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May 17, 2019
The Political Power of the Green New Deal
Climate activists are pushing Democratic candidates to give voters “something worth voting for.”
April 25, 2019
Ralph Northam Says He’s Committed to Racial Equity. So Why is He Ignoring Union Hill?
Residents of a historic African-American community in Virginia are asking the governor to keep a major natural-gas project out of their town.
Jesse James DeConto
April 22, 2019
The Media Are Complacent While the World Burns
But there’s a brand-new playbook for journalists fighting for a 1.5°C world.
April 18, 2019
Trump’s Tax Returns: Why We Will See Them, and What We Will Find
David Cay Johnston on Trump’s taxes, Zoë Carpenter on plastics, and Laurie Winer on Stephen Miller.
Start Making Sense
April 15, 2019
Trump Leaks the Blueprints for the Climate Death Star
From Keep It in the Ground to divestment to school strikes, climate activists are hitting the bad guys where it hurts.
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April 2, 2019
What Fracking Has Wrought
Eliza Griswold’s new book,
Amity And Prosperity,
examines the high human and environmental costs of natural gas extraction in two Pennsylvania towns.
April 1, 2019
What 16 Young People Think About the Green New Deal
“This legislation is not only about saving the planet. It is about reimagining the way that we live.”
March 14, 2019
The Toxic Consequences of America’s Plastics Boom
Thanks to fracking, petrochemicals giants are poised to make the plastic pollution crisis much, much worse.
September 6, 2018
The Fight to Stop the Dakota Access Pipeline Continues—in the Bayous of Louisiana
Time is running out for the Louisiana water protectors, but they’re not giving up.
August 29, 2018
Jerry Brown’s Climate Legacy Is Still Being Decided
The California governor has been a stellar first-generation climate leader, but now science requires leaving fossil fuels in the ground.