Why Aren't We Using Nature to Fight Climate Change?
Forests, mangroves, and wetlands are sometimes seen as the easy option—yet using nature to tackle climate change can be surprisingly controversial.
At COP24, Will Climate Action Include Basic Protections for Human Rights?
In the final hours of COP24, human rights activists lament that nations still consider human rights a bargaining chip in climate negotiations.
At COP24, Poland Unveils a Declaration to Protect Its Forests
Environmentalists are concerned that Poland's declaration could be used as an excuse to continue burning coal.
New U.N. Guidelines Will Help People Displaced by Climate Change
The agreement marks a rare moment of unity on an increasingly fraught topic.
Over a Dozen Climate Activists Denied Entry to Poland Amid Crackdown
Civil society says the Polish government is violating human rights and undermining the global climate negotiations by denying entry or deporting climate advocates.
OPEC and the U.N. Struggle to Find a Way Forward on Climate Change (in Photos)
One of the most urgent issues of our time is on the minds of world leaders this week.
How to Feed the World Without Breaking the Paris Agreement
The world's population is expected to balloon to nearly 10 billion by midcentury.
At COP24, the Shipping Giant Maersk Is Leading the Way to Zero Emissions
Left out of the Paris Agreement in 2015, the shipping industry is finally joining the rest of the world on the path to decarbonization.
'The Virus Is Spreading': A Conversation With Harjeet Singh
A veteran climate finance expert explains the funding questions that could make or break the Paris rulebook.
Should Corporations That Pollute Have Any Influence at Climate Summits?
Corporations with large carbon footprints tend to undermine global efforts to solve the climate crisis, according to climate advocates.
What Influence Will Populism Have on the U.N. Climate Conference?
Experts argue that the political structure of populist nationalism makes introducing policies to reduce, or mitigate, emissions in democracies difficult.
Youth Activists Submit Their Demands at COP24: 'We're Fighting. Where Are You?'
While climate negotiators meet behind closed doors, climate activists have put out their own set of demands.
Electric Aviation Is Poised for a Revolution—and It's About Time
Replacing gas-guzzling planes with electric ones could put a real dent in global emissions—if we can get them in the sky fast enough.
Viewfinder: Coal Miners Gather in Poland
Coal miners from Poland's Pniowek coal mine carry a painting of Saint Barbara on Barbórka, their annual day of tribute to Barbara, from the mine to their local church on December 4th, 2018, in Pawlowice, near Wodzislaw Slaski, Poland.
Why the Simplest, Most Effective Climate Action You Can Take Is in the Kitchen
American climate action might be stymied at the federal level, but there's one place you can still make a major difference: on your plate.
Arnold Schwarzenegger Corrects the Record at COP24 in Poland
A news digest from day two of the United Nations climate conference, in quotes.
The Edit, Episode #14: A Conversation About Climate Change and COP24
On the latest episode of Pacific Standard's podcast about how our stories are made, we talk with staff writer Kate Wheeling about her upcoming trip to cover the United Nations climate conference in Katowice, Poland.
Here's Why People Are Worried About the Aviation Industry's Plans to Cut Emissions
Airlines are pushing for a global carbon market, but environmentalists say it won't be enough to prevent uncontrolled growth in aviation emissions.
Will the U.N.'s Dire Climate Report Light a Fire Under Negotiators at COP24?
The latest report from the IPCC finds that climate action is both urgent and possible. Political will might be in shorter supply.