James West

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Climate & Energy

Even Australia is joining the climate fight

Climate supervillain Australia just pulled a Magneto.


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.


Republicans were wrong about China’s climate commitment

The world's top emitter is pledging to cap coal use starting in 2020.

Climate & Energy

These photos of China’s toxic smog are terrifying

A Beijing man uploaded one photo every day. The results are terrifying.

Climate & Energy

Will China help Obama save the planet?

The U.S.-China talks could be a crucial step in the fight against global warming.

Climate & Energy

32 countries where global warming could make violence worse

A new report ranks the countries most vulnerable to climate conflicts and food insecurity.

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 E.U. targets for being too low and unenforceable.