Rachel Cleetus

Southern California and the Southwest US are experiencing a significant heat wave this week. More than 29 million people in California alone are under an excessive heat warning or heat advisory. If...

UPDATE (June 1, 4:00 p.m.): President Trump has officially announced the US withdrawal from the Paris Climate Agreement. For more, please see President Trump’s Epic Fail on Paris by Alden Meyer...

If the Trump administration’s anti-climate shenanigans have you down, maybe it’s time to take a break for some good news: the incredible progress on renewable energy in the US and world-wide. Clean...

In a recent post I explained how cuts to FEMA’s budget would make disasters more costly and harmful . The Trump administration’s full budget proposal , released earlier this week, details its plans...

The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) recently outlined a new framework for encouraging states to invest in disaster resilience and thus limit the growing costs of disasters. Today is the...

Recent news reports point to a leaked memo that provides more details about the Trump administration’s proposed deep cuts to the Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA’s) budget. If the details are...

Update, March 29, 2017: President Trump signed the Presidential Executive Order on Promoting Energy Independence and Economic Growth at the EPA Headquarters yesterday afternoon and the text of the EO...

News reports indicate that the Trump administration’s ‘ skinny budget ,’ to be announced tomorrow, will include draconian cuts to the EPA’s staff and budget. It’s pretty clear that despite President...

Tomorrow the Trump administration is expected to release its “ skinny budget ,” which will lay out the president’s spending priorities for the discretionary portion of the annual federal budget for...

This morning the House Committee on Science, Space and Technology is holding a hearing on the social cost of carbon (SCC). Past experience indicates that the majority members on this committee are...

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