Mothers join together in call for climate action

By Jeremy Deaton Hundreds of protestors, mostly mothers and their children, took to Capitol Hill Wednesday to call on lawmakers to address air pollution and climate change. The gathering — dubbed a “play-in” — featured remarks by several advocates, journalists and members of Congress who…

Fossil fuels on their way out whether or not countries take climate change seriously, study says

By Jeremy Deaton Ten years ago Blockbuster CEO Jim Keyes said he wasn’t worried about digital streaming. “I’ve been frankly confused by this fascination that everybody has with Netflix,” he said. Blockbuster’s head of digital strategy echoed this sentiment, asserting the company was “strategically better positioned than almost…

States promised to fulfill the Paris Agreement. Here’s how they’re going to do it.

By Jeremy Deaton A year ago today, President Trump announced the United States would exit the Paris Climate Agreement. His decision drew harsh criticism from world leaders, CEOs and U.S. elected officials, both Democrats and Republicans. In the days that followed, hundreds of cities, states, businesses and universities…

Racial resentment may be fueling climate denial, study finds

By Jeremy Deaton What began as a way of trolling Prius drivers became a signature protest against America’s first black president — rolling coal. Drivers spend hundreds or thousands of dollars retrofitting their trucks so they can blanket cyclists, motorists, and pedestrians with thick, black clouds of…

How Science Really Works

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New study shows the power of invoking public health in climate lawsuits

By Jeremy Deaton Climate advocates have battled long and hard to pass major legislation to rein in carbon pollution, and they have repeatedly come up short even when Democrats have controlled both houses of Congress, and even in deep-blue states like Washington and Oregon. So…

Young Americans want to save you from climate change

By Jeremy Deaton It was one of the largest youth-led protests since the Vietnam War, as hundreds of thousands of Americans took to the capital to protest gun violence. But it wasn’t the size or scale of the March for Our Lives that made it remarkable. As Robinson Meyer of The Atlantic wrote,…

Third winter storm in 10 days bears down on New England

By Jeremy Deaton The Eastern Seaboard is enduring its third nor’easter in 10 days. Winter Storm Skylar is expected to blanket New England in more than a foot of snow. The National Weather Service has warned of “near-blizzard conditions.” The rapid succession of storms may seem unusual, but mounting…