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Nicole Javorsky


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Past articles by Nicole:

Indigenous women traveled 3,000 miles to save an Alaskan forest from Trump

This story was originally published by Mother Jones and is reproduced here as part of the Climate Desk collaboration. “If we had dressed in office clothing to meet the standards of D.C.,” says Wanda Culp, who wore vibrant red, blue, and black robes, “we would have just melted into the crowds that were going into those offices every 15 to 30 minutes.” In March, Culp and three other indigenous… → Read More

In Trump’s Brawl With California, the Law Is With California—but Will That Matter? –

The Environmental Protection Agency announced on Thursday that it will revoke California’s waiver that allowed the state to enforce its own tailpipe greenhouse gas emission standards. On Friday, California and 23 other states filed a lawsuit against the Trump administration to challenge the move. When the Trump administration announced it would roll back Obama-era fuel efficiency […] → Read More

Trump Wants to Log an Enormous Alaska Forest. These Native Women Traveled 3,000 Miles to Stop It. –

“If we had dressed in office clothing to meet the standards of DC,” says Wanda Culp, who wore vibrant red, blue, and black robes, “we would have just melted into the crowds that were going into those offices every 15 to 30 minutes.” In March, Culp and three other indigenous women traveled to Washington, DC, […] → Read More

The Trump Administration Will Prevent California From Setting Its Own Fuel Efficiency Standards –

The Trump administration is expected to announce on Wednesday that it will strip California from having any legal authority to require stricter tailpipe pollution standards than the federal government, the New York Times reported Tuesday. The Times reports: The formal revocation of California’s authority to set its own rules on tailpipe pollution—the United States’ largest […] → Read More

2 Weeks After Hurricane Dorian, a New Disaster Threatens the Bahamas –

Joseph Darville lives on Grand Bahama Island, and when he first heard there was an oil spill there after Hurricane Dorian what came to mind, he says, was “our pristine, beautiful beach and shallow waters.” The grassy banks are home to turtles and bonefish. And there’s the “whole plethora of coral reefs that would be […] → Read More

Trump Tried to Bully NOAA. Its Chief Scientist Just Released a Remarkable Letter to Fight Back. –

NOAA Acting Chief Scientist Craig McLean sent a letter over the weekend to the agency’s staff to address the controversy that ensued after President Donald Trump falsely claimed that Hurricane Dorian was headed for Alabama. On Tuesday, NOAA publicly released that letter, following a wild week when the normally understated agency was in the spotlight. The […] → Read More

Hurricane Dorian Could Slam 67 Toxic Sites. But Hundreds More Are at Risk. –

Ten days before Hurricane Harvey made landfall in Texas on August 25, 2017, President Donald Trump signed an executive order that reversed an Obama administration directive that required infrastructure projects using federal funding—like roadways and stormwater infrastructure—to be designed to accommodate the rising sea levels associated with climate change. After Harvey dumped more than 60 […] → Read More

A 23-Year-Old Sunrise Movement Founder Says the “Adults in the Room” Aren’t Taking Climate Change Seriously –

Young people are going to force candidates to talk about climate change, even after the DNC shot down a climate debate. → Read More

The Children’s Book Map That Led Me Out of Depression

As a child, I loved the fantastical lands from "The Phantom Tollbooth." As a troubled college student, I used them as a roadmap to self-acceptance. → Read More

Democratic National Committee Rejects Call for Official Climate Debate –

But activists see a path forward for an unsanctioned debate. → Read More

Environmental Groups Just Sued the Trump Administration Over Its Endangered Species Act Rollback –

Environmental and animal rights groups are taking the Trump administration to court over rules finalized last week by the departments of Commerce and Interior weakening the Endangered Species Act’s protections. The lawsuit, filed Wednesday by Earthjustice on behalf of seven groups including the Sierra Club, the Natural Resources Defense Council, and Defenders of Wildlife, alleges […] → Read More

“God Told Me To Fight”—Inside the Battle to Stop Another Petrochemical Plant in “Cancer Alley” –

Houses, several churches, and an elementary school would all be about a mile away. → Read More

An Ebola Doctor Explains the Good News and Bad News of the New Treatment Breakthrough –

Congo’s health ministry said Friday that the second-largest Ebola outbreak has spread to a third province in the country. The latest cases identified in South Kivu province follow deaths from Ebola in the city of Goma, a major transportation hub in North Kivu province. Dr. Margaret Harris, from the World Health Organization’s Ebola response team, […] → Read More

The Trump administration gutted one of our most powerful environmental laws

The Endangered Species Act has saved thousands of animals, plants, and insects from extinction. → Read More

Doctors Are Still Prescribing Opioids to Kids After Taking Out Their Tonsils –

In 2011, new national guidelines published by the American Academy of Otolaryngology recommended that doctors stop prescribing opioids to children getting their tonsils removed, urging doctors to opt for other painkillers such as ibuprofen instead. But a new study published this month in the journal JAMA Otolaryngology Head & Neck Surgery found that doctors were […] → Read More

The Trump Administration Just Gutted One of the Most Powerful Environmental Laws on the Books –

The Endangered Species Act has saved thousands of animals, plants, and insects from extinction. → Read More

How Much Does Age Affect the Democratic Candidates’ Policies? –

Four decades separate the oldest candidates from the youngest. → Read More

How a Revolutionary Genetic Discovery Is Changing What We Know About Anorexia –

“Why won’t she eat more? Why won’t he eat more?” Cynthia Bulik, a clinical psychologist, and founding director of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill’s Center of Excellence for Eating Disorders, says this is the question she hears repeatedly from parents of children with anorexia nervosa, an eating disorder which causes an intense […] → Read More

Trump’s Assault on Somali Refugees Goes Way Beyond Just Ilhan Omar –

Remember his Muslim ban comments on the campaign trail? → Read More

Trump’s Defenders Say He’s an American Exceptionalist. Not Long Ago, He Claimed the Opposite. –

As just about everyone knows by now, President Trump tweeted on Sunday that four “progressive” Democratic congresswomen should “go back and help fix the totally broken and crime infested places from which they came.” Following this tweet and his subsequent doubling-down on it, many have condemned his statements as racist. But many also have defended […] → Read More