Warming Trends: Where Have All the Walruses Gone? Plus, a Maple Mystery, ‘Cool’ Islands and the Climate of Manhattan
A column highlighting climate-related studies, innovations, books, cultural events and other developments from the global warming frontier.
By Katelyn Weisbrod
Indigenous Climate Activists Arrested After ‘Occupying’ US Department of Interior
Skirmishes outside resulted in “multiple injuries” to security personnel, with one officer hospitalized, and the tasing of activists.
By Phil McKenna, Video by Aman Azhar
Environmental Groups Don’t Like North Carolina’s New Energy Law, Despite Its Emission-Cutting Goals
The new law sets far-reaching climate targets, but critics say the main point is to boost utility company profits.
By Dan Gearino
Inside Clean Energy: Taking Stock of the Energy Storage Boom Happening Right Now
By Dan Gearino
Pollution from N.C.’s Commercial Poultry Farms Disproportionately Harms Communities of Color
By Aman Azhar
Raging Flood Waters Driven by Climate Change Threaten the Trans-Alaska Pipeline
By David Hasemyer
Can the World’s Most Polluting Heavy Industries Decarbonize?
By Fred Pearce
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
With a Warming Climate, Coastal Fog Around the World Is Declining
In California, dissipating “June gloom” could bring a dismal future for some of the state’s redwoods and Torrey pines.
Restoring Utah National Monument Boundaries Highlights a New Tactic in the Biden Administration’s Climate Strategy
Keeping fossil fuels in the ground while harnessing soil, forests and waterways to capture carbon helps justify protections of public lands.
The UN’s Top Human Rights Panel Votes to Recognize the Right to a Clean and Sustainable Environment
Sources say the Biden administration opposed the idea, despite its professed support for environmental justice. Advocates see the recognition as key to better protecting the environment.
After Ida, Louisiana Struggles to Tally the Environmental Cost. Activists Say Officials Must Do Better
The state was still recovering from five named storms in 2020 when the Category 4 hurricane walloped the Gulf Coast with 150 mph winds.
Inside Clean Energy: Drought is Causing U.S. Hydropower to Have a Rough Year. Is This a Sign of a Long-Term Shift?
Hydroelectric dams are a major source of carbon-free electricity, but their output is way down in much of the West.