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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.

The Limits to Growth book cover

This mega-bestseller has been attacked repeatedly since its publication forty years ago, but its warnings about the climate were alarmingly prescient. 

Worker

Efforts to reduce unemployment and curb inequality must be considered alongside urgent threats to the environment and democracy. 

Coal mine in India

For decades, the World Bank pushed privatization of the power industry and assumed that energy services would "trickle down" to the poor.

Gas drilling

Costly technologies have opened up new sources in the Western Hemisphere—but they pose immense environmental dangers.

Nuclear waste

The transition to a low-carbon future is ambitious and, so far, has been remarkably smooth.

Why is United States in an especially precarious position when it comes to energy?

A thirty-year war for energy pre-eminence? You wouldn’t wish it on a desperate planet. But that’s where we’re headed and there’s no turning back.

Solar panels

Is dirty energy the only way to meet the huge demands of the modern world? New numbers suggest renewables could do the job—and more.

How droughts, the Arab Spring and the decline of nuclear power are shaping the future of global energy consumption.

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