‘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.”
By Marianne Lavelle
Finding Bright Spots in the Global Coral Reef Catastrophe
The first-ever report on the world’s coral reefs presents a grim picture, as losses mount due to global warming. But there are signs of hope.
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
The Navy has confirmed that construction of the base damaged the corals. Jeju’s female divers, the Haenyeo, have noticed, as have marine scientists.
By Hangyun Kim
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.
By Agya K. Aning
Warming Trends: New Rules for California Waste, Declining Koala Bears and Designs Meant to Help the Planet
By Katelyn Weisbrod
In San Francisco’s Bayview-Hunters Point Neighborhood, Advocates Have Taken Air Monitoring Into Their Own Hands
By Elena Shao
Maryland, Virginia Lawmakers Spearhead Drive to Make the Chesapeake Bay a National Recreation Area
By Tigist Ashaka
The Clean Energy Transition Enters Hyperdrive
By Dan Gearino
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: Elon Musk Haggles Over Hunger, How Warming Makes Birds Smaller and Wings Longer, and Better Glitter From Nanoparticles
A column highlighting climate-related studies, innovations, books, cultural events and other developments from the global warming frontier.
Biden’s Infrastructure Bill Includes Money for Recycling, But the Debate Over Plastics Rages On
The industry sees bipartisan support for “sustainable” plastics, while environmentalists call that an oxymoron and say the funding will have limited impact.
Chemours’ Process for Curtailing Greenhouse Gas Emissions Could Produce Hazardous Air Pollutants in Louisville
The chemical giant is under pressure to stop emission of HFC-23, a climate super-pollutant. While some hazardous gases could be emitted in the process, city officials say other steps by Chemours will reduce air pollutants overall.
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?
Inside Clean Energy: For Offshore Wind Energy, Bigger is Much Cheaper
Consumers stand to win in the race to build larger offshore wind turbines, new research shows.