What's in Democrats' big bill? Climate, health care, savings

WASHINGTON (AP) — Not as robust as the $4 trillion proposal President Joe Biden once envisioned to rebuild America's public infrastructure and family support systems, the Democrats' compromise of...

Why the UN’s recent declaration on human rights should be taken seriously

The UN just declared a universal human right to a healthy and sustainable environment. But it’s more than just moral posturing. Here’s why. Climate change is already affecting much of the world’s...

Analysis-U.S. Senate Democrats' bill will make mark on climate, healthcare costs

By David Morgan WASHINGTON - The $430 billion climate change, healthcare and tax bill passed by the U.S. Senate on Saturday delivers a major win for Democrats, and will help reduce the carbon...

Despite Climate-Doomsaying, Great Barrier Reef's Coral Growth Soars To Record

Despite Climate-Doomsaying, Great Barrier Reef's Coral Growth Soars To Record Authored by Chris Morrison via DailySceptic.org, The near vertiginous rise in the annual growth of coral...

Community Lighthouses' powered by the sun and volunteers

LaPLACE, La. (AP) — Enthusiastic church volunteer Sonia St. Cyr lost something she treasures during the blackout caused by Hurricane Ida — her independence, afforded her by the electric wheelchair...

Democrats’ $80 billion wager: A bigger IRS will be a better IRS

Modernizing the tax collector is a key to the party’s climate change and health care bill, but the agency has many problems after years of underfunding

EXPLAINER: On China, US and climate, action, not talk is key

The last two agreements the world made to battle climate change came only after the United States and China, by far the two biggest carbon polluters, made deals with each other. Now the successful...

Two found dead, 8 rescued from boat capsized off Florida Keys

- Two people died and eight others were pulled from the sea alive on Friday after a boat capsized near the Florida Keys, where rescue teams were searching for an unconfirmed number of other people...

Judge: Agency keeps ignoring environment in coal region plan

HELENA, Mont. (AP) — A federal agency has once again failed to consider possible damage to the environment caused by mining coal when setting land management policies governing a major...

Virginia regulators OK Dominion's planned offshore wind farm

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — State regulators on Friday approved an application from Dominion Energy Virginia to build an enormous offshore wind farm off the coast of Virginia Beach and recover the cost...

As satellites and space junk proliferate, U.S. to revise rules

By David Shepardson WASHINGTON -With Earth's orbit growing more crowded with satellites, a U.S. government agency on Friday said it would begin revising decades-old rules on getting rid of space...

Wildfires are destroying California's forest carbon credit reserves-study

By Nichola Groom - Carbon offsets generated from forests to counteract future climate-warming emissions from California's big polluters are rapidly being depleted as trees are ravaged by wildfire...

Spain Limits Air-Conditioning to Save Energy

Public buildings in Spain will be cooled to no less than 27 degrees Celsius in the summer. They will be heated to no more than 19 degrees Celsius (66 Fahrenheit) in the winter. The move is part of...

Washington D.C. lightning strike that killed two serves as climate warning

By Gloria Dickie - Scientists say that climate change is increasing the likelihood of lightning strikes across the United States, after lightning struck at a square near the White House, leaving...

China Sanctions Pelosi, Halts US Talks Including Military Ties, As Jets Breach Taiwan Median Line

China Sanctions Pelosi, Halts US Talks Including Military Ties, As Jets Breach Taiwan Median Line China has begun its retaliation against Washington by announcing Friday the...

Democrats reach deal to pass major climate bill after Sinema says yes

For the past week, just about everybody in Washington politics has been asking the same question: will Democratic senator Kyrsten Sinema vote for her party’s plan to fight climate change and lower...

Should I Install Solar Panel? US Climate Bill Includes Tax Credits as Incentives

Should I Install Solar Panel? US Climate Bill Includes Tax Credits as Incentives  BloombergSenate energy bill could help U.S. carbon capture take flight  AxiosIf the big US climate bill passes,...

Bill Gates US farmland grabs sparks outrage

A fourth-generation farmer in South Georgia, Will Harris, recently shared concerns about Microsoft co-founder Bill Gates allegedly becoming the largest individual farmland owner in the United...

Getting started with activism when you don’t know how

Brea Baker and Julia Furlan on how to bring organizing and activism into your life, wherever you’re at.  | Getty Images/iStockphoto A conversation with Brea Baker on starting small and...

In 50 years, will anyone still live in central Spain?

Climate change is hollowing out the world’s most liveable country

How Gordon Ramsay’s lamb slaughter joke explains our confusing relationship with meat

A baby lamb in College Park, Maryland. | Edwin Remsberg/VWPics/Universal Images Group via Getty Images Why we love to eat animals but hate to think about what it means. Editors note,...

U.S. heat wave: Here's where temperature records were set in July

Data: Southeast Regional Climate Center; Map: Erin Davis/Axios VisualsNew data shows that at least 43 locations across the U.S. set or tied for their hottest July on record, according to data from...

Scenic California river hamlet wiped out by deadly wildfire

KLAMATH RIVER, Calif. (AP) — The scenic Northern California hamlet of Klamath River was home to about 200 people, a community center where they gathered, a corner store and a post office. But the...

Record amount of seaweed is choking shores in the Caribbean

SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (AP) — A record amount of seaweed is smothering Caribbean coasts from Puerto Rico to Barbados as tons of brown algae kill wildlife, choke the tourism industry and release...

A race to save fish as Rio Grande dries, even in Albuquerque

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — On a recent, scorching afternoon in Albuquerque, off-road vehicles cruised up and down a stretch of dry riverbed where normally the Rio Grande River flows. The drivers...

People are dying from unpaid energy bills

Felisa Benitez, 86, wipes the sweat from her brow while taking a break from cleaning her stand-up electrical fan on the porch of her home at San Fernando Gardens Public Housing in Pacoima,...

Climate change isn't party political and people are realizing it's not a 'left-wing plot,' charity founder says

Discussions about climate change and its effects on the world we live in are here to stay.

Review: How to stop industrial farming from ruining Earth

“Regenesis: Feeding the World Without Devouring the Planet,” by George Monbiot (Penguin Random House)Cruising past farmlands in America — and elsewhere in the world — it’s hard to imagine that so...

Climate Change: The World Needs To Start Preparing For The Worst

Climate change could become "catastrophic" for humanity if temperature rises are worse than many predict or cause consequences we have yet to consider.

After the rain comes the heat in flooded Kentucky towns

FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) — The rain that unleashed massive floods in Appalachian mountain communities was diminishing on Tuesday, leaving survivors to face a new threat: baking in the heat as they try...

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