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After hurricane Harvey and Irma, what will it take to convince deniers about climate change?

The devastation of Hurricanes Irma and Harvey is still being tallied up. Families and business owners are still figuring out what their lives will look like for the next months and years. Despite what some senior Trump administration officials say, it’s worth looking at the fingerprints of climate change on the hurricanes. Further, it’s worth looking […]

September 15th

You’re drinking plastic. Microfibers are in 94% of your water.

The scale of the world’s current micro plastic pollution problem can’t be overstated. Plastic, and more importantly its nearly invisible half-broken-down remnants, are now everywhere. It’s in the food you eat, the water you drink, and even often enough in the air you breathe. By James Ayre Even knowing that, I was still somewhat surprised by […]

September 12th

Scott Pruitt’s EPA red-team blue-team on climate change is anything but teamwork (Part 2)

EPA Administrator Scott Pruitt is leading a formal Trump administration program to plan a debate about climate change. He wants to recruit government scientists to challenge other scientists about the scientific consensus on climate change. “What the American people deserve, I think, is a true, legitimate, peer-reviewed, objective, transparent discussion about CO2,” Pruitt said. By Pam Shaouy […]

September 11th

Electric Vehicles: Drive Electric Week kicks off across the US

This weekend kicked off the 7th annual National Drive Electric Week, which sees electric vehicle advocates taking to the streets en masse with creative new ways to spread the word about electric vehicles. The week runs September 9–17 this year, which means two fun-filled weekends packed with events. By Kyle Field  National Drive Electric Week events vary […]

September 11th

Scott Pruitt’s EPA red-team blue-team on climate change is anything but teamwork (Part 1)

With the pace of news these days, sometimes it’s tough to zoom out and see larger trends or patterns. This two-part blog series helps us do that, putting much-needed context around EPA Administrator Scott Pruitt’s climate comments and plans to debate climate science. By Pam Shaouy Citizens Climate Lobby When you think about our earliest […]

September 8th

Just when we need the EPA most, Scott Pruitt has it destroying its own mission

At a time when we’re all still thinking of Hurricane Harvey’s survivors (and donating to their recovery efforts), Environmental Protection Agency head Scott Pruitt continues to steer his agency off a cliff by ignoring its mission and putting people at risk: An Associated Press story broke over the weekend demonstrating that the agency hadn’t been on site […]

September 7th

Mark Jacobson’s plan for 100% renewable energy is possible, practical, and the smart thing to do

Since 2009, Mark Jacobson, Professor of Civil and Environmental Engineering at Stanford University and Senior Fellow at the Woods Institute for the Environment and Precourt Institute for Energy, and more than 85 coauthors have written a series of peer-reviewed journal articles evaluating the scientific, engineering, and economic potential of transitioning the world’s energy infrastructures to 100% […]

September 6th

Tesla’s hyperloop exceeds 220 MPH in first tests

Tesla’s internally developed Hyperloop pod recently surpassed the 220 mph (355 km/h) threshold during testing, according to CEO Elon Musk. Previous to this, the top-speed record for a Hyperloop design was 201 mph, some 20 mph less — achieved by the WARR team at the Hyperloop Pod Competition very recently. By James Ayre  Tesla’s internally developed Hyperloop […]

September 3rd