These dozen states could move to 100% renewable electricity


Curated News

The curated news page contains a roundup of the most compelling current and/or timeless news stories about climate change, pulled from the most significant sources— newspapers, scientific studies, magazines, books, films, available video and audio streams, universities and organizations. 

  • If you are curious about last year’s top stories: here’s a link to the most pertinent climate change stories from the New York Times in 2021
  • If you are interested in how the media understood and covered the incredible heat oppressing the Pacific Northwest in June and July, 2021, take a look at this very well analyzed and synthesized piece by Carbon Brief. 
  • If you are wondering about how climate change change was discussed as part of the television media coverage on the devastating Hurricane Ian, you might be interested in what Media Matters discovered as they explored that issue. 
  • To start with, the scientific facts: "Scientists have repeatedly warned that global warming is making storms like Ian stronger and wetter and even proved the extent to which human-caused warming has increased the damage caused by specific storms. Already, a study has suggested that Ian dumped 10% more rain than it would have otherwise due to climate change. Compounding the intensity of the storm are rising sea levels which multiply what can be the most dangerous aspect of storms on the coast: storm surge. 
  • With few exceptions, the relationship between our warming planet and the characteristics of Hurricane Ian were not part of national TV news coverage. MSNBC aired the most connections to climate among the cable networks, with 17, followed by CNN with 15. MSNBC and CNN combined aired 32 segments that mentioned climate change in relation to Hurricane Ian, or 4%. More on Fox News climate mentions below. “Media Matters explored the 57 hours of media coverage (including 1,020 segments) focused on Hurricane Ian between September 24-28 and found that only 4% of coverage connected the storm to climate change. Of the 46 times climate change was discussed, 7 of those mentions, all appearing on Fox News, were in the context of climate denial.

These dozen states could move to 100% renewable electricity

By Irina Ivanova
Last year, California set the most ambitious energy goal in the nation: reaching 100 percent renewable energy in just over 25 years. This year, as many as 13 other states are rearing to join it.
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Troubled Wyoming coal firm speeds up bonuses it says will retain execs

Cloud Peak Energy executives won’t have to wait for bonuses from their troubled coal company.
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Increasing temperatures from climate change may harm babies’ hearts

Increasing temperatures from climate change could drive up the number of babies born with congenital heart defects, warns a new study from the Journal of the American Heart Association. The report, released today, warns that…
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Citizens’ Climate Radio Ep. 32: Coal miners speak out

Michael Ray Whitten Citizens’ Climate Radio Ep. 32: Coal miners speak out Citizens’ Climate Radio is a monthly podcast hosted by CCL volunteer Peterson Toscano. Browse all our past episode recaps here, or listen to…
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Bipartisan carbon pricing bill reintroduced in House

A group of lawmakers in the U.S. House of Representatives has reintroduced the Energy Innovation and Carbon Dividend Act, the groundbreaking bipartisan climate solution to price carbon, give revenue to households and bring greenhouse gas…
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The Unprecedented Surge in Fear About Climate Change

By Robinson Meyer
More Americans than ever are worried about climate change, but they’re not willing to pay much to stop it.
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More Americans than ever believe in climate change

New rates of melting ice underscore the results of an encouraging survey about environmental attitudes.
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Analysis warns of lack of progress on 2020 global emissions target

Removing coal from the global energy mix is taking too long, too many forests are still being destroyed, and fossil fuel subsidies are ongoing despite their distorting effect on the market, a study has found.
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Amanda Ripley explains solutions journalism

Complicating the narratives: Amanda Ripley explains solutions journalism By Sara Wanous Each month, Citizens’ Climate Lobby hosts an online meeting featuring a guest speaker to educate listeners on topics related to climate change, carbon fee…
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Arborists are bringing the “dinosaur of trees” back to life

Saplings from clones of the world's largest and longest-lived trees, felled for timber more than a century ago, could be key to fighting climate change.
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