Delegations from around the world set the stage for a new global climate agreement.
Issue Brief Reforms are needed to fix an outdated federal coal program so that U.S. taxpayers receive a fair return on federal coal and the United States meets its climate goals.
World leaders are now meeting in Lima, Peru, to build the foundation of a new climate agreement that can have a meaningful effect on world emissions.
Report The Environmental Protection Agency’s Clean Power Plan offers states the opportunity to curb rising natural gas use in the United States and achieve steeper carbon-pollution reductions by investing more aggressively in renewable energy and energy efficiency.
Extreme weather and rising sea levels from climate change pose a serious threat to our aging sewage system and public health.
Report Energy and climate cooperation has become the new action track of the U.S.-China relationship, but the United States and China still do not consider each other to be true strategic partners in this space. It is time to kick cooperation up a notch and start chipping away at the truly difficult issues.
Coastal wetlands and mangrove forests help fight climate change, but strong leadership and bilateral collaboration are urgently needed to avoid losing them forever.
The new Congress that will begin in January will likely mean a broad assault on public lands conservation. President Obama should follow the lead of former President Clinton and wield the veto pen.
Cities around the globe are on the front lines of climate change. A new project in Los Angeles is bringing major resources and intellectual firepower to confront this challenge and help make America’s first major city 100 percent energy and water sustainable.
The new Congress will have its sights set on rolling back environmental protections; fast tracking exports of oil, coal, and gas; and stopping new protections for parks, monuments, and wilderness.
Perhaps the most frightening trick of all is Big Oil’s ability to hold onto its tax breaks.
Report Policymakers need to invest in the resilience of our wastewater treatment infrastructure to ensure that decades of progress on public health, environmental quality, and economic development are not washed away.
President Obama’s next major ocean initiative needs to get crime out of the seafood supply chain.
Issue Brief Market dynamics and geology, not the alleged war on coal, have led to declines in Appalachian coal production.