Jun 28, 2020
A disastrous summer in the Arctic
Record heat is hastening the dissolution of Siberian permafrost, perennially frozen ground that, when thawed, unleashes greenhouse gases and dramatically destabilizes the land.
With job loss and stifled development in the renewable energy sector, economists, politicians, and advocates say policy action is necessary to stay on track.
In early March, the Washington state legislature passed a community solar incentives bill meant to help meet renewable energy goals and increase low-income communities' access to solar technology.
Electric car charging area. By the end of 2020, global electric vehicles sales are expected to contract to 43 percent of 2019 levels. (Credit: Christchurch City Libraries/flickr)
Washington state Gov. Jay Inslee and at a solar installation in Paris in 2015. (Credit: Governor Jay & First Lady Trudi Inslee)
The world could see annual global temperatures pass a key threshold for the first time in the coming five years, the U.N. weather agency says.
The increased attention to systemic racism and the urgency of climate change has made for a unique opportunity.
U.S. greenhouse gas emissions dropped 18 percent from March 15 to June 15 because of the coronavirus pandemic, according to researchers at Rhodium Group. But there's a cost.
Fallout from the COVID-19 pandemic has led to unpaid bills and energy shutoffs in many vulnerable US households. Indiana University researchers warn we need to act now to avoid yet another health emergency.
The unscientific re-opening of the US is a blatant attempt to bolster the stock market in the short run rather than protect the long-term health of both our citizenry and economy.