James West

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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.

These photos of China’s toxic smog are terrifying

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

Will China help Obama save the planet?

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

32 countries where global warming could make violence worse

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

You’re supporting China’s dirty habit

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

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.

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.

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.