Global Efforts to Adapt to the Impacts of Climate Are Lagging as Much as Efforts to Slow Emissions
A new UN report highlights how an adaptation gap hurts the most vulnerable countries and urges increased financing and cost-effective, nature-based preparations.
By Bob Berwyn
Warming Trends: A Manatee with ‘Trump’ on its Back , a Climate Version of Vivaldi’s Four Seasons and an Arctic Podcast
A column highlighting climate-related studies, innovations, books, cultural events and other developments from the global warming frontier.
By Katelyn Weisbrod
Will 2021 Be the Year for Environmental Justice Legislation? States Are Already Leading the Way
The new state laws address the disproportionate impact of climate change and pollution on communities of color. Joe Biden is promising to do the same in Washington.
By Kristoffer Tigue
Inside Clean Energy: Des Moines Just Set a New Bar for City Clean Energy Goals
By Dan Gearino
With Only a Week Left in Trump’s Presidency, a Last-Ditch Effort to Block Climate Action and Deny the Science
By Marianne Lavelle
American Petroleum Institute Chief Promises to Fight Biden and the Democrats on Drilling, Tax Policy
By Nicholas Kusnetz
Many Overheated Forests May Soon Release More Carbon Than They Absorb
By Bob Berwyn
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)
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
The Radical Case for Growing Huge Swaths of Bamboo in North America
The grass has a bad rap in the U.S. as an invasive nuisance, but the plant can quickly sequester at least double—and maybe even six times—the amount of carbon as a similar stand of trees.
Even With a 50-50 Split, a Biden Administration Senate Could Make Big Strides on Climate
Democrats’ new edge opens the door to policy tools that can push through legislation. And bipartisan action is not out of reach.
Covid-19 and Climate Change Will Remain Inextricably Linked, Thanks to the Parallels (and the Denial)
Covid-19 has been described as climate change in fast motion. Climate activists hoped it would underscore the threat. But for some, it may have done the opposite.
Exxon Pledges to Reduce Emissions, but the Details Suggest Nothing Has Changed
Under investor pressure, the company retreated from its refusal to join other oil giants in pledging reductions, with a plan that suggests it will continue business as usual.
As Big Energy Gains, Can Europe’s Community Renewables Compete?
Local wind and solar cooperatives have been instrumental in fostering Europe’s renewable energy growth. Now, as multinational corporations play an ever-larger role in efforts to decarbonize Europe’s economy, the EU is looking to bolster these grassroots clean-energy initiatives.