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Coastal Ecosystem Protection: A Strategic Opportunity for the United States and India

IndiaCoastal wetlands and mangrove forests help fight climate change, but strong leadership and bilateral collaboration are urgently needed to avoid losing them forever.

by Shiva Polefka | Monday, November 10, 2014

For President Obama, It Is All About Veto Power Now

Clinton vetoThe 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.

by Tom Kenworthy | Monday, November 10, 2014

Rising to the Challenge

Los Angeles 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.

by Greg Dotson & Erin Auel | Friday, November 7, 2014

Payback: A First Look at the Fossil-Fuel and Anti-Environment Agenda of the Next Congress

coal power plantThe 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.

by Claire Moser and Matt Lee-Ashley | Wednesday, November 5, 2014

Big Oil’s Not-So-Scary Halloween: Industry Leaders Treated to Another Quarter of High Profits

superman at gas stationPerhaps the most frightening trick of all is Big Oil’s ability to hold onto its tax breaks.

by Danielle Baussan, Miranda Peterson, and Ashley Olmeda | Friday, October 31, 2014

Rising Waters, Rising Threat

overflowing sewer book_alt2 icon 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.

by Ben Bovarnick, Shiva Polefka, and Arpita Bhattacharyya | Friday, October 31, 2014

Fighting Fraudulent Fishing

MunroPresident Obama’s next major ocean initiative needs to get crime out of the seafood supply chain.

by Shiva Polefka and Michael Conathan | Thursday, October 9, 2014

Complex Market Forces Are Challenging Appalachian Coal Mining

Coal in sun article icon Issue Brief Market dynamics and geology, not the alleged war on coal, have led to declines in Appalachian coal production.

by Alison Cassady | Monday, October 6, 2014

Reducing Methane Pollution from Fossil-Fuel Production on America’s Public Lands

natural gas flare article icon Issue Brief Reducing methane emissions from all stages of fossil-fuel production on federal lands is a necessary component of a comprehensive strategy to address climate change.

by Claire Moser, Nidhi Thakar, and Matt Lee-Ashley | Monday, October 6, 2014

Time to Update 1980s Air Quality Standards for Drilling in the Arctic

Alaska article icon Issue Brief New air quality regulations from the Bureau of Ocean Energy Management should require that oil and gas companies seeking to drill in the Arctic limit black carbon emissions low enough to protect the climate in addition to human health.

by Rebecca Lefton | Friday, September 26, 2014

How to Slow Near-Term Arctic and Global Warming

Canada article icon Issue Brief The United States should make methane reduction a priority during its Arctic Council chairmanship.

by Gwynne Taraska and Patrick Clouser | Wednesday, September 24, 2014

State Policies to Increase Low-Income Communities’ Access to Solar Power

solar panels article icon Issue Brief Expanding an array of state policies can lead to an increase in low-income community adoption and deployment of solar power.

by Ben Bovarnick and Darryl Banks | Tuesday, September 23, 2014

Green Growth

solar panels book_alt2 icon Report While recently established domestic policies have made strides toward a lower carbon future, such measures are stepping stones. Effectively mitigating climate change requires identifying exactly how the United States will transform its energy economy to attain international goals to help protect our climate.

by Robert Pollin, Heidi Garrett-Peltier, James Heintz, and Bracken Hendricks | Thursday, September 18, 2014

The Treasure of Diverted Trash

landfillThe Environmental Protection Agency’s proposed landfill regulations should reduce the need for landfills, strengthen the economy, and reduce emissions of methane—one of our most potent greenhouse gases.

by Danielle Baussan and Erin Auel | Wednesday, September 17, 2014

Raising Global Climate Ambition

Earth book_alt2 icon Report Global leaders have within their reach politically feasible options to create a low-carbon economy. Heads of government must grab this opportunity for progress and undertake these nine pragmatic measures by the end of 2015.

by Nigel Purvis | Wednesday, September 3, 2014