Reflections on major environmental events, trends, and issues.

The systems that allow life on earth to exist are breaking down. We’re responsible. But we also have the power to turn things around.

May 10, 2019

In the administration’s ongoing war on environmental laws, the tactics can be subtle but the strategy is straightforward: Give corporate polluters every chance to fight the rules they don’t like.

May 03, 2019

In Texas, tax breaks for fossil fuels outpace tax breaks for renewables by a rate of two to one. Guess which sector is whining about unfairness?

April 19, 2019

While the president mocks low-emission vehicles, the rest of the country is busy paving the way for their big day.

April 12, 2019

It’s almost as if they don’t want you to know how much they love oil.

April 01, 2019

California’s proposed bullet train is in trouble, while a Texas project is meeting resistance. What’s going on?

March 22, 2019

They thought the president might ease up a little on federal fuel-efficiency standards. They didn’t expect him to be so reckless.

March 15, 2019

On March 15, students around the world will walk out of their schools and speak as one, demanding climate action—and our attention.

March 08, 2019

The appointment of William Happer shows that as public opinion and government reports increasingly back climate science, deniers (including the president) are getting desperate.

March 01, 2019

New polls show that all Americans—Democrats, Republicans, and independents alike—want to close the book on our dirtiest fossil fuel.

February 22, 2019

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