Rachel Cleetus

Wildfires are currently burning across a vast swath of the western US, including in Arizona, California, Idaho, Nevada, New Mexico, Oregon, South Dakota, Utah, Washington, and Wyoming. Hot, dry...

If you own a home along the coast or elsewhere in a floodplain, you may have heard of the National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP). What you may not know is that this program doesn’t just provide...

Yesterday the White House announced a series of actions to help advance clean energy access for all Americans . Meanwhile, the National Weather Service warned of a major heat wave across much of the...

Ahead of the North American Leaders’ Summit in Ottawa tomorrow, the White House has announced that President Obama, Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and Mexican President Enrique Peña...

The terrible wildfire around Fort McMurray in Alberta continues to rage , although there is increasing hope that changes in the weather may help bring things under control soon. As residents and...

Last month the US joined 175 countries in signing on to the Paris Agreement. A new analysis from the Union of Concerned Scientists shows how much current power sector policies contribute to the US...

New data from the International Energy Agency (IEA) released today show that, for the second year in a row, global carbon dioxide (CO 2 ) emissions have remained flat at 32.1 billion tonnes in 2015...

The World Economic Forum is underway in Davos, Switzerland, with issues like China’s economic slowdown, the refugee crisis, and terrorist threats likely to dominate the agenda. Last week the World...

Wow, the Paris Agreement ! By now, you’ve read the headlines and, perhaps, many of the analyses deconstructing the details of the Paris Agreement. This post is not about all that. I’m going to share...

As we enter the second week of COP21 , the international climate negotiations, the mood in Paris is cautiously optimistic. The Draft Paris Outcome , reached midday last Saturday, provides hope that...

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