Climate & Energy

Aid agencies offer carbon offsets aimed at helping poor adapt to climate change

Aid agencies and environmental groups, including UNICEF, Greenpeace, CARE International, and others, partnered up recently to introduce new carbon offsets aimed at reducing carbon emissions while also helping the poor adapt to climate change. The …

Gustav, climate, drilling, McCain, Palin

Some enviros self-censor, but should progressives?

A friend forwarded me an email titled "Gustav and Hannah" that was written to environmental activists by one of the top environmental leaders in this country. I am going to write on it at length …

Palin comparison

Alaskan greens say McCain’s VP pick has anti-environmental record

John McCain’s surprise pick of Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin as his running mate has a lot of environmentalists in the state worried about the influence she might have on the presidential candidate’s environmental policy. McCain …

DNC: Extending the olive Blanche

Sen. Blanche Lincoln on energy and climate legislation

Arkansas Democratic Sen. Blanche Lincoln spoke about conservation at the National Wildlife Federation event in Denver this week. Since Lincoln is one of the cosponsors of the “Gang of 10” energy bill — a compromise …

The storm of the century (so far)

Will Gustav be the next Katrina?

On August 23, 2005, a tropical depression formed 175 miles southeast of Nassau. By the next day, it had grown into tropical storm Katrina and was intensifying rapidly. Early in the evening on August 25, …

London mayor releases plan for adapting to climate change

London Mayor Boris Johnson unveiled a draft plan Friday to help the city mitigate and adapt to climate change. Johnson put special attention to water conservation, calling for mandatory metering, increased efficiency, improved drainage, and …

Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin on CNBC's <em>Kudlow & Company</em>

McCain’s veep pick talks energy, ANWR, and the improbability of being tapped for VP

During a June 25, 2008, appearance on CNBC’s Kudlow & Company, Sarah Palin said, "Sen. McCain is wrong" on the issue of oil drilling.  She said, "I think he’s going to evolve into eventually supporting …

Industry groups sue Interior over polar bear

The U.S. Interior Department has been sued yet again over polar bears, this time by five industry groups that say the agency’s regulations for protecting bears unfairly single out Alaska businesses’ contribution to climate change. …

Hurricane forecast to hit U.S. Gulf Coast next week; oil and gas rigs shut down

Next week, just days after the third anniversary of Hurricane Katrina‘s landfall near New Orleans, a new hurricane could hit the area, causing heavy winds, rain, and political problems aplenty for Republicans. Already, some energy …