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What Is America’s Most Fuel-Efficient Airline?

What Is America’s Most Fuel-Efficient Airline?

Group ranks major airlines based on fuel efficiency, but there are many unknowns about how airlines burn fuel. … Read More

You Asked, We Answered: Response to 2013 Cars Report

You Asked, We Answered: Response to 2013 Cars Report

In the month since we released our report, A Roadmap to Climate Friendly Cars: 2013 we have received many good questions and insightful comments from readers. Thank you to everyone who has taken time to give us feedback on our report. We especially appreciate those who recognized the inherent challenges involved in carrying out and presenting l… Read More

Climate Central Leads 2012’s Climate Coverage

Climate Central Leads 2012’s Climate Coverage

Year-end numbers for media coverage of climate change were released Wednesday in an annual report by The Daily Climate, and while that coverage fell 2 percent, there were some interesting numbers. According to The Daily Climate’s archives, worldwide coverage by many major news organizations gave roughly the same amount of coverage this year as the… Read More

Wind Power Has its Limits, But It’s Not the Sky

Wind Power Has its Limits, But It’s Not the Sky

Scientists have been thinking hard about the limits of wind power — and their thoughts have turned into a paper just published in Nature Climate Change. In principle, they argue, the very existence of wind turbines could slow the planet’s winds to the point where they couldn’t generate any more energy. In practice, fortunately, that… Read More

Extreme Weather Can’t ‘Surprise’ Insurance Companies

Extreme Weather Can’t ‘Surprise’ Insurance Companies

Severe weather has been clobbering insurance companies, and the headlines just keep coming. “Drought to cost insurers billions in losses, said the Financial Times a few days ago. “Many U.S. hurricanes would cause $10b or more in losses in 2012 dollars, the Boston Globe said about the latest hurricane forecasts. “June’s severe weather losses near … Read More

Image of the Day: Drought Forces Cows to Moo-ve East

Image of the Day: Drought Forces Cows to Moo-ve East

Ranchers out West are being forced to move their cattle eastward in order to escape extreme drought conditions. Add to that, many ranchers are also dealing with wildfires making the urgency even greater to save their cattle. One Wyoming rancher moved his herd 330 miles east, a seven hour trip with 120 head of cattle to graze on a friend’s prairie … Read More

Lost in Watergate’s Wake: Nixon’s Green Legacy

Lost in Watergate’s Wake: Nixon’s Green Legacy

Richard Nixon, who resigned 38 years ago today, was a champion of protecting the environment like no president before him since Teddy Roosevelt, and like no president since. The list of his green accomplishments — things he actually initiated, and laws he approved with his signature… Read More

Image of the Day: Weird Weather Worries Organizers

Image of the Day: Weird Weather Worries Organizers

After a summer of unusually wet weather, and now bizarrely hot days, London will welcome the Olympic Games on Friday with Opening Ceremonies. After having the “wettest April and June on record, according to the Los Angeles Times, just weeks before Opening Ceremonies, London games organizers were mopping up the moisture at the Olympic venues and … Read More