Stories tagged: "climate change"


US President Joe Biden prepares to sign executive orders after speaking about climate change issues in the State Dining Room of the White House on January 27, 2021 in Washington, DC. President Biden signed several executive orders related to the climate change crisis on Wednesday, including one directing a pause on new oil and natural gas leases on public lands. Also pictured, left to right, Special Presidential Envoy for Climate John Kerry and U.S. Vice President Kamala Harris. (Photo by Anna Moneymaker-Pool/Getty Images)
Jobs, Hope, and Justice: Biden Signs Executive Orders to Tackle Climate Crisis

While Biden’s executive orders can only go so far, they also capture the ambition of his climate agenda.

Bob McAdams, left, of Barnegat Light, New Jersey, carries a freshly cut tree with Mario DeMarco, Mara DeMarco, and Addie DeMarco, 7, of Philadelphia, at Tuckamony Farm, in Bucks County, on Sunday, Dec. 6, 2020. Tuckamony Farm sold out a few days later. (Keystone Photo/Michele C. Haddon)
Why It’s Hard to Find a Darn Good Christmas Tree This Year

This extraordinarily challenging year made more and more folks head to cut-your-own farms and strip mall parking lots in search of real evergreens to bring home for the holidays. And fewer farmers are selling because it's getting harder to grow trees.

A recent study found that people making $109,000 and higher must adjust their carbon-emitting habits by a factor of 30 in order to stave of the most disastrous effects of climate change.
The World’s Wealthiest 1% Are Killing the Planet

Unless people making the equivalent of $109,000 and higher drastically change their habits, the world will be unable to prevent the most dire consequences of climate change.

Rally in Pittsburgh, July 2019. Image via Shutterstock
Here’s Where Pennsylvania State Senate Candidates Stand on Climate Change

Polls show an overwhelming majority of voters in the state believe climate change is a serious problem that needs to be addressed.

Biden's climate change plan is specifically focused on building a US economy around preventing further climate change (AP Photo/Patrick Semansky).
Climate Change Will Collapse the US Economy—These Five Policies Could Stop That From Happening

Economists and financial analysts believe that climate change will likely decimate the US economy. And the only way to stop that from happening is by creating a sustainable economy that fights climate change.

In this Aug. 13, 2020, file photo, a burned vehicle is seen in the Lake Hughes Fire in Angeles National Forest on Thursday, Aug. 13, 2020, north of Santa Clarita, Calif. (AP Photo/Ringo H.W. Chiu, File)
Fire Tornadoes and Inland Hurricanes: Extreme Weather Linked to Pollution Is on the Rise

The arctic is burning, much of Iowa was wiped out by powerful wind storms, and California witnessed wildfires, fire tornadoes, and record-setting heat over the weekend.

(AP Photo/Charlie Riedel, File)
Trump to Dump Rules That Protect You From Methane

EPA Administrator Andrew Wheeler is expected to sign the rollback of the 2016 methane emissions rule in Pittsburgh Thursday.