Jaeah Lee

Jaeah Lee is the associate interactive producer at Mother Jones.

Climate & Energy

China’s coal addiction threatens the planet — but can it handle a natural gas revolution?

China's push to wean itself from coal has triggered a rush to develop alternative power sources. Here's a look at its natural gas boom.

Climate & Energy

Inside Yingli, the giant Chinese solar company sponsoring the World Cup

You've seen their logos on the sidelines, now get a peak inside the company trying to transform the world.

Climate & Energy

The Gates Foundation’s hypocritical investments

ExxonMobil, Walmart, and McDonald's are just a few of the companies that the mega-charity supports.

Climate & Energy

How energy efficient is your city?

A new report ranks 34 major U.S. cities by their energy-use policies.

Climate & Energy

Confirmed: Fracking triggers quakes and seismic chaos

A new study in Science links tremors near Midwest injection sites with huge quakes thousands of miles away.

Climate Change

How bad is climate change for your lungs?

Higher ozone concentrations could lead to more school absences.Photo: Ole OlsonA new study puts a hefty price tag on climate change by linking it to the air you breathe. The report, published last Thursday by the Union of Concerned Scientists (UCS), concludes that CO2-induced temperature increases will worsen ground-level ozone concentrations (the kind coming from power plants and exhaust pipes, not the kind that shields the Earth from UV rays). Higher concentrations of ground-level ozone threaten the health of millions of Americans, an impact that could cost the U.S. $5.4 billion in 2020. If that’s not compelling enough, here’s what …

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