Patrick McGinley

West Virginia University

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Patrick McGinley is Professor of Law at West Virginia University School of Law, where he's taught courses in coal and natural resources law and litigation for 40 years.

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Climate scientists say the  Paris Agreement  on greenhouse emissions may offer the last, best chance to slow global warming.

Donald Trump and the fate of the planet

Climate scientists say the Paris Agreement on greenhouse emissions may offer the last, best chance to slow global warming.

from To the Point

A major bankruptcy today may tell a much anticipated story: the coal industry may never be coming back.

Peabody Energy's Bankruptcy and the Demise of Big Coal

A major bankruptcy today may tell a much anticipated story: the coal industry may never be coming back.

from To the Point

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Lots of news this week.

from Left, Right & Center

More adults are living with their parents now than they have in more than a century. It’s a third of all adults under 34. But in Los Angeles, it’s more than 40% .

from Greater LA

Fire season now lasts all year long in Southern California, and residents of Topanga Canyon have set an example for how to get ready. Volunteers are on the alert to help their neighbors, save their homes and protect their animals, or to evacuate.

from To the Point

Experts worldwide are trying to tackle climate change with radical proposals, but one thinker is advocating for a more moderate approach.

from Scheer Intelligence

Two of the most urgent crises facing Americans---mental health and homelessness---are inextricably linked. The failure to see this has only made things worse.

from Scheer Intelligence

A gripping documentary documents the surprising role drug cartels and illegal traffickers are playing in the looming extinction of a rare whale.

from Scheer Intelligence

This week, the U.S. House of Representatives passed a resolution officially recognizing the Armenian Genocide. For the diaspora, the decision is both long-overdue and bittersweet.

from KCRW Features

The Trump administration wants to end Temporary Protected Status, which allows immigrants currently living in the U.S.

from Greater LA

Borderline Bar & Grill in Thousand Oaks has been closed since November 7, 2018, the night a Marine veteran walked in and shot and killed 12 people before taking his own life.

from Greater LA