Politics

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.

Climate & Energy

Colorado’s fracking regulators aren’t regulating

People who reported fracking-related complaints to the authorities were frustrated by the lack of response, researchers found.

Climate & Energy

In just 15 years, wind could provide a fifth of the world’s electricity

The coming global boom in wind power will be driven largely by China's rebounding wind energy market.

Politics

Are enviros smart to back Republican Susan Collins?

The Democrat in the Maine Senate race is the greener candidate, but environmental groups are still supporting Collins.

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