European Greens surge as voters abandon old parties over climate

by Michael Birnbaum, Griff Witte and James McAuley, Washington Post European Green parties on Monday were cheering E.U. elections that vaulted them into a kingmaking position of power, as voters abandoned traditional political parties in favor of climate-focused activists in a green wave that swept several countries. The results propelled the Greens into second place […]

Do you bank with JPMorgan Chase & Co., the world’s #1 fossil bank?

by Jamie Dimon, Rainforest Action Network To Mr. Dimon: JPMorgan Chase is the world’s leading banker of climate change, by a huge margin. The undersigned 300 organizations, representing thirty million supporters from around the world, call on your bank to stop financing expansion of fossil fuels, and commit to phasing out funding of fossil fuels […]

Revealed: air pollution may be damaging ‘every organ in the body’

Damian Carrington, The Guardian Air pollution may be damaging every organ and virtually every cell in the human body, according to a comprehensive new global review. The research shows head-to-toe harm, from heart and lung disease to diabetes and dementia, and from liver problems and bladder cancer to brittle bones and damaged skin. Fertility, foetuses […]

How Meaningful Are States’ 100% Clean Energy Commitments?

by Dan Gearino, InsideClimate News When California passed its commitment to 100 percent carbon-free electricity by 2045 last September, I didn’t think it would be trendsetting, at least not right away. After all, there was a multiyear gap between when Hawaii became the first state to adopt this kind of law in 2015 and when […]

What America’s swing voters think about climate change and energy

by Amy Harder, Axios Swing voters in three of America’s top battleground states want President Trump to do more on climate change, think the weather is getting weirder and don’t know much about the Green New Deal. Why it matters: It’s voters like these who have an important role electing America’s presidents. So it’s worth […]

Dakota Access company bought up dozens of anti-pipeline URLs

by Chris D’Angelo, Grist Texas-based pipeline giant Energy Transfer Partners went on a website-buying spree after months of fierce public protest over its Dakota Access Pipeline, nabbing dozens of URLs it expected pipeline opponents might use to target the company’s other projects. The damage-control effort is related to several ongoing operations, including the company’s $4.2 […]

Pro-life Christians are demanding pollution protections

by Rev. Mitchell C. Hescox, The Hill Today, over 145,000 pro-life Christians from across the country — including over 94,000 from states that voted for President Trump — are calling on the Trump administration to stop its efforts to dismantle protections that defend children in the womb from mercury pollution: the Mercury and Air Toxic […]

Wall Street is masking the true cost of climate change for coastal homes

by James Tarmy, Bloomberg Last November, less than a month after someone paid more than $1 million for an oceanfront house on New York’s Fire Island, a narrow strip of land dividing Long Island’s Great South Bay from the Atlantic Ocean, a storm surge destroyed the pool. “It’s certainly a very vulnerable place for storm […]

Climate advocates cheer Trump policy shift on flood insurance

by Christopher Flavelle, Bloomberg Climate advocates say an overhaul of the nation’s flood insurance program being unveiled by the Trump administration will spur communities around the country to better plan for extreme weather, but could drive up costs for some homeowners. The changes being announced Monday by the Federal Emergency Management Agency represent one of […]

Keystone XL construction still banned following appeals court ruling

by Karl Puckett, Great Falls Tribune The $8 billion Keystone XL Pipeline, blocked by a U.S. District Court judge in Great Falls after construction began last fall, remains in limbo while the legal tussle over its construction continues following a key decision last week. Calgary-based TransCanada, which is building the oil pipeline, asked the San […]