Peter Dykstra

Colorado’s wildfire risk is so high some homeowners can’t get insured. The state may create last-resort coverage.
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Colorado’s wildfire risk is so high some homeowners can’t get insured. The state may create last-resort coverage.

Some Colorado homeowners are telling state regulators and lawmakers that they can’t secure coverage for their homes because of rising wildfire risk.

Snapshots, hotshots and moonshots: Images of climate change in 2022
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Snapshots, hotshots and moonshots: Images of climate change in 2022

Climate change and an environment in peril were visible in many of 2022’s defining moments: record-smashing heat waves in Europe and South Asia, droughts pushing the fragile global food system to its limit and energy and food markets shaken by war in Ukraine.  Climate change also left its fingerprints on stories that didn’t make the […]
Greta Thunberg ends year with one of the greatest tweets in history
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Opinion

Greta Thunberg ends year with one of the greatest tweets in history

Thunberg’s funny exchange is a reminder of the connection between machismo, misogyny and hostility to climate action
Power failures amplify calls for utility to rethink gas
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Power failures amplify calls for utility to rethink gas

A federal utility’s decision to resort to rolling blackouts after coal and natural gas units went offline during dangerously cold conditions has intensified questions about the Tennessee Valley Authority’s recent decision to double down on fossil fuels
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Politics

Some parting thoughts from Peter Dykstra

I’ve been giving some year-end thought to some of the undeniably bright signs amid the relentlessly gloomy news.
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Photos, then and now: Revisiting the Marshall fire’s devastation one year later, as communities rebuild
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Photos, then and now: Revisiting the Marshall fire’s devastation one year later, as communities rebuild

Recently I returned to some of the neighborhoods where I documented the Marshall fire's devastation a year ago. Here are photos of those places then and now.
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What happens if the largest owner of oil and gas wells in the US goes bankrupt?

Diversified Energy’s liabilities exceed its assets, according to a new report, sparking concerns about whether taxpayers will wind up paying to plug its 70,000 wells.

Paul Ehrlich

Paul Ehrlich: A journey through science and politics

In his new book, the famous scientist reflects on an unparalleled career on our fascinating, ever-changing planet.

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Will California’s new oil and gas laws protect people from toxic pollution?

California will soon have the largest oil drilling setbacks in the U.S. Experts say other states can learn from this move.

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Our 5 most popular reads from 2022

A corpse, woodworking dangers, plastic titans ... revisit the stories that stuck with our readers this past year.

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What I learned reporting on environmental health in Pittsburgh in 2022

For a lot of people, 2022 felt like the first “normal” year since 2020. It didn’t for me.

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