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 13, 2015
Rising food prices, unsafe drinking water—climate change will only make things worse unless stronger measures are taken.
Apr 10, 2015
If enough senators in the minority party follow the lead of their next likely leader, the minority may be where they stay.
Apr 08, 2015
Residents warn move is part of global trend towards the 'commodification of our basic needs.'
Mar 18, 2015
One pipeline is nothing compare to what's in store.
Mar 13, 2015
Why can’t we broadly distribute the wealth produced from America’s common resource pool? Conservative Alaska manages to do it.
Mar 04, 2015
Israel and AIPAC are using Congress to push their own agenda of increasing sanctions on Iran and reducing presidential authority.
Feb 27, 2015
It takes government planning to promote the rational conservation and use of water.
Feb 26, 2015
The free-market fantasy stands discredited by events. The challenge now: redeeming effective and democratic government
Feb 04, 2015
First, their minions called for Chris Christie to cancel a much-needed rail project, and he did. Now they've set their sights on Congress to do much the same.
Jan 14, 2015
With his newfound support for expanding New Jersey's rail capacity, the governor hopes no one remembers that he killed an earlier federally subsidized project that would have done exactly that.
Dec 29, 2014
Ed Ruszel didn't set out to be an environmental activist. Then Valero Energy announced a plan to bring 3 million gallons of tar-sands crude—every day—within feet of his family business.
Dec 16, 2014
The Democrats not only lost this vote on issues they allegedly care about; they lost their role as a credible opposition.
Dec 02, 2014
They price oil and gas based on current demand and supply, and not based on the costs to the planet in pollution, global climate change, sea level rise, and more.
Nov 13, 2014
There are hints of a presidential veto. Is Obama trying to get something in return, which Senate Democrats didn't bother to ask for?
Nov 07, 2014
Across the nation, voters passed measures against fracking and abortion restrictions, and for the minimum wage, paid sick leave, public safety and gun reform.