Climate Change Is Kicking the Insurance Industry’s Butt

A house in New Jersey damaged by Hurricane Sandy is still abandoned nearly two years after the storm. Akira Suwa/Philadelphia Inquirer/ZUMA

As disaster-related losses soar, insurance is more difficult to come by.

Fox News’ Parent Company Is Really Worried About Global Warming

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Rupert Murdoch’s businesses lost millions during Superstorm Sandy—and they’re warning that climate change could mean more extreme weather.

Now Congressional Republicans Are Digging Through Scientists’ Grant Proposals

Rep. Lamar Smith (R-Texas) has led an unprecedented investigation into the scientific operations of the National Science Foundation. Drew Angerer/AP

An unprecedented investigation of National Science Foundation grants is targeting climate science.

Pentagon: We Could Soon Be Fighting Climate Wars

The submarine USS Annapolis breaks through three feet of ice in the Arctic Ocean during an exercise in 2009. A report today from the Pentagon calls for an increased US military presence in the Arctic. Petty Officer 1st Class Tiffini M. Jones/Navy Visual News Service/AP

New report signals an “evolution” in Pentagon’s approach to climate change.

Walmart Is the Biggest Corporate Solar User. Why Are Its Owners Funding Groups That Oppose Solar?

Solar panels adorn the roof of a Walmart store in Arizona. Walmart/Flickr

The Waltons have given $4.5 million to anti-clean-energy groups over the last four years.


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