While America recently elected a new and possibly anti-environmental Congress, we are still ending 2014 on a high note with two environmental victories. Both originated in the executive branch of government -- one in our national government and the other in the New York state government.
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The problem is not that President Obama has done too much to regulate coal mining; the problem is that he could do more -- much more -- to protect the families and communities of Appalachia.
A number of questions have arisen about whether China is serious about meeting these targets, and how it will achieve them in the face of daunting challenges. Here are three reasons why we believe China is completely serious about tackling climate change and has the tools to do s.
Laurence Tribe, the Harvard law professor who argued the losing side of Bush v. Gore, is now defending the coal industry against the Environmental Protection Agency's planned rules for greenhouse pollution from power plants.
If you think mountaintop removal coal mining's days are over, you're wrong. In 2013, Virginia issued nine new surface mining permits and two acreage e...
Climate action is economically good and patriotic: clean energy is becoming as cheap as, and less economically volatile than, fossil fuels, and builds US energy independence.
After nearly destroying the global financial system, big international banks are yet again undermining international stability, this time by underwriting the coal industry's devastating effect on climate disruption and human health.
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Over much of 2014, David Kroodsma and Lindsey Fransen are riding their bikes across parts of Asia, and sharing what they learn about the climate issues facing the countries they bike through.
In its 1970 editorial, "The Great Soil Swindle," the New York Times declared: "This ravaging of farmland, pasture and woods in the single-minded pursuit of cheap coal is a desecration." That desecration continues today.
While Japan and Ex-Im are considering pouring even more money into a coal industry that's on its last legs, all the signs show the smart money is going toward renewables. That's something to be thankful for.
Today, the Earth got a little hotter, and a little more crowded. An Inspiring Conversation on Addressing Climate Change National Scientific Adviso...
The historic focus of climate diplomacy on caps and cuts may slow down progress on recognition that rapidly lowering the carbon intensity of every nation's economy, while making low carbon economies more dynamic and robust, is the most promising pathway to a critical mass of ambitious climate commitments in Paris.
Our global climate is warming due to the unprecedented amounts of carbon dioxide we are emitting through the combustion of fossil fuels.
Putting a lid on coal is the single most important step China can take to reduce its CO2 emissions, and an ambitious yet achievable cap can help China peak its CO2 emissions even earlier than the 2030 date announced last week.