Trump’s Tariffs Cost Americans...

Dec 6, 2019 by

Trump’s tariffs have harmed Americans by raising prices, cutting jobs, and losing the US billions in investment opportunities. From 2017–2021, the Solar Energy Industries Association (SEIA) expects 62,000 fewer jobs in the solar industry — which is more than the entire US coal mining industry.

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A Key Climate Justice Question...

Dec 6, 2019 by

Environmental justice advocates and indigenous groups argue that emissions trading leaves the poor bearing the brunt of pollution.

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The Imperial Oil Files: New Co...

Dec 5, 2019 by

Today, DeSmog and the Climate Investigations Center are co-launching a large collection of documents from Exxon’s Canadian subsidiary, Imperial Oil, that DeSmog collected from a company archive in Calgary over the past several years.

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What’s ‘Fair’ When It Comes to...

Dec 4, 2019 by

The average American and Australian generates nearly 3½ times the global average of carbon dioxide pollution.

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Why (Some) Automakers Are Work...

Dec 2, 2019 by

The Los Angeles Auto Show is just wrapping up, but while my colleague Dave Reichmuth was there getting a sneak peek at what the next couple years have in store, California’s emissions regulators were absent for the first time in 50 years.

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The Case for Old-Fashioned Tar...

Nov 27, 2019 by

WASHINGTON, DC – The “bicycle theory” used to be a metaphor for international trade policy. Just as standing still on a bicycle is not an option – one must keep moving forward or else fall over – so it was said that trade negotiators must engage in successive rounds of liberalization.

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Sea Level in the Gulf of Maine...

Nov 26, 2019 by

Residents already worried about fumes from their waterfront’s giant oil tanks want to know what happens in the event of a disaster— and what about sea level rise?

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Coal Knew, Too

Nov 25, 2019 by

A newly unearthed journal from 1966 shows the coal industry was long aware of the threat of climate change.

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Appalachia’s Strip-Mined Mount...

Nov 22, 2019 by

A new analysis of satellite images shows how the area of West Virginia with the most strip-mine damage is also the most susceptible to increased stream flow.

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How the humble chairlift could...

Nov 21, 2019 by

What do you see when you imagine a zero-carbon future? Electric buses zipping by? Rolling hills covered with solar panels? Offshore wind farms towering over the sea? If batteries are part of your vision, good thinking.

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Citing Latest Climate Science,...

Nov 20, 2019 by

On Saturday, November 16, 29 people were arrested in a rally at a massive natural gas-fired power plant, the Cricket Valley Energy Center, that is being constructed in a picturesque rural valley of farms and forests near the New York-Connecticut border, about 80 miles north of New York City.

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Got flight shame? Would you pa...

Nov 20, 2019 by

Flight shame — that guilty feeling for traveling by air because of its large impact on the climate — is making some customers think twice before flying.

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Can solar power help prevent C...

Nov 20, 2019 by

Most reports on climate change are filled with dire warnings for our future. The consensus is that the earth is getting progressively warmer, and our energy-consumption habits have had a direct impact on that.

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This Pipeline Cuts Across a Re...

Nov 18, 2019 by

They could face fines of $10,000 and up to six years in jail.

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Giant Floating Solar Farms Cou...

Nov 15, 2019 by

Millions of solar panels clustered together to form an island could convert carbon dioxide in seawater into methanol, which can fuel airplanes and trucks, according to new research from Norway and Switzerland and published in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences journal, PNAS, as NBC News reported.

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The world’s energy report card...

Nov 14, 2019 by

The world just got its energy report card … and at best, its grades are mixed.

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In Brazil, Jair Bolsonaro’s An...

Nov 13, 2019 by

An oil spill has been contaminating the northeastern shore for weeks.

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You’re Paying Big Oil to...

Nov 12, 2019 by

The one thing you never want to hear your dentist say is “oops!” It’s also alarming to hear from a former U.S. senator — 25 years after he passed a temporary oil subsidy for Big Oil.

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Investing in Renewable Energy:...

Nov 11, 2019 by

Renewable energy is the future.

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Colombian town faces earthquak...

Nov 8, 2019 by

Residents of the town of Puerto Gaitán say their water sources are being used for the cultivation of oil palm plantations and the extraction of crude

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‘As Corrupt as It Gets&#...

Nov 8, 2019 by

Critics called on Congress to open an investigation immediately.

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Disrupting Climate Change Thro...

Nov 8, 2019 by

The only way to get ahead of a crisis as large as climate change is through groundbreaking technological innovation in clean energy and low-carbon technologies.

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Montreal-developed satellite p...

Nov 6, 2019 by

It’s the future in a major Canadian city.

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What small businesses can do a...

Nov 6, 2019 by

My articles for Yale Climate Connections have focused on steps various sectors might take to reduce the amount of greenhouse gases emitted into the atmosphere.

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Even Louisiana’s Wealthier Nei...

Nov 1, 2019 by

Industrial development usually targets poor communities, but Ascension Parish is one of the richest, and most toxic, places in Louisiana. Some residents say the financial benefits of living there outweigh the risks.

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Keystone Pipeline Spills 383,0...

Nov 1, 2019 by

The spill was reported just hours after a key environmental assessment hearing on plans for another controversial pipeline, Keystone XL.

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The Promised Land

Nov 1, 2019 by

Big coal gave a tiny Texas town free land. There’s a major catch.

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E.P.A. Set to Roll Back Rules ...

Oct 31, 2019 by

The Trump administration is expected to roll back an Obama-era regulation to limit dangerous heavy metals like arsenic, lead and mercury from coal-fired power plants, according to two people familiar with the plans.

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In Vermont, a Zero-Energy Mode...

Oct 30, 2019 by

Local agriarian buildings inspire a mix of styles in a home that produces as much energy as it uses

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‘Like a Death in the Family’...

Oct 30, 2019 by

Texas coal companies are leaving behind contaminated land. The state is letting them.

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