A Legal Pot Problem That’s Now Plaguing the Streets of America: Plastic Litter
“We’re going to have this entire new universe of plastic waste of the worst kind,” says one environmental activist.
By James Bruggers
Today’s Climate: Hurricane Fiona Caught Communities Off Guard. Will Ian Follow Suit?
Our twice-a-week dive into the most pressing news related to our rapidly warming world.
By Kristoffer Tigue
At a Global Conference on Clean Energy, Granholm Announces Billions in Federal Aid for Carbon Capture and Emerging Technology
Outside the meeting in Pittsburgh, environmental activists denounced the technique for capturing carbon emissions from smokestacks, calling it an expensive diversion that would promote the continued extraction of oil and gas.
By Katie Surma
Western Forests, Snowpack and Wildfires Appear Trapped in a Vicious Climate Cycle
By Bob Berwyn
Exxon’s Long-Shot Embrace of Carbon Capture in the Houston Area Just Got Massive Support from Congress
By Nicholas Kusnetz
A Plan To Share the Pain of Water Scarcity Divides Farmers in This Rural Nevada Community
By Kaleb Roedel, Mountain West News Bureau
Calculating Your Vacation’s Carbon Footprint, One Travel Mode at a Time
By Katelyn Weisbrod
The Superfund Next Door: Toxins & Mistrust in Atlanta
Food Shocks: Climate Change and the Coming Famines
The Fifth Crime: The Campaign to Make “Ecocide” an International Crime
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?
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
Dangers Without Borders: Is the Military Ready for Warming?
Harvesting Peril: Extreme Weather on the American Farm
Finding Middle Ground: Climate Conversations Across America
Choke Hold: How the Fossil Fuel Industry Guards Its Interests
Exxon: The Road Not Taken (aka #ExxonKnew)
Meltdown: Terror at the Top of the World
In California, a Race to Save the World’s Largest Trees From Megafires
Wildfires killed up to a fifth of the world’s giant sequoias in just two years, but stopping the devastation requires lighting even more fires in their groves.
Senate Votes to Ratify the Kigali Amendment, Joining 137 Nations in an Effort to Curb Global Warming
The binding agreement will reduce the use of HFCs used in refrigeration and air conditioning, which will almost immediately slow global warming and create domestic manufacturing jobs.
In Pakistan, 33 Million People Have Been Displaced by Climate-Intensified Floods
Some of the worst floods in history have devastated the country’s healthcare, education and agricultural infrastructure—and many are calling for reparations from energy-hungry countries in the Global North.
Drought-Wracked California Allows Oil Companies to Use High-Quality Water. But Regulators’ Error-Strewn Records Make Accurate Accounting Nearly Impossible
California’s oil industry uses hundreds of millions of gallons of freshwater a year in a state with none to spare. Most of that water is used in Kern County, where communities have long lacked affordable, safe drinking water.
The Pathway to 90% Clean Electricity Is Mostly Clear. The Last 10%, Not So Much
A new paper suggests six different approaches for the difficult final steps necessary to get to a 100% carbon-free grid—and each has its pros and cons.