Natural Gas and Fracking

Hydraulic fracturing, or fracking, is a drilling process that injects millions of gallons of water, sand and undisclosed chemicals at high pressure into horizontal wells to crack...

Business and Accountability

Businesses are under pressure as climate change knowledge grows and public opinion shifts. It's playing out in the courts, in policies and in consumer choices.

Clean Energy

Keeping warming to no more than 2 degrees Celsius will require reducing CO2 emissions practically to zero by late this century. And that will demand a wholesale, worldwide...

Regulation

Smart regulations can set a country on the path to cleaner energy and a healthier environment. The Trump administration has been tearing them down to expand fossil fuels.

Politics

In the United States particularly, climate issues often become partisan issues, but politicians everywhere must deal with the policy choices that come with battling global warming...

Activism

Activists are pushing candidates to become climate hawks, fighting fossil fuels and environmental injustice, and bringing younger generations to their feet to demand action.

Oil spills/Pipelines

A spate of oil spills in recent years has opened the nation's eyes to the potential dangers lurking in the thousands of miles of aging and overlooked pipelines buried beneath...

Oil/Tar Sands

The boreal forests of Alberta, Canada are home to vast deposits of oil sands, also called tar sands. The oil extracted is a thick, sticky form of crude known as bitumen, which...

Climate Science

The scientific community is certain that human-caused global warming is disrupting Earth’s climate and that remedies are urgently needed. But public opinion and political rhetoric...
Climate denial

Climate Denial

Millions of dollars have been pumped into organizations that peddle scientific doubt to create an impression that scientists are divided about the cause of climate change. Many...

Global Climate Treaty

In 2015, governments worldwide agreed to the landmark Paris climate accord, setting a goal of keeping global warming well below 2 degrees Celsius with an aim of no higher than 1.5...

Arctic

One of the indisputable facts of climate change is the rapid melting of the Arctic, which is destroying fragile habitats and making vast reserves of fossil fuels accessible for...

Extreme Weather

Scientists are increasingly drawing links between climate change and extreme weather events, either increasing the likelihood of heat waves, drought, hurricanes, heavy rainfall...

Divestment

Launched in 2012 at U.S. universities, the divestment movement was born of a desire to turn climate change into the moral issue of this generation. It has grown quickly, spread...

Water/Drought

California's historic, extreme drought has stressed its already scarce water supplies and exposed water troubles expected worldwide as climate change intensifies.

Coal

Traditionally the most abundant and cheapest form of energy, coal use has fallen in the United States as regulations have increased to curtail its environmental and public health...
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