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.
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.
Jan 05, 2018
A coastal winter storm shows one of America’s oldest cities what sea-level rise really means.
Dec 01, 2017
Both versions of the GOP tax plan could deal a devastating blow to solar and wind production.
Nov 21, 2017
The state’s decision is the pipeline’s last regulatory hurdle. Next stop: the courts.
Nov 20, 2017
More than lack of access to health care, the ongoing legacies of Jim Crow diminish African Americans’ health.
Nov 16, 2017
To counter the entrenched power of the fossil fuel industry, America needs a popular, mass climate movement.
Nov 13, 2017
The surprising successes of the divestment movement as an anti-carbon organizing strategy
Oct 26, 2017
Year-round residents and wealthy summer visitors lock horns over housing and fighting erosion on an island off the coast of Massachusetts.
Oct 10, 2017
Pruitt’s aggressive effort to repeal the Clean Water Rule is the latest battle in the Trumpian attack on environmental regulations, democratic norms, and the rule of law.