The Anti-Trump ‘Resistance’ Turns its Focus to the Ballot Box

The Anti-Trump ‘Resistance’ Turns a Year Old — and Grows Up WASHINGTON — The pink "pussy hat" is in a museum collection, protesters have left the airports, and George Orwell's "1984" has fallen back off the best-seller list. But the energy behind the anti-Donald Trump protests that exploded a year ago, which turned everything from T-shirts to yoga into a... Read More

New York City to Exxon: Pay Up for Climate Change Costs

 New York City delivered a powerful blow to the fossil fuel industry by launching a climate change lawsuit against the biggest oil companies and promising to dump billions of dollars of fossil fuel stocks. New York became the largest American city to sue Big Oil, demanding that ExxonMobil, Chevron (CVX), BP (BP), Royal Dutch Shell and ConocoPhillips (COP) pay... Read More

Blizzard Unleashes Flooding Ahead of Dangerous Cold

East Coast blizzard unleashes epic flooding ahead of dangerous cold The deadly winter storm that buried parts of the East Coast in more than a foot of snow brought epic flooding to Boston and its suburbs, where residents scrambled Friday morning to clean up ahead of a dangerous cold snap that could affect more than 100 million Americans. The nor'easter... Read More

Billion-dollar Climate Disasters Devastate and Drain the Nation

A cluster of particularly destructive natural disasters in 2017 has pockmarked the nation with devastation. Numbers for Hurricanes Irma, Harvey and Maria have yet to be finalized, and 2017 is already on track to reach the record for the most billion-dollar climate disasters in the nation’s history, according to an October report from the National Centers for Environmental Information (NCEI).... Read More

Climate Talks Close with Trump Standing Alone

Climate Talks Close with Trump Administration on One Track, World on Another The world climate conference ended Friday much the way it began two weeks ago — with the Trump administration bolstering legacy fuels like coal and gas, separating itself from much of the world. The lone panel sponsored by the U.S. government was interrupted by singing and chanting protesters,... Read More

Climate Change Already Hurting Our Health and Economy

Climate change is already killing people, hurting their health, worsening air pollution and helping the spread of infectious diseases, a global team of researchers said Monday. Environmental disruptions are also affecting economies and costing hundreds of billions of dollars a year, mostly because of extreme weather events, the Lancet Countdown on Health and Climate Change found. Residents wade past a... Read More

Climate Change Costing Taxpayers Billions

WASHINGTON — Climate change is costing taxpayers billions of dollars in disaster relief and the tab will only increase as extreme weather events become more common, according to a new government study. The federal government has spent an estimated $350 billion over the past decade responding to extreme weather and fire events, which are exacerbated by climate change, according to... Read More

California Wildfires Emitted a Year’s Worth of Car Pollution in Less Than a Week

The wildfires in California released as much air pollution in the Bay Area in a matter of days as motorists in the state normally emit in a year, drastically reducing air quality and creating an immediate health threat. People most vulnerable to breathing problems, such as the elderly or those with asthma or pulmonary disease, are most likely to be... Read More

Drought and Heat, Worsened by Humans, Help Fuel California Fires

LOS ANGELES — It may take weeks to determine the spark that touched off each of the firestorms that consumed hunks of more than a dozen California communities this week. But the consensus in the scientific community is that the conditions that cleared a path for the tsunami of flame were made by humans. Decades of aggressive firefighting left too... Read More