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In the 09/15/2020 edition:

Fives States Have Filed Climate Change Lawsuits, Seeking Damages From Big Oil and Gas

Connecticut targeted ExxonMobil, while Delaware named 31 oil and gas defendants who, in Joe Biden’s words, “wreaked havoc” on “our climate.”

Connecticut and Delaware have joined a growing list of states, cities and counties that have filed climate change lawsuits against the fossil fuel industry, claiming oil and gas companies knew their products caused sea level rise and stronger hurricanes and willfully misled the public about those and other dangers related to global warming. 

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Senate 2020: In Montana, Big Sky Country, Climate Change is Playing a Role in a Crucial Toss-Up Race

Whether Democratic Gov. Steve Bullock prevails will help decide control of the Senate, and he and Republican Steve Daines are both touting their environmental creds.

This story is part of a series focusing on climate change in 11 key Senate races on the ballot in November.

At a Glance: 

  • Republican Sen. Steve Daines, whose state depends heavily on fossil fuel revenues,  says Montana needs to balance environmental protection with an energy economy.

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Biden Puts Climate Change at Center of Presidential Campaign, Calling Trump a ‘Climate Arsonist’

His remarks came as the president traveled to California, where massive wildfires have consumed more than 3 million acres in 2020 and killed 24 people.

With three Western states ablaze and a hurricane bearing down on the Gulf Coast, Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden assailed President Donald Trump for science denial Monday in an unprecedented move by a candidate to shift a U.S. presidential campaign's focus to climate change.

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Changing Patterns of Ocean Salt Levels Give Scientists Clues to Extreme Weather on Land

Global warming is shifting the ratio of freshwater to saltwater, showing where droughts and extreme rainfall are intensifying.

New mapping of salt concentrations in the world's oceans confirms what physics and climate models have long suggested: Global warming is intensifying Earth's water cycle, speeding up the rate at which water evaporates in one area and falls as rain or snow somewhere else.

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