Jim Germond

Causes

As biomass burning surges in Japan and South Korea, where will Asia get its wood?

The UK and EU were the primary users of woody biomass for energy. But Japan and South Korea have drastically stepped up their burning of wood pellets — potentially threatening forests, biodiversity, and the climate.
Politics

The price of oil spills in Peru and Colombia? Millions of dollars in fines

Who’s behind the hundreds of oil spills in the Amazon and the Orinoquía in Colombia? What’s their background?

Causes

This is where dirty old cars go to die

The electric vehicle revolution is gathering speed—but what happens to all those polluting cars already on the road?
Nuclear fusion is already facing a fuel crisis
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Politics

Nuclear fusion is already facing a fuel crisis

It doesn’t even work yet, but nuclear fusion has encountered a shortage of tritium, the key fuel source for the most prominent experimental reactors.
Politics

Scotland's billionaires are turning climate change into a trophy game

A net-zero land rush is sweeping the country, and both locals and wealthy “green lairds” are trying to buy in.
Africa’s sinking coastal heritage
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Resilience

Africa’s sinking coastal heritage

Dozens of important cultural, social, and ecological sites are already at risk from climate hazards.
Hydrogen powered ship to tackle marine plastic pollution
Good News

Hydrogen powered ship aims to tackle marine plastic pollution

The plastic waste will then be collected and fed onto conveyors and into the storage hold.
From our Newsroom
roe v. wade

Derrick Z. Jackson: Roe v. Wade draft bodes ill for air, wetlands and the EPA

Justice Alito’s longstanding consistency in wanting to restrict EPA authority makes it transparent where he wants the court to go.

solar power schools

Solar power at Pennsylvania schools doubled during the pandemic

“If this growth continues, schools could set Pennsylvania up as a clean energy leader and not just the fossil fuels we’re known for.”

environmental justice

Op-Ed: Black gold and the color line

How historical racist redlining practices are linked to higher exposures to oil and gas wells.

Our mothers' gifts: Readers respond

Our mothers' gifts: Readers respond

We asked you to share one "big lesson" your mother gave. And you responded

Lake Mead

Dykstra: A corpse in a barrel in a drying reservoir

And other climate change tales for our age

A mother's gift

Gifts from our mothers

What one "big gift" did your mother give you? We want your story.

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