climate crisis


In the U.K. and U.S. alike, the conservative movement is falling apart before our eyes

BY: - November 20, 2023

LONDON — The British government now has a Minister for Common Sense. Esther McVey, a former talking head on GB News (a kind of low-rent Fox), has been installed by Prime Minister Rishi Sunak to “tackle the scourge of wokery.” She wants to stop diversity training, keep combustion engines around forever (to hell with the […]

A view from above the North Carolina Senate

Weekend reads: A week of veto overrides, sweeping election changes, and a scolding opinion

BY: - August 20, 2023

NC Republicans override vetoes of K-12 education bills By Greg Childress The Republican-led General Assembly on Wednesday overrode Gov. Roy Cooper’s veto of Senate Bill 49, which has sparked controversy because it requires educators to alert parents if their child changes their name or uses a different pronoun at school. SB 49 also restricts instruction […]

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Budding U.S. offshore wind industry facing rough seas

BY: - July 19, 2023

BOSTON – Just as the U.S. is plunging into the deep end of offshore wind energy development, the nascent domestic industry is facing major supply chain problems, surging costs, permitting delays and other headwinds that could affect the aggressive installation timelines state and federal governments have targeted. Those obstacles, chiefly triggered by the pandemic, inflation […]

Summer wildfire threat could imperil unexpected US regions: the Northeast and Midwest

BY: - June 30, 2023

WASHINGTON — In a summer of drought, smoke and haze, wildfires could flare up in unusual locations in the United States over the next few months — including New England and the Midwest, according to federal forecasters. “The predominant threat looks to be the Northeast, which is not normal,” said Jim Karels, the fire director […]

Biden administration rolls out $585 million for Western water projects

BY: - April 6, 2023

The Biden administration will send $585 million to water projects in 11 Western states, Interior Department officials said Wednesday. The funding, provided in the 2021 bipartisan infrastructure law, will go toward 83 projects in Arizona, Colorado, Idaho, Montana, New Mexico, Nevada, Oregon, South Dakota, California, North Dakota and Washington. The law provided $8.3 billion for […]

“Intoxicated on its own power”: What the Supreme Court’s decision on the EPA portends for the planet

BY: - July 5, 2022

Relentless heat -- Raleigh is running well ahead of the 30-year average in the number of 90-degree days. The city has already recorded 24 days that hit 90 or above, on pace to blow past the average of 43 days -- and there are still two months until meteorological fall. Persistent drought — 99 of North Carolina's 100 counties are classified as experiencing some level of drought, as of June 28.

The message Americans need to hear at a critical moment in history (and that too many are unwilling to receive)

BY: - March 1, 2022

In the aftermath of the terrorist attacks of September 11, 2001, then-President George W. Bush famously prescribed a somewhat surprising course of action for Americans looking to do their part to combat the dark forces behind the terror: consumerism. Rather than lifting up concepts like shared sacrifice, self-reflection, or God forbid, slightly higher taxes to pay for the multi-trillion-dollar war he was about to launch, Bush told Americans to “Get on board. Do your business around the country....

Climate change: Women and families in poor countries most feel the brunt

BY: - November 15, 2021

The two-week climate conference in Glasgow, concluding today, shone a spotlight on the harm climate change inflicts on women and families in the world’s most vulnerable countries. Women, who often hold lead roles in providing food and health care for their families, are on the front lines, according to advocates participating in panel discussions during […]


Triangle people of faith call for action to address climate emergency

BY: - October 18, 2021

Human “prayer chains for climate justice” set to take place this afternoon and next Sunday By Lynn Lyle and Claire Korzen The 2021 UN Climate Change Conference, COP26, begins on October 31. Without exaggeration, the fate of the world is at stake. We believe people of all faiths and all people of conscience have a […]