Tim McDonnell

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Why are fossil fuel companies sponsoring the Paris climate talks?

Corporate sponsors for COP21 include utility companies and a big bank with billions invested in coal mines and coal plants.

US President Barack Obama delivers a speech on the opening day of the World Climate Change Conference.
The Paris climate talks: Yes oui can!

Obama calls the climate fight an “act of defiance” against terrorism

As major U.N. talks kick off in Paris, the president acknowledged America's role in causing global warming.

Champs-Élysées, Paris at night
The Paris climate talks: Yes oui can!

Here’s what you need to know about the massive climate summit kicking off in Paris

Presidents, diplomats, scientists, and activists are all descending on the French capital. They'll try to save the world.

China is totally crushing the U.S. on renewable energy

According to new data, China's clean energy investment over the last year outpaced that of the U.S., the U.K., and France combined.

Good news: Big companies are using a record amount of clean energy

Companies like Walmart and General Motors are starting to defect from the fossil fuel-powered electric grid.

Watch Jeff Goldblum explain the Clean Power Plan in a Funny or Die video

Here’s a spoof about what goes on behind polluters’ closed doors.

The Paris climate talks: Yes oui can!

Obama’s top environmental official on the Paris attacks, climate change, and national security

Two weeks before the Paris climate talks, EPA Administrator Gina McCarthy says the U.S. is serious about taking action.

4 charts show what’s ahead for renewable energy

With the Paris climate talks around the corner, the future of clean energy looks promising.

Hillary Clinton

Hillary Clinton introduces plan to help coal communities as Big Coal declines

The plan focuses on rebuilding infrastructure to create new jobs and replace those lost in the coal industry.