Tony Davis

Tony Davis is a longtime environment reporter for the Arizona Daily Star in Tucson, and a regular contributor to High Country News. You can reach him at

Is the world’s ‘cleanest coal-fueled power plant’ a climate bait-and-switch?

The Texas facility will crank out electricity with a fraction of the greenhouse gases, while using -- and producing -- gobs of dirty oil.

Climate change for sale: How climate activists can wake up the American public

Over the last few years, three Columbia University professors learned how important language is when it comes to combating climate change. They queried 275 randomly selected U.S. citizens for their opinions on raising money to fund alternative energy projects and …

The frog and the polar bear: The real reasons Americans aren’t buying climate change

As international leaders trek home from Durban, South Africa, after a week of plotting the world’s response to global warming, the debate rages here at home — over whether Americans even care. The New York Times ran a story in …

Underwater cities: Climate change begins to reshape the urban landscape

Flooding in Miami.Photo: kthreadDan Kipness, a retired fishing boat captain and a 60-year Miami Beach resident, has a video that offers a glimpse of where this coastal city is headed. In it, cars and trucks kick floodwater into the air …