Politics

Politics

Why are utilities trying to disconnect communities of color from solar?

Big Energy sees net metering as a threat to its bottom line, but it could be a boon for underserved communities, and electric utilities, too.

Climate & Energy

Should the feds bail out coal miners?

As we shift to a cleaner economy, what do we owe workers from the coal fields? What about workers from other dying industries?

Climate & Energy

Pentagon says we could soon be fighting climate wars

The Defense Department says global warming "poses immediate risks to U.S. national security."

Cities

New York is about to get safer for walkers — if the NYPD does its job

The city is lowering its default speed limit, which will prevent pedestrian deaths, assuming the cops actually enforce the law.

Politics

Democrats: Coal country is just not that into you

Dems should stop wasting time trying to win over rural whites and instead embrace the diverse, urban voters who value a clean environment.

Climate & Energy

Why are black lawmakers fighting clean energy?

A Tea Party mouthpiece says Obama's plan to clean up power plants is the "green movement's new Jim Crow." You'll be amazed at who's buying it.

Food

Ben & Jerry’s is fighting GMOs with fudge brownie ice cream

The do-gooder ice-cream makers are supporting the GMO-labeling initiative in Oregon with a "Food Fight" flavor.

Hold your nose and vote

Why climate hawks should still vote for fossil-fuel-loving Democrats

Even the Democratic Senate candidates who support the coal and oil industries are way better than their Republican opponents.

Climate & Energy

What methane and Harrison Ford have in common

They’re both fugitives, and only the feds can track them down.

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