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.
Hope for the future is a reasonable and necessary prerequisite for action.
Among all possible climate actions, recycling ranks pretty low in its impact.
The president’s most interesting climate proposal yet hasn’t appeared in an executive order.
Democrats have learned not to peg their hopes to a single major climate bill.
U.S. carbon pollution hasn’t been this low in decades—that’s the bad news.
How I became a cook at fire camp
Joe Biden’s victory isn’t on the list.
United Airlines is betting on carbon removal as the key to climate-friendly air travel.
You can’t understand the history of American energy use without them. A new visual history puts them in context.
These are the most effective carbon offsets and climate-advocacy groups, according to a new evidence-based group.
Smoggy-looking daguerreotypes in 19th-century London foreshadowed today’s muted smartphone photos of California fires.
An online-payments company may fund more carbon removal than anyone else.
Tesla, Uber, and utilities are consolidating their power in Washington.
He could have the best chance to fight carbon pollution of any American leader in a decade.
These nine environmental groups are some of his first grantees.
Prescribed burns, which create buffers against larger fires, can do only so much.
Coal and fracking don’t work like other declining industries, and that matters for Democrats.
It’s not “Will Donald Trump win?”
Introducing Atlantic Planet
The world is getting hotter, and the divide between rich and poor is getting bigger.
It’s bad for you, and the environment. If you can afford to avoid it, you probably should.
Beyond climate denial and despair
The fires, smoke, and heat are no longer a fluke, but our future. The time has come for us to flee.
Hurricanes in the Gulf, fires in the West, the coronavirus everywhere—the country is a mess.