Scott Pruitt has been eagerly turning the EPA into an environmental destruction agency. A former deacon and beloved fixer on the fossil fuel front, his greed and paranoia may have caught up with him as director. It may be his undoing:

If Pruitt had been dreaming of a potential 2024 White House run, his divine path may instead be hitting a dead-end of his own paranoid excess. White House chief of staff John Kelly has reportedly called for Pruitt’s ouster. Top deputies are leaving in droves. For the moment, President Trump is sticking by the man he’s trusted to dismantle the EPA, and whom he’d reportedly viewed as a potential upgrade to Jeff Sessions as attorney general.
 

The latest twist is a top aide, who reportedly never had to show up for work at the EPA, just resigned amid some internal controversy over her role at the agency and her relationship with former WH advisor Rob Porter.

There was once was a four-eyed prehistoric lizard.

A new study looks at the possibility that rapid changes in the clouds of Venus could be similar to algal blooms in Earth’s oceans.

Musk takes another shot at the looming consequences of AIs. But closer to the present, is it harder to build space rockets than electric cars?

The world makes very few rockets, and it makes a lot of cars. In 2017, there were 90 orbital rocket launches in the world; SpaceX was responsible for 18. The same year, global carmakers built 73 million cars; Tesla made about 100,000.

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