Defying Trump, Hawaii Becomes First State to Pass Law Committing to Paris Climate Accord

Hawaii is one of several states that have joined the U.S. Climate Alliance, a coalition committed to upholding the Paris agreement despite the federal government’s withdrawal.

Urban Studies: A Revitalized Pittsburgh Suggests the President Used a Rusty Metaphor

Urban Studies By KIM LYONS, EMILY BADGER and ALAN BLINDER June 2, 2017 PITTSBURGH — President Trump picked the wrong city as a counterpoint in announcing his plans on Thursday to pull the United States out of the Paris climate accord....

California Engages World, and Fights Washington, on Climate Change

By CORAL DAVENPORT and ADAM NAGOURNEY May 23, 2017 LOS ANGELES — The environmental ministers of Canada and Mexico went to San Francisco last month to sign a global pact — drafted largely by California — to lower planet-warming...