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Topics: The Environment
Topics: The Environment
And, despite what Trump said in the debate, it isn’t likely to save miners’ jobs either
Reducing emissions is the right goal. But we still need fossil fuels—and the Dakota pipeline
Policy changes won’t stop companies’ shift to renewables | “Fears of a negative impact of Trump … are really overblown”
JUSTIN WORLAND AS GEOLOGICAL EPOCHS HAVE COME AND gone throughout Earth’s vast history, shifts have often correlated with large-scale global changes like ice ages and mass extinctions. An asteroid hits the planet, wiping out the dinosaurs, and the C
THE THOUSANDS OF DIPLOMATS AND activists who gathered at the annual U.N. climate summit, held this year in Marrakech, Morocco, on Nov. 7, must have thought the hard work was over. Just days earlier, the Paris Agreement, by far the most ambitious inte
The first offshore wind farm in the U.S. marks a turning point for the industry.
It really is a new day for U.S. energy policy. The President-elect has pledged to roll back environmental regulations, invest in new pipelines and allow drilling on public lands—and he can make many of the changes unilaterally once in office. On thei
Forget organic. Clothing and textile makers are turning to so-called Better Cotton, sustainably raised and cheaper
MANY RENEWABLE energy advocates think the best way to store solar and wind energy may be to use what are known as “flow batteries,” which hold liquid electrolytes in tanks and then pump them through a reactor to produce electricity. A major advantage
THE MASS OF SALMON IS invisible under the calm surface of the water—at least at first. Put out a net, however, and everything changes. “It absolutely erupts,” says Corey Arnold, a photographer who also works as a commercial fisherman during the summe
SHIPPING Ninety percent of all we use—shirts, phones, disposable coffee cups and the beans therein—have traveled around the world on ships burning one of the dirtiest fuels by the ton. According to Edward Humes, author of Door to Door, 160 of these
THE MOM, SUPERMODEL AND ACTIVIST ON WHY TAKING CARE OF THE PLANET MATTERS
Matthew Philips President Obama’s environmental legacy went up in smoke the minute Donald Trump won. Obama has spent the past four years pursuing an aggressive regulatory agenda aimed at lowering the nation’s reliance on fossil fuels, boosting green
Two decades ago, car companies predicted that they’d have millions of hydrogen fuel-cell cars on the road by 2020. today, that seems impossible, given that only three models are in commercial producti
ARCHITECT STEVEN HOLL SAVED A PLOT OF LAND FROM DEVELOPMENT AND BUILT HIMSELF A GUESTHOUSE THAT SLEEPS FIVE—BUT HAS NO BEDROOMS.
VISUAL COMMENTARIES ON THE EARTH’S RESOURCES BY THREE ARTISTS.
Bragging rights for the sweetest root at Union Square.
The environment rarely polls high as a concern for the American electorate. It’s usually topped by health care, the economy, national security—all of which are valid concerns. But the largest environmental issue—climate change—is altering our voting
AT FIRST GLANCE, LONDON’S Oxford Street looks like any other pristine urban corridor. Trees bloom. Taxis honk. Shoppers flock to stores like Starbucks, Uniqlo and the Gap. Of all the words you could use to describe this destination, dangerous would b
Even as more marine tracts are preserved, fishing and conservation can co-exist
JUSTIN WORLAND CLIMATE NEGOTIATORS MEETING IN KIGALI, Rwanda, agreed on Oct. 15 to phase out pollutants known as hydrofluorocarbons (HFCs). The deal represents crucial progress toward meeting the goal of last year’s landmark Paris Agreement, which s
Justin Worland HUNDREDS OF COAL-FIRED power plants across the U.S. have shuttered in the face of cheaper alternatives and increasingly tough environmental regulations. But while the closings are a win for clean air, they can devastate local economie
Naureen S. Malik Adam Sieminski is the administrator of the U.S. Energy Information Administration, a division of the Department of Energy that collects and analyzes data. Are $60 oil prices possible next year? They should be above $50 next year.
MOST TALK ABOUT CONSERVATION AND travel tends to revolve around reducing emissions: fewer pollutants means fewer harmful climate changes. But protecting the environment isn’t just about tailpipes; it’s about tires and the rubber that’s used to make
THE CELEBRATED ENVIRONMENTAL ACTIVIST IS BACK ON THE FRONT LINES, FIGHTING FOR CLEAN WATER ACROSS THE NATION
A national carbon tax may be too low to reach the country’s Paris targets, but it’s a good start
With all the lake fishing, hiking trails, and osprey sightings.
A company doesn’t have to be especially big to have a big impact on the planet. Our On the Cusp list honors smaller companies, creative subsidiaries of bigger ones, and newer initiatives—spotting some worthy corporate efforts that may someday change the way you do business.
An elegy for one of evolution’s marvels
The incoming Trump administration is likely to see the greatest revival of environmentalism as a confrontational, grassroots, sometimes radical movement since at least 1970, when more than a million people took part in the first Earth Day.The vigil a
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