Climate & Energy

The spurn of the screw

Now there’s one less way for Big Coal to screw over Americans

The Obama administration has closed a loophole that let coal companies cheat taxpayers out of royalties.

What are oui waiting for?

Big countries are still waiting to ratify the Paris climate deal. What’s the holdup?

From D.C. to Delhi, there’s a lot of politics going on behind the scenes.

IPOP pops

The group that was supposed to make palm oil sustainable just disappeared

Environmentalists pushed companies to sign up for the Indonesia Palm Oil Pledge — but now it’s gone.

Have An Ice Life

Over half of Antarctica’s badass Adélie penguins could get wiped out by climate change

This isn’t the first time we’re hearing of threats to the tuxedo-clad birds -- but there might be some good news for their future.

Come smell or high water

Hey oceans: We need to talk about your odor problem

The smell of the seas is changing, and fossil fuels are to blame.

Father knows unrest

Al Gore’s daughter arrested at climate protest

Karenna Gore joined Tim deChristopher and other activists in civil disobedience to protest a pipeline for fracked natural gas.

Let it burn

Smokey was wrong. You can’t prevent wildfires, and you shouldn’t try.

Time to accept that Southern California wildfires are a simple fact of life.

The coal shebang

Oakland says no thanks to coal exports

The city council unanimously voted to stymie a proposal to ship out 10 million tons of a coal a year.

Climate Change

See how the Sierra Club’s leader is trolling Republicans

The green group’s executive director has offered to fill one of those empty time-slots at the GOP convention.