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Leave California’s ‘New’ Water in the Ground

, climate scientist

California media have been heralding the discovery of “new water” in deep aquifers as a possible solution to the state’s ongoing drought and water shortages. Accessing these waters, however, would be extremely expensive due to their great depth and poor quality. Read more >

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The White House has proposed a rule asking companies that do business with the government about their climate change related disclosures. The rule is a good step toward greater transparency around companies' responses to climate change. Photo: FEMA/Patsy Lynch

Should Climate Change Disclosure Be Required for Companies? Government Suppliers Are About to Find Out.

, lead analyst, Center for Science and Democracy

Lest we forget, climate change poses serious risks for businesses. It makes sense that the White House is increasingly interested in how well government suppliers are prepared for the impacts. Read more >

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Trapped in an Endless Cycle of Corn, Farmers Need Better Choices

, senior analyst, Food and Environment

Another July 4 has come and gone, and that old saying about a farmer’s corn this time of year (“knee high by the Fourth of July”) is a thing of the past too. Nowadays, the corn plants in many fields around the country are more like waist-high (or even taller!) in early July, and growing fast. But while a bumper harvest of corn seems like a good thing, the dirty little secret in corn country is that a glut of the stuff is wreaking havoc on farm families, on rural economies, and on all of us as taxpayers. Read more >

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We Need to Hit Net Zero Emissions ASAP: Here Are 5 Indisputable Reasons Why

, senior climate scientist

Recent science and new developments have highlighted the urgency of reducing global warming emissions to “net zero” as soon as possible. Read more >

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Peabody Energy Discloses Extensive Payments to Climate Denial Groups

, lead analyst, Center for Science and Democracy

Aside from the sheer amount of money Peabody devoted to climate denial, what shocks me most about the bankruptcy filings is how much we didn’t know without them. A startling lack of transparency surrounds corporate political activities, and these documents prove it. Read more >

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