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Tony Abbott in the Metropolitan coal mine

The land down under is in the midst of a desperate battle that pits green energy advocates against the prime minister and his dirty-energy allies.

Solar panels

There are four big reasons fossil fuel could go the way of the dinosaur sooner than we think.

wind turbines

Leaders are framing the climate crisis in moral language, renewable energy is soaring—and the coal industry is collapsing.

China

Beijing’s carbon-reduction targets are already far more ambitious than Washington’s.

Natural Gas Fracking

Wishful thinking and corporate greed are leading us down the wrong path to solving our climate crisis.

Solar panels

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

Pollution in China

The latest trend toward fossil fuels is dangerous for the entire planet, since China is the world’s largest emitter of greenhouse gases.

Blogs

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

Walmart claims to be environmentally friendly, but the details tell a different story.

December 3, 2014

The developed world has pledged $9.5 billion to help fight climate change. But it’s going to take hundreds of billions more.

November 25, 2014

As climate activists converge on New York, world leaders will meet behind closed doors with corporate honchos who bank on fossil fuels.

September 18, 2014

A bill to block renewable energy standards is the product of an aggressive campaign by conservative groups to undermine laws that encourage the development of clean energy.

May 29, 2014

When workers gain democratic control over their energy futures, they won’t just be trying to cope with climate change, they’ll be overturning entrenched economic structures.

April 23, 2014

A conversation with Jacqueline Patterson, executive director of the NAACP’s Climate Justice Initiative.

April 22, 2014

The program’s attack on government investments in green technology ignores basic facts.  

January 6, 2014

The super-typhoon that just hit the Philippines should be a wake-up call for climate-change negotiators in Warsaw.

November 11, 2013

Environmentalists ought to embrace, not fear, the usefulness of nuclear power.

August 21, 2013