A climate scientist has won the Nobel Prize in Physics for the first time. It’s a reminder that the field, which emerged from the mid-20th century’s biggest questions, hasn’t always been fraught.
And the chances of passing either are getting slimmer.
Governments and companies have built the global energy system around natural gas almost without a second thought. Now it’s costing them.
A new bipartisan bill would treat it that way.
One of rookie smoke jumpers’ first lessons—after leaping from a plane and packing a parachute—is learning how to sew.
While many salmon fisheries are collapsing, Bristol Bay, Alaska, is booming—for now.
Or maybe the Patagonia
The trade group that represents Apple, Walmart, Nike, and dozens of other companies is trying to kneecap the U.S.’s final chance to meet its 2025 climate goals.
One sign EVs are no longer the auto industry’s neglected stepchild? Norway could sell its last gas-powered car as soon as next year.
Today’s fictional North is defined by nostalgia for an icier time.
The party’s climate measures suddenly face a tough battle in Congress.
And what they have to do with climate change.
This summer’s weather has forced a kind of continuous awareness of climate change.
When two megafires converged on a small town in Oregon, the community faced a choice. People could flee, leaving the town to its fate. Or they could stay and fight.
Disastrous environmental events are converging like never before.
Democrats will soon reveal how the Biden administration’s plans could cut U.S. climate pollution in half this decade. Is that goal even possible?
The earthquakes and wildfires and wars keep piling up. When does our empathy run out?
Wildfire smoke is taking a toll on cows in the West, potentially even diminishing how much milk they produce.
And help the climate, too
The lesson that California never learns
My mom wanted to be prepared for wildfire season. But I knew she was concerned about the cost.
The latest UN report is clear: Climate change is here, it’s a crisis, and it’s caused by fossil fuels.
The June heat wave caused billions of deaths.
If America wants to fight climate change—or enjoy the benefits of a modern economy—it must get much better at building electricity transmission. Yikes.
Humans are terrible at finding bats and birds killed by wind turbines. Dogs are great at it.
It reshaped how the world thought about climate change. But its prized trait—bloodless economic efficiency—won it few friends on the right or left.
The idea has reshaped global climate policy, but is far less concrete than its supporters have been led to believe.
The type of fuel you choose isn’t as important as how sustainably it’s sourced, and what you’re grilling matters more.
Climate change is keeping temperatures higher in the fall, setting up browntail-moth caterpillars to boom in summer.
Oil-producing countries are starting to prepare for a peak in oil demand. That isn’t necessarily good news for the planet.
I learned how to tolerate the heat in Arizona. I just never thought I’d have to put those lessons to use in Portland.
The Pacific Northwest is melting now, but all across America the infrastructure we have was built for the wrong century.
The hedge fund that staged a revolt at Exxon last month is now recruiting an army of mom-and-pop investors for future battles.
A “green vortex” is saving America’s climate future.
America invented silicon solar cells in the 1950s. It spent more on solar R&D than any other country in the 1980s. It lost its technological advantage anyway.
Far-right radicals in Southern Oregon are threatening to bust open an irrigation canal. Instead, the region could be a model for managing watersheds in a warmer world.
They punished Prometheus for stealing their fire. Now look what humans have done with it.
Why a hedge fund’s successful assault on ExxonMobil matters
Here are seven ways Ford’s first electric pickup truck signals that decarbonization has entered a new era.
I spent a weekend in the Mustang Mach-E, Ford’s biggest bet so far on a zero-carbon future.
Blame climate change, wildfires, hungry beetles … and Millennial home buyers.
Biden’s team is split on how to think about climate change.
American culture is becoming more and more preoccupied with nature. What if all the celebrations of the wild world are actually manifestations of grief?
New York is getting more out of the domestic oil boom than North Dakota ever will.
This is the only climate bill coming. Also: Why methane levels surged last year.
But two simple changes can help.
“If it actually looks seriously like the world is gonna cut carbon emissions in half by 2030, you could, overnight, see fire sales of fossil-fuel assets.”
A one-of-a-kind Washington nonprofit has become a hit with musicians selling crypto-art.
And the world’s largest polluter plans its next five years.
Why the rescue bill is (sort of) a climate bill
Rich countries should mop up their climate pollution, the Georgetown professor Olúfẹ́mi Táíwò argues.
Getting a heat pump is one of the easiest ways for homeowners to fight climate change.
The game before the game has started.
What went wrong? The Lone Star State made three fundamental errors.
Call it the “Gates Rule.”
When mackerel started showing up in Iceland, it started a decade-long fight over how to divide the ocean’s riches.
It’s smashing, in the bad way.
GM has cast its electric vehicles as normal American cars, in a normal Super Bowl ad. Here are seven ways to think about that.
Even a pandemic can’t stop people from buying clothes they don’t need.
Our climate models could be missing something big.