Energy & Environment

Can we afford to ignore climate change?

In recent years, fossil-fuel interests have spent millions to convince us we can’t afford to stop global warming. They say remaking our energy infrastructure would hurt the economy and make electricity too expensive. But the truth is the opposite...

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Record heat, floods and fires demand action

Last month, flooding in Louisiana killed more than a dozen people and left thousands homeless. The Red Cross called the flooding the worst natural disaster to strike the U.S. since Superstorm Sandy. This past July, the earth reached its hottest...

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Climate change is a refugee issue too

Member states of the United Nations, led by the U.S. and President Obama, should be commended for their commitment to addressing the growing refugee crisis around the world.

According to the UN Refugee Agency, more than...

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The problem with off-shore wind energy

How will America meet the growing demand for clean energy to supply households and businesses and do it at a price people can afford?

Not with offshore wind power, a source that isn’t even remotely economically viable.  Although the...

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House's September agenda a red flag for November

The September before a big election is when elected officials in Washington can demonstrate that they have what it takes to lead and are deserving of another term. House conservatives have chosen a curious...

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