Susan Glickman: Oil companies should pay their fair share for climate change

Officials desperately need to explore new avenues both to pay for efforts to make us more resilient and to dramatically reduce dangerous carbon pollution so we don't make it worse. However, the looming question is: Will taxpayers be left with the bill?

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Shoshanna Saxe, Kristen MacAskill: Stop building more roads

There’s a right way to do infrastructure. Why does America get it wrong?

Betty T. Yee: Climate change is a business risk

Like the pandemic, climate change poses a clear threat to financial markets. Just as with the pandemic, experts have warned us to prepare. Every day we wait, the devastating impacts compound.


Cas Mudde: Trump wants to put a rightwing zealot in charge of public land. Here's why it matters

William Perry Pendley, Trump's nominee to lead the Bureau of Land Management, has ties to anti-environment and anti-government forces.


Alice Kaswan: Carbon pricing is not enough to fight climate change

A carbon price could have regressive effects on low-income residents, who pay a higher share of their income on energy and do not have the resources to avoid these costs by investing in energy efficiency or solar power.


David Jenkins: Reagan recognized the threat to the ozone layer; conservatives today should respond the same way to climate change

Climate change is a much more visible and advanced threat than it was in 1988, and we could use Reagan's brand of conservative leadership in tackling that problem.


Dennis Wamsted: Coronavirus accelerates global shift to cheaper, more sustainable renewable energy

The fossil fuel economy, which motored happily through one century, is quickly running out of steam. Momentum is growing for renewable energy.

Melinda Kassen, Julie Hill-Gabriel: More Western water conservation and resilient systems needed now

By passing the Moving Forward Act and investing in water infrastructure, Congress can improve the economic outlook for communities around the country.

Maryland’s signature fish is under assault from mercury pollution

EPA enforcement has been largely on stand-down during the pandemic but high amounts of mercury recently detected in Maryland rockfish suggest it will take more than a return to business-as-usual to address worrisome levels of environmental pollution.

I believe Roundup gave me cancer. The Monsanto settlement is a slap in the face

I have to inject myself with needles just to stay alive. Still, Bayer will continue to sell Roundup, and refused to label it as carcinogenic

Dr. Richard Dixon: Fossil fuel industry's plans for carbon-capture-and-storage are an expensive distraction

Cognitive dissonance is very much in evidence in many countries' attitudes to climate change and fossil fuels.


Melinda Wenner Moyer: Can COVID damage the brain?

“I tell the same stories repeatedly; I forget words I know.”
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Four of the fellows who participated in the program this year will discuss their ongoing research, activism, and experiences with publishing their ideas in the public sphere.

The dangers of opinion masquerading as fact in science journals: Jerrold J. Heindel

A call for unbiased, honest science in peer-reviewed journals.

Beyond the “silver lining” of emissions reductions: Clean energy takes a COVID-19 hit

With job loss and stifled development in the renewable energy sector, economists, politicians, and advocates say policy action is necessary to stay on track.

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