climate crisis

Join our newsletter

The best of EcoWatch, right in your inbox. Sign up for our email newsletter!

    GOP Anti-ESG Laws Could Cost Taxpayers $700 Million

    GOP Anti-ESG Laws Could Cost Taxpayers $700 Million

    Taxpayers in six states could lose more than $700 million because of Republican officials’ boycotts of firms that consider environmental, social, and (corporate) governance factors in their investment decisions, a new report from Econsult Solutions finds. The legislation enacted in Kentucky, Florida, Louisiana, Oklahoma, West Virginia, and Missouri spawned out of model legislation pushed by ALEC and […]

    Exxon Scientists Accurately Predicted Climate Damage While Company Pushed Misinformation

    Exxon Scientists Accurately Predicted Climate Damage While Company Pushed Misinformation

    ExxonMobil climate scientists predicted the climatic damage their product would cause with remarkable accuracy, all while the company spent huge sums of money denying and obfuscating the science of climate change, a study published Thursday in Science reveals. That “Exxon knew” its product was dangerously increasing global temperatures has been known for years, but the […]

    Should the U.S. Ban Gas Stoves?

    Should the U.S. Ban Gas Stoves?

    Should gas stoves have a place in the homes of the future? It’s a question that set off a national firestorm Monday when Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) member Richard Trumka Jr. told Bloomberg that the commission was considering a ban on new gas stoves over pollution and health concerns. “Any option is on the […]

    Gas and Coal Failures Widespread as Largest Grid Operator in U.S. Struggled to Manage ‘Winter Storm Elliott’

    Gas and Coal Failures Widespread as Largest Grid Operator in U.S. Struggled to Manage ‘Winter Storm Elliott’

    Massive failures of methane gas- and coal-fired power plants during “Winter Storm Elliott” left PJM — the country’s largest grid operator — more than 40 gigawatts short over the Christmas weekend, officials said during a public meeting Wednesday. Methane gas plant failures accounted for 70% of PJM’s total outages, with some plants giving little or […]

    Biden Admin Announces First-of-Its-Kind Roadmap to Decarbonize U.S. Transit by 2050

    Biden Admin Announces First-of-Its-Kind Roadmap to Decarbonize U.S. Transit by 2050

    Transportation is the economic sector that contributes the most to U.S. greenhouse gas emissions, making up 33 percent of the national total in 2019, according to figures from the Department of Transportation.  But the Biden administration is determined to change that. On Tuesday, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and the Departments of Energy, Transportation […]