Impacts

Anatomy of a smokey hellscape: Douglas Fischer

A wildfire torches a mountain range – and sends air quality plummeting for 200,000 people.

BOZEMAN, Mont.—Living in the Rocky Mountains, we often joke about our five seasons: Fall, winter, spring, summer and smoke.

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Solutions

Who killed the supergrid?

How Trump appointees short-circuited U.S. grid modernization to help the coal industry.

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Solutions

Is Economic Growth the Wrong Goal?

The endless pursuit of G.D.P., argues the economist Kate Raworth, shortchanges too many people and also trashes the planet. Economic theory, she says, “needs to be rewritten” — and Raworth has tried, in a book called Doughnut Economics. It has found an audience among reformers, and now the city of Amsterdam is going whole doughnut.
Good News

Good news! A huge THANK YOU to all our donors. We're full-steam ahead.

We normally reserve this space for noteworthy environmental news. But I need time for a heartfelt "thank you."

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Solutions

MacKenzie Scott’s Early Climate Funding Follows a Well-Worn Path. How Might She Branch Out?

A hallmark of MacKenzie Scott’s giving so far has been supporting groups with diverse leadership and those overlooked by philanthropy. Her initial wave of climate funding, however, backed the mainstream. Where could she turn next?
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Politics

The Climate Crisis Is Still a Crisis

If the fate of American democracy is on the ballot in November, so too is the future of the planet.
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Causes

Emissions are surging back as economies reopen

As the pandemic rages, the world is still far from getting global warming under control.
From our Newsroom

America re-discovers anti-science in its midst

Fauci, Birx, Redfield & Co. are in the middle of a political food fight. They could learn a lot from environmental scientists.

How Europe’s wood pellet appetite worsens environmental racism in the US South

An expanding wood pellet market in the Southeast has fallen short of climate and job goals—instead bringing air pollution, noise and reduced biodiversity in majority Black communities.

Wreck on the Green Highway

Most of us are trying to forget Tuesday night's debate debacle. But one interaction is worth revisiting.

Climate change will continue to widen gaps in food security, new study finds

Countries already struggling with low crop yields will be hurt most by a warming climate.

Why environmental justice needs to be on the docket in the presidential debates: Derrick Z. Jackson

If you want to talk about the inequality in our economy, COVID-19, race, and silent violence in our cities, you need to start with environmental injustice.

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