What the Oregon State Senate Standoff Tells Us About the GOP and the Far Right
The Oregon GOP standoff was merely the most recent escalation of a far-right strategy that has been with us for a long time.
A Modernized New Deal Could Revive the American Agriculture Industry
U.S. agriculture needs to make a systemwide shift that cuts carbon emissions, reduces vulnerability to climate chaos and prioritizes economic justice.
The Wettest Part of Alaska Is Experiencing Extreme Drought. Is Climate Change to Blame?
The drought has had damaging economic and ecological impacts.
This Spring's Predicted Flood Risks: An Essential Reading List
A report from NOAA warns that two-thirds of the lower 48 states are expected to face increased precipitation and flood risk through May.
How Can the U.S. and U.K. Pursue a Just Transition From Coal?
If we are to address legitimate concerns about workers who are left behind by a global economy, then shutting down borders and blaming foreigners is not a solution.
What's the Point of the IPCC's New Climate Report?
Even as some observers were struck by the dire forecast, many others say that this is nothing new—and that national leaders will ignore it anyway.
The New IPCC Report Offers Climate Solutions That Depend on Magic
To solve the crisis, we'd have to slow growth. And no one wants to admit that.
'Not Doing Anything Is No Longer Acceptable': A Conversation With Alice Thomas, Climate Refugee Expert
In many ways, 2018 is the year of the refugee. At United States borders, Mediterranean shores, and Asian cities, millions are fleeing war, hunger, and persecution in search of safety and shelter. And scientists believe things will only get worse due to climate change.
The Lede, Issue #31: An Interview With Al Gore, a Promising Model for All Schools, the Importance of State-Level Climate Assessments, and More
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Environmental Groups Sue the EPA for Giving Super-Polluting Trucks a 'Free Pass'
Plaintiffs say that so-called glider trucks are putting Americans' lives directly at risk.
'Climate Change' Has Been Scrubbed From More Government Documents
These alterations are just the latest example of government agencies removing the term from their websites and reports.
A Federal Appeals Court Sides With Trump Administration on Coal Program
A three-judge panel ruled that the Trump administration does not have to account for the climate change impacts of its federal coal program.
Elizabeth Rush's 'Rising' Is a Clarion Call on Climate
In her reported tour through American communities being threatened by rising seas, Rush reminds us of the human faces of the crisis.
How to Protect Rare Books and Manuscripts From Climate Change
Almost all American archives are at risk from disasters or changing temperatures. Community history will probably be the first to go.
California Becomes the First State to Make Solar Panels Mandatory
The new standard will bring the state closer to meeting its climate goals.
Flooding, Heat Waves, and Destabilized Ecosystems: Here's What the Next 100 Years of Climate Change Could Bring
A new study predicts a steep drop in fisheries' production. It's the latest in a growing body of research to show how changes to the Earth's ecosystems will cause disruption to its inhabitants.
As Climate Change Intensifies, Here Are the Most—and Least—Resilient Counties in America
A recent EPA survey takes into account extreme weather, but also social factors such as poverty, health, and governance.