James West

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Cities

Beijing’s toxic air is literally off the charts

Again.

Living

Koalas don’t need your mittens, thanks

After record-breaking fires hit Australia, an emergency call went out: Injured koalas need mittens to protect their burned paws! Don't dig out the sewing machine just yet.

Climate & Energy

Clean energy rebounds big time in 2014

China continues to lead the world in green investment.

grimm news

This Republican believes in climate change. Too bad he’s a convicted felon who’s leaving Congress

Michael Grimm was one of a precious few Republican politicians who actually accepted the science of climate change.

Climate & Energy

2014 was officially the hottest year ever

The Japan Meteorological Agency released data confirming that 2014 was the hottest year globally since record-keeping began.

Climate & Energy

Watch the year’s biggest climate stories in 2 minutes

A year of extreme weather, climate denial, and some hope.

Climate & Energy

Millions of crabs swarm Australia for a giant beach party

But climate change could disrupt their spectacular annual migration.

Climate & Energy

Even Australia is joining the climate fight

Climate supervillain Australia just pulled a Magneto.

Cities

Here’s why the Freedom Tower isn’t the greenest building in America after all

Under pressure to get a publishing giant into the iconic tower, the site's developers may have sacrificed a core part of its green plans.