Oil and gas companies are hurtling toward bankruptcy, raising fears that wells will be left leaking planet-warming pollutants, with cleanup cost left to taxpayers.
Christopher FlavelleThe collapse of oil and gas companies is wreaking its own kind of climate toll, with abandoned wells leaking methane, writes @HirokoTabuchi -- even as those companies' executives award themselves huge payouts before going bankrupt.
The Commerce Department is impeding findings into whether it coerced the top NOAA official to support President Trump’s inaccurate claim that Dorian would hit Alabama, the department’s inspector general said.
Christopher FlavelleThe latest twist in Sharpiegate: The inspector general says the Commerce Department is blocking the release of her investigation.
Christopher FlavelleAfter the inspector general accused the Commerce Department of blocking her investigation into Sharpiegate, the department today said she's making "overly broad assertions of IG independence and authority."
Climate change is starting to transform the classic home loan, a fixture of the American experience and financial system that dates back generations.
Christopher FlavelleA few months ago, my editor asked me to look into what rising seas mean for the 30-year mortgage. Could it be that banks were already pulling back?
It turned out to be a good guess.
Canadian researchers have developed a mathematical model of the effectiveness of social distancing in controlling the COVID-19 epidemic in Ontario. Canadian researchers have analyzed the different possible scenarios. Published on May 27 in...
Christopher FlavelleA study in Ontario "suggests that the lifting of all social-distancing measures in the coming weeks would lead to a rapid resurgence of the virus that would saturate intensive care services in the province within a month."
A billion-dollar program to protect cities from climate change is at risk of failing because of the pandemic.
Christopher FlavelleThe pandemic keeps disrupting American climate policy in unexpected ways, with effects that could last decades.
The latest casualty: A billion-dollar Obama-era program to help states and cities find new ways to defend against disasters.
Christopher FlavelleThe pandemic is jeopardizing an Obama legacy project on climate adaptation — and cities and states need Republicans in Congress to save it.
When it comes to insurance in the age of climate change, there's good news and bad. But mostly, it's bad.
Christopher FlavelleHere's a central dilemma of climate adaptation: Should you help people in risky areas stay in their homes, even if it puts them in greater danger later on?
So far, governments have mostly said yes. But the cost is rising.