Environment

Thumb

Hurricane Sandy: A disaster foretold?

So, yes, we knew. We knew well ahead of time that this could happen, and we knew global warming was already making it worse. We knew, but we did virtually nothing.

Thumb

Wind industry clamors for tax credit renewal

By Tim McDonnell | October 2, 2012 Jacob Susman is frustrated again. Sitting in the bright green conference room of his company’s trendy industrial office, overshadowed by the Brooklyn Bridge, he’s a clean-cut poster child for the “green economy”: Since 2007, Susman’s OwnEnergy, which installs wind turbines, has grown to be one of the nation’s [...]

Thumb

Are swing voters going green?

By Chris Mooney | October 2, 2012 It was quite the messaging turnaround. In his September 6 acceptance speech at the Democratic National Convention in Charlotte, President Obama—whose reticence about so much as mentioning global warming has flummoxed environmental activists—used the subject to launch an unexpected attack on his opponent. “Climate change is not a [...]

Thumb

  It’s not easy being green

Need to Know correspondent Mona Iskander updates her report from Greenville, Mich., about a town that tried to reinvent itself by bringing in a solar-panel manufacturing company.

Thumb

  David Biello on the future of solar

Scientific American’s David Biello talks to Jeff Greenfield about Uni-Solar’s bankruptcy and what it means for the U.S. solar industry.

Thumb

Poll: Green futures

Should we invest more in green technology? Vote in our poll.

Thumb

  Dr. Jay Gulledge on what rising seas mean for the U.S.

Scott Simon talks with Dr. Jay Gulledge about what sea-level rise might mean for the nation, and what we can do today to prepare.

Thumb

  Rising tide in Norfolk, Va.

Mayor Paul Fraim tells Need to Know that if sea-level rise continues, some parts of his city may have to be abandoned to the rising tide.

Thumb

  If you’re a Republican and you believe in climate change, who do you vote for?

Virtually every GOP candidate has eschewed the science behind global warming. So if you’re green and you’re conservative, who do you vote for?

Thumb

Need to Know, September 30, 2011: Chemical pollution and the EPA

We visit a small town in upstate New York that has been plagued by chemical pollution and disease, and FreedomWorks’ Matt Kibbe discusses the EPA. Ray Suarez hosts.