Climate & Energy

Art in a changing climate

Audio slideshow: Facing climate change — and wildfire

  Photographer/writer duo Benjamin Drummond and Sara Joy Steele have traveled to the Arctic and back to record the impacts of climate change. And while they realize we are facing a global problem, they’ve found that every community has a …

A clear voice for science?

I really like Earth and Sky’s podcast, just not the part about it being a mouthpiece for Shell Oil lately. Sad but true. I’ve been listening to it for half a year on my device, and it seems like nearly …

Art in a changing climate

Four years after my pleading essay, climate art is hot

That pleading little essay I wrote in 2005? It was probably the last moment I could have written it. Clearly there were lots and lots of people already thinking the same way, because ever since it’s seemed to me as …

Art in a changing climate

Portrait of an artist as a climate activist

This image of a polar bear on Barnard Harbor in Alaska was used in a Senate debate about the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge.Photo: Subhankar Banerjee   “Art has always reflected what is in our world and in our horizon and …

Despite its many flaws, EIA analysis of climate bill agrees with every other credible ACES study

Let’s set aside for the moment the fact that the Energy Information Administration (EIA) doesn’t fully model the House climate and clean energy bill (they utterly ignore a major cost containment provision and the clean energy bank, while underestimating likely …

eSolar launches power tower concentrated solar thermal plant – live video cast today, 1 pm EDT

Watch eSolar’s launch live here at 10 am PDT.  CEO Bill Gross will be joined by David Meyers, Executive Director of The Wildlands Conservancy, and leading clean energy experts Dan Kammen of UC Berkeley and Google.org’s Dan Reicher (my boss …

ForestEthics mails Fortune 500 companies to kick off tar-sands campaign

A tar-sands facility: oil doesn’t get any dirtier than this.At ForestEthics, persuading the world’s largest corporations to treat the Earth ethically is our bread and butter. And it often starts with a letter. Last week, we mailed letters to more …

Markey demands info on coal group’s role in forged climate-bill letters

Rep. Ed Markey wants to get to the bottom of the story.Rep. Ed Markey (D-Mass.) wants answers from the pro-coal group that funded the organization responsible for the forged letters sent to House members. Markey, chair of the Select Committee …

Newt’s new money to fight climate change bill

This post was originally published on the website of the Center for Public Integrity and is reposted on Grist with CPI’s kind permission. The world’s largest coal company and one of the nation’s top fossil-fueled power companies are among the …