News from the UCS Blog “The Equation”

If You Can’t Censor It, Bury It: DOI Tries to Make a Stark New Study on Rising Seas Invisible

A new National Park Service (NPS) report is unequivocal that human-caused climate change has significantly increased the rate of sea level rise that is putting coastal sites at risk. But the study is difficult to find on the web and the report’s lead author, Maria Caffrey of the University of Colora […] Click Article Title for full article at original site.

Shareholders Not Playing Games at Big Oil Annual General Meetings

Major fossil fuel producers are holding their annual general meetings (AGMs) this month amid mounting pressure from investors, increasing risks of legal liability for climate damages, and heightened scrutiny of their lobbying and public policy advocacy. BP and Royal Dutch Shell host their AGMs this […] Click Article Title for full article at original site.

Building the Right Project: An Engineer’s Perspective on Infrastructure Adaptation to Extreme Weather Events

Infrastructure Week 2018 is upon us, and it’s important that we highlight the state of our nation’s infrastructure and why it’s critical to our economy, society, security, and future. So what is the status of our infrastructure? The National Infrastructure Report Card is issued by the American Socie […] Click Article Title for full article at original site.

California Could Pass Innovative Legislation on Key Climate, Energy and Transportation Issues

California has a well-earned reputation as a world leader in promoting clean energy and other solutions to climate change. However, as anyone paying attention to the climate crisis knows, we have far more work to do. Fortunately, the California Legislature is considering many bills in 2018 that woul […] Click Article Title for full article at original site.