In the face of war, immigration, and climate change, let’s take care of our human family

On parenthood in the face of catastrophes, Aylan Kurdi, and the best thing for people and the planet.

From the pork barrel

Republican candidates are obsessed with bacon

The GOP presidential pool has a weird thing for sizzling pork.

Climate & Energy

Here’s how India can increase the chances of a successful climate deal in Paris

Even if India won’t commit to big emissions cuts yet, it can endorse a strong process for evaluating countries’ commitments and ratcheting them up over time.


States crack down on food waste

We've had a hard time convincing businesses to stop throwing out their extra food.

Climate & Energy

What can a president do to boost renewable energy? A lot

Even without approval from Congress, Obama or his successor could take big steps to promote clean energy projects on federal land.

Climate & Energy

Many U.S. Catholics haven’t heard of Pope Francis’ climate push

But his visit to the United States could change all that.

Climate & Energy

Obama gets apocalyptic as he talks climate change in Alaska

The president kicked off a tour of Alaska with a dramatic speech warning of the possibility of "submerged countries" and "abandoned cities."

Climate & Energy

Want your energy efficiency program to succeed? Aim it at poor people

A new study traces how California's energy conservation programs play out differently depending on the wealth of the recipients.


No, Carly Fiorina, the government has not “destroyed” California ag

According to the GOP candidate, regulation is strangling the Golden State's farmers. Yet somehow they are still earning record profits.