Ecuador’s High Court Affirms Constitutional Protections for the Rights of Nature in a Landmark Decision
The seven justices of the Constitutional Court found that mining activities pursued by a state mining company and its Canadian partner threatened the Los Cedros protected area’s right to exist and flourish.
By Katie Surma
The EPA Placed a Texas Superfund Site on its National Priorities List in 2018. Why Is the Health Threat Still Unknown?
Predominantly Latino residents in Grand Prairie, west of Dallas, say they’ve been told little or nothing about air, soil and groundwater poisoned by TCE, a known human carcinogen.
By Alejandra Martinez, KERA
Inside Clean Energy: Here’s How Compressed Air Can Provide Long-Duration Energy Storage
A Canadian company wants to use compressed air to store energy in California.
By Dan Gearino
A Commonsense Proposal to Deal With Plastics Pollution: Stop Making So Much Plastic
By James Bruggers
Fossil Fuel Companies Stand to Make Billions From Tax Break in Democrats’ Build Back Better Bill
By Nicholas Kusnetz
Finding Bright Spots in the Global Coral Reef Catastrophe
By Nicola Jones, Yale Environment 360
Soft Corals Are Dying Around Jeju Island, a Biosphere Reserve That’s Home to a South Korean Navy Base
By Hangyun Kim
Noxious Neighbors: The Hidden Dangers of Heated Tanks Storing Asphalt and Other Heavy Fuels
The Fifth Crime: The Campaign to Make “Ecocide” an International Crime
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
Big Oil, Bad Air: Fracking the Texas Prairie
Clean Break: Germany’s Energy Transformation
Dilbit Disaster: The Biggest Oil Spill You’ve Never Heard Of
Warming Trends: New Rules for California Waste, Declining Koala Bears and Designs Meant to Help the Planet
A column highlighting climate-related studies, innovations, books, cultural events and other developments from the global warming frontier.
At COP26, a Consensus That Developing Nations Need Far More Help Countering Climate Change
The world’s wealthiest nations pledged $100 billion at COP15 in Copenhagen in 2009. Getting there hasn‘t been simple, or easy.
‘A Trash Heap for Our Children’: How Norilsk, in the Russian Arctic, Became One of the Most Polluted Places on Earth
A smelting company has poisoned rivers, killed off boreal forest and belched out more sulfur dioxide than active volcanoes. Now it wants to produce more metal for the “green economy.”
Concerns Linger Over a Secretive Texas Company That Owns the Largest Share of the Trans-Alaska Pipeline
Hilcorp Energy Co. has a spotty pipeline safety record and refuses to make its financial records public. Can it safeguard the pipeline from climate change?
The Clean Energy Transition Enters Hyperdrive
Researchers argue that the shift to carbon-free energy is gaining momentum, largely because of economic benefits.