Indian and Californian Politics Are Both Playing With Fire
Environmental crisis has become caught up in petty struggles.
China’s Hunger for Seafood Is Now Latin America’s Problem
Massively in debt to Beijing, countries in the region can’t stand up to China to protect their coasts.
Welcome to the Final Battle for the Climate
The great powers have taken big steps to fight global warming. Now attention turns to the rest of the world.
Clean Energy Can’t Have Dirty Roots
Securing human rights in the supply chain of critical minerals is vital for a green future.
Beijing Is Winning the Clean Energy Race
The technology to build new green economies is mostly produced in China. That’s bad for the United States.
The World’s Sustainable Development Goals Aren’t Sustainable
There are big problems with the most important metric used to assess progress toward the U.N.'s environmental goals.
Did Xi Just Save the World ?
In a little-noticed speech this week, China permanently changed the global fight against climate change.
Repairing Humanity’s Relationship With the Planet Will Be Cheaper Than Continuing to Let It Slide
The choice is simple: accept devastating wildfires, extreme weather, species loss, and disease outbreaks or secure a sustainable future at a fraction of the cost.
Lockdowns Have Been Amazing for the Environment, but COVID-19 Won’t Heal the Planet
Blue skies, clear water, thriving wildlife—nature has regenerated thanks to global lockdowns. How can we make the effect last?
The Chinese Communist Party Is an Environmental Catastrophe
Political ambitions make China’s emissions growth inevitable even as the economy falters.
After Decades of Wrong Predictions, Oil May Finally Be Peaking
Thanks to the pandemic, demand is flattening faster than expected. In turn, the energy economy could transform sooner rather than later.
In Honduras, a Journalist Explores an Activist’s Murder
A conversation with Nina Lakhani, author of “Who Killed Berta Cáceres? Dams, Death Squads, and an Indigenous Defender’s Battle for the Planet”
The Myth of America’s Green Growth
A celebrated new book shows U.S. capitalism doesn’t need to damage the planet. One problem: Its data is flawed.
Green Energy’s Dirty Side Effects
The global transition to renewables could lead to human rights abuses and risks exacerbating inequalities between the West and the developing world.
It’s Not Techno-Angst That’s Driving East Asia to Abandon Nuclear Power
In the East Asian democracies, nuclear energy is tied to an increasingly unpopular political and economic model.
Earth Day at 50 Reveals What’s Missing in Climate Change Fight
The Earth Day jubilee is reason to celebrate the dramatic progress in cleaning up the environment—and draw the right lessons for the fight against climate change.
Why Scientists Should Shape Environmental Policy
The case of fracking in Pennsylvania shows that if experts and fossil fuel industry leaders can cooperate, innovation is possible.
Democrats Threaten Energy Rollback
Markets might get jittery as bids by Biden, Sanders, and Warren to restrict fossil fuels move a bit closer to reality.
The Coronavirus Could Finally Kill the Wild Animal Trade
The outbreak may be the push needed to help prevent zoonotic diseases.