The Department of Energy’s headquarters in Washington, D.C. DOE President Donald Trump announced today that he will nominate a senior official at the Department of Energy’s (DOE’s) technology commercialization program, and a former member of the White House staff under President Barack Obama, to lead the department’s $6 billion Office […]

Mr Trump has repeatedly threatened funding cuts to Nasa’s climate science and missions BILL INGALLS/NASA/GETTY President Donald Trump’s administration has ended US space agency Nasa’s monitoring system into greenhouse gases, a US journal has revealed. The Carbon Monitoring System (CMS), a $10m (£7m)-a-year project which remotely tracks the world’s flow […]

Advocates say attacks on science and deregulation would continue under the agency’s number two. JASON ANDREW/GETTY IMAGES EPA ADMINISTRATOR SCOTT Pruitt heads to Capitol Hill Thursday for two separate hearings, ostensibly to answer questions about his agency’s budget. But House lawmakers—both Republican and Democrat—will instead focus on a series of scandals […]

Scott Pruitt is administrator of the Environmental Protection Agency. GAGE SKIDMORE/FLICKR (CC BY-SA 2.0) Research looking at everything from links between air pollution and disease to the impact a pesticide has on children’s brains could be banned from consideration by environmental regulators under a new policy proposed yesterday by the U.S. Environmental […]

Acting NASA administrator Robert Lightfoot testified during a House Space Subcommittee hearing about the NASA budget for fiscal year 2019 on March 7, 2018, at the Rayburn House Office Building in Washington, D.C. Credit: NASA/Bill Ingalls While the Trump administration’s budget proposal for fiscal year 2019 supports the long-term goal […]