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Past articles by Mark K.:

CAMPAIGN 2020: Dems need to flip Mich. Can EVs help them do it?

Democrats running for president want to electrify American transportation. That might hurt the party's chances of winning a key state that makes gasoline-powered cars. → Read More

POLITICS: Inside economists' decadeslong slog on carbon taxes

The idea of taxing carbon emissions has wide support among think tanks and activists, but carbon pricing has few concrete wins on Capitol Hill. Despite the unprecedented attention now being paid to climate change, the idea is still struggling to build momentum. → Read More

CAMPAIGN 2020: Sanders demotes carbon taxes. Here's what it means for Dems

When Sen. Bernie Sanders ran for president three years ago, he routinely held up his support for carbon taxes as proof he was more committed to addressing climate change than rival Hillary Clinton. Now he's talking about the Green New Deal. → Read More

POLITICS: Climate advocacy pops up in unlikely place: Rotary Clubs

Past efforts by members of Rotary International to confront climate change ran up against the 114-year-old organization's tradition of leaving politics at the door. That may be changing. → Read More

CAMPAIGN 2020: Democratic contenders lay out climate visions

The climate change primary officially began last night. In a series of town halls hosted by CNN, five of the big names running as Democrats for president sketched their individual approaches to global warming. → Read More

POLITICS: Inside conservatives' disarray on climate

Alex Flint sent the email at 5:24 p.m. on a Tuesday, but it had the tone of a middle-of-the-night manifesto. In it, the conservative climate activist attacked one of the biggest barriers to progress on global warming — the continued denial of climate science by key voices on the right. → Read More

POLITICS: 5 lessons for the Green New Deal ... from Obamacare

Few legislative efforts over the last 25 years compare with the grueling, monthslong battle to turn the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act into law. → Read More

POLITICS: Climate change pervades Congress after years of quiet

All of a sudden, it's gotten really hard to escape climate change as lawmakers make a rare embrace of the issue. → Read More

CONGRESS: GOP assigns climate doubters to 'crisis' committee

Most of the six Republicans assigned yesterday to a House select committee have a history of doing little to confront global warming or have opposed efforts outright to address the causes of a hotter planet. → Read More

POLITICS: Democrats won't back 'Green New Deal' in 'sham' vote

Many Senate Democrats plan to vote "present" on a resolution supporting the "Green New Deal," if Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) brings the measure to the floor. → Read More

CONGRESS: Democrats revive climate debate. But can they pass a bill?

Democrats face a new question after one of the busiest weeks in years for climate change on Capitol Hill: Now what? → Read More

WHITE HOUSE: Trump 'weaponized' disaster aid against political opponents

President Trump's threat to yank disaster funds from California has escalated a long-standing fight over forest management, and experts are divided over whether he has the power to do it. → Read More

WHITE HOUSE: Steel or concrete? Trump's wall could bust carbon budgets

President Trump's proposed border wall has generated plenty of controversy, but his idea to switch its construction material from concrete to steel may have triggered another conflict — this one over climate change. → Read More

HOUSE: Democratic leaders ask Kathy Castor to chair climate panel

Democratic House leaders have tapped Rep. Kathy Castor (D-Fla.) to lead a new committee on climate change in the next Congress, the lawmaker confirmed this morning. → Read More

ACTIVISM: Inside the Sunrise Movement (it didn't happen by accident)

The birth of the Sunrise Movement started with a small grant, a lot of Monster Energy drinks and a little help from the Sierra Club. Now it's the most talked-about environmental group in Washington. → Read More

CONGRESS: Here's where incoming Republicans stand on climate

If they stay true to their campaign rhetoric, the class of freshman House Republicans won't be leading any revolutions next year on the issue of climate change. → Read More

CAMPAIGN 2018: Even skeptics see rising seas in Fla. elections

DAVIE, Fla. — Republican Ron DeSantis doesn't talk much about climate change, but his position on the issue could be boiled down to this: Build that sea wall. → Read More

POLITICS: Romney, almost a senator, has talked of 'climate realities'

Mitt Romney's likely election to the Senate next month has triggered a new round of questions about how he views climate change and what — if anything — he wants to do about it. → Read More

POLITICS: Climate caucus's GOP ranks could plummet. It may not matter

A Democratic takeover of the House likely would devastate the Republican ranks of the bipartisan Climate Solutions Caucus — though there's disagreement on how much that would ultimately hurt efforts to address global warming on Capitol Hill. → Read More

POLITICS: Meet the other Republican who wants a carbon tax

Environmental politics don't often sway elections, but a House race in Pennsylvania could be an exception to the rule. → Read More