Polls show most Americans believe in climate change, but give it low priority
In the U.S., a solid majority believe there is evidence that global warming is happening, but they do not rank global climate change as one of the top threats facing the country.
How North Dakota’s ‘man rush’ compares with past population booms
Census figures show that North Dakota led the nation in population growth over the past five years, at 12%, and men have accounted for two-thirds of it.
EPA to propose power plant pollution cuts, an idea the public has backed
President Obama is expected to announce a new rule cutting emissions from coal-fired power plants. A Pew Research Center survey last September found support for action to cut emissions.
Chart of the Week: Climate change is already here
Average temperatures have risen over the past century in nearly every part of the U.S. outside the Deep South.
Democrats find themselves divided on Keystone pipeline
Some Democratic senators may join with Republicans to vote for building the Keystone XL pipeline. It’s an issue that divides Democrats, a Pew Research survey found in March.
Many around the world see climate change as a major threat
An international panel of scientists warned yesterday of that the world is already experiencing the effects of climate change and it will get worse — highlighting a problem that people in many countries see as a major threat.
Keystone XL Pipeline Divides Democrats
While Republicans and independents continue to favor constructing the Keystone XL pipeline, Democrats are divided. Opposition to the pipeline is most widespread among highly educated Democrats, liberals and Democrats with high family incomes.
Chart of the Week: 63 years of global climate change
More than six decades of global temperature data, condensed into a 15-second visualization.
Energy: Key Data Points
Dealing with the nation’s energy problems has declined among the issues Americans regard as a top priority for the president and Congress in 2013.
Climate Change: Key Data Points from Pew Research
The American public routinely ranks dealing with global warming low on its list of priorities for the president and Congress.