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Alberta grapples with devastation as wildfire blazes through community
More than 60,000 people have been forced out of their homes in Fort McMurray, Alberta, for the biggest evacuation in the province’s history due to a wildfire.
Reality of climate change sinks in across US party lines, say researchers
The tides have shifted among conservative voters, as new research suggests that half of Republicans heading to the polls this year believe that global warming is a threat.
Drought-hit California feels pressure
Scientists say that storms carrying desperately-needed water to California are being diverted by a band of high pressure that coincides with rainfall and temperature extremes.
Energy East ‘threatens’ drinking water for millions of Canadians
A proposed TransCanada pipeline could contaminate the drinking water sources for up to five million Canadians, a new report suggests.
White House weighs in on health risks of climate change
Evidence of the health risks of climate change is stronger than ever, according to US federal researchers.
Health benefits surge as US clean tech soars
As renewable jobs skyrocket in the US, so do their immense health benefits, according to a recent report from Environmental Entrepreneurs.
US faces floods of climate refugees
New research warns that more than 13 million American citizens could be at risk of being forced to move away from vulnerable coastal zones because of sea level rise.
Coal’s demise paves way for renewable-friendly future
As fortunes continue to fade for coal, new beginnings are on the horizon for renewables.
Obama and Trudeau join forces to move their countries ahead of the climate curve
The US and Canada have taken strong strides towards creating a low carbon economy, cementing a number of climate-friendly agreements today.
Solar power poised to claim top spot for new energy in the US
As fortunes fade for fossil fuels, solar power is on it’s way to becoming the top new energy source in the US, according to new data from the US Energy Information Administration.
Californians seek ‘new normal’ following methane crisis
A natural gas well that leaked over four months in California is finally under control, paving the way for the “road to recovery” and justice.
Pause on US Clean Power Plan doesn’t change the realities of its benefits
A Supreme Court decision to pause or “stay” the immediate implementation of the Clean Power Plan may serve as a speed bump for the first ever federal limits on carbon pollution from coal power plants, but it won’t change the health and econom...
Clashing climate visions in Iowa sets the tone for US leadership race
As US presidential candidates sought to win over Iowans Monday evening, voters were given a taste of what lies ahead for the race to the White House, as contenders landed miles apart on climate.
Renewables offer quick fix for US emissions
Scientists say interstate energy “highways” would allow current wind and solar technologies to deliver electricity where and when it’s needed throughout the US.
Another nail in coal’s coffin: US halts leases on public lands for better climate
The United States announced today it will pause granting permits for new coal mining projects on public lands for three years, sending another strong signal that there is no future in the already flailing coal industry.
Obama kicks off countdown to seal end-of-term climate legacy
US President Barack Obama has underscored climate progress under his leadership, calling on Americans to “invest in the future” by keeping the momentum going into the next presidency.
Tell Obama and the EPA: Stop the worst methane leak in history
Sign the CREDO Action petition to tell President Obama: Stop the Porter Ranch methane leak now.
Emissions cuts boost health and wealth
It’s not just the planet that benefits from reductions in carbon dioxide and other greenhouse gases that intensify global warming.
Californians come to grips with fracking risks during state of emergency
As the Porter Ranch fracking disaster threatens to plunge the US into the most significant environmental crisis since the Gulf Oil Spill, Governor Jerry Brown ordered “all necessary and viable actions” be taken to contain a massive methane le...
Hilary Lewis: Porter Ranch methane leak doesn’t bode well for climate
For months now, methane pollution has been billowing from the Porter Ranch facility into the local community.
Tell Big Coal: Come clean on funding climate denial
Join with Union of Concerned Scientists in telling Big Coal to accept the science on climate change and come clean on funding climate denial.