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No, Federal Scientists Didn’t Fake Climate Data

Last weekend an article in the Mail on Sunday, a sister publication of the British paper the Daily Mail, attempted to cast doubt on the strength of climate science. It’s now been taken up by the U.S. House Science Committee. But there’s one catch: It’s not grounded in facts.

Congress Taps Little-Used Law to Repeal Obama Regulations

Republicans who have long opposed former President Barack Obama’s efforts to curb environmental pollution are having a field day this month. It seems a rarely-used tactic will allow the Trump administration, with the help of the Republican-led Congress, to nibble away at Obama’s much lauded environmental legacy.

Airbnb Ups the Ante on Refugee Commitment

Last week Airbnb offered free housing to refugees and others affected by the controversial U.S. travel ban. In an email to users, the company said it was encouraged by the outpouring of support and planned to up the ante by housing 100,000 people in need over the next five years.

97 Top Tech Companies Line Up Against Trump

Donald Trump is bleeding support from top U.S. business leaders by the bucket: In the latest news, 97 top tech companies joined in one massive legal brief against the so-called Muslim ban.

Maryland Assembly Overturns Republican Governor’s Clean Energy Veto

In Maryland, the state assembly just overturned Republican Gov. Larry Hogan’s veto of a clean energy jobs act — showing once again that the march toward clean energy will continue, despite what’s happening in Washington D.C. The bill received bipartisan support in both houses of the state legislature and is highly popular with voters.

Plans to Sell 3.4 Million Acres of Federal Lands Spur Protests

A bill submitted last week by Rep. Jason Chaffetz of Utah is angering hunters, anglers and local communities. The proposed law would allow at least 3.4 million acres of public lands to be sold at a “fair market value” in order to reduce the federal government’s debt.

Lyft Stands up to Trump and the Refugee Ban, While Uber Stumbles

Protests sparked at airports across the country over the weekend, as thousands showed up to oppose President Trump’s controversial travel ban. In the aftermath, Lyft appeared to stand tall as it opposed the executive order, while Uber suffered a backlash. It all dates back to an ill-timed tweet on Saturday.

Starbucks Faces Boycotts After Pledging to Hire 10,000 Refugees

Starbucks CEO Howard Schultz promised to hire 10,000 refugees over five years, in the wake of President Donald Trump’s so-called “Muslim ban.” Of course, it wasn’t long before the hashtag #BoycottStarbucks started trending on Twitter, but Schultz and his company are standing strong.

Could Trump’s Border Policies Kill Commerce?

President Donald Trump’s plan for a wall along the U.S.-Mexico border has frayed relations between the two countries. But as one economist pointed out, there’s a lot more at risk than the economy of North America’s poorest nation.