The Clean Power Plan feels like an idyllic dream from many lifetimes ago, but the U.S. is actually right on track to meet the goals the Obama-era climate policy, despite President Donald Trump moving to kill it.
On Tuesday, Environmental Protection Agency chief Scott Pruitt got an earful about his decision to repeal the Clean Power Plan from a group of 233 mayors representing more than 51 million Americans. The group submitted a letter asking Pruitt to stop with all this repealing the Clean Power Plan nonsense.
On Tuesday, the Environmental Protection Agency kicked of its one and only hearing on repealing the Clean Power Plan. The two day affair is intended to give Scott Pruitt’s EPA a veneer of having listened to the people, before it goes ahead and does industry’s bidding.
The Clean Power Plan set a new standard for the U.S. response to climate change. It was supposed to reduce greenhouse gas emissions from fossil fuel-burning power plants and help the U.S. meet its Paris Agreement targets.
Well, it took 100 days but the EPA has finally removed the climate change section of its website. An agency spokesman explained that the information that has been collected on the page over the last 20 years posed a problem because it contradicted the administration’s denial of man-made climate change.
Drought and bark beetle infestations have not been kind to western forests in recent years. California alone has an estimated 66 million dead trees speckling its landscapes and waiting to become wildfire fuel. To prevent that from happening and help us kick our coal habit at the same time, a pair of scientists has put…
The United States, Canada, and Mexico are poised to announce an ambitious new energy pledge that would see 50 percent of North American electricity drawn from clean sources by 2025.
As tiny-handed man-children command the lion’s share of our nation’s attention, the still-acting leader of the United States—President Obama—is quietly doubling down on climate change. The latest part of Captain Planet’s scheme? Getting Canada on board.
Last December, world leaders made an unprecedented pact to wean their countries off fossil fuels this century. The oil lobby says such a transition would be an economic death sentence. But a new study paints a sharply different picture: Working toward the Paris goal of limiting global warming to 2 degrees Celsius…
The United States’ commitment to combatting climate change will affect the entire world. Last week, the Supreme Court froze Obama’s plan to uphold that commitment, sparking fears that the Paris climate agreement would fall apart. But the death of justice Antonin Scalia over the weekend changes everything.
Today appeared to be a good day for President Obama and the environment, what with the unveiling of a moonshot budget, complete with billions to improve the environment (and humanity!). The Supreme Court, however, is not joining in on the fun.
President Obama delivered a budget to Congress today. In the history of US policy, there has never been a more ambitious science-focused document to originate from the White House. This is Obama’s moonshot for Earth.
Four months ago in New Delhi, the streets melted and the power grid flickered as temperatures soared well beyond 110 degrees Fahrenheit. India was in the midst of the fifth deadliest heat wave in its history, and summer hadn’t even begun.
Thanks to Obama’s Clean Power Plan announced earlier this week, each state in the US has been charged with plotting a way to a cleaner energy future. While the goal for the entire country is to reduce carbon emissions from power plants by a third by 2030, as you can see from this map, some states are already getting…
Last month, scientists at a UN conference delivered a sobering warning: To prevent catastrophic warming of the planet, we must reduce all carbon emissions to zero by the end of the 21st century. Today, the Obama administration announced its plan to get there.