Warming Trends: Sports and Climate Change in Texas, a Community Housing Project Named after Rachel Carson and an E-Bike Conversion Kit for Your Bicycle
A column highlighting climate-related studies, innovations, books, cultural events and other developments from the global warming frontier.
By Katelyn Weisbrod
Today’s Climate: Climate Change Makes Lightning More Likely. Here’s Why That’s a Big Deal
Our twice-a-week dive into the most pressing news related to our rapidly warming world.
By Kristoffer Tigue
After 25 Years of Futility, Democrats Finally Jettison Carbon Pricing in Favor of Incentives to Counter Climate Change
The $370 billion Inflation Reduction Act is the nation’s first comprehensive climate plan to curtail greenhouse gas emissions and boost renewable energy and green technology. It relies on tax credits and other “carrots,” not sticks.
By Marianne Lavelle
Anne Arundel County Wants the Navy’s Greenbury Point to Remain a Wetland, Not Become an 18-Hole Golf Course
By Aman Azhar
Inside Clean Energy: ‘Solar Coaster’ Survivors Rejoice at Senate Bill
By Dan Gearino
A Pipeline Giant Pleads ‘No Contest’ to Environmental Crimes in Pennsylvania After Homeowners Complained of Tainted Water
By Jon Hurdle
Can Wolves and Beavers Help Save the West From Global Warming?
By Bob Berwyn
The Superfund Next Door: Toxins & Mistrust in Atlanta
Food Shocks: Climate Change and the Coming Famines
The Fifth Crime: The Campaign to Make “Ecocide” an International Crime
Something in the Water: Regulators Say Growing Crops With Oil Wastewater Is Safe, But Evidence Is Scant
Pipe Dreams: Is Carbon Capture a Climate Solution or a Dangerous Distraction?
Gaslit: The Costs of Flaring and Venting Natural Gas by Fossil Fuel Companies
Noxious Neighbors: The Hidden Dangers of Heated Tanks Storing Asphalt and Other Heavy Fuels
Sowing Risk: How Big Banks’ Investment in Agriculture Fuels the Climate Crisis.
Power Switch: Lessons From Germany’s Energy Revolution
Hot Molecules: Low Hanging Super Greenhouse Gases
Superfund Super Threats: Toxic Sites at Climate Risk Near You
Anti-Scientists: A Contrarian Minority’s Suspect Work
American Climate: The Future is Already Here
Fumes in South Portland: The Oil Storage Tanks Next Door
Dangers Without Borders: Is the Military Ready for Warming?
Harvesting Peril: Extreme Weather on the American Farm
Finding Middle Ground: Climate Conversations Across America
Choke Hold: How the Fossil Fuel Industry Guards Its Interests
Exxon: The Road Not Taken (aka #ExxonKnew)
Meltdown: Terror at the Top of the World
Study Underscores That Exposure to Air Pollution Harms Brain Development in the Very Young
It’s not just about lung damage: From IQ scores to behavioral problems, researchers chart the effects of exposure to contaminants in utero and in toddlerhood.
Occidental Seeks Texas Property Tax Abatements to Help Finance its Long-Shot Plan for Removing Carbon Dioxide From the Atmosphere
The oil company’s tax break applications include new details about its carbon removal plans, which some experts see as important to countering climate change. Some environmentalists say the technology is unproven, expensive and only marginally useful, at best.
A Teenage Floridian Has Spent Half His Life Involved in Climate Litigation. He’s Not Giving Up
Levi Draheim is among 200 state residents under 25 who filed a petition to force the state to adopt goals for enhanced renewable energy use. Will the Public Service Commission enforce them?
Inside Clean Energy: A Dirty Scandal for a Clean Energy Leader
A wave of revelations about Florida Power & Light begs a question of parent company NextEra Energy: Will a sullied reputation seep into its clean-energy efforts?
Bitcoin Mining Startup in Idaho Challenges Utility on Rates for Energy-Gobbling Data Centers
A decision is due this week from a state utility commission on an appeal from a cryptocurrency company, GeoBitmine, which promises to harness energy waste for the benefit of the local food supply.