Energy & the Environment
Feb 23, 2015
Rising sea level in Norfolk threatens the town, the Navy, and a state in denial.
Mar 05, 2015
To get renewable energy technologies into broad use, government needs to promote both supply and demand. Markets are too risk-averse.
Apr 07, 2016
Environmental concerns—bolstered by more precinct walkers and political spending—loom large in this year’s election.
Mar 28, 2016
A proposal, pushed by the state's utility companies, to reduce payments to solar consumers could scare off people who are considering investing in solar energy.
Mar 11, 2016
Four environmental groups allege that the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service missed a key opportunity to save threatened bats.
Mar 09, 2016
While the 100-year old National Parks Service still enjoys widespread public support, conservative attacks put the future of public lands in jeopardy.
Mar 01, 2016
The controversial drilling practice could spur a more spirited environmental debate between the Democratic contenders.
Feb 24, 2016
Underfunded and under attack, the EPA has failed to enforce water testing and treatment rules.
Feb 19, 2016
Why is Miami—America’s most vulnerable metropolis to sea-level rise—having yet another beachfront development boom?
Jan 28, 2016
After years of gridlock on climate action, Washington state could soon pioneer the nation's first tax on greenhouse gas emissions.
Jan 11, 2016
A pair of legal battles will help determine how far states will go to implement their climate laws.
Dec 18, 2015
The Paris climate accord has mobilized the health-care sector and will have sweeping impacts on public health.
Dec 14, 2015
Economic imperatives are starting to drive the fight against global warming, and that could be a game changer.
Dec 01, 2015
In his new book Greening the Global Economy, economist Robert Pollin argues that that investing in renewable energy will both fight global warming and boost employment worldwide.
Nov 30, 2015
As national efforts heading into the Paris summit fall short of averting catastrophic warming, how far cities can go to close the gap is hard to know.
Oct 22, 2015
Despite Volkswagen's massive recall, no laws currently exist that would require owners to actually fix their vehicles.
Oct 19, 2015
Plagued by low prices and overstretched by the drilling boom, oil companies are leading a push to repeal the longstanding crude export ban.