Environment

No, the EPA Isn't Waging War on the Fourth of July
But fireworks can do real damage to humans and the environment
July 02, 2014

But fireworks can do real damage to humans and the environment.

Our Air Hasn't Been This Bad in at Least 800,000 Years
The concentration of carbon dioxide in the atmosphere has been at record levels for three months now. Welcome to the new normal.
June 30, 2014

The concentration of carbon dioxide in the atmosphere has been at record levels for three months now. Welcome to the new normal.

Obama Looks to Beat Bush's Marine Legacy With World's Largest Ocean Sanctuary
June 17, 2014

This will DOUBLE the area of ocean that’s fully protected from fishing and energy exploration.

House Republicans Are So Mad at the EPA that They Might Force Another Shutdown
June 16, 2014

The last one didn't work out so great. But the EPA's new rule on carbon has conservatives threatening it again.

Big Wind Is Better Than Big Oil, But Just as Bad at P.R.
June 15, 2014

When it comes to wind turbine syndrome, big wind power needs to stop blaming the victim. Especially when the victim actually likes wind power.

Obama's Climate Plan Will Only Reduce Global Emissions by 1%
June 02, 2014

Advocates of a federal push to cut U.S. emissions have claimed it would prod developing countries to do even more. Now comes the test.

Why Enviros Are Saying Such Nice Things About the New EPA Rules
June 02, 2014

They say it's a big deal in the fight against global warming—substantively and symbolically—even if there's a lot more to do.

The Truth About Stanford's Coal Divestment
May 22, 2014

It's not as groundbreaking as they made it sound

The Climate Change Report Is Full of Scientific Equivocations
We know the climate is changing globally. We don't really know what will happen in your town.
May 08, 2014

We know the climate is changing globally. We don't really know what will happen in your town.

Why Doesn't the Big New Government Report Tell Us How Much Climate Change Will Hurt the Economy?
May 06, 2014

If researchers can convince Republicans that climate change is hurting their wallets, then maybe these holdouts will finally come around.

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