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.
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.
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.
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.
Issue Brief The United States should make methane reduction a priority during its Arctic Council chairmanship.
Issue Brief Expanding an array of state policies can lead to an increase in low-income community adoption and deployment of solar power.
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.
The 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.