Environmentalists Praise the EPA’s Move to Restrict ‘Forever Chemicals’ in Water and Wonder, What’s Next?
More than two decades after a lawyer alerted federal officials to the substances, scientists and activists are working to assess the scope of their damage.
By Victoria St. Martin
Corporate Interests ‘Watered Down’ the Latest IPCC Climate Report, Investigations Find
References to fossil fuels and meat consumption were removed from the report summary, while language bolstering controversial carbon removal technologies were added.
By Kristoffer Tigue
‘Rewilding’ Parts of the Planet Could Have Big Climate Benefits
Restoring fish, bison, gray wolves and other animals in key regions is possible without risking food supplies, and could remove nearly 500 gigatons of CO2 from the atmosphere by 2100.
By Bob Berwyn
In Braddock, Imagining Environmental Justice for a ‘Sacrifice Zone’
By Quinn Glabicki
In California’s Central Valley, the Plan to Build More Solar Faces a Familiar Constraint: The Need for More Power Lines
By Emma Foehringer Merchant
At the UN Water Conference, Running to Keep Up with an Ambitious 2030 Goal for Universal Water Rights
By Delaney Dryfoos
America’s Forests Are ‘Present and Vanishing at the Same Time’
By Kiley Bense
Republicans Propose Nationwide Offshore Wind Ban, Citing Unsubstantiated Links to Whale Deaths
By Kristoffer Tigue
A Proposed Utah Railway Could Quadruple Oil Production in the Uinta Basin, if Colorado Communities Don’t Derail the Project
By Wyatt Myskow
This Giant Truck Shows Clean Steel Is Possible. So When Will the US Start Producing It?
By Dan Gearino
Climate Change Enables the Spread of a Dangerous Flesh-Eating Bacteria in US Coastal Waters, Study Says
By Jon Hurdle
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
Wildfires in Northern Forests Broke Carbon Emissions Records in 2021
Boreal forests store huge amounts of carbon, but the warming and drying climate is leading them to burn bigger, hotter and more frequently.
Politics & Policy
From Gas Wells to Rubber Ducks to Incineration, the Plastics Lifecycle Causes ‘Horrific Harm’ to the Planet and People, Report Shows
With plastic production expected to triple by 2060, a scientific commission this week recommended banning or severely restricting the manufacture and use of unnecessary plastics.
Flood-Prone Communities in Virginia May Lose a Lifeline if Governor Pulls State Out of Regional Greenhouse Gas Initiative
Citing ‘Racial Cleansing,’ Louisiana ‘Cancer Alley’ Residents Sue Over Zoning
Legal experts describe a new environmental justice lawsuit as significant, timely and ambitious. But will conservative judges agree?
Fossil Fuel Executives See a ‘Golden Age’ for Gas, If They Can Brand It as ‘Clean’
At an industry conference, top executives lamented they had “lost the narrative” on natural gas, and outlined an effort to sell their product as the “cleanest energy in the world.”
Women Are Less Likely to Buy Electric Vehicles Than Men. Here’s What’s Holding Them Back
The United States is pouring more money into electric vehicle infrastructure and rebates, but safety and affordability could be behind the gender gap between men and women owners.