The debate over the merits of renewable energy is over. For the overwhelming majority of Americans, the advantages of replacing
Progress on climate change can seem depressingly slow--especially to young people full of energy and expectation. But look closer, resist the tug of hopelessness, and you can see progress everywhere.
Over the last decade, Colorado has emerged to boast one of the most aggressive clean energy standards in the United States -- something that began under the administration of former Colorado Governor Bill Ritter Jr.
In West Virginia's largest newspaper this week, journalist Ken Ward Jr., a veteran chronicler of the coalfields, spotlights poll numbers that might surprise the politicians in his state -- most of whom are already bemoaning President Obama's new carbon pollution standards as a "war on coal."
Over the last 24 hours the social media world was abuzz with ending fossil subsidies as a core part of efforts to address global warming.
Why Bike Power? There are huge physical and fiscal benefits to biking. With obesity on the rise in U.S. children and one out of every three American adults weighing in obese, biking is one way to get America moving again.
22 high level representatives have just released Resilient People, Resilient Planet: A Future Worth Choosing, setting out recommendations to "put sustainable development into practice and... economic policy as quickly as possible."
We will not escape in this lifetime the effects of such a tragedy. We need much better regulation of the oil and gas industry and stronger enforcement standards if we are to drill in the first place.
Absent adoption of predictable, ambitious, long-term clean energy policies, the United States will have substantial difficulty
President Obama could leave his trip through Latin America with tangible progress on actions to address global warming. There are some real actions in Brazil, Chile, and El Salvador that could help.