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Climate & Energy

Ken Burns: Before Sandy, there was the Dust Bowl

The filmmaker talks about the worst human-made ecological disaster in U.S. history, and what it teaches us about future climate catastrophes.


Why Al Gore should pipe down about a carbon tax

The motive is clear. The politics aren't.

Climate & Energy

Al Gore calls on Barack Obama to ‘act boldly’ on climate change

The former vice president and climate champion urges Obama to immediately begin pushing for a carbon tax.

Climate & Energy

There’s not gonna be a carbon tax

Lots of people are talking about carbon taxes now, but without House Republican support it won't happen. David Roberts explains why climate hawks should cool their jets.

Climate & Energy

This is what climate change sounds like

Artist Andrea Polli takes scientific data and spins it into music. The effect, she hopes, is more powerful than anything you’ll get from a bar chart.

Climate & Energy

How you can help clean energy eat Big Oil’s lunch

Activists are pushing for divestment from dirty energy companies. Let's couple that with investments in community-owned, small-scale renewables.

Business & Technology

Geoengineering: A mad scientist’s guide to fixing the planet

Climate change? Rising seas? Monster storms? Science can fix that, thanks to the miracle of geoengineering. Here's everything you need to know.


Lame duck or bad luck? The farm bill hangs in the balance

Will Congress leave young farmers and organic farmers high and dry? Here's an update on the expired multibillion-dollar food and farm bill.

Climate & Energy

You be the pessimist! Here’s why the election gives me hope

What if grassroots activists joined with green D.C. insiders, got the president to kill the Keystone pipeline, and put a price on carbon? Bill McKibben explains why the election should make us all optimists.