Why a natural gas storage climate ‘disaster’ could happen again

This story was originally published by Floodlight, a non-profit newsroom that investigates the powerful interests stalling climate action. On a November afternoon in 2022, a 57-year old well tapped into an underground natural gas storage reservoir in western Pennsylvania started leaking, fast enough that people a few miles away heard a loud, jet engine-like noise. … Continue reading Why a natural gas storage climate ‘disaster’ could happen again

A Superfund for climate change? States consider a new way to make Big Oil pay.

Last July, the normally warm and humid but still pleasant New England summer was disrupted by a series of unusually heavy rain storms. Flash floods broke creek banks and washed away roads, inundating several cities and towns. Vermont and upstate New York in particular saw immense damage. As communities attempted to recover from the havoc,… Continue reading A Superfund for climate change? States consider a new way to make Big Oil pay.

Slow down, do less: A Q&A with the author who introduced ‘degrowth’ to a mass audience

Imagine a world where you work three or four days a week. In your free time, you play sports, spend time with loved ones, garden, and engage with local politics. Overnight shipping, advertising, and private jets no longer exist, but healthcare, education, and clean electricity are free and available to all. That’s the radical vision… Continue reading Slow down, do less: A Q&A with the author who introduced ‘degrowth’ to a mass audience

Climate change will kill 14.5 million people globally by 2050 — but mostly not directly

Climate change is triggering a global health crisis that may approach the death toll of some of history’s deadliest plagues. Unlike the 1918 flu epidemic or the COVID-19 pandemic, which were caused by the widespread outbreak of one type of bacteria or virus, climate change-fueled illness is a Hydra-headed challenge that erodes human health on… Continue reading Climate change will kill 14.5 million people globally by 2050 — but mostly not directly

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