Climate & Energy

Happy Developments

Pharrell wants “literally all of humanity to harmonize” on climate change

The hip-hop mogul announced at the World Economic Forum summit in Davos that he and Al Gore are organizing Live Earth: Road to Paris.

You Gonna Finish That?

Picky eaters — like penguins and my cousin Jables — could starve under climate change

Specialist eaters like chinstrap penguins could face species-ending food shortages, while generalists like gentoo penguins thrive.

SOTU Redux

Republicans edit climate-denial mockery out of Obama’s State of the Union

Obama poked the GOP for their overused "I'm not a scientist" dodge. Seems they didn't like it one bit.

Climate & Energy

Fracktivists fight liquefied natural gas terminal near NYC

New York’s famously dedicated anti-fracking activists are pushing Gov. Andrew Cuomo to veto an LNG import project.

SOTU, Brute?

Obama to Republicans: So long, and thanks for nothing

The State of the Union address marked the end of Obama's dreams of bipartisanship. The fight against climate change will benefit.

Living

M. Sanjayan is hosting a new nature series on … humans?

Want to save the natural world? Get your hands dirty, says this conservation scientist.

Fe Fi Fo Bummer

Future forests to be smaller, less majestic

California's giant trees -- including its showstopping sequoias and redwoods -- are growing smaller under climate pressure.

Politics

Obama: Climate change is a huge threat to future generations

In his State of the Union address, the president dismissed climate deniers and warned Republicans not to block his efforts to take action.

Living

Pope wants you to stop popping out babies — but don’t even think about using birth control

In the race to catch up to women of the 21st century, the Catholic Church is stuck somewhere around 1912. Cool!