November 19, 2018

What Exactly is the 'Green New Deal'?

Drawing inspiration from President Franklin Roosevelt's Depression-era New Deal, progressive Democrats are pushing for an ambitious plan to wean the U.S. off fossil fuels, boost renewable energy and build a smart grid.

November 16, 2018

At UN Climate Talks, Trump Team Plans Sideshow on Coal

Despite evidence that coal is becoming less competitive than clean energy, the Trump administration plans to set up a side-event promoting fossil fuels at the annual UN climate talks next month, Reuters reports. It did something similar last year and drew protests.

November 15, 2018

People—and Cities—Are Making Hurricanes Worse, Two Studies Show

Two studies provide new insight into the role human activity can play in making hurricane impacts worse. One study concluded that climate change increased rainfall between 5 and 10 percent in hurricanes Katrina, Irma and Maria. The other found that Houston's urban footprint dramatically increased the odds of extreme flooding during Hurricane Harvey.

November 14, 2018

EPA to Weigh Tougher Pollution Standards for Heavy-Duty Trucks

The Trump administration says it is considering stricter nitrogen oxide emissions regulations for heavy duty trucks, though it didn't release a specific proposal.  "This is a positive step and may be the first thing this EPA has done that will actually reduce air pollution," an official with the American Lung Association told the Washington Post.

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