Category: Policy & Government
More than 100 geoscientists sent a letter to the the American Geophysical Union’s president, Margaret Leinen, to ask that she and the governing board end ExxonMobil’s longtime sponsorship of the organization.
Sweden’s capital is out to completely eliminate its use of fossil fuels by 2050, and local leaders say “the city is well on the way to achieving its goal.”
Sources in Germany suggest that the EPA may be heading toward an creative deal with Volkswagen — but is it one that will bring much needed innovation to the auto industry? And more to the point, will it really help our environment on its own?
Now that the four-month-long methane leak has been stopped, Porter Ranch residents have been told they can move back into their homes. A lot of questions remain, however, such as the lasting effect of the leak. But as of this week, a State Assembly panel believes it has come up with a way to ensure that there won’t be another “catastrophic failure” at the affected facility: enact a moratorium and vigorously review all 115 wells. The state’s regulatory framework for natural gas wells will also get a vigorous review, including those that may have contributed to the billowing methane leak.
Fallout from the Malheur takeover continues to fall: Presidential hopeful Ted Cruz appeals to the Bundy vote despite the threat of new arrests and indictments.
After recent utility rate changes, hundreds of people are out of work in Nevada while residential customers are left wondering if they made the right choice to go solar. Democratic presidential candidate Bernie Sanders called the new utility rules “incomprehensible.”
Climate change getting you down? Learn why quirky cartoons might be the first step in bringing climate change back into our everyday conversations and sparking everyday actions.
Last fall, Ford Motor Co. revealed it was a financial contributor to ALEC. Following backlash, this week it became the latest company to cut ties with the lobbying group.
Clean-energy philanthropist Jay Faison implored clean-energy advocates on Thursday to think about how to communicate more effectively about the economic and carbon-cutting potential of nuclear energy.
Brazil is facing an epidemic of the birth defect microcephaly. The government says it’s due to the Zika virus. So does the World Health Organization. But physicians in Brazil and Argentina are insisting that the answer is in the water — and due to Brazil’s controversial use of larvicide.