New work on the Genuine Progress Indicator shows that global GDP is increasing, but global economic welfare no longer is. Can our species stop expanding before it hits limits?
A Kentucky boy has hit big on "America's Got Talent" with a song called "Coal Keeps the Lights On." Why does coal mining continue to wield such resonant power in U.S. culture?
Some conservatives are budging a bit on climate, despite fierce resistance from their base. But they've got a long way to go before they've really internalized the problem and its implications for their ideology.
It's coal! Obama plans to regulate carbon emissions from coal plants, but he's doing nothing to stop coal leasing on public lands or coal exports through the Northwest to China.
The president's comments about the Keystone XL pipeline don't necessarily mean he'll reject (or approve) it. But they might reveal a radical way of thinking about infrastructure in an age of climate change.
Obama's climate speech and plan contained few details about upcoming EPA carbon rules for power plants, but we do now know a couple of important things.
Obama's climate plan contains no sweeping, cathartic gestures, just a series of small, sensible steps. But small, sensible steps matter.
As Obama prepares to give a major climate speech on Tuesday, remember: He isn’t Superman.
Germany is moving to build a "supergrid" that can carry renewable energy long distances. Will the U.S. catch up? Will the world?
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