Head of EPA Scott Pruitt Calls Paris Climate Accord a “Bad Deal”

Don’t count on Scott Pruitt, head of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, to do much environmental protecting. Weeks after rejecting scientific consensus about the role of carbon dioxide in driving global warming, the nation’s top environmental official doubled down on Sunday by describing a landmark accord to curb the planet’s industrial emissions as a “bad…

Statue of Liberty Goes Dark Before a “Day Without a Woman”

Hours before a “Day Without a Woman,” Lady Liberty went on strike, though not, as it were, on purpose. Around 10 p.m. on Tuesday night, the spotlights that usually illuminate the Statue of Liberty suddenly snuffed out, leaving only the New York City icon’s torch and crown gleaming in the darkness. Social media immediately lit…