October 18, 2018

October 17, 2018

High-Stakes Fight Over Rooftop Solar Spreads to Michigan

The high-stakes fight over rooftop solar has spread to Michigan. A major utility is proposing to change how rooftop solar owners are compensated for electricity they sell to the grid. It's being called the most worrying attempt to undermine net-metering since Nevada nearly killed its solar market in 2015.

Study Shows Massive Insect Loss Over Past 40 Years

Huge numbers of insects have been lost over the past 40 years in a pristine national forest in Puerto Rico, a study found, and the forest's insect-eating animals have gone missing, too. This adds to a growing body of evidence that suggests that insects and other invertebrates are in serious trouble because of climate change.

The Permian Oil Boom Is Showing Signs of Overheating

The Permian Basin, in Texas and New Mexico, is six years into a boom sparked by advances in drilling methods that unlocked a sea of previously unattainable oil. But growth has begun to slow, throttled by shortages of pipelines, workers, power and roads.

October 16, 2018

Rick Perry’s Coal Rescue Runs Aground

Energy Secretary Rick Perry has spent more than a year pushing plans that would invoke national security to help power companies keep their economically struggling coal plants running. But Politico reports, citing sources, that the White House has shelved the plans amid opposition from some of the president's own advisers.

Kids' Climate Change Lawsuit Against Federal Government Can Proceed

A lawsuit from a group of American kids suing the federal government over climate change can proceed, a judge ruled in rejecting several arguments from the Trump administration. The suit, brought by 21 young people, accuses the federal government of violating their rights by failing to act on climate change.

For Some Poor Countries, Climate Science Comes Too Late

Across huge swaths of the world, scientists simply don't have the data that they need—especially the kind of in-depth, long-term observations that can place current weather in context—to make predictions about what the future of climate change will look like, The Atlantic reports.

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