The Daily Climate: Fractured: The stress of being surrounded. Jane Worthington moved her grandkids to protect them from oil and gas wells—but it didn’t work. In US fracking communities, the industry’s pervasiveness causes social strain and mental health problems.
This is part 2 of our 4-part series, “ Continue reading
New Republic: How a Gas Company Grossly Underestimated One of the Biggest Pipeline Spills in U.S. History. After the disaster in Huntersville, Colonial Pipeline now holds the record for largest gas spill in both North and South Carolina. Thanks to its polished P.R. team, you likely have no clue.
Last year, on […]Continue reading
New York Times: Miami Says It Can Adapt to Rising Seas. Not Everyone Is Convinced. Officials have a new plan to manage rising water. Succeed or fail, it will very likely become a case study for other cities facing climate threats.
Officials in Miami-Dade County, where climate models predict […]Continue reading
The Intercept: AFTER TEXAS, GREEN NEW DEAL ADVOCATES PUSH ROOFTOP SOLAR. BUT WILL BIDEN FUND IT? Federal funding could jumpstart rooftop solar, providing jobs, lower bills, and a boost to electric systems’ disaster resilience.
IN THE WAKE of blackouts driven by extreme weather in Puerto Rico, California, and now Texas, grassroots organizers have […]Continue reading
The Guardian: Fossil fuel cars make ‘hundreds of times’ more waste than electric cars. Analysis by transport group says battery electric vehicles are superior to their petrol and diesel counterparts. Fossil fuel cars waste hundreds of times more raw material than their battery electric equivalents, according to a study that […]Continue reading
Ars Technica: Pure nonsense: Debunking the latest attack on renewable energy. What a terrible anti-renewable-power video reveals about the US energy market.
Our editor-in-chief obviously hates me. That’s the only conclusion I could reach after he asked me to watch an abysmal attack video targeting renewable energy—a video produced by a notorious source […]Continue reading
EOS.org: The Surprising Source of Greenhouse Gas Emissions. Changing the way emissions are tallied may help litigators focus on the worst climate offenders and shape mitigation.
belching coal plant is easy to identify as a probable greenhouse gas polluter. Coal emissions are point source pollution—like a chemical spill in a […]Continue reading
Inside Climate News: Fractured: The body burden of living near fracking. EHN.org scientific investigation finds western Pennsylvania families near fracking are exposed to harmful chemicals, and regulations fail to protect communities’ mental, physical, and social health.
It’s been 12 years since fracking reshaped the American energy landscape and much of […]Continue reading
Daily Climate: Fractured: Harmful chemicals and unknowns haunt Pennsylvanians surrounded by fracking. We tested families in fracking country for harmful chemicals and revealed unexplained exposures, sick children, and a family’s “dream life” upended.
This is part 1 of our 4-part series, “Fractured,” an investigation of fracking chemicals […]Continue reading
Plastic pollution and climate change are two prominent environmental issues of our time. Plastic was once thought to be a miracle invention that made life simpler for families.
But just as our exploitation of fossil […]Continue reading