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Thawing permafrost could be the worst climate threat you haven’t heard of

Permafrost is supposed to stay frozen -- and it turns out it could be seriously bad news for the atmosphere if it doesn't.

Climate & Energy

5 years after a deadly coal mine disaster, what’s changed?

As the trial winds up for former Massey Energy CEO Don Blankenship, Coal Country is going through tectonic shifts.

share the power

This affordable housing complex has a solar farm on its roof

A community solar project in Seattle is powering the real sharing economy.


Watch Wisconsin foodies go beyond cheese

Wisconsinites make salami, harvest cranberries, and cook up Laotian curry.


Want to fix the climate? First, we have to change everything

Gar Alperovitz worked within the systems that helped pass civil rights legislation and launch Earth Day. Today, he says, those systems are closed for business.


What do conservative policy intellectuals think about climate change?

Some respected conservative writers and think tank scholars have more interesting things to say about climate policy than you might think.

Sympathy for the Franzen

Jonathan Franzen is confused about climate change, but then, lots of people are

The author argues in a New Yorker essay that our climate obsession is dooming birds, which is pretty much all wrong.

Climate & Energy

Frackers near you could be breaking the rules — and you’d probably never know

Just three states have readily accessible databases of violations by oil and gas companies.

Hearts of palm

48 hours that changed the future of rainforests

Inside the high-stakes negotiations with the world's largest palm oil corporation.