Climate & Energy

Here are 17 things we need to do to fix the world

There aren't that many Sustainable Development Goals, but they sure will be hard to achieve.


Pope Francis warns that environmental destruction could wipe out humanity

In a U.N. address, the pope said we need to pay attention to the "right of the environment."

Climate & Energy

Interview: Republican candidate George Pataki says it’s time to talk about climate change

The former governor of New York chats with Grist about innovation, cleantech, the pope, and how to get his party engaged on climate change.

Climate & Energy

China is about to launch the world’s biggest cap-and-trade program

As part of a new climate deal with the U.S., China is also agreeing to other measures, paving the way for progress at U.N. talks in Paris.

Climate & Energy

Can game theory predict what will happen at the U.N. climate negotiations?

A team of researchers is trying to call the outcome of the Paris climate talks using complex economic models.


A few miles away from where the pope addressed Congress, a black community looks for change

The neighborhood's fresh air has long been overtaken by a trash transfer station.


Pope Francis didn’t even say “climate change” in his address to Congress

The pope's environmental message in his speech at the Capitol was much more muted than his White House remarks.


Is Cargill backsliding on its promise to end deforestation?

Some environmental activists say yes. Cargill says actions speak louder than words.

Climate & Energy

Top 6 takeaways from Rolling Stone’s interview with Obama on climate change

The magazine's reporter got a Q&A with Obama during his trip to Alaska, and we've distilled it down for you into handy, digestible memes.