Coal trains are typically 100 to 125 cars long and uncovered. Dust blowing off them threatens human health and accumulates along tracks, causing derailments.
Today, the Earth got a little hotter, and a little more crowded. How unusual has the weather been? No one event is "caused" by climate change, but global warming, which is predicted to increase unusual, extreme weather, is having a daily effect on weather, worldwide.
Upon my privileged third visit this past year, I realized that if you spend some time in this town, there are a lot of people that you can become fond of.
Summer means travel, and time to think big, from private bungalows in the tropics to romantic Tuscan villas and stunning escapes closer to home. Behold, the five luxury hotels on the CS Bucket List.
"Leasing Coal, Fueling Climate Change: How the federal coal leasing program undermines President Obama's Climate Plan" tackles the dark underbelly of a rule that only polices coal downstream at the power plant level and largely ignores the upstream and global impacts of coal production at-large.
As marriage equality continues to spread from one state in another, a small group of powerful government lawyers is doing everything they can to hold it back. In just the last week attorneys general in at least three states have taken steps to fight gay and lesbian citizens.
By the time you read this, Congressional Republicans will have overwhelmingly voted to violate one of their most cherished guiding principles: A service should be paid for by those who use the service.
After traveling to metropolises and micropolises (populations between 10,000 and 50,000) around the world, this place seems different, something evolved to a higher plane, but what?
Cross-Posted from DeSmogBlogHeather Zichal, former Obama White House Deputy Assistant to the President for Energy and Climate Change, may soon walk ou...
At the end of my first year in college, just when I began to come out to my family and friends, I read about a young man in the United States, Matthew Shepard, who had been brutally murdered for being gay. This shocked me for many reasons -- first, because I identified with a few of Matthew's traits.
Fracking companies claim that drilling, when done properly, is no threat to drinking water. But in late 2011, the EPA said fluids used to drill for natural gas most likely polluted an aquifer near Pavillion, Wyoming.
Towering mountains, deep canyons, dry deserts, wide meadows, craggy coasts, dense forests -- an immensely varied natural world covers the United States.
A headline from a Capitol Hill newspaper declared that our current Congress could be the "worst ever." Another said negotiating political agreements is a "lost art." The whole country knows something is wrong with our government. It's time it's shown how to fix it, at least the U.S. Senate.
Today, the Earth got a little hotter, and a little more crowded. Daily Climate Change: Global Map of Unusual Temperatures May 1, 2014 How unusua...
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It's not exactly news when a Republican endorses marriage equality, since it happens all the time. But this is a big deal: Former Sen. Alan Simpson, a fixture of Wyoming politics for decades, is now appearing in an ad for Freedom to Marry.