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Rising Seas and Leadership as Senate Commerce Heads to Miami

A field hearing in South Florida on sea-level rise shows increasing vulnerability and stark political division. Local progress is underway, but federal action needs to catch up.

By Kristan Uhlenbrock | Thursday, May 1, 2014

Oil and Gas Industry Investments in the National Rifle Association and Safari Club International

Oil&Gas book_alt2 icon Report The growing influence of the oil and gas industry on the NRA, Safari Club International, and Congressional Sportsmen’s Foundation is reshaping the politics, policies, and priorities of American land and wildlife conservation.

By Matt Lee-Ashley | Tuesday, April 29, 2014

Trade Implication of U.S. Energy Policy and the Export of Liquefied Natural Gas (LNG)

Daniel J. Weiss, Senior Fellow and Director of Climate Strategy at the Center for American Progress, testifies before the Committee on Ways and Means, Subcommittee on Trade.

By Daniel J. Weiss | Thursday, April 24, 2014

Helping the Arctic Council Find Its True North

book_alt2 icon Report Secretary of State John Kerry needs to make climate change the focus of the Arctic Council and consider both immediate and longer-term goals if he wants to take decisive action upon becoming the Arctic Council chairman in 2015.

By Cathleen Kelly, Michael Conathan, and Vikram Singh | Thursday, April 24, 2014

IPCC Redactions Obscure the Connections Among Income, Emissions, and Responsibility

Working Group IIIFor the sake of climate stabilization, countries should not conceal data relevant to the determination of mitigation responsibilities.

By Gwynne Taraska | Thursday, April 17, 2014

Next Steps to Reduce Methane Emissions from Landfills

Moving grate incineratorThe Obama administration’s recently released methane strategy is the latest step to address climate change, but additional action is required to reduce emissions of this powerful greenhouse gas.

By Matt Kasper | Wednesday, April 16, 2014

Comments on Final Supplemental Environmental Impact Statement, or FSEIS, for the Keystone XL, or KXL, Pipeline Permit

While the Final Supplemental Environmental Impact Statement, or FSEIS, acknowledges that the Keystone XL Pipeline would increase carbon pollution if built, it still underestimates the potential larger carbon pollution release and the tremendous impact that it could have on climate change.

By Daniel J. Weiss | Tuesday, April 15, 2014

5 Steps to Improve Safety and Avoid More Government Waste in King Cove, Alaska

IzembekDecision makers can find common-sense solutions to the important health and safety concerns of King Cove, Alaska, while avoiding more wasted taxpayer spending on a “Road to Nowhere.”

By Matt Lee-Ashley | Monday, April 14, 2014

The Obama Administration’s Enthusiasm for Coal Sales Undermines Its Climate Program

coal leasingThe administration’s desire to sell coal leases undermines its promise to fight carbon pollution.

By Tom Kenworthy | Wednesday, April 9, 2014

The Economic Benefits of Restoring Coastal Ecosystems

article icon Fact Sheet Healthy coastal ecosystems provide critical social and environmental benefits.

By Michael Conathan, Jeffrey Buchanan, and Shiva Polefka | Wednesday, April 9, 2014

The Economic Case for Restoring Coastal Ecosystems

Wetlands book_alt2 icon Report Restoring degraded coastal ecosystems produces economic returns above and beyond short-term job creation and economic stimulus.

By Michael Conathan, Jeffrey Buchanan, and Shiva Polefka | Wednesday, April 9, 2014

Galvanizing Clean Energy Investment in the United States

Obama article icon Issue Brief Four strategies the Obama administration can employ to attract new investments in clean energy and maintain American leadership in this growing sector.

By Peter Ogden, Mari Hernandez, and Ben Bovarnick | Thursday, April 3, 2014

2013: Extreme Weather, Extreme Damage

The nine most severe weather events in 2013 took 114 lives and cost $20 billion.

By Daniel J. Weiss and Siri Manning | Thursday, March 27, 2014

Groundhog Days

article icon Issue Brief Despite coal and utility industries' fears, past air-pollution-protection measures helped protect millions of people from smog, acid rain, and soot particles, and new carbon-pollution safeguards are essential for Americans’ health and economy.

By Daniel J. Weiss and Miranda Peterson | Wednesday, March 19, 2014

Why a Melting Arctic Could Sink the Global Economy

Inuit fisherman near Greenland Ice Sheet article icon Issue Brief The United States needs to take the lead on reining in climate change in the Arctic and globally and addressing the environmental, economic, and national security implications of warming in the High North.

By Cathleen Kelly | Wednesday, March 19, 2014