Climate & Energy

Climate & Energy

Summer 2010 is breaking heat records [VIDEO]

More than five weeks remain of summer, and already it's a record-breaker. A climatologist looks at what's behind the heat and extreme weather so far.

Climate & Energy

Renewable energy: the power of positive feedback loops

When you design a national green energy system, the benefits of each part are increased and reverberate through the economy, creating a virtuous cycle

Business & Technology

Texas oil vs. California clean tech: the battle over Proposition 23

Out-of-state petro dollars have been fueling the effort to suspend California's landmark climate change law. Now the opposition to Proposition 23 is fighting back. The No on 23 campaign has forged a surprising new coalition of green groups looking to …

Climate & Energy

West Virginia politician: Compared to drug overdoses, coal isn't so bad

At an exclusive coal industry retreat this month, a top West Virginia politician bemoaned the negative image of the state’s coal industry in the wake of this year’s Upper Big Branch disaster that killed 29 miners. Looking for a silver …

Power Struggle: America's old coal plants and new EPA regulations

Big Coal to Congress: Save us from EPA!

Utilities now face an EPA that is taking its responsibilities seriously. So they're forecasting doom, filling legislators' heads with scare stories, and planning lawsuits.

Climate & Energy

What climate activists need to learn from the NRA and the gun-control wars

The gun lobby has won battles by energizing its small membership base, influencing the outcome of elections, and employing bare-knuckled tactics.

Business & Technology

Why it matters that spilled Michigan oil came from tar sands

Brace yourselves for this: An energy executive has been caught bending the truth to downplay an environmental disaster.

Climate & Energy

A climate policy for people and the environment

A well-designed climate policy could slash greenhouse emissions and put money in Americans' pockets -- but that's not what Congress is considering.

Climate & Energy

Energy machismo and White House solar panels

If there’s one thing you can say about President Obama it’s that he certainly hasn’t given his erstwhile fans on the left a shortage of things to keep scratching their heads over. One of the biggest perennial question marks hanging …