Politics

Climate & Energy

Is there hope for West Virginia as it moves away from coal?

Not as much as we might like, because next the state will fixate on fracking for natural gas, as West Virginia native Jeff Young explains.

Food

Instead of trying to feed the world, we should be ending poverty

Relieving poverty is the single most important step we could take toward reducing hunger -- and way more effective than boosting crop yields.

Immaculate Contraception

Our favorite Pope still needs to address one major issue

When it comes to women, and the control that they can have over their own bodies, the Church still has a long way to go.

Ceci n'est pas une pomme

Republican scandal-mongering is now a perpetual motion machine

The congressional investigation into EPA-NRDC "collusion" is a sad sign that the Republican scandal machine no longer needs any fuel to keep running.

Climate & Energy

The Chinese people care more about the environment than Americans do

A new survey finds that Chinese citizens rank “pollution and the environment” as the top global threat. Americans aren't so concerned.

Climate & Energy

How to get Republicans to stop using the “I’m not a scientist” dodge

If journalists don't want a stupid answer about climate change, they should ask a better question.

Climate & Energy

Here’s Obama’s latest strategy for a global climate deal

The president's chief climate negotiator has outlined the kind of agreement he might press for at the big U.N. climate summit in Paris next year.

Climate & Energy

This ambassador for black politicians argues that solar drags down African Americans

She takes the concerns of African-American communities straight to the White House -- and she's taking her talking points on solar net-metering straight from the utility companies.

Food

Save the climate, pay a farmer

With the right incentives, farmers could make enormous headway in the effort to change the global carbon equation.

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