As the United States momentarily plunged into darkness on Tuesday, from California to North Carolina, the electricity grid ran smoothly — despite the loss of a predicted 12,000 megawatts of solar power supplies.
That’s worrisome, especially for communities still struggling to recover from the damage of Hurricane Katrina — which was 12 years ago this week.
It’s no secret that President Trump has been busy trying to unravel nearly every part of President Obama’s climate legacy: our commitment to the Paris Agreement, the Clean Power Plan, and so much else.
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And pretty much nobody is happy about it, except maybe Nestlé. Since 2011, 23 national parks had ended the sale of plastic water bottles to cut down on trash and litter.
Ahead of Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke’s Thursday announcement regarding the fate of the bundle of national monuments under review, Democrats tried to level with the conservative on his own terms.
When your family owns a Montana cattle ranch, it seems like selling beef to a friend should be easy enough.
The California economy is thriving, according to a new report released Monday — and that’s despite the state instituting relatively restrictive environmental rules.
The fossil fuel industry has largely applauded the administration’s assault on environmental policy, like green-lighting controversial pipelines. Oh, and don’t forget it “canceled” the Paris Climate Agreement.
Bare with us as we lay this out, it’s a little bit of a Hail Mary-meets-Rube Goldberg bankshot. Republicans yearn to take advantage of the fact that they control the House, Senate, and presidency by making permanent cuts to corporate taxes.
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More than 2,500,000 acres have burned there since April 1, nearly six times the typical amount for a full year.
On Thursday, state regulators released their final environmental review of a proposed replacement for an aging pipeline owned and operated by the Canadian company Enbridge.
The moon will pass in front of the sun on August 21, cutting a swathe of shadow across the country and blocking our nearest star for about two minutes in the middle of the day.
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Noemi Tungui lives in Oxnard, California, the so-called “Strawberry Capital of the World.” But Oxnard’s idyllic branding omits other details of its landscape: power plants, oil wells, and within the city limits, the Halaco Engineering Superfund site — where a metal recycler once operated right on the Pacific Ocean.
The sunny state’s been defying the Trump administration’s, er, lax approach to climate action by leading the way on their own since before the inauguration.
ExxonMobil’s Pegasus Pipeline poured more than 200,000 gallons of heavy crude into a neighborhood in Mayflower, Arkansas, in 2013.
That’s all kinds of scary. If there’s one place on Earth that would be the worst possible spot for a giant volcanic chain, it’s beneath West Antarctica.
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