There is bipartisan support for renewables but steep divides over fossil fuels.Nov 26, 2019 - Energy & Environment
It's both a defining and a polarizing election issue.Nov 24, 2019 - Energy & Environment
They're increasingly outliers in an otherwise emerging consensus that climate change is a problem.Mar 18, 2019 - Energy & Environment
Future climate conditions may have no parallel in modern human history, researchers say.Updated Feb 15, 2019 - Energy & Environment
Inequality among regions in the U.S. is likely to increase, with the South and lower Midwest hit the hardest.Updated Jun 23, 2018 - Energy & Environment
Corporations are stepping up, but it won't be enough.Jun 23, 2018 - Energy & Environment
The chart above shows how the share of federal spending on energy research and development has largely declined over decades.
Driving the news: It's one of the data points in a report last week urging Congress to greatly expand the federal programs that help develop and commercialize climate-friendly tech.
The closing memo from the G20 finance ministers' weekend meeting points out that the multilateral Financial Stability Board is "examining the financial stability implications of climate change."
Why it matters: The brief shout-out is the first time that G20 finance officials have referenced climate in a joint communique during the Trump administration, Reuters reports.
Swing voters in four battleground states decisively oppose President Trump’s sweeping rollbacks of environmental regulations — but it’s unlikely to sway their votes.
Why it matters: It’s voters living in states like these, including Florida and Pennsylvania, who fill pivotal roles electing America’s presidents, so we should listen.
New research blames climate change for more than 1 billion tons of water that has evaporated from the Colorado River, the Washington Post reports.
What's happening: The findings published in Science on Thursday by the U.S. Geological Survey, show the annual flow of the West's vital river is declining due to warmer temperatures, comparable to the annual water consumption of 10 million Americans.
Tonight's Democratic primary debate in Las Vegas laid bare the candidates' differences over fracking as Bernie Sanders defended his push for an outright ban and challenged concerns that it could hurt Democrats politically.
Driving the news: NBC's Chuck Todd asked Sanders what he would tell workers in Pennsylvania, a swing state where natural gas extraction via fracking is a major industry. Todd cited this New York Times piece on the politics of fracking there.
Greenhouse gas emissions from methane, which largely originates from natural gas production and agriculture, have been underestimated by 25% to 40% compared to recent gauges, per a new study in the peer-reviewed journal Nature.
13% of nearly 900 cities tracked by the nonprofit CDP get a top rating on climate change action — a fraction of the total population, but roughly double the number of cities on the organization's 2018 list.
Why it matters: Cities create more than 60% of the world's greenhouse gas emissions and consume 78% of the world’s energy. The 105 cities who received an "A" rating from CDP represent a combined population of 170 million.
Amazon founder Jeff Bezos announced the launch of his "Earth Fund" on Monday via Instagram to fund climate change research and awareness.
What he's saying: Bezos says he's initially committing $10 billion to fund "scientists, activists, and NGOS" that are working on environmental preservation and protection efforts.
MANASSAS, Va. — The American recycling industry is in crisis — and cities are on the front lines.
The big picture: The economics undergirding the U.S. recycling system have fallen apart. Unable to absorb the extra cost, some cities are opting to kill recycling programs altogether — just as public concerns about climate change are ratcheting up.
The persistent partisan divide on climate change is getting wider, per a Pew Research Center survey.
The big picture: Since 2015, Democrats have become increasingly convinced (now at 78%) that climate change should be a top federal priority — while that same view among Republicans has remained relatively flat (now at 21%)
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