Margaret Renkl: I am watching my planet, my home, die

Our world cannot survive four more years of the Trump administration’s environmental policy.
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Trump's toughest rebrand yet? Being seen as a 'great environmentalist'

A green pivot will be a hard sell after four years of rolling back environmental rules.

Commonsense green

As recently as 2008 the GOP acknowledged that the Earth's warming was caused by human activity, and a commitment was made to reducing the nation's long-term use of fossil fuels. By the end of President Barack Obama's first term, however, the GOP completely reversed its position.


Kamala Harris makes Amy Coney Barrett's climate views a campaign issue

Democrats expect the Supreme Court to be crucial in allowing future administrations to confront climate change.

By calling climate change 'controversial,' Barrett created controversy

Judge Amy Coney Barrett refused to answer numerous questions, but it was her avoidance of acknowledging climate change that particularly resonated.

Environmentalists sound alarm over Barrett's climate change comments

Environmentalists are sounding the alarm over Judge Amy Coney Barrett’s comments this week casting doubt on the science of climate change, saying her remarks should disqualify her from sitting on the Supreme Court.

Climate change resources for people who dispute climate science

Climate scientists - the scientists who measure changes in the atmosphere, observe unprecedented melting in Greenland, and research Earth's past - have provided bounties of evidence that humans are driving rapid climate change.


Petition targeting Murdoch swamps Australian parliament's website

More than 200,000 people signed a petition drawn up by a former prime minister calling for an examination of Rupert Murdoch’s media empire in Australia.

Climate change could tip the scales in these 6 toss-up House races

The issue — and, frankly, the world — is hotter than in any previous election cycle.

Jeff Goodell: Trump's willful ignorance of science is killing us

The president sees science as a servant that should further his political interests, rather than as a tool for saving lives amid the crises of the coronavirus and climate change.


Sen. Cory Gardner’s climate conspiracy theory revealed in 2017 recording

A local newspaper columnist’s persistent questions laid bare what the now-embattled Republican senator actually thought about the climate crisis.

Climate falsehoods reached millions on Facebook

Climate denial groups have used Facebook to spread disinformation to millions of people in the lead-up to the 2020 elections, according to a new report. And they did it on the cheap.


COVID, climate, and denial

On both issues, leadership is crucial to changing attitudes and conquering denial.

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Wreck on the Green Highway

Last Tuesday night, I couldn't take my eyes off Chris Wallace's haplessly bad moderating, Joe Biden's timidity, and Donald Trump's Tasmanian Devil routine during the first presidential debate.

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How Europe’s wood pellet appetite worsens environmental racism in the US South

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Roadmap points Europe toward safer, sustainable chemicals

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