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Alexander C. Kaufman


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Recent articles by Alexander:

NYC Is More Addicted To Fossil Fuels Than Ever. Now It May Make Solar Harder To Build.

First, a loophole let fossil fuels eat up funding meant for community solar. Now proposed new fire codes pose new challenges for rooftop panels. → Read More

With Disasters Mounting By The Day, The U.S. May Finally Enact Real Climate Policy

It’s the summer of cascading disasters in the United States: Downpours have made rivers of major metropoles’ transit lines, a coastal condo collapsed, flames have engulfed vast swaths of land, and triple-digit heat has roasted typically temperate regions. The catastrophes have brought a mounting death toll and incalculable trauma. But, for the first time in over a decade, the U.S. government may… → Read More

Poll: Most People Don’t Realize Their Homes Spew Carbon, But They Love The Fixes

As climate change increasingly becomes a literal kitchen table issue, a new survey suggests that programs to electrify homes would be popular. → Read More

Chuck Schumer Joins Fight Against New Gas Projects In NYC: ‘Worse Than COVID’

The Senate majority leader is the most senior politician yet to come out against the controversial proposal. → Read More

This Is How You Die In Extreme Heat

Record temperatures across North America have already killed hundreds. Here's what actually happens when overheating turns fatal. → Read More

With Time Running Out To Cut Carbon From Buildings, Industry Just Tightened Its Grip

Mundane as it may seem, the future of U.S. climate policy could rest on what happens over the next few years with national building codes. → Read More

Exxon Lobbyist Says Company Backs Carbon Tax Because It Thinks It Will Never Happen

Many climate advocates maintain that carbon pricing is still the best way to dial down emissions — even if Exxon got caught saying its support is a ruse. → Read More

Environmentalists Take Sharp Aim at Demcrats’ Climate Compromise

Weakened infrastructure bill will “condemn” Americans “to untold devastation.” → Read More

Miami Tower Collapse Stokes New Fears Of Rising Seas

As rescuers search for survivors, early signs point to sinking land as a possible factor in a region where rising seas and subsidence are reshaping the l... → Read More

Biden’s Green Allies Launch Major Campaign As Bipartisan Deal Shrinks From Climate

The League of Conservation Voters is going on its biggest off-year campaigning spree in history to push for serious climate infrastructure spending. → Read More

Biden’s Climate Agenda Is Colliding With Trump’s Judiciary

A Trump-appointed judge struck down Biden's pause on new federal oil and gas leases, dealing a blow to the administration's climate efforts. → Read More

Biden Faces First Major Climate Protest As President

Sunrise Movement, the youth campaigners behind the Green New Deal, are set to rally at the White House. → Read More

Jane Goodall: If We Don’t Make Peace With Nature, Expect More Deadly Pandemics

The famed primatologist spent the quarantine broadcasting to the world about the threat of climate change, zoonotic disease and biodiversity loss. → Read More

How California Is Keeping Electric Vehicles Out Of Reach For Apartment-Dwellers

Even in the nation's most EV-friendly state, inertia and business interests are delaying the energy transition and leaving the working class behind. → Read More

Is This A Turning Point For Big Oil?

Three oil giants suffered separate blows in one day, marking what one analyst called “the start of a new era” for the industry. → Read More

How New York Could Build Publicly Owned Electricity Without Taking Over Dirty Plants

A candidate for New York City comptroller has a novel idea for a municipally owned solar utility in a city with little space for giant panel farms. → Read More

Cleaner ‘Bridge’ Fuels Are Killing Up To 46,000 Americans Per Year, Study Shows

Replacing coal with fuels like natural gas and wood may offer some climate benefits, but the harm to public health remains. → Read More

Arizona Republicans Make Climate Fears Their Latest Anti-Immigrant Tactic

A strategy ripped straight from the old Malthusian playbook. → Read More

How Arizona's Attorney General Is Weaponizing Climate Fears To Keep Out Immigrants

As the right grapples with what comes after climate denial, a Copper State lawsuit suggests creeping 'eco-fascism' in Europe may be a model. → Read More

John Kerry’s Climate Warning: 'Even If We Get To Net Zero, We Need Carbon Removal'

The little-noticed remark came during a finance session of President Biden's big Earth Day climate summit. → Read More