Will an obstinate Senate help heat up the planet?

Will the Kigali agreement to curb HFCs need to be ratified by the Senate? If so, the chamber is sure to block it.

Cool deal

Nearly every country in the world has agreed to cut back on a potent greenhouse gas.

The deal cuts the use of hydrofluorocarbons (HFCs), which have roughly 1,000 times more heat-trapping capacity than carbon dioxide.

Cooling-off period

Will this climate agreement hurt the world’s poorest?

A plan to slash ultra-potent greenhouse gas could lead to suffering in the short term.

California dreamin'

California has a lot of kinks to work out on its ambitious new climate goal.

Just saying you'll cut a ton of emissions won't cut it.

Climate & Energy

We fixed the ozone layer (sort of). Can we fix the climate?

With the ozone layer on the mend, there's proof that international cooperation can work. But the climate is a different can of worms.


U.N. says the ozone layer will be a little less screwed — a long time from now

A new report hints that what's good for the ozone layer may be bad for climate change.


Sugar might make you stupid

We all know eating too much processed sugar screws up your body in serious ways. But a new study suggests it could mess up your brain, too.


Sports enthusiasts urge you to ditch sports drinks

Professional snowboarders Bryan Fox and Austin Smith have started a "Drink Water" campaign, urging people to stop drinking the $20-a-gallon sugar-juice that props up their industry.


Pepsi spends $3 million a year so laws don’t come between corn syrup and your kids

Ironically-named food hero Marion Nestle just calculated that PepsiCo, which pumps enough high fructose corn syrup into the American public to turn out one Ghostbusters-size Stay Puft marshmallow man every 18 hours (I made that up; you get the idea), …