Monday, October 5, 2015
Climate Change

China’s Xi Arrives In Washington For First U.S. State Visit

China’s president arrived in Washington on Thursday for a state visit and talks with President Obama — which that are expected to be clouded by differences.

September 24, 2015

Pope Francis Set To Address Fractious U.S. Congress

Pope Francis to deliver a speech on Thursday to a Congress led by Republicans who have opposed issues of importance to the pontiff, including climate change and immigration.

September 24, 2015

At White House, Pope Focuses On Environment, Poverty And Migrants

In a speech on the White House South Lawn, the Argentine pontiff lauded President Barack Obama’s efforts to reduce air pollution.

September 23, 2015

Pope Francis Brings Message About Power And The Poor To U.S.

Pope Francis arrived on his first visit to the United States on Tuesday, bringing to Washington a message that its power and wealth should be used to serve humanity, and not the other way around.

September 22, 2015
U.S. Democratic presidential candidate Clinton speaks at the Community Forum on Substance Abuse at The Boys and Girls Club of America campaign event in Laconia New Hampshire

Clinton Breaks Silence On Keystone Pipeline, Opposes It

“I think it is imperative that we look at the Keystone pipeline as what I believe is the distraction from the important work we have to do to combat climate change.”

September 22, 2015
Cantwell speaks with reporters as she departs the Senate floor at the U.S. Capitol in Washington

Senate Democrats Unveil Climate-Focused Energy Bill

U.S. Senate Democrats on Tuesday unveiled energy legislation designed to hasten America’s adoption of cleaner energy, slash greenhouse gas emissions below the Obama administration’s goal, and help their party attract young voters in the 2016 elections.

September 22, 2015
Republican U.S. presidential candidates pose before the start of the second official Republican presidential candidates debate of the 2016 U.S. presidential campaign at the Ronald Reagan Presidential Library in Simi Valley

5 Imaginary Problems GOP Candidates Would Rather Solve Than Real Ones

In case you missed them during three hours of pessimism, lies, and awkward posturing, here are five imaginary crises Republican candidates will fix by repeating all of the mistakes we’ve already made.

September 21, 2015

GOP Congressman To ‘Boycott’ Pope Francis’ Speech

Congressman Paul Gosar of Arizona says he won’t be going — because the pontiff will reportedly be talking about climate change.

September 18, 2015
A guest takes a video of U.S. President Barack Obama with his mobile phone during a welcome reception for the WNBA Champions Phoenix Mercury team at the East Room of the White House in Washington

5 Huge Historical Events That America Is Mostly Ignoring

Some truly historic things have unfolded this summer, and been only glanced at by a media transfixed on conflict and personality.

September 7, 2015
Glenn Beck caricature

This Week In Crazy: What Will You Say ‘When Daddy Comes Home’?

Summer is winding to a close, and sanity is in short supply.

September 4, 2015
U.S. President Barack Obama (C) observes traditional salmon preserving with fishermen on the shore of the Nushagak River in Dillingham, Alaska September 2, 2015. REUTERS/Jonathan Ernst

Obama’s Arctic Adventure Ends With Sinking Village, Fish Spawn

President Obama visited two remote native villages in the U.S. Arctic on Wednesday, hoping to show how climate change is affecting Americans.

September 3, 2015
giant snowball snow

Obama Opts For Optics To Show Reality Of Climate Change

The White House video team is chronicling the trip and posting updates to Facebook.

September 2, 2015
Author and founding member of the Fairbanks Native Association Carlo greets U.S. President Obama after he arrived aboard Air Force One at Elmendorf Air Force Base in Anchorage, Alaska

With Glaciers As Backdrop, Obama To Use Alaska Trip To Push Climate Agenda

President Barack Obama arrived in Alaska on Monday for a three-day tour aimed at spotlighting how its melting permafrost and eroding coastlines show the United States is already being hurt by climate change.

August 31, 2015

President Obama To Rough It On Bear Grylls’ Show

President Barack Obama will be “Running Wild.”

August 31, 2015
U.S. President Obama delivers a speech at the Andrew P. Sanchez Community Center in Lower Ninth Ward of New Orleans, Louisiana

Obama Alaska Trip Aims For ‘Punctuation Mark’ On Climate Legacy

With 16 months left in office, Obama is trying to build support for tough new rules on carbon emissions from power plants ahead of a hoped-for international climate deal later this year that could cement his legacy on the issue.

August 31, 2015
A dry ditch is seen on Gless Ranch in Kern County

Study Finds Climate Change Makes California’s Drought Worse

A Columbia University study estimates between 8 and 27 percent of California’s drought is likely attributable to climate change.

August 21, 2015
Obama greets guests after his remarks on climate change at Everglades National Park, Florida

Obama Unleashes Drilling Rigs While Fighting Global Warming

President Obama is playing the roles of both climate change warrior and driller-in-chief.

August 13, 2015
Sun clouds

Climate Change: Future Bay Area Weather Will Be More Like San Diego’s

Like San Diego weather? Northern California and the Pacific Northwest just might have get it in the next several decades.

August 9, 2015
The coal-fired Castle Gate Power Plant is pictured outside Helper, Utah

Fighting Climate Change For Real

Coal is the largest source of planet-warming gases. It must make room for 21st-century power.

August 4, 2015
U.S President Barack Obama delivers remarks on the Clean Power Plan at an event in the East Room  of the White House Aug. 3, 2015 in Washington, D.C. (Olivier Douliery/Abaca Press/TNS)

Obama Lays Out New Climate-Change Plan

Obama tried to anticipate and rebut arguments from critics about harm his vision could do to American business.

August 3, 2015
The US government formally pledged to reduce greenhouse gas emissions by 26-28 percent over 2005 levels within the next decade, ahead of a major climate conference later this year (AFP/David McNew)

Obama’s New Emissions Rules Likely To Help Shape White House Race

With Monday’s release of landmark rules to combat global warming, President Barack Obama is putting into place what probably will be the last piece of his ambitious second-term agenda.

August 2, 2015

Shell Receives Final Approval To Drill In Arctic, But With New Conditions

Environmental groups have said drilling for oil in the Arctic conflicts with the Obama administration’s efforts to fight climate change.

July 23, 2015
North Carolina mom takes fight against climate change to Washington

North Carolina Mom Takes Fight Against Climate Change To Washington

Power plants generally dump pollution — and cause severe health problems — in poorer, minority neighborhoods.

July 7, 2015
skinny jeans

This Week In Health: Skinny Jeans May Cripple You

“This Week In Health” offers some highlights from the world of health news and wellness tips that you may have missed this week: edible marijuana, skinny jeans, meningitis, and climate change.

June 24, 2015
California, American Lung Association, Air Quality, Smog, Pollution, Environment, Health, Drought, Automobiles, Asthma

California Climate Plan Has Inland Condemning Coastal Elitism

“Families losing their jobs cannot afford solar panels on their homes when they can no longer afford their homes because they have no job.”

June 23, 2015
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