Sunday, August 30, 2015
Climate Change
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
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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
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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
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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
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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
Smokestacks

Pope Francis Urges Consensus On Climate Change

“The violence present in our hearts, wounded by sin, is also reflected in the symptoms of sickness evident in the soil, in the water, in the air and in all forms of human life.”

June 22, 2015
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Pope And Change: Conservatives React To Francis

After having conflated religion and politics for so long, many conservatives now contend with the Pope advancing a progressive vision on some key issues.

June 18, 2015
Pope Francis waves to the crowd during his general audience at St Peter's square on December 17, 2014 at the Vatican (AFP Photo/Alberto Pizzoli)

The Pope, The Saint, And The Climate

There is no ambiguity in what the pope is saying about climate change, which is why the critics will descend upon him.

June 18, 2015
Donald Trump

5 Things To Remember About ‘The Donald’

For years Donald Trump has boasted about what a great president he would make, while never actually running for any elected office himself. That came to an end Tuesday. As he enters his first political campaign, here are five things from The Donald’s formidable career to keep in mind.

June 17, 2015
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Do A State’s Politics Influence Its Greenhouse Gas Emissions? Yes, Study Says

Two drivers — a country’s population and its affluence — are most important in determining greenhouse gas emissions

June 15, 2015
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Endorse This: The Science Of Santorum

Watch presidential candidate Rick Santorum get confronted — and on Fox News of all places — about who really is the scientist here.

June 8, 2015
G7 Summit

G7 Warns Russia Of More Sanctions, Pledges Climate Action

The leaders of the most powerful countries also tackled threats to global security posed by Islamist extremism and risks to the global economy from Greece.

June 8, 2015
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Investment In Clean Energy Helps U.S. Security At Home And Abroad

If Congress does not authorize funding for clean energy and efficiency innovations, the negative effects will be far-reaching.

June 1, 2015
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‘Fury Road’ And Other Films About Cataclysm Allow Our Vulnerabilities To Be Laid Bare, Our Catharsis Shared

Since man first etched images on cave walls, he has pondered his demise, whether by fires, storms, meteors, gods, wars, plagues, alien invaders, nuclear weapons, or financial meltdowns.

June 1, 2015
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Obama Warns Of Threat That Climate Change Poses To National Security

Obama addresses climate change and the graduating class of cadets at the Coast Guard Academy.

May 20, 2015
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This Week In Crazy: Never Forget Sodom And Gomorrah

Global warming is good for your lawn, Texas paranoia abounds, and we found the most adorably deranged complaint ever filed in federal court. Welcome to “This Week In Crazy.”

May 8, 2015
Republican Governor Rick Scott of Florida

An Epidemic Of CNE Syndrome Strikes Our State Governments

A narrow segment of our population have become pathologically resistant to even the mention of “climate change” — Republican political officials and candidates.

May 6, 2015
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Weekend Reader: ‘The Age Of Sustainable Development’

The stakes are high in ‘The Age Of Sustainable Development,’ but as Jeffrey D. Sachs makes clear, the demands for environmental justice are vital.

May 3, 2015
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NASA Pushes Back Against Proposal To Slash Climate Budget

The proposal would cut funding to NASA’s Earth Sciences division, which researches the planet’s natural systems and processes — including climate change, severe weather, and glaciers.

May 1, 2015
ObamaBirthers

What’s Partisan About Fact?

The lack of GOP enthusiasm for fact-checkers ought to tell you something. Who could have a problem with a fact-checker?

April 27, 2015
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