Massachusetts has a chance to lead again, this time on what is arguably one of the most pressing issues facing our country, and our globe -- climate change. Two bills in the Massachusetts legislature could make the commonwealth the first state in the nation to pass a carbon fee and rebate
Earlier this month some two thousand business leaders, representing over six million companies, convened in Paris at the Business and Climate Summit.
Americans' Exposure To Heat Extremes Could Rise 6-Fold By 2050 - exposing vastly more Americans to dangerous heat waves due to a combination of rising temperatures and rapid population growth in the South and West, a new study warns.
When I was eight years old, my parents used to take me to the National Mall in Washington, D.C. We would go every week of the summer, spread out a blanket on the grass, and enact a tradition central to our monotheistic branch of Hinduism: singing devotional songs to passersby, often accompanied by a harmonium and brass hand symbols.
Even the US Customs guy at the New Jersey airport gave me an approving nod: "A technology for hydroponics?" He flips over my business invitation from the NY company to see if there wasn't something inside. "Well, you know, it's still," in a fake finger-wagging voice, "...illegal here?" he says, waiting for my reply.
SEOUL -- Cities make up about two percent of our planet's surface, yet the number of urban dwellers accounts for more than half of the world's population. Such tremendous growth and density have presented its fair share of challenges, namely that cities are responsible for 70 to 80 percent of global greenhouse gas emissions, much of which is due to buildings, cars and other urban environments.
Is it pessimistic, really, to present an in-depth roadmap about where we've been before as a kind of context to potentially help us make smarter choices looking ahead, particularly as we stare down the barrel of an issue that has way more question marks than it does answers?
Jeb Bush is the highest profile speaker at a secretive three-day retreat in Bristol, Virginia, hosted by the CEOs of six coal companies, according to materials for the invitation-only event obtained by the Center for Media and Democracy (CMD) and shared with the Guardian.
Building a new hospital in Long Beach -- as FEMA intended when it allocated $154 million for that purpose -- will lead the country as a venue for new modalities of care for survivors of catastrophes.
In a world that sometimes feels like it's going to hell in a handbasket (and the handles of the hand-basket are ratty and chafing), Life in the Boomer Lane invites you to step back and ask the following: "What kind of world to we want for our grandchildren?" LBL's own answer is "One that is better, in many ways, than this one."
The big drought has Californians worried. There are major controversies over Governor Jerry Brown's order to cut water consumption by 25 percent, not to mention some furious to-and-froing on climate change and demands for tax hikes and tax cuts.
We are giving companies our money while they are making record profits -- and paying nothing for the harm they do us with their pollution.
I am optimistic that we can still get on course for a 2°C future. It won't be easy, but the discussions last week in Paris provide many reasons to believe this transformation is underway -- and gaining steam.
The circus of lies, denial and propaganda videos that has become the Chevron annual shareholder meeting took place at Chevron's San Ramon, California headquarters once again yesterday.
Make no mistake, loss of familiar species such as elephants and sharks would be a global tragedy, not to mention a blow to the planet's rich biodiversity that nurtures healthy, productive ecosystems. But these well-publicized large species are at the top of the food chain.
While President Obama is saying and doing many good things on climate, his administration is at the same time allowing very large amounts of coal to be mined and shipped overseas to countries like China and India where it will be burned.