Solutions

What clean energy might look like in 2021

Despite the intense challenges of 2020, local leaders stepped up to demonstrate their commitment to fighting climate change last year - a movement that is set to flourish in 2021.

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Causes

Investors see splits among energy company climate efforts

Investors are judging how well energy companies have reoriented their businesses to cut emissions as they weigh activists' calls for divestment, climate finance specialists said.

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Politics

N.Y. announces 'game-changer' for renewables

New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo (D) announced the largest-ever award of offshore wind contracts by a U.S. state yesterday as part of a broader plan to scale up renewable power over the next decade.
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Politics

Biden swells the ranks of his White House climate team

President-elect Joe Biden added more than a half-dozen climate staffers to his White House team Thursday, drawing from the ranks of green groups, environmental justice advocates and former Democratic administration officials to grow an inner circle that will help him try to slash the nation's greenhouse gas emissions.

www.axios.com
Solutions

Breaking down the case for massively scaling up carbon removal tech

New peer-reviewed research lays out a case for quickly launching huge global investments to scale up a nascent and currently quite an expensive weapon against climate change: machines that pull carbon dioxide from the atmosphere.

www.nytimes.com
Impacts

A global tour of a record-hot year

Data issued Thursday by NASA confirmed that 2020 has effectively tied the hottest year on record. That means the last seven years have been the warmest since the beginning of modern record-keeping.
qz.com
Politics

Five economic effects from the Democratic sweep in Washington

For the first time in a decade, a Democrat president has both congressional houses on his side—albeit with slim majorities. So what will Biden's economic agenda entail at home and abroad?

From our Newsroom

Moving forward after four years of fights and falsehoods

As the US turns the page on a skeptical and openly hostile administration, environmental science and journalism face continued obstacles—but there is some optimism.

Mercy, Mercy Me

Measuring a 50 year-old plea from a legendary singer.

On to 2021. And not a moment too soon.

Here's hoping the new year brings the climate change coverage we need.

Our top 5 good news stories of 2020

Because we could all use a little more cheer.

Our 5 most read stories of 2020

Revisit the stories and words that most resonated with our readers.

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