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Rep. Carlos Curbelo, a Florida Republican, has wrangled 39 House Republicans into saying they want action on climate change. But he's facing one of the tightest elections in the country as Democrats seek to take back Congress in the fall. Clima
The Sierra Club and the Natural Resources Defense Council released tens of thousands of pages of emails from U.S. EPA officials obtained through the Freedom of Information Act last week. Three Climatewire reporters -- Niina Heikkinen, Scott Wal
Researchers are forecasting a higher-than-usual season for hurricanes this summer because of lingering El Nina conditions. Climatewire science reporter Chelsea Harvey goes over the forecasts for extreme weather. Adam Sobel, an atmospheric scien
EPA Administrator Scott Pruitt has outlined a proposal to increase transparency in the science used to write rules on air, water and chemicals; but scientists say it's really an attempt to exclude public health research and potentially make way
There's a place in Texas where people are as concerned about climate change as those in liberal New York or D.C.: the fields of South Texas. Rising temperatures is making it even harder on farm workers who already toil under extreme heat. Clima
Increased scrutiny of EPA administrator Scott Pruitt has put the spotlight back on a trip he took to Morocco in December to promote liquefied natural gas (LNG). The company that stands to benefit the most from more exports of American LNG is Ch
U.S. EPA Administrator Scott Pruitt has had a week of bad headlines following reporting about possible ethics violations. Will Trump fire him? Climatewire editor Evan Lehmann and deputy editor Robin Bravender talk to an environmentalist who wan
The U.S. EPA will announce this week it wants to relax Obama-era targets on vehicle pollution, setting in motion a potential war with California. Meanwhile, greenhouse gas emissions from transportation keep rising, overtaking all other sectors
California has mostly cleaned up its smokestacks but air regulators say it won’t meet its ambitious climate goals without tackling its car culture. But in the San Francisco Bay Area right now, more people are driving and they’re driving farther
The Washington state senate failed to pass a carbon tax proposal championed by Gov. Jay Inslee (D) last week. Climatewire's energy reporter Benjamin Storrow unpacks what happened. Washington State Sen. Reuven Carlyle (D), the sponsor of the car
Hurricane Irma devastated Barbuda. Now, a proposal to develop the island to pay for recovery could end the communal ownership of the island that has existed since the abolition of slavery. Climatewire's international reporter Jean Chemnick shar
James Eskridge, the mayor of Tangier Island, Va., describes his home in the Chesapeake Bay and how the waves are eating away at the shoreline. He says it is due to erosion, not sea level rise. Don Boesch, an environmental science professor at t
Climatewire beat reporters Niina Heikkinen and Brittany Patterson describe what it's like to cover (or, often, chase after for a quote) U.S. EPA administrator Scott Pruitt and Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke, respectively. They compare the Trump
Republican love to lambaste Steve Cosson, of the theater company The Civilians, for the climate musical he wrote with a National Science Foundation grant several years ago. Climatewire editor Evan Lehmann and deputy editor Robin Bravender catch
It's State of the Union Day, and Climatewire editor Evan Lehmann and deputy editor Robin Bravender take you back to some of the key climate and energy mentions in past addresses. White House reporter Zack Colman walks through what he's expectin
This special episode contains an extended interview with Sen. Sheldon Whitehouse (D-R.I.) He talks with Climatewire editor Evan Lehmann and deputy editor Robin Bravender from his office about inaction on climate change in Congress, the Trump ad
E&E News reporters have been chasing details on the White House's nascent initiative to export clean coal technology. Climatewire international reporter Jean Chemnick explains how the U.S. is not even the leader in the technology in question –
The Trump administration got handed one of its first big losses on energy policy by a Republican-leaning independent agency this week. Climatewire energy reporter Benjamin Storrow explains what happened when Federal Energy Regulatory Commission
Republicans who talk about climate change, like those on the House Climate Solutions Caucus, don't get any love from environmental groups, but they also haven't put forward a real conservative solution. Zack Colman, Climatewire's White House re
Climatewire's politics reporter Josh Kurtz talks about Democrats and environmentalists getting hopeful for a blue wave to hit Texas, and why Latino voters' interest in climate change won't be enough to flip the state yet. Greenwire regulations
California politicians have sought to portray themselves as anti-Trump crusaders on climate change. Debra Kahn, E&E News' San Francisco reporter, joins the D.C. newsroom to describe her interactions with Gov. Jerry Brown (D). Climatewire White
This special episode contains an extended interview with William K. Reilly, U.S. EPA administrator under President George H. W. Bush. He talks with Climatewire editor Evan Lehmann and deputy editor Robin Bravender about his opposition to Presid
Congress is all about tax reform this week. Greenwire reporter Geof Koss explains what's relevant to the energy world and shares stories from what it's really like to report on E&E issues in Congress. Climatewire's Adam Aton calls in from West
U.S. EPA administrator Scott Pruitt called Climatewire deputy editor Robin Bravender's cellphone. She and Climatewire editor Evan Lehmann share how they approached the interview and play some of the audio highlights. Climatewire science and pol
The UN climate talks are offering a show. Climatewire's international reporter Jean Chemnick calls in from Bonn, Germany to share how people are pushing back against the Trump administration. On the other side of the planet, Puerto Rico is stil
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