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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.
ConocoPhillips oil refinery in Rodeo, Calif.
The state's refineries emit 19 to 33% more greenhouse gases per barrel of crude oil when stacked up against comparable gas-producing regions.
California's long-running campaign to reduce air pollution has indirectly helped create a new...
Mar 28, 2012 | Read More
Michael Mann, the Penn State University climate scientist who has been ensnared
'We're not actively trying to pick a fight or become part of the debate but to provide a badly needed service,' says defense fund co-director.
The Climate Science Legal Defense Fund, which was officially formed less than two months ago, is...
Mar 13, 2012 | Read More
Canadian Prime Minister Stephen Harper.
Environmental groups in Canada say they are now operating within a culture of fear aimed at silencing legitimate democratic dissent.
As U.S. environmental groups renew their battle against the resurrected Keystone XL oil pipeline,...
Mar 1, 2012 | Read More
U.S. Steel's Gary Works industrial power plant in Gary, Indiana
Most of the biggest polluting industrial boilers are in manufacturing states east of the Mississippi River, but 68 dot the West coast states.
WASHINGTON—Industries in North Carolina, Pennsylvania and South Carolina will have the most...
Feb 29, 2012 | Read More
A youth-led green jobs rally in Washington in Oct. 2009
Attempts to quantify the size, scope and benefits of the fledgling clean economy are in their earliest stages. What do we know so far?
Is steering large sums of federal money into America's clean energy economy worth the risk? The...
Feb 28, 2012 | Read More
Down but not out, the wind industry vows to keep a federal tax credit alive. Plus, InsideClimate News breaks down Obama's clean energy budget.
Supporters of a federal wind subsidy vowed Thursday to double down on their effort to keep the tax...
Feb 17, 2012 | Read More
Construction of a new pipeline
Unions with a substantially larger membership base are supporting the president's environmental caution, despite partisan outcry.
WASHINGTON—A barrage of industry-led advertising and lobbying urging President Obama to "put jobs...
Feb 7, 2012 | Read More
Two ranchers walk across parched dried soil in Culberson County, Texas.
Temperature data shows the Texas heat wave wouldn't have occurred without warming, Hansen claims. Others aren't ready to draw such a definitive conclusion.
For three months last summer, temperatures in Texas soared higher than at any time in recorded...
Jan 31, 2012 | Read More
State sen. Ken Haar
"One of the things it's taught me ... is that as citizens we have to get involved and stay involved," State sen. Ken Haar tells InsideClimate News.
When the Obama administration rejected the Keystone XL oil pipeline last week, it cited concerns...
Jan 25, 2012 | Read More
Valero's Benicia refinery in Solano County, Calif.
A legal brawl over a low-carbon fuel rule will shape the appetite of global markets for Canada's dirtier crude.
A high-stakes legal battle is underway in California over whether the state's clean air agency can...
Jan 20, 2012 | Read More