Stories by Naema Ahmed

Choose your own climate and energy adventure

Illustration of a hand holding the globe, with two arrows going in different directions
Illustration: Sarah Grillo/Axios

A new simulator out today empowers readers to choose their own adventure when it comes to tackling climate change.

Why it matters: The tool, created by the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and think tank Climate Interactive, underscores the grand challenge of employing technologies and policies to tackle climate change.

Where and by how much gas prices have gone up since Saudi oil attacks

Data: AAA; Explore the data; Graphic: Naema Ahmed/Axios

Gasoline prices have gone up across more than half the country following last weekend’s attacks on Saudi Arabia oil infrastructure.

Where it stands: Since Monday, the national gasoline price average has increased 9 cents to $2.65 a gallon, according to AAA, which predicts the average could jump as much as another dime this month. Spokeswoman Jeanette Casselano wouldn’t speculate when prices would start going back down.

The partisan recycling gap

Data: Survey Monkey online poll conducted June 6-10, 2019, among 4,486 adults. Total margin of error is ±2.5 percentage points; Poll methodology; Chart: Naema Ahmed/Axios

Most consumers say they are willing to use reusable shopping bags (89%) and to pay more for products with recyclable packaging (73%).

But Democrats are nearly twice as willing as Republicans to pay a higher tax rate to fund recycling programs, according to an Axios/SurveyMonkey poll.