James West

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Climate & Energy

China is about to launch the world’s biggest cap-and-trade program

As part of a new climate deal with the U.S., China is also agreeing to other measures, paving the way for progress at U.N. talks in Paris.

Triple Threat

Obama, the Chinese president, and the pope are all pushing climate messages in the U.S. this week

This unprecedented triumvirate is generating some real momentum toward climate action.

Climate & Energy

The world just keeps breaking heat records

2015 is on track to be the hottest year on record.

Climate & Energy

Australia ousts climate-denying prime minister, gets new one who has argued for climate action

Outgoing PM Tony Abbott is a climate denier. Brand-new PM Malcolm Turnbull is not, but he still isn't planning to change policy anytime soon.

Climate & Energy

Many U.S. Catholics haven’t heard of Pope Francis’ climate push

But his visit to the United States could change all that.

Climate & Energy

This is crazy, but we actually have good news about climate change

A new study suggests we have a fighting chance to avoid catastrophic warming.

Climate & Energy

Watch Obama get really angry — and really funny — when he rants about climate change

In a joke-packed speech to the White House Correspondents' Association, Obama got so "angry" at climate deniers that he scared off his "anger translator."


Beijing’s air is now a little less toxic

A new study suggests China's tough new pollution standards might actually be working.

Climate & Energy

These countries are making polluters pay

By next year, nearly half of global GDP will be covered by cap-and-trade programs.