environment

climate change

Climate ‘Realists’ Are Delusional

So-called “realistic” responses to climate change don't literally refer to what’s possible. They just refer to what maintains the political status quo.
Caroline Haskins
a day ago
climate change

Trump Defunded a Climate Advisory Group, So It Went Independent

President Trump stopped funding a climate change advisory committee in 2017. The group just released its first report today as an independent group.
Caroline Haskins
4.4.19
climate change

Is Congestion Pricing the New Sweeping Regulation We Need?

On April 1, New York state will pass its annual budget. Experts say this might be the year that the state finally passes congestion pricing. The question is whether legislators can do it ethically.
Caroline Haskins
Ankita Rao
3.26.19
environment

A Massive Petrochemical Fire In Texas Released Toxic Benzene Into the Air

A shelter-in-place advisory was issued for thousands of Houston suburb residents after a four-day blaze released chemicals into the air.
Caroline Haskins
3.21.19
Anthropocene

‘Runaway Collapse’ of Environment Could Cause the Next Great Recession

“Mainstream political and policy debates have failed to recognize that human impacts on the environment have reached a critical stage.”
Becky Ferreira
2.12.19
climate change

Environmental Laws Won’t Fix Climate Change Unless We Enforce Them, New UN Report Says

UN Environment investigated environmental protection laws around the world from 1972 through 2017 and found the biggest challenge is a failure to properly enforce the laws.
Kaleigh Rogers
1.24.19
environment

The Earth's #10YearChallenge Is Grim

People are co-opting the hashtag to talk about climate change and the environment.
Sarah Emerson
1.17.19
OCEAN

Climate Change Is Making Waves Stronger

Climate change is changing our wind patterns, which is strengthening waves traveling across the earth's surface.
Caroline Haskins
1.14.19
climate change

A Strong US Economy Doesn’t Have to Mean a Worse Climate

A new report estimating the carbon emissions for 2018 shows they have risen for the first time in four years, in part due to the growing economy.
Kaleigh Rogers
1.9.19
living archives

Guerrilla Tree Archivists Cloned Ancient Redwoods Using Their Dead Stumps

The nonprofit ‘Archangel Ancient Tree Archive’ made 75 ancient redwood clones using DNA from five ancient redwood stumps.
Caroline Haskins
12.20.18
climate change

The American Coalition Resisting Trump at the Climate Talks In Poland

While White House representatives promote coal and other fossil fuels at COP 24 talks in Poland, “We Are Still In,” a coalition that includes more than 3,600 representatives from all 50 states, remains committed to supporting the Paris Agreement.
Stephen Leahy
12.12.18
congress

Senator Who Shot a Climate Change Bill with a Rifle to Lead Energy Committee

Senator Joe Manchin has been named as the senior Democrat on the Energy and Natural Resources Committee.
Kaleigh Rogers
12.11.18
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