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Storm Sandy

We might not want to acknowledge it, but climate change is real and it's happening now.

Solar panels

As the IPCC sounds another alarm about climate change, solar energy supporters believe they have a solution.

Rafael Correa

President Rafael Correa tried to save the world’s most biodiverse forest, the Yasuni National Park—but rich nations ignored his offer.

A technician scanning for radiation in Fukushima Prefecture

Don’t expect coverage of Japan's nuclear power disaster on the evening news: unlike other environmental catastrophes, Fukushima’s ongoing crisis offers little to film.

climate change rally

What to make of change on an overheating planet.

Obama

Don’t for a second imagine we’re heading for an era of renewable energy.

Dustbowl

A severe drought in the Southwest is devastating crops and farm communities—and sending a warning about climate change.

Activism image

Ken Ward and Jay O'Hara are reminiscent of the human-centered, Quaker-inspired anti-nuke founders of Greenpeace.

Blogs

When the green hype overpowers industrial safety, workers pay the price.

June 24, 2015

The pope’s encyclical on climate change is a call for economic justice.

June 23, 2015

As governor of Florida, Bush said publicly that climate change was not a “top priority.” He also quietly ordered a review of policy options for responding to it.

June 18, 2015

The world’s largest oil and gas companies are finally admitting climate change is real—and that they’re to blame.

June 16, 2015

We look back to the time when a science columnist wrote up one possible replacement for "the fossil fuel which is now so important an element in the existing order of human society."

April 22, 2015

Today, the environment is a controversial issue divided along partisan lines—but it wasn't always that way.

April 20, 2015

As its battle against the Obama administration’s Clean Power Plan intensifies, Big Coal is getting a lot of help from friends in high places.

March 25, 2015

Florida officials have reportedly been banned from using the terms "climate change" and "global warming."

March 9, 2015

The scariest conclusion of a new comprehensive study is that scientists have no clue what geoengineering would really do to the planet.

February 10, 2015

Because nothing says "I love you" like refusing to get vaccinated.

February 9, 2015