Climate & Energy

Big corporations are getting ready for carbon taxes, even if we’re not

You know it's bad when oil companies see the light on carbon taxing before the tax-collectors do.

Triple threat: Obama orders federal agencies to boost clean energy use threefold

As part of his climate plan, the president cleans up his own house by calling on the federal government to use more renewable electricity.

Climate & Energy

Climate sneak attack: New report predicts sudden changes

Like a good movie villain, climate change may have more nasty surprises in store.


Nancy Sutley plans her White House exit

Another member of Obama's environmental team is headed for the door. Sutley, chair of the White House Council on Environmental Quality, will step down in February.

Climate & Energy

Air apparent: Once we start geoengineering, it may be hard to stop

The authors of a recent study thought maybe it'd be a good idea to look before we leap into the caldera of the fake-volcano business.


Times are tough for the fossil-fuel lovers at ALEC

The Koch-funded American Legislative Exchange Council, which pushes anti-environmental state bills, is having trouble raising money and keeping members.


Jerry Brown keeps getting heckled by anti-fracking protesters

California's governor supports fracking. A whole lot of his constituents don't, and they're being increasingly vocal about it.

Climate & Energy

Obama OKs pipeline that will help Canada’s tar-sands industry

But not the pipeline you're thinking of. This one will carry ultra-light oil up to Alberta where it can be used to thin tar-sands oil for transport.

Climate & Energy

Will Massachusetts become the second state to ban fracking?

Legislation that would impose a 10-year moratorium on fracking is making its way through the state legislature.