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Failure to Yield (2009)
High and Dry: Why Genetic Engineering Is Not Solving Agriculture's Drought Problem in a Thirsty World (2012)
No Sure Fix: Prospects for Reducing Nitrogen Fertilizer Pollution through Genetic Engineering (2009)
New NOAA Report Shows 2017 Was the Costliest Year on Record for US Disasters
Today NOAA’s National Climatic Data Center released its yearly report on “ billion-dollar weather and climate disasters ” that affected the US in 2017. Not surprisingly, the numbers were staggering...
A Year of Resistance—and Why I’m Hopeful for 2018
Photo: UCS/Audrey Eyring What a year it’s been. The destructive antics of the Trump administration and Congress and a political discourse increasingly polluted by ‘alternative facts’ have...
Pruitt Plans to Gut The Clean Power Plan: How Weak Will The New EPA Proposal Be?
News articles indicate that the EPA is soon going to release a “revised” Clean Power Plan. It is very likely to be significantly weaker than the original CPP , which offered one of the country’s best...
Western Wildfires Add to Disasters the Nation Faces: Will Congress Take Action?
Glacier National Park Fire. Photo: Brett Timm, National Park Service Record wildfires are now burning across a large swath of the Western US, even as the Southeast and Gulf coasts of the US are...
The National Flood Insurance Program is up for Reauthorization: Here’s What Congress Should Do
The National Flood Insurance Program is up for reauthorization by the end of September and the clock is ticking for legislation to extend the program. With so many homeowners and small businesses...
The President’s ‘Energy Week’ is an Ode to Fossil Fuel Addiction
Tomorrow, as part of the Trump Administration’s so-called ‘ Energy Week ’ events, President Trump is scheduled to give a speech at the Department of Energy trumpeting US ‘energy dominance’ via the...
Heat Waves and Wildfires Signal Warnings about Climate Change (and Budget Cuts)
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...
A Shameful Act: President Trump’s Likely Withdrawal from the Paris Climate Agreement
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...
Renewable Energy Surges Globally with China and India in the Lead
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...
4 Ways President Trump’s Budget Takes Aim at FEMA and Disaster Preparedness
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...