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.
Feb 07, 2019
As climate change accelerates, communities of color suffer while corporations continue to rake in profits and the wealthy flee to safer locales.
Feb 01, 2019
Can an intergenerational alliance solidify a Democratic consensus on climate?
Jan 23, 2019
Despite GOP dominance in the heartland, a unique legislature, grassroots activism, and some forward-looking ballot measures have made for more nuanced politics in this red state.
Jan 14, 2019
A look inside the agency’s Midwest office
Jan 11, 2019
The Supreme Court has allowed Massachusetts to access the fossil fuel giant’s records—one of many legal challenges the company now faces.
Nov 05, 2018
These small ocean birds are the proverbial canary in the coal mine as the ecology of their habitat worsens.
Oct 30, 2018
Beyond jeopardizing road repairs and mass transit, Prop. 6 would strike at the very nature of governance itself in the Golden State.
Oct 03, 2018
The administration’s efforts to speed up the redevelopment of hazardous sites is one more step in its efforts to weaken the Environmental Protection Agency and put the public at risk.
Sep 21, 2018
The Golden State is often a harbinger of trends to come, such as recently passed fuel taxes and vehicle fees to finance long-overdue local and state transportation projects. But these are now imperiled by an anti-tax ballot initiative.
Aug 10, 2018
The feds can regulate mileage, but the states can regulate smog.
Jul 12, 2018
Last year’s March for Science marked an important milestone for a group that usually keeps a low political profile.
Jul 09, 2018
A new Sierra Club survey finds bipartisan agreement on the region’s public transportation woes and support for stronger efforts to deal with air pollution and climate change.
Jul 06, 2018
His heir apparent looks to be a far more effective dismantler of environmental protections.
Apr 17, 2018
The Trump administration is eager to subsidize coal, but any help for the U.S. solar industry is decried as free-market interference.
Feb 02, 2018
With most coastal chief executives ready to battle to protect their seashores and fisheries, the Trump administration storms into the country’s first energy-environmental showdown.