Whitehouse: API does oil industry's 'dirty work' on climate
A senior Democratic senator sharply questioned an American Petroleum Institute official yesterday, suggesting the trade and lobbying group does the "dirty work" of opposing environmental measures so its members can publicly support them and "green wash" their images.
Index: U.S. lags other nations' use of emissions levies
The United States has some of the lowest carbon taxes in the world, ranking ahead of only China, Brazil and Indonesia in one index published yesterday by a global development organization urging higher taxes on carbon dioxide emissions.
Scientists' climate warnings are believed — then ignored
The 232,000 residents of New Hanover County, N.C., on the storm-battered North Carolina coast agree on two things: Climate change is real, and they haven't done much to protect their homes.
U.S. suffers 147 big blackouts each year. That's rising
Millions of people lose electrical service each year because of weather-related disruptions like the ongoing outages in California. That trend will worsen as climate change causes increasingly severe damage to systems that generate and distribute power across the nation, experts say.
Relocation program helps richer Americans leave risky areas
The federal government's main program to relocate residents out of flood-prone areas is being used largely in more-affluent counties, according to a new study that raises questions about social equity in response to climate change.