The university system is the largest educational institution in the country to divest from fossil fuels to date.
Unless steps are taken to check global warming, up to 3 billion people will find themselves in areas too warm for human comfort, a new study finds.
California’s stay-at-home order has provided a window into a world in which cars are off the road and the state's climate goals are more attainable. But how can the state retain some of these g...
While pollution in communities of color remains disproportionate, advocates say the way they fight has changed.
It would take a lot of animals. But the thawing of Arctic permafrost is a big problem for humans, because it releases trapped carbon dioxide into the atmosphere, speeding global warming.
For the 50th anniversary of Earth Day, climate and environment experts and advocates weigh in on lessons learned from the response to the coronavirus that might be applied to the climate crisis.
A megadrought would have huge and potentially catastrophic implications for California’s 40 million people.
The global slowdown due to the coronavirus could create an historic drop in carbon emissions, but it won't mean much for climate change without strong, sustainable energy policies.
As the wet season winds down, state water officials say snowpack across the Sierra Nevada is about half of what's normal.
The roll back of vehicle mileage standards allows higher levels of damaging fossil fuel emissions for years and guts one of the U.S.’s biggest efforts to fight climate change.
In a poll of likely Democratic voters, almost half named climate change as their highest priority for the next president. Here's what reporters for InsideClimateNews found in their extensive anal...
When compared to the average emissions of all other modes of transportation, emissions from the typical ride-hailing trip were an estimated 69% higher.
Climate change has proved to be a key issue in the 2020 presidential race for the Democratic candidates -- but how much do you know about their policies? Take our speedy quiz and test your knowle...
Tom Steyer has been a donor and climate-champion counterpoint to the conservative Koch brothers. His climate plan includes declaring a national emergency and supporting the Green New Deal.
The front-runners for the Democratic nomination agree that the country needs to reverse course from the Trump administration's current environmental policy of embracing fossil fuels. But there ar...
Klobuchar’s proposed first 100 days: restore the Clean Power Plan, revive fuel economy standards for vehicles, strengthen enforcement of the Clean Air Act and rejoin the Paris climate agreement...
Buttiegeg’s proposals include a carbon tax, renewable portfolio standard and investing billions in new cleantech R&D.
Biden surprised some activists and pundits when his campaign's climate platform went further than many of his previous positions, embracing the Green New Deal as a 'crucial framework.' But his lo...
Sanders' climate message: It's real, it's here, we caused it, and we need to shift the whole economy away from fossil fuels. To do that, he proposes investing $16.3 trillion in a 10-year mobiliza...
Bloomberg has more experience in international climate diplomacy than any other candidate with the possible exception of Joe Biden. But to many activists, the idea of backing a billionaire is out...
Trump's first term has been a relentless drive for unfettered fossil fuel energy development.
After the single-issue climate change-candidate Washington Gov. Jay Inslee dropped out of the race, Warren adopted his aggressive, multipart climate action plan.
The LAO, a nonpartisan advisory agency for the California state Legislature, said the administration hasn't identified suitable climate-friendly businesses that would meet the fund's objectives.
John Busterud, who worked for PG&E for 30 years, replaces Mike Stoker, fired by the Trump administration last week.
After a dry spell, Sierra Nevada snowpack is trending below average. Here's a satellite look at how this snow season compares to last.
Environmentalists protested his appointment when he took the job in 2018, and celebrated his abrupt dismissal.
Bay Area cities and counties want the fossil fuel industry to pay for property damage from climate change.
State water officials say the Sierra Nevada snowpack is measuring below average for this time of year.
Big oil and gas companies maneuver to steer the lawsuits into federal court, setting the stage for a possible showdown in the U.S. Supreme Court.
Between 2014 and 2016, a severe marine heat wave, nicknamed 'the blob,' coincided with an unprecedented number of humpback whale fatalities stemming from entanglements with fishing gear. Research...