Stimulus Is an Environmental Disaster Waiting to Happen
A public jobs guarantee is the only way to provide economic recovery without endangering the climate.
The Death of the Carbon Coalition
Existing models of U.S. politics are wrong. Here’s how the system really works.
How to Keep Activist CEOs Honest
New sustainable finance regulations in Europe will raise the bar for green investment.
China Breaks Decades of Climate Gridlock
By overturning the principle that the West must decarbonize before developing countries, Beijing has opened the way for real action.
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.
The Post-Pandemic Economy Could Be Green and Clean—but Not With These Plans
Well-meaning green stimulus plans fall far short of what’s needed for the climate and the economy.
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.