When it comes to climate change, we hear almost only bummer tunes. And like a hungover mall Santa who’s heard “Little Drummer Boy” a little too often, we’re fatigued. We’re betting you are, too. But never fear: As this year closes, pour a glass of rum pum-pum-pum and join us as we search out some good news floating in the rising seas of bad. Bonus: Share your auld-lang-synes of progress with us, and we’ll be sure to toast them, too.
Stories in this series:
Water & oil: How natives & neighbors of the Sacred Headwaters battled drillers and won
In remote B.C., tribal elders, fishermen, hunters, and ordinary folks won a six-year fight to kick Big Oil out of their salmon-bearing backyard. Our three-part series explores what we can learn from their climate win.
Water & oil: Under threat, Sacred Headwaters’ immune system kicks in
In part 2 of our series on Canada's Sacred Headwaters, tensions grow as a small First Nations tribe draws support from near and far for a showdown with Big Oil -- and itself.
Water & oil: One battle to save the Sacred Headwaters ends, another begins
In the conclusion to our series, Shell Canada makes a surprising move in Northern B.C., and residents look to what's next.
13 major clean energy breakthroughs of 2013
The rapidly improving technology, declining costs, and increasing accessibility of clean energy is the true bright spot in the march toward a zero-carbon future.
Just add compost: How to turn your grassland ranch into a carbon sink
Can open fields capture atmospheric carbon and stash it away in the soil? You bet, says the data from a project in Marin.
Future near perfect: How humans can still save the day by 2050
In "The World We Made," green guru Jonathon Porritt writes of a future where we fix the planet with renewable energy, smart food systems, and jetpacks. Bonus: It's all possible. (Except maybe the jetpacks.)