last week, the region, which has been…

Floods and Trump’s Trade War Create an Uncertain Year for Farmers

Want climate news in your inbox? Sign up here for Climate Fwd:, our email newsletter. Corn prices are rising as surging floodwaters and soaking rains — combined with President Trump’s trade war with China — are making it an exceptionally…

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Minnesota lawmakers to pay homeowners for bee gardens

New legislation is awaiting the governor’s approval that will provide financial support for homeowners who want to transform their yards into bee-friendly gardens. The bill totals $900,000 and will up to 70 percent of the expenses associated with transitioning outdoor space into a flowering garden that attracts the indigenous and endangered rusty patch bumble bee. The endangered rusty patch bumble bee Like most bees, the rusty patch bumble bee population is declining rapidly. It is indigenous…

Trump Green-Lights Higher Ethanol Gas As Chinese Tariffs Squeeze Farmers

The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) announced Friday it would allow the year-round sale of higher ethanol gasoline. EPA Administrator Andrew Wheeler said the agency was fulfilling President Donald Trump’s promise to Midwestern agriculture states, which have been hit hard by…

‘Green Energy’ Profiteers Need To Come Clean With Taxpayers, Voters

Xcel Energy out of Colorado is shutting down two coal-fired generating power plants in favor of the largest solar-plus storage project in the United States. This $2.5-billion “scheme” allowed only 11 companies to bid on the project out of 400…

What to expect from the 2019 hurricane season

After two years of above-average activity, the 2019 hurricane season is here and meteorologists are predicting it will be less active this year. The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) is predicting a “near-normal” Atlantic hurricane season this year, with…