Joe Biden and climate change: A chance to make history in the 2020 election

Joe Biden might not have been the climate left's least favorite candidate but he was pretty far down their list. He won without them, but he will need their help to win in November.


BlackRock pushes US oil majors harder on climate change efforts

Investment behemoth BlackRock is using its shares to push U.S. oil majors harder on climate, efforts that come months after BlackRock joined the advocacy group Climate Action 100+ and announced a new sustainability strategy.


Climate crisis is making world’s forests shorter and younger

Climate breakdown and the mass felling of trees has made the world's forests significantly shorter and younger overall, an analysis shows.


A peek into Biden's climate task force

Common ground is emerging after the second meeting of the joint climate task force devised by Sen. Bernie Sanders and former Vice President Joe Biden, according to one participant.

ARPA-C? Biden's 100% clean energy plan questioned

A plan by presumptive Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden to create a new federal agency for low-carbon energy technologies is fueling debate about the role of the federal government and the Department of Energy in funding climate projects.


Coronavirus is buying time on climate change. Will we make use of it?

Carbon emissions appear to be plateauing amid the economic slowdown caused by the coronavirus pandemic, making dire scenarios less likely. But limiting warming will still require steep emission cuts.

Dormant 'zombie fires' are burning in the Arctic again after 'hiding underground for a YEAR'

The so-called "zombie fires", which are remnants of record blazes seen last year, may be reemerging due to an unusually warm and dry spring.

From our Newsroom

Fracking linked to rare birth defect in horses: Study

The implications for human health are "worrisome," say researchers.

Of water and fever

While we're rightly distracted by fighting a virus, are we ignoring other "just" wars over water?

How an enduring environmental symbol could become COVID-19 buzzkill

The Clearwater has sailed the Hudson River for five decades—teaching children and cleaning up the contaminated river. Much more work remains and the Clearwater is out of action due to COVID-19.

Coronavirus, the planet, and you

How the spread of the deadly virus is impacted by climate change, the environment, and our lifestyles.

On 'Noble' journalists and prizes

This year's Pulitzer winners and finalists feature five – count 'em – five environmental entries.

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