In California, Farmers Test a Method to Sink More Water into Underground Stores
A novel program reimburses landowners for replenishing groundwater, in a bid to add regularity to the state’s boom and bust water system.
By Emma Foehringer Merchant
The Libertarian Developer Looming Over West Maui’s Water Conflict
Peter Martin spent decades guzzling water around Lāhainā. Then came the fire.
By Anita Hofschneider and Jake Bittle, Grist
Six Numbers Illustrating Why COP28 Could Be a Heavy Lift for World Leaders
This year’s U.N. climate summit could be an especially important one as carbon emissions continue to reach historic highs, bringing the planet closer to critical tipping points.
By Kristoffer Tigue
“Carbon Cowboys” Chasing Emissions Offsets in the Amazon Keep Forest-Dwelling Communities in the Dark
By Sam Schramski and Cícero Pedrosa Neto
A New Law Regulating the Cosmetics Industry Expands the FDA’s Power But Fails to Ban Toxic Chemicals in Beauty Products
By Victoria St. Martin
Black Women Face Disproportionate Risks From Largely Unregulated Toxic Substances in Beauty and Personal Care Products
By Victoria St. Martin
A Walk in the Woods with My Brain on Fire: Autumn
By David Sassoon
What Happened to the Great Lakes Offshore Wind Boom?
By Nicole Pollack
A New Solar Water Heating System Goes Online as Its Developer Enters the US Market
By Dan Gearino
The EU Overhauls Its Law Covering Environmental Crimes, Banning Specific Acts and Increasing Penalties
By Katie Surma
Ahead of COP28, a Call for a ‘Tangible Phase-Out of Fossil Fuels as Soon as Possible’
By Bob Berwyn
Harm City: The quest for environmental justice and climate adaptation in Baltimore
Axed: How the U.S. Forest Service Depletes the Carbon Sink by Logging Mature Tree Stands
State of Denial: How Texas’ Environmental Regulators Enable Big Oil and Other Polluters
The Immortals: Greenhouse Gases That Live Forever
Something in the Water: Regulators Say Growing Crops With Oil Wastewater Is Safe, But Evidence Is Scant
Pipe Dreams: Is Carbon Capture a Climate Solution or a Dangerous Distraction?
Food Shocks: Climate Change and the Coming Famines
Solar Opposites: A Standoff Over Renewable Energy in Rural America
The Superfund Next Door: Toxins & Mistrust in Atlanta
Bag It: The Plastics Crisis
The Fifth Crime: The Campaign to Make “Ecocide” an International Crime
Gaslit: The Costs of Flaring and Venting Natural Gas by Fossil Fuel Companies
Noxious Neighbors: The Hidden Dangers of Heated Tanks Storing Asphalt and Other Heavy Fuels
Sowing Risk: How Big Banks’ Investment in Agriculture Fuels the Climate Crisis.
Power Switch: Lessons From Germany’s Energy Revolution
Hot Molecules: Low Hanging Super Greenhouse Gases
Superfund Super Threats: Toxic Sites at Climate Risk Near You
Anti-Scientists: A Contrarian Minority’s Suspect Work
American Climate: The Future is Already Here
Fumes in South Portland: The Oil Storage Tanks Next Door
Is China Emitting a Climate Super Pollutant in Violation of an International Environmental Agreement?
Concentrations of HFC-23, one of the world’s most potent greenhouse gases, remained elevated in East Asia after China, a known past polluter, agreed to curb emissions.
Fulcrum Bioenergy, Aiming to Produce ‘Net-Zero’ Jet Fuel From Plastic Waste, Hits Heavy Turbulence
The California company has defaulted on $289 million in Nevada bonds and put $500 million in financing for a facility in Indiana on hold. Meanwhile, U.S. senators don’t want tax credits financing plastics-to-jet-fuel schemes.
As New York Officials Push Clean Hydrogen Project, Indigenous Nation Sees a Threat to Its Land
The Tonawanda Seneca see the industrial development next door as a threat to the woods they depend on for game and medicines, and the failure of the company and permitting agencies to consult them as another assault on their treaty rights.
Fossil Fuel Lobbyists Flock to Plastics Treaty Talks as Scientists, Environmentalists Seek Conflict of Interest Policies
With growing calls for the need to reduce plastic production, industry groups are pushing back.
Dirty Water and Dead Rice: The Cost of the Clean Energy Transition in Rural Minnesota
Mining the critical minerals needed for electric vehicle batteries could threaten local water supply and Indigenous culture.