Environmental Issues

Bruce, after arriving in the middle of the night, waits to enter a Remote Area Medical (RAM) mobile dental and medical clinic on October 7, 2023, in Grundy, Virginia.

It’s Not Too Late for Democrats to Win Back Rural Voters It’s Not Too Late for Democrats to Win Back Rural Voters

Putting together a Democratic majority in 2024 requires winning back some portion of the rural working class. The good news is that it can be done. Here’s how.

May 17, 2024 / Column / Erica Etelson and Anthony Flaccavento

Climate Change Has Upended Kenya’s Agricultural Economy

Climate Change Has Upended Kenya’s Agricultural Economy Climate Change Has Upended Kenya’s Agricultural Economy

As the region faces unprecedented flooding, farmers are struggling to make ends meet.

May 17, 2024 / Emily Whitney

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News Deserts Are Obscuring the Breadth of Climate Disasters News Deserts Are Obscuring the Breadth of Climate Disasters

Bootstrapped publications like mine do their best to keep the news alive in communities now struggling just to survive.

May 15, 2024 / Jane Braxton Little

Climate activists protest on the first day of the Exxon Mobil trial outside the New York State Supreme Court building on October 22, 2019.

How Oil Companies Manipulate Journalists How Oil Companies Manipulate Journalists

A tranche of 4,700 subpoenaed e-mails reveals the ways in which fossil-fuel corporations try to influence the media—and why they all too often succeed.

May 15, 2024 / Molly Taft

Since the 12th century, Kagbeni has been the “gateway” to the ancient Tibetan Buddhist Kingdom of Lo.

In Nepal’s Mustang Region, Climate “Loss and Damage” Puts the Survival of a Tibetan Community in Question In Nepal’s Mustang Region, Climate “Loss and Damage” Puts the Survival of a Tibetan Community in Question

What climate change looks and feels like in the Himalayas.

May 14, 2024 / Feature / Wen Stephenson

US President Joe Biden speaks in the Roosevelt Room of the White House about pro-Palestinian campus protests on May 2, 2024.

Biden’s Domestic Reforms Don’t Add Up to the Great Society Biden’s Domestic Reforms Don’t Add Up to the Great Society

But they do signal that government can make life tangibly better.

May 13, 2024 / Katrina vanden Heuvel

How Robert F. Kennedy Jr.’s Brain Became the Diet of Worms

How Robert F. Kennedy Jr.’s Brain Became the Diet of Worms How Robert F. Kennedy Jr.’s Brain Became the Diet of Worms

Can a presidential candidate afford to lose gray matter to parasites?

May 9, 2024 / Jeet Heer

Climate Change Isn’t Child’s Play

Climate Change Isn’t Child’s Play Climate Change Isn’t Child’s Play

The powerful El Niño weather event and climate change have pushed global temperatures to new heights.

May 3, 2024 / OppArt / Felipe Galindo

Rep. Pramila Jayapal at a press conference on the upcoming debt limit in Washington, DC

Despairing? Here’s a Bold, Populist, Popular, and Progressive Domestic Agenda for 2025 and Beyond. Despairing? Here’s a Bold, Populist, Popular, and Progressive Domestic Agenda for 2025 and Beyond.

How the Congressional Progressive Caucus is driving the center of the Democratic Party in a new direction.

Apr 29, 2024 / Katrina vanden Heuvel

Record-Breaking!

Record-Breaking! Record-Breaking!

2024 already has the hottest recorded temperatures.

Apr 25, 2024 / OppArt / Peter Kuper

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