Climate & Energy

Climate & Energy

China is about to launch the world’s biggest cap-and-trade program

As part of a new climate deal with the U.S., China is also agreeing to other measures, paving the way for progress at U.N. talks in Paris.

Ranchers with ties to the biofuel industry attack Brazilian tribe members

The Guarani people -- the largest indigenous group in Brazil -- are all too familiar with the destructive side of sugarcane ethanol.

Climate & Energy

Can game theory predict what will happen at the U.N. climate negotiations?

A team of researchers is trying to call the outcome of the Paris climate talks using complex economic models.

Climate & Energy

What is PPM, and what does it have to do with capitalism and climate change?

The nitty gritty of measuring atmospheric CO2 involves Algerian monks and Mongolian schoolteachers, and has some pretty major real-world implications.


Pope Francis didn’t even say “climate change” in his address to Congress

The pope's environmental message in his speech at the Capitol was much more muted than his White House remarks.

Climate & Energy

Top 6 takeaways from Rolling Stone’s interview with Obama on climate change

The magazine's reporter got a Q&A with Obama during his trip to Alaska, and we've distilled it down for you into handy, digestible memes.

Business & Technology

Volkswagen’s emissions cheating caused an appalling amount of extra pollution

A new analysis shows the company's cars may be responsible for nearly 1 million tons of air pollution every year.


Pumpkin beer brings summer’s end ahead of schedule. Thanks, climate change

An Oregon heatwave gave us ripe pumpkins in mid-August.


The rising oceans could drown a lot of NASA launch sites

The agency's five coastal facilities can expect between 5 and 27 inches of sea level rise by 2050.