Hawaii has just enacted three laws to combat climate change. One commits the state to be carbon-neutral by 2045. Read more here.
The hurricanes of the future will be more like Hurricane Harvey—very slow and very rainy—according to a new study by scientists at the National Center for Atmospheric Research. When hurricanes move slowly, they dump more rain and thus cause more damage. The hurricane season begins June 1.
Oklahoma and Kansas have joined Iowa and South Dakota on the list of states that generate at least 30 percent of their electricity annually from wind. For more, see the American Wind Energy Association's annual report on the state of the wind power market.