Politics

Climate & Energy

Oil spill returns to its ancestral waters near Santa Barbara

Here's a short list of ways the spill could lead to serious legislative change.

Climate & Energy

Can cities, businesses, and other new climate actors help bridge the emissions gap?

The U.N. Climate Summit last year elicited dozens of action plans, and some of them could make a real difference, new research finds.

Climate & Energy

Railroad safety fact check: Fires and spills are up despite industry claims

The railroad industry says 2014 was its safest year on record -- but a close look at the numbers isn't going to make you feel very safe.

Politics

Mike Huckabee can’t make up his mind about ethanol

The GOP presidential hopeful has been a vocal supporter of the ethanol industry -- except when he bashes it.

Climate & Energy

Obama: Climate change poses “immediate risk” to national security

In a commencement address at the Coast Guard Academy, the president told cadets they'll be responding to climate change throughout their careers.

Politics

The White House is buzzing with plans to save the bees

The Obama administration just released a 10-year plan to grow monarch butterfly and bee populations.

Climate & Energy

7 reasons why America needs to get tough on smog

Big Oil has launched a multimillion-dollar ad campaign arguing we don't need and can’t afford strong limits on ozone pollution. They're wrong.

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Activists blockade Seattle port to protest Shell’s Arctic drilling plans

Protesters left their kayaks behind and took to the streets to prevent workers from reaching Shell's Polar Pioneer rig, which arrived in the city last week.

Climate & Energy

Here’s a radical idea: Climate activists need to engage conservatives

When U.S. climate activists talk about diversity, they don't mean political diversity. But to make real progress, we'll need conservatives too.