Three major oil and gas firms — ExxonMobil, Royal Dutch Shell and Chevron — suffered hits in court and among their own investors Wednesday, amid pressure for businesses and governments to seriously curtail emissions that drive climate change. William Brangham explores the significance of the hits with Dr. Leah Stokes, a political scientist with expertise
One plane arrives as others take off at Seattle-Tacoma International Airport. Airline emissions are part of greenhouse gas… (Mike Siegel / The Seattle Times, 2018) By Hal Bernton Seattle Times staff reporter Washington state’s recently passed carbon-pricing legislation appears to be the nation’s most far-reaching state-level attempt to clamp down on greenhouse gas emissions. It’s
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An EA-18G Growler takes off from Naval Air Station Whidbey Island during an exercise in March 2016. Jet noise penetrates… (Ken Lambert / The Seattle Times, file) More By Lynda V. Mapes Seattle Times environment reporter On the beaches, in the deepest reaches of the backcountry — even nearly 100 feet underwater — the noise
1. Range of Alternatives. 2. Alternatives Outside the Capability of Applicant or Jurisdiction of Agency. 3. No-Action Alternative. 4. Agency’s Preferred Alternative. 5. Proposed Action v. Preferred Alternative. 6. Environmentally Preferable Alternative. 7. Difference Between Sections of EIS on Alternatives and Environmental Consequences. 8. Early Application of NEPA. 9. Applicant Who Needs Other Permits. 10.
The afternoon sky glows red from bushfires exacerbated by climate change near Nowra in the Australian state of New South Wales on December 31, 2019.Saeed Khan/AFP via Getty Images For as long as I’ve followed global warming, advocates and activists have shared a certain faith: When the impacts get really bad, people will act. Maybe
Michael Gilrane, New York University. This paper identifies the achievement impact of installing air filters in classrooms for the first time.
Ian Millhiser/June 21, 2019 The conservative justices signaled they want to limit agencies’ ability to regulate. That could have disastrous consequences for the planet. Nearly four decades ago, Anne Gorsuch Burford resigned as the head of the Environmental Protection Agency. Though at the helm for less than two years, she left behind a notorious anti-environment
The state sent more than 97 million metric tons of greenhouses gases into the atmosphere in 2015, compared to just 90 million in 1990. by Evan Bush