It’s the Features, Stupid: EV Market Share Is Growing Because the Vehicles Keep Getting Better
New research finds no change in the share of people buying an electric vehicle for the sake of buying one, but plenty of other reasons for the appeal.
By Dan Gearino
Record Investment Merely Scratches the Surface of Fixing Black America’s Water Crisis
Reporting from six Black cities highlights that while the country’s water woes are widespread, blanket solutions fail to address communities’ distinct issues.
By Adam Mahoney and Aallyah Wright, Capital B
Mining Critical to Renewable Energy Tied to Hundreds of Alleged Human Rights Abuses
A report released Wednesday faults the U.S. and other nations for providing incentives for the mining of rare metals like lithium and cobalt without enacting adequate labor and environmental safeguards.
By Katie Surma
America’s Iconic Beech Trees Are Under Attack
By Grant Segall
Puerto Rico Is so Hot This Week, It’s Astonishing Some Meteorologists
By Kristoffer Tigue
Abandoned Oil and Gas Wells Emit Carcinogens and Other Harmful Pollutants, Groundbreaking Study Shows
By Liza Gross
Regardless of What Mr. Bean Says, EVs Are Much Better for the Environment than Gasoline Vehicles
By Dan Gearino
This Texas Community Has Waited Decades for Running Water. Could Hydro-Panels Help?
By Martha Pskowski
Log and Burn, or Leave Alone? Indiana Residents Fight US Forest Service Over the Future of Hoosier National Forest
By Marianne Lavelle
EPA Spurns Trump-Era Effort to Drop Clean-Air Protections For Plastic Waste Recycling
By James Bruggers
Cleveland’s Tree Canopy Is in Trouble
By Kathiann M. Kowalski
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
A New Hurricane Season Begins With Forecasts For Less Activity but More Uncertainty
As Floridians continue to grapple with the devastation of Hurricanes Ian and Nicole, scientists are wondering how two different weather patterns will affect the coming season.
Politics & Policy
Federal Hydrogen Program Is Cutting Out Local Groups, Threatening Climate Goals, Advocates Say
Environmental groups sent a letter to Energy Secretary Jennifer Granholm warning that a lack of transparency in an $8 billion clean hydrogen program leaves communities “entirely in the dark.”
Global Warming Fueled Both the Ongoing Floods and the Drought That Preceded Them in Italy’s Emilia-Romagna Region
In a part of the country famous for its agriculture and cultural identity, climate-driven swings between extreme precipitation and deep drought threaten historic architecture, ancient art and beloved foods.
Environmentalists in Virginia and West Virginia Regroup to Stop the Mountain Valley Pipeline, Eyeing a White House Protest
The U.S. Forest Service’s recent pipeline approval, coupled with Sen. Joe Manchin’s unflagging support, help define the stakes in a long-running battle. One activist called the pipeline “a climate disaster.”
Cities Stand to Win Big With the Inflation Reduction Act. How Do They Turn This Opportunity Into Results?
Some local governments are much more prepared than others to apply for money and programs under the landmark federal law.