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Polluters Win Again In Florida Legislature

Enforcement of clean-water rules is basically being replaced by the honor system. Big Agriculture couldn’t be happier.

January 18, 2016

Cartoon: The Party Solves Chinese Pollution Deaths

“Go ahead! Have more workers… I mean ‘babies’!”

December 13, 2015

Here’s Who’s Missing As 185 Nations Bid To Cut Climate Pollution

Just 10 nations are sitting on the sidelines of the United Nations effort to rein in climate change, which drew unprecedented support from world leaders.

December 8, 2015

Bill Gates To Announce Clean-Energy Fund To Boost Climate Talks

Bill Gates, the world’s richest man, and fellow philanthropists on Monday will announce a multibillion-dollar fund for clean-energy technology.

November 29, 2015
Fracking, Trump Cabinet, Environmental disaster

Unsafe Levels Of Toxic Pollutants In Heavily Fracked Ohio County

Researchers caution they don’t want to create undue alarm with their findings, but they say they hope the results will highlight the urgent need to conduct more in-depth studies of fracking emissions and their potential effects on human health.

May 25, 2015
Environemnt, Coal Industry, Pollution, Hazard, Energy, Mountaintop Removal Mining, Congress, Obama, Republicans

As Mountaintop Mining Spreads, Lawmakers Oppose Rule To Protect Streams

An upcoming rule to protect the environment and communities near mountaintop-removal mining operations is contested by Big Coal.

May 21, 2015
California, American Lung Association, Air Quality, Smog, Pollution, Environment, Health, Drought, Automobiles, Asthma

Drought Making California’s Air Quality Worse, American Lung Association Says

The ongoing drought and heavy reliance on automobiles makes California’s atmosphere the dirtiest in the country.

April 30, 2015

Rand Paul: Libertarian, Except When He’s Not

Senator Rand Paul insists he’s a tight-fisted libertarian who cuts spending and stops waste. But look at what he has done rather than what he says.

April 11, 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)

U.S. Renews Pledge To Cut Emissions 26 To 28 Percent By 2025

Environmentalists are giving cautious approval to the Obama administration’s big announcement.

March 31, 2015
Infrastructure, NewsletterLead, environment, climate change, coal, pollution, EPA, Supreme Court

Reining In The Coal Industry’s Assault On Public Health

The Supreme Court will soon have to choose between corporate polluters’ profits and American lives.

March 24, 2015
Infrastructure, carbon, emissions, supreme court, pollution, EPA, climate change, law

EPA Rule On Power Plant Emissions Faces Formidable Hurdle In Supreme Court

The Obama administration is facing yet another high-stakes Supreme Court battle over the president’s use of executive power.

March 23, 2015
A coal power plant in New Mexico (Glennia via Flickr)

Obama Orders 40 Percent Reduction In Carbon Emissions By U.S. Agencies

President Obama is still working around Congress to fight climate change.

March 19, 2015
Governor Rick Scott visits with FWC staff and Commissioners Yablonski and Roberts on November 17, 2014 at the Bryant Building in Tallahassee. (Florida Fish & Wildlife via Flickr)

Rick Scott’s ‘Creative Editing’ Deftly Deletes ‘Climate Change’

Carl Hiaasen shares a satirical message from Governor Scott, who is still not a scientist.

March 17, 2015
Infrastructure, carbon, emissions, supreme court, pollution, EPA, climate change, law

Emissions Stall Amid Growth For First Time In 40 Years, IEA Says

The IEA has great news for the environment.

March 13, 2015
Lake Okeechobee looking west from Port Mayaca where the St. Lucie Canal meets the lake. (Visit Florida/Peter W. Cross via Flickr)

Big Sugar Weasels Out Of Land Deal

How big sugar is buying Florida politics.

March 10, 2015
Infrastructure, environment, Jim Inhofe, politics, Congress, climate change, Keystone XL, pollution

Forging Our Future

Some leaders are taking climate concerns and the need for greener energy more seriously than others.

February 19, 2015
Infrastructure, carbon, emissions, supreme court, pollution, EPA, climate change, law

Top U.S. Scientists Urge Pursuit Of Technology To Cool Planet

The most exhaustive U.S. report on direct intervention in the Earth’s climate was released on Tuesday.

February 10, 2015

Obama Should Gut It Out; Ditching Keystone Is A No-Brainer

The arguments for Keystone XL are getting weaker and weaker.

February 5, 2015

Millions Of Tons Of Toxic Coal Ash Are Piled At Power Plants Across The Nation

An unlikely environmental battle is brewing in rural North Carolina.

February 3, 2015

Senate Approves Keystone XL Pipeline Bill Despite Veto Threat

After three weeks and nearly 50 amendment votes, the Senate has passed a Keystone XL bill.

January 29, 2015

Five Years After The Spill: What BP Owes The Gulf Coast

It’s time to hold the energy titan responsible for the damage it caused.

January 29, 2015

BP Trial’s Last Phase Begins, Will Determine Penalty For 2010 Oil Spill

The “most complex court case in modern history” is nearing a conclusion.

January 21, 2015

Obama Administration Plan Will Aim To Slash Methane Emissions

Learn more about the president’s latest climate initiative.

January 14, 2015

David Koch Loves Manhattan

Why so many red-state billionaires settle in progressive pockets of the country.

January 1, 2015

Our Oil Habit Will Burden Future Generations

The price of oil has fallen, but its impact on the climate has not.

December 30, 2014