Tim McDonnell

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Business & Technology

Solar power just had its best year ever

2014 was a banner year for solar in the U.S., with 30 percent more photovoltaic installations than in 2013.


New York’s new solar plan sets a high bar

The change in New York could become a model for other states. Regulators in Hawaii are already considering a similar policy.


One thing Netanyahu and Obama agree on: Climate change is a huge threat

They might have vastly different visions for how to deal with Iran, but Obama and Netanyahu agree on the necessity of climate action.

Climate & Energy

Science proves GOP wrong on climate change and national security

New research links climate change to Syria's devastating civil war.

Climate & Energy

Will Obama’s climate plan cause blackouts? No.

Experts explain why.

Aw, shucks

This map shows where your state’s oysters are in trouble

A new study pinpoints when ocean acidification will become a big problem near you.

Climate & Energy

Coal-country states declare war on Obama’s climate rules

ALEC is helping local lawmakers fight the Clean Power Plan.


There’s a scary amount of plastic in the ocean. Here’s who put it there

The U.S. isn't as bad as you'd think …

Business & Technology

Should you be worried about solar leasing? Utilities think so

Some Republicans and utilities want solar leasing to seem shady. But experts think their concerns are overblown.