…HEAT and all its ramifications

Punishing heat wave in West sets records, fuels fires

By Matthew Cappucci, Diana Leonard and Others Photo: Hung T. Vu/AP 09/02/22
Nearly 50 million Americans are under alerts through Labor Day weekend because of a prolonged heat wave that has already set dozens of records throughout…

…The Inflation Reduction Act of 2022

Biden signs expansive health, climate and tax law

By Jim Tankersley Photo: Doug Mills/The New York Times 08/16/22
President Biden on Tuesday signed a long-awaited bill meant to reduce health costs, reduce greenhouse gas emissions and raise taxes on corporations and wealthy investors,…

…Hurricanes and Flooding

The coming California megaflood

By Raymond Zhong Photo: Erin Schaff 08/12/22
California, where earthquakes, droughts and wildfires have shaped life for generations, also faces the growing threat of another kind of calamity, one whose fury would…

…the national climate emergency declaration….that wasn’t

A climate change emergency

By Isaac Saul PhotO: Li-An Lim / Unsplash 07/21/22
Biden's climate change plan. Democrats had hoped to invest as much as $550 billion in their sweeping Build Back Better plan to create new programs…

...Joe Manchin, once again, tanks climate legislation

Manchin says he won’t support new climate spending or tax hikes on wealthy

By Tony Romm and Jeff Stein Photo: Tom Brenner 07/15/22
Sen. Joe Manchin III (D-W.Va.) told Democratic leaders Thursday he would not support an economic package this month that contains new spending on climate change…

...the Supreme Court hobbles the EPA and cooks the planet

Supreme Court’s EPA ruling upends Biden’s environmental agenda

By Maxine Joselow 06/30/22
The Supreme Court’s ruling Thursday limiting the Environmental Protection Agency’s ability to regulate carbon emissions could have far-reaching consequences, according to legal experts, which could…

Ruling: West virginia et al. V. Environmental Protection agency et al.

In 2015, the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) promulgated the Clean Power Plan rule, which addressed carbon dioxide emissions from existing coal- and natural-gas-fired power plants.…


Track Wildfires in the West

By Matthew Bloch, Bea Malsky and Others 06/22/22
The map includes active and recent fires reported by the Wildland Fire Interagency Geospatial Services Group. The locations of the fires on the map are…

…Drought Dries up the West

A ‘Perfect Recipe for Extreme Wildfire’: New Mexico’s Record-Breaking, Early Fire Season

By Tim Wallace and Nadja Popovich Photo: Jim Weber via Associated Press 06/01/22
Fueled by abnormally dry, warm conditions and spread by strong winds, wildfires have burned more than 600,000 acres across New Mexico this spring — making…

…where are we on this Earth Day outside of 2.6˚warmer than in 1970?

Earth Day is a Time for…Anger

By Bill McKibben Photo: Substack 04/22/22
Let’s note that Earth Day was born in 1970 not as a celebration, and not as an occasion for greenwashing press releases, and not as…

…the relationship between war and climate change

A ‘Silent Victim’: How Nature Becomes a Casualty of War

By Emily Anthes Photo: Daniel Berehulak 04/13/22
The Black Sea Biosphere Reserve, on the southern coast of Ukraine, is a haven for migrating birds. More than 120,000 birds spend the winter flitting…

…3rd IPCC report concludes “now or never!”

Stopping Climate Change Is Doable, but Time Is Short, U.N. Panel Warns

By Brad Plumer and Raymond Zhong Photo: Michael Sohn/Associated Press 04/04/22
Nations need to move away much faster from fossil fuels to retain any hope of preventing a perilous future on an overheated planet, according to…

...misinformation, disinformation, dark money and greenwashing

The Dirty Dozen: The Biggest Nonprofit Funders of Climate Denial

By Alex Kotch 03/21/22
In its recently released report on climate impacts and adaptation, a working group of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change points out the very real…