Erika Spanger-Siegfried

Yesterday in Massachusetts we were asking ourselves questions that have rarely, if ever, needed asking. What happens when half-frozen seawater suddenly floods onto roadways? Can something the...

Winter solstice at the Bering Sea. Photo: Bering Land Bridge National Preserve. Flickr Many millions of us are dying for 2017 to be over and for a fresh, if symbolic new start. We’re crawling toward...

A GOES satellite shows Hurricane Irma, center, and Hurricane Jose, right, in the Atlantic Ocean, and Hurricane Katia in the Gulf of Mexico. U.S. Navy (Flickr). We’ve witnessed the destruction done by...

Were you at the 2017 Peoples Climate March? Or one of its sister marches? If so—or if you just caught the story on the news—you know that something big just happened . In 90+ degree heat , just a...

This past weekend, I had the honor and challenge of presenting at the Fifth Annual Climate Conference of the Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs). For the past three years, UCS has...

I heard EPA Administrator Scott Pruitt say that carbon dioxide doesn’t cause global warming yesterday. I watched him lie in ways that only serve the fossil fuel industry. I saw him wager away our...

Here’s a simple recipe for angering millions of Americans: take away something they heavily depend on. News reports this weekend indicate that the Trump administration is proposing to do just that by...

The first days of the Trump Administration have caught many of us by surprise with the volume of contestable statements, controversial orders, and provocative media appearances. Amidst this, the...

People tell me that Rex Tillerson stands a good chance of being confirmed as Secretary of State this month. In the spirit of not going quietly, Senators should press him on many fronts, not least his...

Any observer of truth will tell you that 2016 is a lie-soaked lost cause. Will 2017 see a pro-truth resistance? We’d better see to it. We, the people, can be forgiven for some angst over the free-...

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