Tuesday, December 1, 2015
Climate Change
Protester Amy Walburn holds a butterfly-shaped placard in front of the Sydney Opera House during a rally held ahead of the 2015 Paris Climate Change Conference

With Climate At ‘Breaking Point’, Leaders Urge Breakthrough In Paris

World leaders launched an ambitious attempt on Monday to hold back rising temperatures, with the United States and China leading calls for the climate summit in Paris to mark a decisive turn in the fight against global warming.

November 30, 2015
Smokestack of a factory that is in operation in New Jersey emitting smoke into the atmosphere.

How The Rise Of Renewables Brings A Fix For Climate Ever Closer

United Nations climate talks set to begin in Paris next week promise to produce a landmark deal that has eluded diplomats for more than two decades.

November 30, 2015

World Leaders Launch Bid For Climate Breakthrough In Paris

Leaders of nations responsible for about 90 percent of the world’s greenhouse gas emissions have come bearing pledges to reduce their carbon outputs.

November 30, 2015
Prepped for the next zombie apocalypse

5 Things You Should Actually Be Afraid Of

Conservatives have proven to be experts in making the media — and thus America — afraid of all the wrong things. For young males, car accidents and use of firearms are far too likely causes of death — and 2015 may be the first year ever when gun deaths outnumber automobile deaths.

November 30, 2015

World’s Largest Polluters To Meet On First Day Of Climate Talks

President Barack Obama will meet with the leaders of China and India on the opening day of talks in Paris to reach an international climate agreement.

November 25, 2015
Pacific Ocean fog beach mountain

El Nino Could Be The Most Powerful On Record, Scientists Say

Climate scientists are very worried that a key location of the Pacific Ocean is now hotter than recorded in at least 25 years.

November 23, 2015
lighthouse Rhode Island New England

Some States Battle Obama On Climate Change; Others Try To Address It

Some states are doing way more than the Obama administration to combat climate change.

November 11, 2015
U.S. President Barack Obama delivers remarks at an Organizing for Action event in Washington

Obama Joins Facebook

“Hello, Facebook! I finally got my very own page,” Obama posted. “I hope you’ll think of this as a place where we can have real conversations…”

November 9, 2015
Graphic of wildfires in recent California history. Los Angeles Times 2015

Gov. Jerry Brown’s Link Between Climate Change And Wildfires Is Unsupported, Fire Experts Say

It is easier to make a political case for change using immediate and local threats, rather than those on a global scale, especially given the subtleties of climate change research, which features probabilities subject to wide margins of error and contradiction by other findings.

November 2, 2015

This Week In Crazy: Be Afraid, Be Very Afraid

If you’re still looking for a scary Halloween costume, consider dressing up as a climate change doubter, an anti-vaccine advocate, or an elected official who hunts demons on the side.

October 30, 2015

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
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