| Jun 17, 2014
| 6:00 AM
I agree with Ned Tillman's commentary ("Reducing carbon emissions has practical benefits," June 12) touting the health and economic virtues of replacing coal-fired power with non-fossil sources, which is one likely outcome of the new EPA rules announced...
| Jun 14, 2014
| 8:51 PM
President Obama on Saturday challenged the 2014 graduating class of UC Irvine to build on the legacy of the Orange County campus, which was among the first to show that man-made chemicals were harming the atmosphere.
Speaking to more than 30,000 in...
| Jun 3, 2014
| 8:00 AM
The Obama administration's ambitious plan to reduce greenhouse gas emissions from U.S. power plants 30% by 2030 is laying another big bet on future U.S. natural gas supplies.
The boom in U.S. production, the result of hydraulic fracturing and...
| Jun 18, 2014
| 7:17 AM
Environmental Protection Agency Administrator Gina McCarthy said Tuesday that the federal agency's proposed carbon rules are designed to boost nuclear plants that are struggling to compete.
“There are a handful of nuclear facilities that because...
| Jun 18, 2014
| 1:48 PM
Berkeley may become the first city in the nation to require warning stickers on gas pumps that inform consumers that the state has concluded that CO2 emissions contribute to global warming.
A citizens panel — the Community Environmental Advisory...
| Jun 16, 2014
| 8:42 PM
Twenty years ago, I interviewed Frank Nutter, then and now president of the Reinsurance Assn. of America, on the threat climate change posed to the $2-trillion-plus global property and casualty insurance industry.
"It is clear," he said back then, "that...
| May 27, 2014
| 2:50 PM
A Yale report says American feel more personally threatened by "global warming" than by "climate change."
And no wonder.
"Global warming" makes Americans think of melting glaciers, coastal flooding, a hole in the ozone layer and worldwide catastrophe,...
| Jun 2, 2014
| 10:30 PM
By targeting the nation's biggest sources of heat-trapping pollution, President Barack Obama is seeking to help forestall droughts, floods and other disasters that are projected to become more frequent, intense and expensive as the global climate changes....
| May 26, 2014
| 4:32 AM
The concept of a hybrid Subaru is a great one. Many Subaru owners love the outdoors and owning a greener car might appeal to these car shoppers. But the reality of Subaru's first hybrid is a tale of pretty unimpressive......
| May 28, 2014
| 2:31 PM
About now, Barack Obama may be wondering why he thought it would be such fun to serve a second term rather than go lounge on a beach in Hawaii. Life in the White House has become a daily ordeal of pain and frustration. Nothing is going well.
| May 31, 2014
| 7:48 PM
When the Obama administration unveils its much-anticipated proposal to curb power plant emissions, this cornerstone of the president's climate change policy — the most significant environmental regulation of his term — will not be declared...