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Following Hurricane Devastation, Calls to Bring Back the Federal Flood Standards Get Louder

Following Hurricane Devastation, Calls to Bring Back the Federal Flood Standards Get Louder

Opinion: Hurricanes Maria, Irma and Harvey have starkly exposed just how vulnerable America remains, and how much more must be done to rein in the causes and impacts of climate change and strengthen our nation’s resilience to extreme weather events, writes Mindy Lubber, president and CEO of Ceres.

Party Conventions Underscore the Divide Between Old and New Economies

As the Republican National Convention is ending and the Democratic National Convention is beginning, it may signify one of the sharpest differences between the two party platforms: the transition from the old economy to the new one, where climate change has figured prominently in the evolution.

Finding Credible Ways to Keep Temperatures from Rising to Risky Levels

Finding Credible Ways to Keep Temperatures from Rising to Risky Levels

Keeping temperature rises to below 2 degrees Celsius by mid century will require firm commitments by all countries and investment by the private sector in new technologies. It can be done, says the Energy Transitions Committee.

China Will Cut Back Its Coal Use. What does it Mean for the United States?

China Will Cut Back Its Coal Use. What does it Mean for the United States?

China is getting sick of breathing dirty air. So the top brass there says that the country will cut output from its coal-burning power plants over the next three years. But what does it mean to the United States and is this really a concession? The bottom line is that … Read more »

Presidential Candidates and Climate Change: What Energy Pros Can Expect

Presidential Candidates and Climate Change: What Energy Pros Can Expect

If New York is a precursor of things to come, then it may be that Democrat Hillary Clinton will be competing against Republican Donald Trump for the office of US presidency. Lots of differences between the two but one of the starkest is that of climate change and whether human-kind … Read more »

Exxon Calls Climate-Related Subpoenas an Assault on its Legal Rights

Exxon Calls Climate-Related Subpoenas an Assault on its Legal Rights

ExxonMobil Corp. will fight against a subpoena to try and see exactly what it has known about the effects of climate change, saying that the legal maneuver is an all-out assault on its constitutional rights. That’s what the Wall Street Journal is reporting, noting that Exxon is calling the efforts … Read more »

Obama’s Climate Papers Warn of Deaths and Deprivation and It Calls for Action

Obama’s Climate Papers Warn of Deaths and Deprivation and It Calls for Action

Some may call it a political move designed to undermine the fossil fuel industry. Others, though, are saying that a comprehensive report issued by multiple government agencies is warning shot — to tell Congress and industry that carbon mitigation efforts are absolutely necessary. On Monday, the Obama released its Scientific … Read more »

Are the Investigations of Oil Giant Exxon and Coal Producer Peabody Political or Proper?

Are the Investigations of Oil Giant Exxon and Coal Producer Peabody Political or Proper?

Call this the tale of two different sets of state attorneys general: one group represents coal producing and consuming states and the other speaks for states that are adversely affected by those who burn coal. While it’s all playing out in the nation’s legal arenas, the efforts are surely political. … Read more »