Climate & Energy

Washington state will vote on a carbon tax this fall — but it’s complicated

The ballot initiative sparked a debate over what's better: a carbon tax or cap-and-trade.


Seattle’s new environmental justice agenda was built by the people it affects the most

It seeks policies that support equitable environments and create green paths out of poverty.

High and Mighty

As sales boom, pot shops have become the new face of gentrification

In Seattle, on the same corner where black men were once arrested for dealing pot, a white man is now legally raking in seven-figure sales.


San Francisco mandates solar panels on new buildings

The city took one more step toward a shift to 100 percent renewables by 2025.


Officials face criminal charges for the first time in Flint water crisis

Almost two years to the date after the water crisis began, Flint officials face felonies.


Michigan governor attacks PR crisis by drinking Flint water for a month

But he’s only drinking from Flint's tap selectively.

High and Mighty

The legal marijuana biz is sky high. We’ve got some burning questions.

Right in time for 4/20, we present High and Mighty, a series about the booming buds industry.


Meet the black activist who derailed a big polluting project before graduating college

Destiny Watford is one of this year's Goldman Prize winners.

Climate & Energy

How much has drought screwed the West Coast?

The West is hot, bothered, and adapting.