Environment

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

Community, Action

Community, Action Community, Action

Youth mural, Vientiane, Laos.

Feb 14, 2024 / OppArt / Andrea Arroyo

Skating on Thin Ice

Skating on Thin Ice Skating on Thin Ice

Humanity encounters reality.

Feb 12, 2024 / OppArt / Peter Kuper

A man holds a placard reading

It’s the 2024 Election Season. Where’s the Climate Story? It’s the 2024 Election Season. Where’s the Climate Story?

Despite the threats to all of humanity, news outlets around the world are largely sidelining the climate conversation

Feb 7, 2024 / Covering Climate Now / Mark Hertsgaard and Kyle Pope

A drone view of the former stage at People's Park in Berkeley, California.

Should People’s Park Be Consigned to the Ash Heap of History? Should People’s Park Be Consigned to the Ash Heap of History?

Many argue that after five decades of resisting the University of California’s repeated attempts to reclaim the park, it’s time to let go of the past and move on. We disagree.

Jan 31, 2024 / Steve Wasserman, Paul Glusman, Judy Gumbo Albert, and Tom Dalzell

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

Austrian Marlene Engelhorn, whose family owns Germany's chemical giant BASF, poses with a placard reading “tax the rich!”

This Austrian Heiress Wants to Redistribute Millions of Dollars This Austrian Heiress Wants to Redistribute Millions of Dollars

Marlene Engelhorn has committed to giving away 90 percent of her wealth. Will a council of citizens be able to decide how to spend it?

Jan 30, 2024 / Zoë Beery

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