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ActivismYoung people especially, disillusioned by the failure of established institutions to act on climate change, are taking to the streets in growing numbers. They are the reluctant inheritors of potential catastrophes they want to avert.
NOAA climate model
Experts say scientists' efforts to determine whether weather events are caused by global warming is being mishandled by both sides of the climate divide.
As if the public debate about global warming wasn't complex enough, a new field in climate research...
May 14, 2013 | Read More
President Obama and Vice President Biden
Where money talks louder than science, the letter from the donors won't go unnoticed, the week before Prime Minister Harper is to visit Washington.
In the latest show of force by opponents of the Keystone XL pipeline, a group of 150 major...
May 10, 2013 | Read More
In 2008 Tim DeChristopher grabbed national attention when he disrupted an oil and gas auction....
Apr 30, 2013 | Read More
Climate change protest February 2013 in Washington, D.C.
Enviromentalists and the EPA take apart State Dept's Keystone review, and momentum shifts yet again toward pipeline opponents in the long-running battle.
WASHINGTON—Leading environmental groups declared on Monday that the Obama administration's latest...
Apr 23, 2013 | Read More
ExxonMobil's Pegasus Pipeline ruptures in Arkansas
Exxon pipeline spill in Mayflower, Ark. illustrates concerns outlined in 54-page petition that EPA and PHMSA must now respond to.
A petition filed with federal agencies last week by a coalition led by the National Wildlife...
Apr 1, 2013 | Read More
Mining operations of Consol Energy
Shareholder activists are concerned that fossil fuels could become unburnable because of climate laws—and they want firms to divulge the financial risks.
Two advocacy groups have come up with a new tactic to show how climate change—and laws to deal with...
Mar 7, 2013 | Read More
President Obama delivers the State of the Union address on Feb. 13, 2013
Some see the president’s plan as an opportunity to expand drilling to protected public lands, including the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge.
WASHINGTON—With a couple of lines tucked into his State of the Union speech this month, President...
Feb 25, 2013 | Read More
Sunday's 40,000-person strong Keystone XL protest in Washington, and several solidarity rallies, grabbed headlines across the country.
As many as 40,000 protesters from 30 states descended on the White House on Sunday and demanded...
Feb 18, 2013 | Read More
Bill McKibben delivers a speech during his Do the Math Tour
Just six pages long, it is stoking a new moral urgency for climate action and forcing the financial world to reconsider the value of fossil fuel reserves.
It is probably the most influential paper on climate science today. But few outside scientific...
Feb 14, 2013 | Read More
President Barack Obama
News analysis: In his SOTU, the president was navigating through familiar political crosswinds—including GOP opposition and adamant demands from activists.
2/13/13: This story has been updated to include a statement by Florida Sen. Marco Rubio. WASHINGTON...
Feb 13, 2013 | Read More