Opinion

Lovelock: Gaia may destroy humans before we destroy the Earth

Covid-19 may well have been one attempt by the Earth to protect itself. Gaia will try harder next time with something even nastier.

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Russia allows methane leaks at planet’s peril

A new breed of satellites devoted to locating and measuring greenhouse gases, including methane, are orbiting Earth — meaning trouble for Russia, the world's second-biggest natural gas producer.

In this California county, one town has no water. Another has enough to share.

The vastly different ways small towns between San Francisco and the Oregon border are managing their water supplies highlight how uneven California's brutal drought has been across the state — and even within a single county.

Politics

Can Fortescue's Andrew Forrest, a carbon-emitting iron ore tycoon, save the planet?

Andrew Forrest made a mining fortune. Now he wants to lead a climate change revolution — and beat the fossil fuel giants along the way.

The electric car future is coming fast, but the power grid isn’t ready.

Converting the nation's fleet of automobiles and trucks to electric power is a critical piece of the battle against climate change. But America's electric grid will be sorely challenged by the need to deliver clean power to those cars.

How San Diego has water despite a punishing drought

Sustainability measures that the city and county have taken over decades are paying off. But residents still might have to do more.
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The first big energy shock of the green era

There are grave problems with the transition to clean energy power. The current panic is a reminder that modern life needs abundant energy: without it, bills become unaffordable, homes freeze and businesses stall.

From our Newsroom

Feeling anxious about climate change? Experts say you're not alone

Research shows more people are feeling anxious about the climate crisis and their numbers will only increase in the coming years. Experts are concerned it's taking a toll on mental health.

​​How to address the looming crisis of climate anxiety

As climate change worsens, the need will grow for mental health services. Some therapists are recommending climate action to ease worry. Others are advocating for community-based therapies to fill the gap.

How toxic wildfire smoke affects pregnant people

Scientists are investigating whether climate change-fueled megafires could be causing premature births and miscarriages in California.

Silent Earth: Averting the insect apocalypse

As insects become more scarce, our world will slowly grind to a halt, for it cannot function without them.

Worsening heat waves are hammering the disabled community

EHN talked to people with disabilities put in increased danger during last summer's Pacific Northwest heat waves. Activists say accessible cooling centers and air conditioning are key to combating this injustice.

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