Politics

Politics

Here’s the green, bike-loving candidate who could beat Scott Walker in Wisconsin

Democrat Mary Burke, a former exec at Trek Bicycle, has a good shot at beating right-wing Walker and becoming the state's next governor.

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California’s carbon market is leaking

Recent changes to the rules of California's carbon market threaten to allow substantial "leakage," which would merely shuffle emissions, not eliminate them. This is a Bad Thing.

Politics

Watch Jon Stewart’s hilarious takedown of a Koch ad

Meet the next generation of robber barons, the Koch brothers.

Politics

Meet South Dakota’s surprisingly green Senate candidate

Grist talks to Rick Weiland, a Democrat waging a long-shot campaign. Unlike other Dems in red states, he wants to fight climate change, Keystone XL, and Big Oil.

Politics

Millennials could make a difference on climate, if they voted

A new poll revealed that young people care about reducing carbon emissions, but they're less likely to get out to the polls to vote.

Climate & Energy

What will it take to get electricity to the world’s poor?

What's the most promising way to extend electricity to those who now lack it? Is it top-down, extending the centralized grid and building large power plants? Or is it bottom-up, with distributed energy?

Climate & Energy

The craziest things Republican candidates have said about climate change in one video

Can the GOP's 2014 candidates give a straight answer on climate change? It appears not.

Climate & Energy

A Keystone XL activist gets his day in court

The good news is Alec Johnson got off with a small fine. The bad news is he didn't get to say a peep about why he performed his act of civil disobedience.

Climate & Energy

Environmentalists don’t like Europe’s new climate plan. Can Obama do better?

Oxfam and Greenpeace call out the new EU targets for being too low and unenforceable.

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