Minnesota Emerges as the Midwest’s Leader in the Clean Energy Transition
In its most recent legislative session, the state leapfrogged Illinois to become the regional front-runner in equitable clean energy transition efforts.
By Aydali Campa
Students and Faculty at Ohio State Respond to a Bill That Would Restrict College Discussions of Climate Policies
“You can say gravity isn’t true, but if you step off the cliff, you’re going down,” says climate scientist Katharine Hayhoe about restrictions on teaching.
By Dan Gearino
Joe Rogan Is Fueling Climate Misinformation on TikTok, Watchdogs Warn
The actor-turned-podcaster recently touted the so-called “Adam and Eve” conspiracy theory to play down the climate crisis and criticize efforts to curb it. The clip has since gone viral.
By Kristoffer Tigue
As Water Levels Drop, the Risk of Arsenic Rises
By Melissa Bailey, KFF Health News
Hobbled by Bureaucracy, a German R&D Program Falls Short of Climate-Friendly Goals
By Evan Robinson-Johnson
How Dueling PDFs Explain a Fight Over the Future of the Grid
By Dan Gearino
SunZia Southwest Transmission Project Receives Final Federal Approval
By Emma Peterson
Global Warming Fueled Both the Ongoing Floods and the Drought That Preceded Them in Italy’s Emilia-Romagna Region
By Bob Berwyn, Photography by Michele Lapini
Environmentalists in Virginia and West Virginia Regroup to Stop the Mountain Valley Pipeline, Eyeing a White House Protest
By Jake Bolster
On the Eve of Plastics Treaty Talks, a Youth Advocate From Ghana Speaks Out: ‘We Need Urgent Action’
By James Bruggers
Not Winging It: Birders Hope Hard Data Will Help Save the Species They Love—and the Ecosystems Birds Depend On
By Quinn Glabicki, PublicSource
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
Dangers Without Borders: Is the Military Ready for Warming?
Harvesting Peril: Extreme Weather on the American Farm
Finding Middle Ground: Climate Conversations Across America
James Hansen Warns of a Short-Term Climate Shock Bringing 2 Degrees of Warming by 2050
The famed researcher publicly released a preliminary version of a paper-in-progress with grim predictions of short- and long-term warming, but not all climate scientists agree with its conclusions.
Politics & Policy
Operator Error Caused 400,000-Gallon Crude Oil Spill Outside Midland, Texas
EnLink Midstream’s Chickadee pipeline ruptured on March 29, 2023, causing one of the largest oil spills in the past decade in Texas. An incident report blames the massive spill on “incorrect operation.”
Preserving the Cowboy Way of Life
How the Los Charros Foundation is combating the diminishing ranching lifestyle in the shadow of Arizona’s decades-long drought.
Vecinos de La Villita temen que empeore la contaminación ambiental por los planes de ampliación de la autopista I-55
Q&A: The ‘Perfect, Polite Protester’ Reflects on Her Sit-in to Stop a Gas Compressor Outside Boston
Andrea Honore sat outside then-Gov. Charlie Baker’s office for more than 200 days and only saw him once in an elevator. The compressor, in Weymouth, is now fully operational.
Clean Energy Experts Are Stretched Too Thin
“Stakeholder fatigue” threatens to tap the brakes on policy progress as many states move fast on decarbonization.