How Dueling PDFs Explain a Fight Over the Future of the Grid
Groups for and against transmission “right of first refusal” laws paid for studies to make their cases, which show up repeatedly in state debates. Here’s what’s in between the lines—and what the outcome may mean for consumers.
By Dan Gearino
SunZia Southwest Transmission Project Receives Final Federal Approval
After more than 15 years, the nation’s largest clean energy transmission project has been given the green light.
By Emma Peterson
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.
By Bob Berwyn, Photography by Michele Lapini
Environmentalists in Virginia and West Virginia Regroup to Stop the Mountain Valley Pipeline, Eyeing a White House Protest
By Jake Bolster
On the Eve of Plastics Treaty Talks, a Youth Advocate From Ghana Speaks Out: ‘We Need Urgent Action’
By James Bruggers
Not Winging It: Birders Hope Hard Data Will Help Save the Species They Love—and the Ecosystems Birds Depend On
By Quinn Glabicki, PublicSource
Q&A: The ‘Perfect, Polite Protester’ Reflects on Her Sit-in to Stop a Gas Compressor Outside Boston
By Danish Bajwa
Preserving the Cowboy Way of Life
By Emma Peterson
Operator Error Caused 400,000-Gallon Crude Oil Spill Outside Midland, Texas
By Martha Pskowski
What’s ‘Climate Colonialism?’ Typhoon Mawar’s Carnage in Guam Offers Insight
By Kristoffer Tigue
Supreme Court Sharply Limits the EPA’s Ability to Protect Wetlands
By Emma Ricketts
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
James Hansen Warns of a Short-Term Climate Shock Bringing 2 Degrees of Warming by 2050
The famed researcher publicly released a preliminary version of a paper-in-progress with grim predictions of short- and long-term warming, but not all climate scientists agree with its conclusions.
Politics & Policy
A US Non-Profit Aims to Reduce Emissions of a Super Climate Pollutant From Chemical Plants in China
Carbon credits for nitrous oxide reductions could fill a key gap in international agreements and government regulations. A former industry insider says it’s a “reward for bad behavior.”
Companies Object to Proposed SEC Rule Requiring Them to Track Emissions Up and Down Their Supply Chains
Vecinos de La Villita temen que empeore la contaminación ambiental por los planes de ampliación de la autopista I-55
Los residentes de La Villita, ya expuestos a altos niveles de contaminación ambiental, temen que un plan legislativo que añadiría carriles, pagados con fondos privados, empeore los riesgos para la salud.
North Texas Suburb Approves New Fracking Zone Near Homes and Schools
Dozens of residents registered their opposition to the permit, but council members claimed their hands are tied.
Shell Agrees to Pay $10 Million After Permit Violations at its Giant New Plastics Plant in Pennsylvania
Clean Energy Experts Are Stretched Too Thin
“Stakeholder fatigue” threatens to tap the brakes on policy progress as many states move fast on decarbonization.