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.

Big Greens Are Spending Big Green In 2014 Midterms

Tom Steyer

How Tom Steyer is trying to make climate a winning political issue.

Why Won’t Republicans Back a Carbon Tax?

Grover Norquist

Because they don’t like taxes, and they don’t think carbon is a problem.

Why’s This Tea Party PAC Going After a Top Tea Partier?

ethanol

Kansas Republican Tim Huelskamp, a leader of the debt ceiling showdown, takes friendly fire.

This Is How Much America Spends Putting Out Wildfires

Fire crews burn out an area at the Shirley Fire near Lake Isabella, Calif., on Sunday. Stuart Palley/ZUMA

As California burns, the way the feds fight wildfires doesn’t jibe with the reality of climate change.

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