Politics

Climate & Energy

Why hotter temps won’t convince Republicans climate change is real

Polling data suggests that even when the heat is on, political ideology outweighs facts.

Politics

Europe’s plastic bag rule is a breath of fresh air

The compromise aims to cut single-use bags by 80 percent.

Climate & Energy

World Bank to ditch coal for clean energy

The World Bank will only fund coal projects in cases of "extreme need."

Politics

Jim Webb sucks on climate change

The former Virginia senator wants to run for president as a Democrat. He's got some ‘splainin’ to do.

Politics

We won’t stop future Fergusons and floodwaters by planting a tree

Congressional leaders recently planted a tree at the nation's capitol to honor Emmett Till, whose killing sparked the civil rights movement. That's nice, but not enough.

Politics

Obama’s immigration order won’t help farmworkers. What can?

As with everything in the good ol’ U S of A, corporations can have more power than government when it comes to the treatment of farmworkers!

My offer is this: nothing

Keystone “trade” talk is still empty nonsense

Beltway pundits keep saying Obama is about to “trade” Keystone approval for some other policy he cares about more. They are delusional.

Politics

The public is wrong on climate, as it was on slavery, women’s rights

The latest polls show that Americans still just don't get it. But public opinion has always lagged on important issues.

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Congress is trying to squash one of the few examples of American leadership on climate

Obama has banned U.S. investment in most overseas coal plants. Republicans and fossil-fuel-loving Democrats want to undo that ban.

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