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04 03 2021 | 07:46

California Governor Gavin Newsom sued for 'Completely Unacceptable' Approval of Oil and Gas Projects in California.

Accusing California regulators of "reckless disregard" for public "health and safety," the environmental advocacy group Center for Biological Diversity on Wednesday sued the administration of Gov.…

03 03 2021 | 11:32

The Guardian view on Texas storms and power cuts: preparing for the worst.

The outages endured by residents result from the state’s political decisions – but all of us need to think more about ensuring resilience.

03 03 2021 | 10:53

Dominion to trade coal for gas at its South Carolina utility.

Dominion Energy South Carolina now says it can retire coal-fired power generation by 2030, a significant reversal from plans released by the utility just last year. Dominion’s new 15-year plan said…

03 03 2021 | 10:05

‘US leadership has been sorely missed’: Biden and Trudeau urge world leaders to ‘raise ambitions’ amid climate crisis.

US president and Canada PM launch ‘high-level, climate-ambition ministerial’ to align policies for net-zero emissions by 2050

03 03 2021 | 09:43

How Deb Haaland's confirmation bid became a 'proxy fight' over fossil fuels.

Joe Biden’s progressive nominee for interior secretary faced harsh questions from lawmakers with deep industry ties. Partway through the sometimes contentious confirmation hearing for Deb Haaland as…

03 03 2021 | 09:11

After Texas Crisis, Biden’s Climate Plan Hangs on Fragile Power Grid.

Preventing the next energy nightmare and curbing America’s carbon emissions will require spending billions to remake the nation’s grids.  The millions of people who struggled to keep warm in Texas,…

03 03 2021 | 09:00

Restarting Texas’s Frozen Energy Heartland Will Be a Climate Mess.

Turning petrochemical plants off and on again requires flaring and other large sources of pollution. Like a cold-blooded animal—a lizard or a snake—the petrochemical hub that is the state of Texas…

03 03 2021 | 08:18

Texas freeze shows a chilling truth – how the rich use climate change to divide us.

The Lone Star State is aptly named. If you’re not part of the Republican oil elite with Cruz and Abbott, you’re on your own. Texas has long represented a wild west individualism that elevates…

03 03 2021 | 08:13

How heat is radically altering Americans' lives before they're even born – video

Even before a child is born in the US, their race plays a huge part in how they'll experience heat and pollution. 

01 03 2021 | 13:31

Texas facilities released 3.5m pounds of extra pollutants during winter storm.

Emissions releases affected communities that are already disproportionately exposed to pollution. Oil refineries, chemical manufacturers and other industrial plants in Texas reported releasing…

01 03 2021 | 11:59

Trump’s Environmental Policies Killed Thousands of People, Scientists Say.

The British medical journal The Lancet released a new report attributing 22,000 deaths in 2019 to the former president’s regulatory rollbacks. The Trump administration deliberately harnessed racism…

26 02 2021 | 11:28

Texas Refineries Released Tons of Pollutants During Storm.

Texas oil refineries released hundreds of thousands of pounds of pollutants including benzene, carbon monoxide, hydrogen sulfide, and sulfur dioxide into the air as they scrambled to shut down during…

26 02 2021 | 10:28

Eight priorities for calculating the social cost of carbon.

Advice to the Biden administration as it seeks to account for mounting losses from storms, wildfires and other climate impacts. One of the first executive orders US President Joe Biden signed in…

26 02 2021 | 10:13

U.S. energy regulator to examine climate change's threat to power reliability.

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. federal energy regulators said on Monday they will examine threats that climate change and extreme weather events pose to the country’s electric reliability in the wake of…

26 02 2021 | 09:58

How the Texas electricity system produced low-cost power but left residents out in the cold.

Americans often take electricity for granted – until the lights go out. The recent cold wave and storm in Texas have placed considerable focus on the Electric Reliability Council of Texas, or ERCOT,…

26 02 2021 | 09:52

US rejoins Paris climate accord with warning: this year’s talks are ‘last, best hope’.

John Kerry made remark as US officially returned to climate agreement on Friday, 107 days after it left under Donald Trump. The US has marked its return to the Paris agreement by urging countries to…

26 02 2021 | 08:21

How the Warming Arctic Helped Drive a Deep Freeze Into Texas.

The sub-zero temperatures causing blackouts across the southern U.S. are connected to climate change. The Earth’s poles are warming faster than anywhere on the planet. While the consequences of that…

25 02 2021 | 07:09

Damages from winter storm in Texas could approach $50 billion.

The estimate accounts for lost wages, damages to businesses and homes and cleanup costs. The cost of the devastating winter storm in Texas could end up costing the region close to $50 billion to…

22 02 2021 | 14:52

Sweden Shows Texas How to Keep Turbines Going in Icy Weather.

With the right gear, wind turbines can keep on generating through the harshest winter weather.

22 02 2021 | 14:22

Biden Official Says Texas Storm Shows Infrastructure Need.

The Biden administration said it will work with states and business to make infrastructure more resilient after a winter storm led to widespread power outages in Texas. “Climate change is real and…