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Coal-fired power plant

Landmark Agreements at COP26 Put Nails in Coal’s Coffin Landmark Agreements at COP26 Put Nails in Coal’s Coffin

At least 25 countries agreed to end public subsidies for overseas oil and gas development, and more than 23 have committed to ending coal altogether.

Nov 5, 2021 / Covering Climate Now / Tina Gerhardt

COP26 Delegate and Mural

We Can’t Defuse the Climate Crisis Without Tougher, Louder News Coverage We Can’t Defuse the Climate Crisis Without Tougher, Louder News Coverage

At COP26, some US newsrooms are finally stepping up—but will it last?

Nov 5, 2021 / Covering Climate Now / Mark Hertsgaard

Activists protest COP 26

This Is the Decade to Reduce Emissions This Is the Decade to Reduce Emissions

At this week’s climate negotiations in Glasgow, countries must get serious about detailing their plans to curb greenhouse gas emissions.

Nov 1, 2021 / Covering Climate Now / Tina Gerhardt

Scotland Police COP Conference

Cover the COP26 Climate Summit Like Our Lives Depend on It Cover the COP26 Climate Summit Like Our Lives Depend on It

Summit reporting is always rife with tabloid-style clickbait. COP26 demands better.

Oct 28, 2021 / Covering Climate Now / Andrew McCormick

The Most Important Climate Summit in History Is a Local News Story Too

The Most Important Climate Summit in History Is a Local News Story Too The Most Important Climate Summit in History Is a Local News Story Too

COP26 matters to every person on Earth, so it’s a story for every newsroom on Earth.

Oct 21, 2021 / Covering Climate Now / Andrew McCormick

Congress’s Climate Bill Is a Major Story. Journalists Are Missing the Most Important Part.

Congress’s Climate Bill Is a Major Story. Journalists Are Missing the Most Important Part. Congress’s Climate Bill Is a Major Story. Journalists Are Missing the Most Important Part.

If the US doesn’t get this right before November’s climate summit, it’ll severely limit the country’s power to influence global climate action.

Sep 23, 2021 / Covering Climate Now / Andrew McCormick

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Letters From the September 6/13, 2021, Issue Letters From the September 6/13, 2021, Issue

The good place… Overconsumed…

Aug 24, 2021 / Letters / Our Readers

Pakistan-Afghanistan Conflict

There Goes the Neighborhood: Pakistan Is Uneasy Over the Taliban’s Return There Goes the Neighborhood: Pakistan Is Uneasy Over the Taliban’s Return

Despite their differing responses to the Taliban victory, Pakistanis are united in believing they are not to blame.

Aug 18, 2021 / Column / Hasan Ali

TOPSHOT-GREECE-FIRE

Coverage of the “Code Red” Climate Report Was Good. Here’s How to Sustain It. Coverage of the “Code Red” Climate Report Was Good. Here’s How to Sustain It.

From now to COP26 in November journalists should focus especially on climate justice and climate solutions—and we should play the story so much bigger.

Aug 12, 2021 / Covering Climate Now / Andrew McCormick

House burning in Dixie fire

“This Was Avoidable,” Climate Activists Say About Grim New Science “This Was Avoidable,” Climate Activists Say About Grim New Science

The United Nations’ latest climate report says capping global temperature rise at 1.5° C is imperative—and still within reach through immediate, aggressive action.

Aug 9, 2021 / Covering Climate Now / Mark Hertsgaard

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