Solar Power Is Mostly for the Affluent. Here’s Obama’s Plan to Spread the Wealth Around.

Julie Jacobson/AP

Low-income households account for less than 5 percent of rooftop solar power.

Exclusive: The CIA Is Shuttering a Secretive Climate Research Program

Polar bears approach the submarine USS Honolulu near the North Pole. US Navy Photo By Chief Yeoman/ZUMA

Scientists used the Medea program to study how global warming could worsen conflict. Now that project has come to an end.

California Has the Country’s Most Ambitious Climate Goals. Will They Go Up in Smoke?

Deforestation caused by wildfires, development, and agriculture could be a major source of carbon emissions in California. Mark Rightmire/ZUMA

The case for saving trees.

How the Fukushima Disaster Crippled Japan’s Climate Plans

Prime Minister Shinzo Abe visited the Fukushima nuclear power plant in 2013. Japan Pool/ZUMA

Japan’s climate strategy is broken. Can President Obama help fix it?

Here’s What President Obama Just Promised the World in the Fight Against Climate Change

Charlie Riedel/AP

Can Republicans block it?


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