Democrats in the Senate passed a bill that would, for the first time ever, use Congress’s power to push the U.S. to decarbonize.
The Senate deal would change the course of the 2020s, finally putting America’s climate goals in sight.
There are no good solutions to the problems of closet clean-out.
If passed, the energy provisions of the senators’ new bill would represent the most significant climate action in a generation.
The science of when to evacuate a community—and how—is still in its infancy.
A new White House proposal is trying to keep oil prices in the “Goldilocks zone.”
Preserving the world’s great expanses of grass could be essential to combatting climate change.
What word might describe losing your home while staying in one place?
Seven ways of looking at where climate action goes from here
We can only adapt so much to extreme heat.
Instead of planning for dry conditions, Americans seem incapable of even remembering them.
The senator just worsened climate change—and inflation.
This is what preparing for wildfires looks like.
Digging up minerals for rechargeable batteries has a high initial cost, but eventually those minerals can be recycled indefinitely.
At this point, the ideal climate bill is out of the picture. Here are two ways to make sense of Democrats’ next move.
Two big ways carbon pollution is different this year
A Senegalese architecture firm is championing a lower-tech material than concrete to help cities prepare for climate change.
The agency can still regulate carbon pollution, just not in the most efficient, system-wide ways.
Corporate climate action has become an employee perk
There’s a simple trick to provoking better behavior, without seeming like a self-righteous jerk.
A newly identified population in Greenland is less dependent on the vanishing sea ice. But even they can’t hold out forever.
In the next few weeks, Senate Democrats could fall short—for arguably the third time in 30 years—of passing a climate deal. What will that mean for the planet and the country?
The Defense Production Act has become an important tool as the White House’s climate policy has stalled in Congress.
The start-up Running Tide wants to use kelp buoys to fight climate change. The plan might not work, but it’s still a preview of our climate future.
A net-zero land rush is sweeping the country, and both locals and wealthy “green lairds” are trying to buy in.
The party doesn’t even seem to realize that it’s blowing a once-in-a-decade chance to pass meaningful climate legislation.
To understand how climate change is altering our planet, it helps to know a little Earth science.
India’s giant heat wave is having ripple effects for the world’s food supply.
By completely rewiring the network of animal viruses, climate change is creating a new age of infectious dangers.
The two paths to avoid the worst of climate change would still dramatically change the world as we know it.
A popular idea to soften the blow of global warming might also make the world’s malaria problem even worse.
Companies including Google and Facebook are pouring more than $900 million into a nascent technology that’s essential to zeroing out emissions.
It was once the pinnacle of humanity’s climate ambitions. A new UN-led climate report essentially concedes that it’s out of reach.
Russia and inflation are pushing America into a new climate era.
Extreme rain, rising sea levels, and more frequent wildfires are all making landslides more likely.
Three ways to think about the SEC’s new climate rule
This should have been the moment for renewables. What happened?
What we call petroleum is more like a category of chemicals than a single thing.
For a global plastics treaty to succeed, it will need to tamp down production—and recognize the lives and livelihoods that depend on plastic still.
The old way of insuring against fires isn’t working anymore.
The key to coping with high gas prices is better driving habits.
Even a “minor” skirmish would wreck the planet.
The U.S. might be “energy independent,” but it still can’t control production.
Here are three big takeaways from the new UN-led report, which warns that global warming “is a threat to human well-being and planetary health.”
Germany has long argued that importing natural gas from Russia would help keep peace. That strategy is being tested now.
The White House can’t fix one of its biggest political liabilities until it figures out the problem.
Local meteorologists are better positioned than anyone else to talk their communities through the facts about climate change.
It requires building new factories. Lots of them.
It’s one of the most cost-effective climate policies the U.S. has ever considered, according to a new analysis.
Facing sea-level rise, flooding, and landslides, the city’s residents are finding resilience—because they have little other choice.
Extreme weather and energy uncertainty are already sending prices soaring.
A carbon dividend seemed like a great way to solve climate politics. But it might not work.
Living in the era of climate change might make us feel guilt, or grief, or anger. How do those who think about these problems every day keep going?
The clean-energy revolution is unleashing a rush on cobalt, reviving old mines—and old questions—in a remote forest.
Decades-old laws that protect car dealers are keeping the U.S. stuck in the gas-powered past.
“This is a supply-side problem. This is unlike any other market that any of us lumber traders have ever experienced.”
The 49 other Senate Democrats are making a reckless climate gamble too.
Humanity’s energy plans have two giant gaps.
They’re harmful to health, environment, and human rights—and now poised to dominate this century as an unchecked cause of climate change.
Even an inch of rain, if it falls too quickly, can overwhelm a place.