Rogue national park tweets climate change facts in defiance of Donald Trump

January 25, 2017 by  
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Whoever runs the Twitter account for Badlands National Park is a national hero. After the Trump Administration imposed a social media blackout on the National Park Service and the Environmental Protection Agency, Badlands Park fired off a series of tweets that flew in the face of president Donald Trump’s stated beliefs on climate change – only to have those messages removed from the account just hours later. On Tuesday Badlands National Park’s Twitter account was flush with statements such as “Today, the amount of carbon dioxide in the atmosphere is higher than at any time in the last 650,000 years. #climate” and “Burning one gallon of gasoline puts nearly 20 lbs of carbon dioxide into our atmosphere. #climate” As Time notes, the tweets came in the aftermath of a brief suspension of all National Park accounts. The act required the U.S. Department of the Interior to suspend operations of its Twitter account after the National Park Services official account retweeted two posts that didn’t reflect well on the Trump Administration. According to Recode , the Park Service issued an apology that said the tweets were a mistake, which apparently earned back its Twitter privileges. And while it might have displeased the president, the posts helped the NPS Twitter account jump from 7,000 on Monday to 60,000 on Tuesday. Related: Trump signs executive actions to reinstate Keystone and Dakota Access Pipeline The kerfuffle comes amidst an even bigger one on the same day that saw Trump sign executive orders aimed at advancing the Keystone XL and Dakota Access pipelines . Trump told reporters at the Oval Office he planned to “renegotiate some of the terms” on the projects, but that he would seek to “get that pipeline built,” while issuing other executive actions requiring the pipelines be built in the U.S. with U.S. materials. + Badands National Park Twitter Via Time and Recode Images via Stefan Fussan and Recode  

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Top Tweets from SXSW Eco, Day 1

October 4, 2011 by  
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SXSW Eco is now in full swing and so is the hashtag #SXSWEco. Here are a few of the best so far. If you are here in Austin, TX with the rest of us, remember to hash your tweets! And check back later today for more Top Tweets…. Read the full story on TreeHugger

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Today’s Top Tweets from SXSW Eco

October 4, 2011 by  
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If you don’t know by now, SXSW Eco starts tomorrow in Austin, Texas. The three-day event will included everyone from eco-celebs like Philippe Cousteau Jr to laypeople like myself. But don’t worry, if you cannot attend…we are here to keep you in the loop. Check back daily for interesting tweets, photos and interviews. Here are just a few tweets we saw today as attendees started arriving. And remember, if you are here at south-by, hash your tweets with #SXSWEco to get in on the action…. Read the full story on TreeHugger

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Second Thing To Do If Upset About Climate Change

October 3, 2010 by  
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The Flat Earth World Maps from 900 B.C. to 20 A.D. Images and prints from Bygones.com Yesterday I wrote about how important it is for climate rationalists to “get out the vote” (“GOTV”) for this fall’s US mid-term election…hoping to get folks off the tweets and on the streets.

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