Want a career saving the planet? Become an electrician

Installing all of the solar panels, the heat pumps and transmission lines needed for the clean energy transition will require something that the United States currently doesn’t have: lots and lots of electricians.
Sunrise in the woods

Get our Good News newsletter

Get the best positive, solutions-oriented stories we've seen on the intersection of our health and environment, FREE every Tuesday in your inbox. Subscribe here today. Keep the change tomorrow.

Pakistan floods: 'It’s like fighting a war with no end'

Pakistan's worst floods in years have left millions homeless and lacking clean drinking water.

Three ways to build back smarter after hurricane Ian

Big storms more becoming more common. That makes it crucial to take climate change into account when rebuilding.
air pollution at Louisiana wood pellet mills
Wild Center/Flickr

British company agrees to pay $3.2 million for air pollution at Louisiana wood pellet mills

The company that runs Britain’s biggest power station has agreed to pay $3.2 million to settle air pollution claims against two of its wood pellet mills in northeast Louisiana.

New study suggests coal ash pollution more widespread than previously thought

The study found large amounts of coal ash in the sediment, or sand, of five recreational lakes across North Carolina. All of these lakes are near former or currently operational Duke Energy coal plants.
From our Newsroom
Chemical recycling grows  along with concerns of its impacts

Chemical recycling grows — along with concerns about its environmental impacts

Industry says chemical recycling could solve the plastic waste crisis, but environmental advocates and some lawmakers are skeptical.

Failure of the universities: The culture gap is now near lethal

Universities are failing us

Our educational systems are failing to prepare people for existential environmental threats

Shell's new petrochemical complex in southwestern Pennsylvania

The Titans of Plastic

Pennsylvania becomes the newest sacrifice zone for America’s plastic addiction.

Ruth Greenspan Bell: Wealth and the climate dilemma

Ruth Greenspan Bell: Wealth and the climate dilemma

Developing countries that increase their fossil fuel production are at a crossroads: securing their own long-term well-being or earning revenue to finance programs to support immediate economic growth.

Solving the climate crisis will help both ‘sacrifice zones’ and ‘cute’ puffins

Solving the climate crisis will help both ‘sacrifice zones’ and ‘cute’ puffins

Curbing pollution for families in Chicago calms the climatic conditions that drive fish away from puffins half a continent away.

puffin tern recovery climate change

Good news: A good year for puffins and terns, despite climate change

A visit to a remote Maine island finds puffins and terns rebounding despite climate change

Stay informed: sign up for The Daily Climate newsletter
Top news on climate impacts, solutions, politics, drivers. Delivered to your inbox week days.