Climate & Energy

Weak ass on coal ash

Obama blows a chance to crack down on coal

With weak rules for coal ash, Obama has rewarded his enemies, screwed over his friends, and squandered an opportunity to move toward clean energy.

Climate & Energy

Could flooding finally wake Americans up to the climate crisis?

Several big U.S. cities could be seeing 30 days of flooding a year by 2020, a new study says.

Climate & Energy

This was an epic year for droughts, floods, and extreme weather

Extreme heat, record-breaking floods, and a terrifying tornado in oil country -- all in all, a year we can't afford to forget.

Climate & Energy

From Trump to Hobby Lobby, the worst anti-science stories of 2014

A catalogue of shame.

Climate & Energy

This is the kind of climate bill Congress should pass (but won’t)

Sens. Sheldon Whitehouse and Brian Schatz are pushing legislation to charge polluters for CO2 emissions and redistribute the revenue to the public.

Climate & Energy

Obama sounds like he’s about to reject the Keystone pipeline

The president said surprisingly smart -- and skeptical -- things about the proposed pipeline at a news conference on Friday.

Climate & Energy

Is China’s demand for coal going to keep rising? Don’t bet on it

A report from the International Energy Agency suggests that demand will grow steadily for years. There are lots of good reasons to believe that's wrong.

Climate & Energy

We wrote (and sang!) these climate apocalypse holiday carols just for you

Here are the Grist Family Singers with a little two-part harmony on "Away in the (climate apocalypse) Future" and "Violent Night." You're welcome.

Climate & Energy

California needs 16 million Olympic swimming pools worth of rain to end the drought

The two weeks of rain have helped, but it's not nearly enough.

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