Energy

Grand Ethiopian Renaissance Dam

Hydropower Won’t Stop the Climate Crisis—It Might Make It Worse Hydropower Won’t Stop the Climate Crisis—It Might Make It Worse

The dispute over Ethiopia’s enormous dam should be a warning of what the future holds on a hotter, drier planet.

Feb 21, 2024 / Joshua Frank

Amazon data centers loom over houses at the edge of the Loudoun Meadows neighborhood on January 20, 2023, in Aldie, Va. Microsoft is in the process of building data-center structures in the background.

The Dirty Energy Fueling Amazon’s Data Gold Rush The Dirty Energy Fueling Amazon’s Data Gold Rush

Northern Virginia is grappling with the environmental effects of a booming data-center empire.

Feb 22, 2024 / Ella Fanger

I Saw the Future of Climate Technology—and Its Big-Oil Investors

I Saw the Future of Climate Technology—and Its Big-Oil Investors I Saw the Future of Climate Technology—and Its Big-Oil Investors

At the Cleantech North America conference, the fates of climate-tech start-ups are tangled into the balance sheets of companies who caused the crisis in the first place.

Feb 15, 2024 / Molly Taft

President Joe Biden at the pulpit of the St. John Baptist Church

The Abject Failure of Biden’s Quiet Diplomacy Is Spreading Middle Eastern Chaos The Abject Failure of Biden’s Quiet Diplomacy Is Spreading Middle Eastern Chaos

The president’s promise of restraint is repeatedly belied by the reality of continued escalation.

Jan 29, 2024 / Jeet Heer

Álvarez youth plaintiffs

Meet the Young Peruvians Fighting in Court for Climate Action   Meet the Young Peruvians Fighting in Court for Climate Action  

Seven youth plaintiffs, ages ranging from 14 to 16, argue that the state is violating their right to a healthy environment by failing to curb Amazon deforestation and mitigate cli...

Jan 29, 2024 / StudentNation / Ilana Cohen

The Harvard University campus in Cambridge, Boston Massachusetts.

Harvard’s Next President Must Champion Climate Justice Harvard’s Next President Must Champion Climate Justice

With Claudine Gay’s resignation, the university has an opportunity to truly grapple with their role in the climate crisis.

Jan 17, 2024 / StudentNation / Ilana Cohen and Phoebe Barr

Biden Has to Reject the “Mission Accomplished” Delusion

Biden Has to Reject the “Mission Accomplished” Delusion Biden Has to Reject the “Mission Accomplished” Delusion

The president and his top advisers are prisoners of nostalgic fantasies.

Jan 16, 2024 / Jeet Heer

An Extinction Rebellion activist participates in an action to block traffic to the Port of Rotterdamn.

Extinction Rebellion Wants to Reclaim the Port of Rotterdam Extinction Rebellion Wants to Reclaim the Port of Rotterdam

The climate activists are putting pressure on Dutch officials to reduce emissions at Europe’s most polluting port.

Dec 28, 2023 / Covering Climate Now / Anna Hiatt

Oil pumpjacks

Big Oil Is Greenwashing the Planet Big Oil Is Greenwashing the Planet

The hosting of the recent COP28 climate summit by the United Arab Emirates is just one instance.

Dec 26, 2023 / Juan Cole

A large crowd of young climate activists, holding banners reading

The UN Climate Conference Finally Names the Culprit, Fossil Fuels—but Is It Enough? The UN Climate Conference Finally Names the Culprit, Fossil Fuels—but Is It Enough?

Not demanding a “phase out” of fossil fuels—which over 140 nations at COP 28 pushed for—and or detailing how to transition—leaves the agreement without teeth.

Dec 19, 2023 / Tina Gerhardt

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