New research shows that California’s Sierra Nevada snowpack will likely not recover from the current drought until 2019

By Lauren Lipuma, Contributing Writer, EOS The unprecedented drought that has gripped the Southwest United States has severely depleted the Sierra Nevada snowpack, the major source of water for drinking and farming in California. Researchers and water managers thought this past winter’s monster El Niño would bring enough rainfall to help ease the strain on water…

EPA CAFE Targets Unattainable… And their fuel efficiency “test is [fracked] up big time.”

Guest post by David Middleton Doubly too fracking funny! In July 2011, the Obama Maladministration increased the Corporate Average Fuel Economy (CAFE) standard for passenger vehicles and light-duty trucks to 54.5 miles per gallon (mpg) by 2025.  However, a couple of funny things happened on the way to greentopia. Consumers didn’t cooperate… ENERGY & ENVIRONMENT Fuel Targets Threatened by…

Filipino President Rodrigo Duterte

Philippines Demands Upfront Compensation to Meet Climate Commitments

Guest essay by Eric Worrall Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte, who won the Presidency in May this year, by promising law and order, and economic development, has demanded up front compensation to meet Paris Climate Commitments – otherwise his country will focus on increasing coal generation capacity, to facilitate continued economic progress. He said he was…