James West

James West is a Climate Desk producer. Follow him on Twitter.

Business & Technology

You’re supporting China’s dirty habit

Ships will bring your iPhone from China -- and a whole lot of "black carbon" too.

Climate & Energy

5 things still broken 2 years after Superstorm Sandy

The disastrous hurricane hit two years ago this week. But red tape has made rebuilding painfully slow.

Climate & Energy

Environmentalists don’t like Europe’s new climate plan. Can Obama do better?

Oxfam and Greenpeace call out the new EU targets for being too low and unenforceable.

Climate & Energy

In just 15 years, wind could provide a fifth of the world’s electricity

The coming global boom in wind power will be driven largely by China's rebounding wind energy market.

Climate & Energy

A place with the population of West Virginia just powered a work day entirely on clean energy

Here's one for the naysayers who insist renewable energy can't keep the lights on and power our cities.

Climate & Energy

Will climate change make men extinct?

Probably not -- but a Japanese study DID find links between increasing temperature extremes and a declining proportion of male newborns.

Climate & Energy

These 10 countries have pledged $2.3 billion to fight climate change. The U.S. isn’t one of them.

Contributions to the Green Climate Fund have been slow and low.

Climate & Energy

Join us for live coverage of the U.N. climate talks

President Obama is among the world leaders talking about climate change in New York City.

Climate & Energy

Why Scotland’s independence vote matters for climate change

How would an independent Scotland pay for its clean energy future?

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