Tim McDonnell

Live Coverage of the President's Big Climate Change Announcement

What the nation's first wide-ranging strategy for tackling climate change will look like.

The Feds Are Fighting Forest Fires Wrong

The government pours billions into fighting fires but skimps on cheap, proven methods for stopping megafires before they start.

The States That Use the Most Green Energy

Texas leads the nation in wind power; in Washington, hydroelectric dams provide 60 percent of the state’s energy.

How Do You Get Conservatives to Buy Energy Efficient Products?

For starters, don't tell them it'll help fight climate change or "protect the environment."

Your Wine Habit Is Threatening Endangered Pandas

Climate change is forcing a showdown between vineyards and sensitive habitats.

Should You Buy That Beachfront Home in the Sandy-Ravaged Rockaways?

Homes ripped apart by the superstorm are proving to be magnets for bargain hunters—but not everyone is getting a good deal.

Even More Evidence Climate Change Will Hit East Coast Cities Particularly Hard

We could see seven times as many Katrinas every year.

A Map of All the U.S. Nuclear Plants That Almost Melted Down in 2012

Two years after Fukushima, some American nuclear power plants are still having scares.

Climate Change: The Secret Inflamer of the Arab Spring

Droughts and resource shortages can destabilize countries and foment unrest.

Scientists Hunt for Sewage in New York City’s Harbors

After Sandy, researchers are heading out to sea for a forensic look at the storm’s impacts.

Meet the Newest Fleet of 'Green' Cars

Detroit rolled out the next generation of fuel-efficient cars at this year's Auto Show.

Climate Change Could Destroy San Francisco's Marshes

Thanks to rising seas, 95 percent of the city's marsh area could become mudflats by 2100.

Meet the Woman Tasked With Saving New York From the Next Sandy

Judith Rodin will help design a "climate-conscious overhaul" of New York's infrastructure before the next storm rolls in.

Urban Fixes to Fight the Next Sandy

Unconventional ideas for climate-proofing New York City.

In the Wake of Sandy, Is New Jersey Facing a Voting Crisis?

"We really don't care about the election right now, it's the furthest thing from our minds," one resident says. Still, officials are scrambling to keep the polls open Tuesday.

Staten Island Bands Together

FEMA finally arrives to assess damage, and finds a community already sifting through the rubble.

New York's Gas Crisis Is 'Like Something You See in the Movies'

Brooklyn drivers literally running on empty, stuck in gridlock.

A Close-Up Look at Breezy Point's Hurricane-Caused Inferno

"I think we all can agree we're seeing complete and utter devastation."

How California's Carbon Market Will Work

This week, over 100 businesses got their first taste of GHG cap-and-trade.