Political Capital

Jim Efstathiou Jr.

A coal-fired power station in Iwaki City, Fukushima Prefecture, Japan.

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A coal-fired power station in Iwaki City, Fukushima Prefecture, Japan.

McKibben: Holding Fossil Fuel Stock = Betting on Global Warming

Environmental activist Bill McKibben is asking people, institutions and governments to divest holdings of fossil fuel companies in a bid to avert the worst impacts of climate change. If companies and governments produce and burn all their reserves of coal...

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A woman waits for a bus in a flooded street in Miami Beach, Florida, from unusually high tides that some think are due to rising seas caused by climate change.

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A woman waits for a bus in a flooded street in Miami Beach, Florida, from unusually high tides that some think are due to rising seas caused by climate change.

Range of Change: Obama to Signal Extent of Climate Push

President Barack Obama is sure to bring up climate change in the State of the Union address, energy consultants say, though there’s no consensus on how much emphasis he’ll give to the subject. “They’re going back and forth about how...

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