Environmental Impacts of Natural Gas
from Union of Concerned Scientists

Natural gas is a fossil fuel, though the global warming emissions from its combustion are much lower than those from coal or oil.
Natural gas emits 50 to 60 percent less carbon dioxide (CO2) when combusted in a new, efficient natural gas power plant compared with emissions from a typical new coal plant. Considering only tailpipe emissions, natural gas also emits 15 to 20 percent less heat-trapping gases than gasoline when burned in today’s typical vehicle.

Emissions from smokestacks and tailpipes, however, do not tell the full story.

The drilling and extraction of natural gas from wells and its transportation in pipelines results in the leakage of methane, primary component of natural gas that is 34 times stronger than CO2 at trapping heat over a 100-year period and 86 times stronger over 20 years.

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» ‘A defining issue of our time’: Massachusetts’ first-ever climate chief is bringing an all-of-government approach to climate change
Melissa Hoffer’s job is unprecedented. As Governor Maura Healey’s new climate chief, she is taking on a role that is not only a first in Massachusetts but in the country as well: a Cabinet-level post with a mandate to do nothing less than reshape the state government to focus on climate.
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» 2022 Was a Big Year for Climate Action in the Courts
It was another busy year in the courts for climate-related cases. There were notable victories for climate action and accountability. There were also some setbacks, such as the limitation of the EPA’s authority to regulate greenhouse gas emissions. 
By Dana Drugmand,
December 29, 2022

» State Releases Climate Change Assessment
By Grady Culhane,
December 23, 2022

» Baker-Polito Administration Releases “MA Climate Change Assessment”
Report Identifies Climate Change Impacts on MA, and Will Inform 2023 State Hazard Mitigation and Climate Adaptation Strategy
By the Executive Office of Energy and Environmental Affairs | Press Release
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» Baker administration releases new clean energy and climate plan for 2050
By Chris Lisinski, State House News Service, on WBUR
December 22, 2022

» With new report, Massachusetts charts the path to net-zero emissions by 2050
By Sabrina Shankman, Boston Globe
December 21, 2022
» Read the plan
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» ‘Face it head on’: Connecticut makes climate change studies compulsory
Enshrining the curriculum in law insulates the subject from budget cuts and culture wars related to the climate crisis
By The Guardian
December 17, 2022

» New England winters are getting much warmer, data show
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By Dharna Noor, Boston Globe
December 7, 2022

» Climate misinformation explodes on Twitter
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By Justine Calma, The Verge
December 5, 2022

» Decades of climate science haven’t solved the problem. Can the royal family?
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December 2, 2022

» Mapped: Carbon Dioxide Emissions Around the World
By Adam Symington, Visual Capitalist
November 29, 2022

» NASA cancels greenhouse gas monitoring satellite due to cost
By Seth Borenstein, AP, in The Washington Post
November 29, 2022

» 2022 will hit a new record for climate pollution
The world has nine years to avert climate catastrophe, but we’re still pumping out record levels of pollution.
By Justine Calma, The Verge
November 15, 2022

» Africa’s ‘Fossil Fallacy’ Will Devastate Climate, Wreck Communities, Report Says
By Christopher Bonasia, The Energy Mix
November 14, 2022

» Nations Must Increase Funding to Cope With Climate Shocks, U.N. Warns
Failing to help developing nations brace for disruption will lead to increased conflict and widespread suffering, the United Nations wrote in a new report.
By Christopher Flavelle, New York Times
November 3, 2022

» Boston’s 2030 climate goal is out of reach, a new report finds
By Sabrina Shankman, Boston Globe
November 3, 2022

» Many States Omit Climate Education. These Teachers Are Trying to Slip It In.
Around the United States, middle school science standards have minimal references to climate change and teachers on average spend just a few hours a year teaching it.
By Winston Choi-Schagrin, New York Times
November 1, 2022

» World close to ‘irreversible’ climate breakdown, warn major studies
Key UN reports published in last two days warn urgent and collective action needed – as oil firms report astronomical profits
By Damian Carrington, The Guardian
October 27, 2022

» UN report: Climate pollution reductions ‘highly inadequate’
By SETH BORENSTEIN, Associated Press
October 27, 2022

» Atmospheric levels of all three greenhouse gases hit record high
Scientists warn world ‘is heading in wrong direction’ amid rise in nitrous oxide, carbon dioxide and methane
By Helena Horton, The Guardian
October 26, 2022

» Study: Climate anxiety is spreading all over the planet
The broadest look yet shows it’s not just a Western worry.
By Kate Yoder, Grist
October 17, 2022

» How climate change is fueling destructive storms like Ian
By Dharna Noor, Boston Globe
September 29, 2022

» On top of Mount Washington, signs of changing climate
Research shows warming temperatures, fewer cold days
By Kevin Skarupa, WMUR
September 28, 2022

» Climate tipping points may be triggered even if warming peaks at 1.5C
By Fritz Habekuss, Bloomberg, in Boston Globe
September 9, 2022

» Greenhouse Gases, Sea Levels Hit Record Highs in 2021
By The Energy Mix
September 5, 2022

» US flood maps outdated thanks to climate change, Fema director says
Deanne Criswell makes admission as ‘extremely dangerous and life-threatening situation’ hits Georgia
By Edward Helmore, The Guardian
September 4, 2022

» The most influential calculation in US climate policy is way off, study finds
Carbon emissions cost society at least three times more than the government’s official estimate.
By Emily Pontecorvo, Grist
September 1, 2022

» Methane Hunters: What Explains the Surge in the Potent Greenhouse Gas?
Levels of the gas are growing at a record rate and natural sources like wetlands are the cause, but scientists don’t know how to curb it.
By Leslie Hook and Chris Campbell, The Financial Times, in Inside Climate News
August 24, 2022

» Extreme Heat, Droughts in China and Europe Signal Global Climate Emergency
“People always thought that water is unlimited, but it really isn’t,” said one climatologist.
By Kenny Stancil, Common Dreams
August 24, 2022

» It’s Happened Before: Paleoclimate Study Shows Warming Oceans Could Lead to a Spike in Seabed Methane Emissions
Shallow deposits of frozen methane beneath oceans may be more vulnerable to thawing than previously known.
By Bob Berwyn, Inside Climate News
August 22, 2022

» Climate study predicts Missouri will see days of 125 degrees by 2053 as part of ‘heat belt’
By Andrew Sullender, Springfield News-Leader
August 17, 2022

» As Heat Waves Worsen, THIS Policy Predicts Where People Will Die
PBS Weathered, YouTube
August 16, 2022

» Weeks of heat above 100F will be the norm in much of US by 2053, study finds
As many as 100 million Americans will be living in ‘extreme’ zones that will see heat index exceed 125F, according to new study
By Richard Luscombe, The Guardian
August 15, 2022

» Europe’s rivers run dry as scientists warn drought could be worst in 500 years
Crops, power plants, barge traffic, industry and fish populations devastated by parched waterways
By Jon Henley, The Guardian
August 13, 2022

» Nights are getting way too hot to handle
It’s a ‘neglected’ climate risk, researchers say
By Justine Calma, The Verge
August 10, 2022

» Climate bill backs oil leasing: How much of a CO2 problem?
By Heather Richards, E&E News
August 9, 2022

» Scientists urge global action after ‘historic’ US climate bill
The Senate of the United States – the world’s largest greenhouse gas emitter – has passed unprecedented legislation aiming to cut emissions 40 percent by 2030.
By Al Jazeera
August 8, 2022

» Tonga’s volcano sent tons of water into the stratosphere. That could warm the Earth
By Bill Chappell, NPR
August 3, 2022

» Scientists Say It’s ‘Fatally Foolish’ To Not Study Catastrophic Climate Outcomes
A new paper discusses ‘climate end games’ as the planet approaches environmental tipping points that could exacerbate other global crises like pandemics and war.
By Bob Berwyn, Inside Climate News
August 1, 2022

» James Lovelock, whose Gaia theory saw the Earth as alive, dies at 103
By Keith Schneider, New York Times, in Boston Globe
July 27, 2022

» ‘Climate Catastrophe’ Feared as Congo Moves to Sell Critical Ecosystem for Oil Drilling
“It’s madness,” said Greenpeace Africa. “These plans must be scrapped immediately.”
By Kenny Stancil, Common Dreams
July 25, 2022

» Congo to Auction Land to Oil Companies: ‘Our Priority Is Not to Save the Planet’
Peatlands and rainforests in the Congo Basin protect the planet by storing carbon. Now, in a giant leap backward for the climate, they’re being auctioned off for drilling.
By Ruth Maclean and Dionne Searcey, New York Times
July 24, 2022

» NASA Images of Shrinking Lake Mead Offer ‘Stark Illustration’ of Climate Crisis
“This is not a drought, this is aridification,” said one water law expert. “This is the new world we live in.”
By Julia Conley, Common Dreams
July 22, 2022

» Code Red: executive action, extreme heat, and the global climate crisis
By Radio Times, NPR, WHYY
July 21, 2022

» Democratic voters say Biden could be doing a lot more for the climate crisis
A Pew survey found more Americans favor stricter environmental laws and regulations – even at an economic cost
By Nina Lakhani and Oliver Milman, The Guardian
July 14, 2022

» Nearly $2tn of damage inflicted on other countries by US emissions
Research puts US ahead of China, Russia, India and Brazil in terms of global damage as climate expert says numbers ‘very stark’
By Oliver Milman, The Guardian
July 12, 2022

» Massachusetts doesn’t have a state climatologist. Here’s why that matters.
By Kate Selig, Boston Globe
July 10, 2022

» Northeastern researchers have a plan to protect Boston from rising sea levels: floating vegetation mats they call the ‘Emerald Tutu’
By Travis Andersen, Boston Globe
July 8, 2022

» Global dismay as supreme court ruling leaves Biden’s climate policy in tatters
Biden’s election was billed as heralding a ‘climate presidency’ but congressional and judicial roadblocks mean he has little to show
By Oliver Milman, The Guardian
July 6, 2022

» Methane much more sensitive to global heating than previously thought – study
Greenhouse gas has undergone rapid acceleration and scientists say it may be due to atmospheric changes
By Kate Ravilious, The Guardian
July 5, 2022

» As Federal Climate-Fighting Tools Are Taken Away, Cities and States Step Up
Across the country, local governments are accelerating their efforts to cut greenhouse gas emissions, in some cases bridging partisan divides. Their role will become increasingly important.
By Maggie Astor, New York Times
July 1, 2022

» Supreme Court rejects EPA ability to set fleet-wide GHG emissions standards for power plants
By Ethan Howland, Utility Dive
June 30, 2022

» Supreme Court curbs EPA’s power to limit greenhouse gas emissions
A group of red states and coal companies contested a federal appeals court decision that said the EPA could issue regulations on greenhouse gases.
By Pete Williams and Dareh Gregorian, NBC News
June 30, 2022

» Republican Drive to Tilt Courts Against Climate Action Reaches a Crucial Moment
A Supreme Court environmental case being decided this month is the product of a coordinated, multiyear strategy by Republican attorneys general and conservative allies.
By Coral Davenport, New York Times
June 19, 2022

» ‘Off the Scale’: Warmer Arctic Ocean Fueling Climate Feedback Loop Faster Than Previously Known
“This is one of the scariest reports I have ever seen,” said one climate scientist in response to new study.
By Jon Queally, Common Dreams
June 15, 2022

» On Climate Change’s Front Lines, Hard Lives Grow Even Harder
Hundreds of millions of humanity’s most vulnerable live in South Asia, where rising temperatures make it more difficult to address poverty, food insecurity and health challenges.
By Mujib Mashal and Hari Kumar, New York Times
Photographs by Atul Loke
June 14, 2022

» The 1977 White House climate memo that should have changed the world
Years before the climate crisis was part of national discourse, this memo to the president predicted catastrophe
By Emma Pattee, The Guardian
June 14, 2022

» Summer has transformed into ‘danger season,’ scientists warn
Hurricanes, heat, fires, smoke, drought: Is it time to stop sugar-coating summer?
By Kate Yoder, Grist
June 13, 2022

» “Limited time:” World will lock in 1.5°C warming by 2025 without big emissions cuts
By Michael Mazengarb, Renew Economy
June 7, 2022

» Carbon Dioxide Levels Are Highest in Human History
Humans pumped 36 billion tons of the planet-warming gas into the atmosphere in 2021, more than in any previous year. It comes from burning oil, gas and coal.
By Henry Fountain, New York Times
June 3, 2022

» UN’s Guterres demands end to ‘suicidal war against nature’
Unless humanity acts now, ‘we will not have a livable planet,’ United Nations secretary-general warns, pleading for world leaders to ‘lead us out of this mess’.
By Al Jazeera
June 2, 2022

» Trump Policies Sent U.S. Tumbling in a Climate Ranking
The Environmental Performance Index, published every two years by researchers at Yale and Columbia, found only Denmark and Britain on sustainable paths to net-zero emissions by 2050.
By Maggie Astor, New York Times
May 31, 2022

» New Study Says World Must Cut Short-Lived Climate Pollutants as Well as Carbon Dioxide to Meet Paris Agreement Goals
Cutting only CO2 emissions, but failing to rein in methane, HFCs and soot, will speed global warming in the coming decades and only slow it later this century.
By Phil McKenna, Inside Climate News
May 23, 2022

» Biden under pressure to declare climate emergency
By Scott Waldman, E&E News
May 23, 2022

» Greenhouse Gases Trapped Nearly 50% More Heat Last Year Than in 1990: NOAA
“Getting hot in here,” said one climate campaigner. “Gotta get congressmen and senators to do more midday outdoor events in their dark suits.”
By Jessica Corbett, Common Dreams
May 23, 2022

» The world, with or without us: Increasing gas and oil production is a disastrously bad idea
Author of “The World Without Us” on his recent trip to Iraq — and why the Ukraine war is no excuse to pump more oil
By Alan Weisman, Salon | Opinion
May 22, 2022

» The Fed Is Neglecting Its Duty on Climate Change
Global warming is introducing unprecedented risk into the financial system. The Fed has the power to limit that risk. Instead, Jerome Powell is sitting on his hands.
By Aaron Regunber, The New Republic | Opinion
May 19, 2022
Aaron Regunberg is a longtime progressive organizer, former Rhode Island state representative, and law student.

» India tries to adapt to extreme heat but is paying a heavy price
Summer hasn’t arrived yet, but early heat waves have brought the country to a standstill
By Gerry Shih and Kasha Patel, Washington Post
May 9, 2022

» Atmospheric CO2 Hits Another All-Time High
By The Energy Mix
May 8, 2022

» To curb the climate crisis, transforming forestry is key, UN says
By Dharna Noor, Boston Globe
May 7, 2022

» Too many new coal-fired plants planned for 1.5C climate goal, report concludes
Number of new plants planned fell last year, but coal-generated electricity rose by 9% to record high
By Fiona Harvey, The Guardian
April 26, 2022

» G20 Falling Behind, Canada Dead Last in Widening Gap Between Climate Pledges, Climate Action
By Mitchell Beer, The Energy Mix
April 22, 2022

» As Earth’s temperature rises, Massachusetts residents’ sense of urgency on climate change declines
By Sabrina Shankman and Dharna Noor, Boston Globe
April 19, 2022

» How Massachusetts feels about climate change in 12 graphics
By John Hancock and Dharna Noor, Boston Globe
April 19, 2022

» Despite Big Oil Roadblocks, Poll Shows Majority in US Support Climate Action
Amid congressional inaction, solid majorities of U.S. adults favor policies to slash greenhouse gas pollution, a new Gallup survey found.
By Kenny Stancil, Common Dreams
April 11, 2022

» Brazil sets ‘worrying’ new Amazon deforestation record
Brazilian Amazon sees 64 percent jump in deforestation in first three months of 2022 compared with a year earlier.
By Al Jazeera
April 8, 2022

» Methane emissions surged by a record amount in 2021, NOAA says
By Emma Newburger, CNBC
April 7, 2022

» IPCC: We can tackle climate change if big oil gets out of the way
Experts say criticism of oil and gas’s ‘climate-blocking activities’ cut from final draft, reflective of industry’s power and influence
By Amy Westervelt, The Guardian
April 5, 2022

» ‘A file of shame’: Major UN climate report shows world is on track for catastrophic levels of warming
By Dharna Noor, Boston Globe
April 4, 2022

» ‘Terrifying’ IPCC Report Chronicles ‘Fast Track to Climate Disaster’, Shows Narrowed Path to 1.5°C
By Mitchell Beer, The Energy Mix
April 4, 2022

» Greta Thunberg to publish a ‘go-to source’ book on the climate crisis
The Climate Book will include contributions from scientist Katharine Hayhoe, economist Thomas Piketty and novelist Margaret Atwood
By Lucy Knight, The Guardian
March 31, 2022

» Can the world overshoot its climate targets — and then fix it later?
Policymakers seem to be banking on it. But irreversible climate impacts could get in the way.
By Emily Pontecorvo, Grist
March 30, 2022

» Complex Models Now Gauge the Impact of Climate Change on Global Food Production. The Results Are ‘Alarming’
Climate change is a “threat multiplier,” making hunger emergencies worse. Advanced modeling shows that crop yields could plummet, faster than expected.
By Georgina Gustin, Inside Climate News
March 27, 2022

» ‘OK Doomer’ and the Climate Advocates Who Say It’s Not Too Late
A growing chorus of young people is focusing on climate solutions. “‘It’s too late’ means ‘I don’t have to do anything, and the responsibility is off me.’”
By Cara Buckley, New York Times
March 22, 2022

» Thanks to climate change, ticks and allergies are arriving earlier
By Dharna Noor, Boston Globe
March 22, 2022

» In a World on Fire, Stop Burning Things
The truth is new and counterintuitive: we have the technology necessary to rapidly ditch fossil fuels.
By Bill McKibben, The New Yorker
March 18, 2022

» Second-Largest U.S. Reservoir Falls to Historic Lows
By Olivia Rosane, EcoWatch
March 17, 2022

» ‘Common-Sense Decision’: Court Allows Biden to Weigh Social Cost of Carbon
The decision to block a Trump-appointed judge’s order “puts the government back on track to address and assess climate change,” said one climate advocate.
By Jake Johnson, Common Dreams
March 17, 2022

» As War Rages, A Struggle to Balance Energy Crunch and Climate Crisis
Rising oil prices and increased demand for expanded production come at a time when scientists say nations must sharply cut the use of fossil fuels.
By Brad Plumer, Lisa Friedman and David Gelles, New York Times
March 10, 2022

» How Climate Change Is Disrupting the Global Supply Chain
The impact of the Covid pandemic on the global supply chain has been widely reported. But extreme weather, from floods to wildfires, is increasingly hammering ports, highways, and factories worldwide, and experts warn these climate-induced disruptions will only get worse.
By Jacques Leslie, Yale 360
March 10, 2022

» Amazon is less able to recover from droughts and logging, study finds
By Henry Fountain, New York Times, in Boston Globe
March 7, 2022

» IPCC Risk Analysis Shows Safe Limits Have Already Been Passed
By Tim Radford, The Energy Mix
March 2, 2022

» Only 6% of G20 pandemic recovery spending ‘green’, analysis finds
Review of G20 fiscal stimulus spending counters many countries’ pledges to ‘build back better’
By Fiona Harvey, The Guardian
March 2, 2022

» IPCC warns “world faces unavoidable multiple climate hazards”
By Michael Mazengarb, Renew Economy
February 28, 2022

» The effects of climate change are worse than we thought, an unflinching new UN report finds
By Dharna Noor, Boston Globe
February 28, 2022

» Climate Fears on Back Burner as Fuel Costs Soar and Russia Crisis Deepens
Energy security has gained prominence while the conflict in Ukraine raises concerns over the possible interruption in the supply of oil and natural gas.
By Patricia Cohen, New York Times
February 23, 2022

» Climate change is intensifying Earth’s water cycle at twice the predicted rate, research shows
Rising temperatures pushing much more freshwater towards poles than climate models previously estimated
By Donna Lu, The Guardian
February 23, 2022

» US west ‘megadrought’ is worst in at least 1,200 years, new study says
Human-caused climate change significant driver of destructive conditions as even drier decades lie ahead, researchers say
By Gabrielle Canon, The Guardian
February 15, 2022

» How Bad Is the Western Drought? Worst in 12 Centuries, Study Finds.
Fueled by climate change, the drought that started in 2000 is now the driest two decades since 800 A.D.
By Henry Fountain, New York Times
February 14, 2022

» ‘Dangerously Fast’ Methane Increase Suggests Feedback Mechanism May Have Begun
By The Energy Mix
February 14, 2022

» To Counter Global Warming, Focus Far More on Methane, a New Study Recommends
Scientists at Stanford have concluded that the EPA has radically undervalued the climate impact of methane, a “short-lived climate pollutant,” by focusing on a 100-year metric for quantifying global warming.
By Phil McKenna, Inside Climate News
February 9, 2022

» Seen From Space: Huge Methane Leaks
A European satellite reveals sites in the United States, Russia, Central Asia and elsewhere that are “ultra emitters” of methane. That could help fight climate change.
By Henry Fountain, New York Times
February 4, 2022

» Beavers Are Flooding the Warming Alaskan Arctic, Threatening Fish, Water and Indigenous Traditions
A thawing of permafrost in beaver-built wetlands can release vast stores of greenhouse gases to warm the climate, but Native peoples are already feeling the rodent’s impacts.
By David Hasemyer, Inside Climate News
January 31, 2022

» Judges Increasingly Demand Climate Analysis in Drilling Decisions
A federal judge this week required the government take climate change into account before approving offshore oil drilling leases. That’s becoming more common.
By Lisa Friedman, New York Times
January 28, 2022

» Oceans Absorb Record Heat in 2021
By The Energy Mix
January 16, 2022

» Last Year’s Overall Climate Was Shaped by Warming-Driven Heat Extremes Around the Globe
A quarter of the world’s population experienced a record-warm year in 2021, research shows.
By Bob Berwyn, Inside Climate News
January 14, 2022

» New England is warming faster than the rest of the planet, new study finds
By David Abel, Boston Globe
December 30, 2021

» The Year in Climate Photos
From the president’s desk to protests and disasters around the world, photos showed climate change is always easy to see but sometimes hard to look at.
By Katelyn Weisbrod, Inside Climate News
December 27, 2021

» 2021: Year in Review for Climate Change Wins and Losses
As the climate crisis worsens, the calls for more aggressive action grow louder. 2021 saw more business as usual, industry obfuscation and delay, but also some reasons for optimism.
By Nick Cunningham, DeSmog Blog
December 22, 2021

» The Year in Climate
A summer that really scared scientists.
By Bill McKibben, New Yorker Magazine
December 16, 2021

» New Study Shows Siberian Permafrost Releasing Climate Super-Pollutant Nitrous Oxide
By Mitchell Beer, The Energy Mix
December 8, 2021

» Climate change deniers are over attacking the science. Now they attack the solutions.
A new study charts the evolution of right-wing arguments.
By Kate Yoder, Grist
November 18, 2021

» “Earthshine” from the Moon shows our planet is dimming, intensifying global warming
By Zack Savitsky, Mongabay
November 18, 2021

» Ten ways to confront the climate crisis without losing hope
It’s easy to despair at the climate crisis, or to decide it’s already too late – but it’s not. Here’s how to keep the fight alive.
By Rebecca Solnit, The Guardian
November 18, 2021

» Households in Tropics Will Strain without Air Conditioning as Heat Reaches ‘Wet Bulb’ Levels
By Tim Radford, The Energy Mix
November 14, 2021

» 1.5° Goal ‘Hanging by a Thread’: COP 26 Makes Small Gains, Leaves Toughest Issues to Next Year
By Paul Brown with files from Mitchell Beer, The Energy Mix
November 14, 2021

» COP26 cop-out? Indonesia’s clean energy pledge keeps coal front and center
By Hans Nicholas Jong, Mongabay
November 10, 2021

» World urged to slash gas use by a third to avoid climate disaster
‘Gas is the new coal’, says Climate Analytics report that finds it the fastest growing source of carbon dioxide emissions
By Oliver Milman, The Guardian
November 4, 2021

» Tom Goldtooth at COP26: Absolute Carbon Reduction “Issue of Life and Death” for Indigenous Peoples
By Democracy Now, YouTube
November 2, 2021

» Samoan Climate Activist Brianna Fruean: If Pacific Islands Drown, the Rest of the World Is Doomed
By Democracy Now, YouTube
November 2, 2021

» Voices from Global South Shut Out of U.N. Climate Summit As Vaccine Apartheid Limits Travel to U.K.
Democracy Now, YouTube
November 1, 2021

» China Hurries to Burn More Coal, Putting Climate Goals at Risk
Faced with electricity shortages, the country is racing to expand mining despite risks to the environment, miner safety and the economy.
By Keith Bradsher, New York Times
October 28, 2021

» Report Examines ‘Net Zero’ Climate Strategies, Finds Corporate Plans Lacking in Lead up to COP26
A “Net Zero” carbon emissions approach, the keystone of many government and corporate strategies on climate change, is a pollute now, pay later strategy, a new report argues.
By Sharon Kelly, DeSmog Blog
October 26, 2021

» Greenhouse Gas Concentrations in Atmosphere Reached Record Highs Last Year: UN Warns World Is ‘Way Off Track’
By Deutsche Welle, in EcoWatch
October 25, 2021

» Ahead of COP26, Top Biden Appointees Pushing Natural Gas Are Undermining His Climate Credibility
The Biden administration’s commitment to natural gas, also known as fossil gas, isn’t a commitment to reaching net-zero by 2050, says a researcher at Global Witness; it’s a promise to the oil and gas industry that they’re still in control. As a major climate summit in Glasgow, Scotland, approaches, the Biden administration must urgently change course on fossil gas.
By Sal Christ, DeSmog Blog | Opinion
October 25, 2021

» Manchin Seeks to Gut Key Climate Provision From Infrastructure Bill as West Virginia Suffers Worsening Floods
By Climate Nexus, EcoWatch
October 18, 2021

» Key to Biden’s Climate Agenda Likely to Be Cut Because of Manchin Opposition
The West Virginia Democrat told the White House he is firmly against a clean electricity program that is the muscle behind the president’s plan to battle climate change.
By Coral Davenport, New York Times
October 15, 2021

» What sea level rise will do to famous American sites, visualized
New images show what areas of the world can be saved or lost if carbon emissions aren’t curbed
By Aliya Uteuova, The Guardian
October 12, 2021

» Climate scientists should pay more attention to fish poop. Really.
Fish poop transforms ocean chemistry and can store carbon for centuries.
By Benji Jones, Vox
October 8, 2021

» World Meteorological Organization Sharpens Warnings About Both Too Much and Too Little Water
With global warming intensifying the water cycle, floods and droughts are increasing, and many countries are unprepared.
By Bob Berwyn, Inside Climate News
October 6, 2021

» Nobel Prize in Physics Awarded for Study of Humanity’s Role in Changing Climate
The work of Syukuro Manabe, Klaus Hasselmann and Giorgio Parisi “demonstrate that our knowledge about the climate rests on a solid scientific foundation,” the committee said.
By Cade Metz, Marc Santora and Cora Engelbrecht, New York Times
October 5, 2021

» Climate Change Is Devastating Coral Reefs Worldwide, Major Report Says
The world lost 14 percent of its coral in just a decade, researchers found.
By Catrin Einhorn, New York Times
October 4, 2021

» Disappearing Water in a Warming Climate: A Story in Four Visuals
By John Letzing and Andrew Berkley, World Economic Forum
October 4, 2021

» What Covid and the ivory-billed woodpecker being declared extinct have in common
Habitat loss and climate change are causing species to die out, which in turn endangers the humans they leave behind.
By Dr. Alexis Drutchas, attending physician at Massachusetts General Hospital in the Division of Palliative Care, in NBC News / Think
September 29, 2021

» U.S. declares more than 20 species extinct after exhaustive searches
By Jacob Knutson, Axios
September 29, 2021

» ‘Verge of the abyss’: Climate change to dominate UNGA talks
Forcing wealthy nations to honour UN climate pledges will ‘be a stretch’, British PM Boris Johnson admitted on Sunday.
By Aljazeera
September 20, 2021

» Global Methane Pledge Offers Hope on Climate in Lead Up to Glasgow
An international effort to slash methane emissions could quickly address climate change if the US and EU can stick to their pledges and get other countries to join.
By Phil McKenna, Inside Climate News
September 20, 2021

» New Climate Analysis Shows Near Total Global Failure to Meet 1.5°C Targets
“An increasing number of people around the world are suffering from ever more severe and frequent impacts of climate change, yet government action continues to lag behind what is needed.”
By Andrea Germanos, Common Dreams
September 15, 2021

» The Rate of Global Warming During Next 25 Years Could Be Double What it Was in the Previous 50, a Renowned Climate Scientist Warns
Former NASA climate scientist James Hansen urged Congress decades ago to act on climate change. Now he says he expects reduced aerosol pollution to lead to a steep temperature rise.
By Bob Berwyn, Inside Climate News
September 15, 2021

» U.S., EU pursuing global deal to slash planet-warming methane – documents
By Kate Abnett and Valerie Volcovici, Reuters
September 14, 2021

» Joe Biden’s Solar Plan and the Prescience of Jimmy Carter
The best time to plant a solar panel was forty years ago—but Biden is trying hard to make up for lost time.
By Bill McKibben, The New Yorker
September 8, 2021

» Medical Journals Call Climate Change the ‘Greatest Threat to Global Public Health’
By Winston Choi-Schagrin, New York Times
September 7, 2021

» Climate Change Is Bankrupting America’s Small Towns
Repeated shocks from hurricanes, fires and floods are pushing some rural communities, already struggling economically, to the brink of financial collapse.
By Christopher Flavelle, New York Times
September 2, 2021

» It Rained at the Summit of Greenland. That’s Never Happened Before.
The showers are another troubling sign of a changing Arctic, which is warming faster than any other region on Earth.
By Henry Fountain, New York Times
August 20, 2021

» July 2021 Hottest Month Ever Recorded, Says NOAA
By Deutsche Welle, in EcoWatch
August 15, 2021

» The IPCC Understated the Need to Cut Emissions From Methane and Other Short-Lived Climate Pollutants, Climate Experts Say
A landmark report on the science of climate change underplays the quick benefit of reducing methane emissions, but the Biden administration says they’re on it, anyway.
By Phil McKenna, Inside Climate News
August 12, 2021

» Major climate changes inevitable and irreversible – IPCC’s starkest warning yet
Report warns temperatures likely to rise by more than 1.5C bringing widespread extreme weather
By Fiona Harvey, The Guardian
August 9, 2021

» ‘Code Red for Humanity’: IPCC Report Warns Window for Climate Action Is Closing Fast
“The alarm bells are deafening, and the evidence is irrefutable: greenhouse gas emissions from fossil fuel burning and deforestation are choking our planet and putting billions of people at immediate risk.”
By Jake Johnson, Common Dreams, in DeSmog Blog
August 9, 2021

» With the window to act narrowing, a stark report from the world’s climate experts
By Sabrina Shankman, Boston Globe
August 9, 2021

» Global Climate Panel’s Report: No Part of the Planet Will be Spared
A new IPCC science assessment, coming before COP26 in November, called for immediate action and showed that this summer’s extremes are only a mild preview of the decades ahead.
By Bob Berwyn, Inside Climate News
August 9, 2021

» A critical ocean system may be heading for collapse due to climate change, study finds
‘The consequences of a collapse would likely be far-reaching’
By Sarah Kaplan, Washington Post
August 5, 2021

» Earth’s ‘vital signs’ worsening as humanity’s impact deepens
By Patrick Galey,
July 28, 2021

» Scientists Warn That the Earth Is Literally Dying
“Policies to combat the climate crisis or any other symptoms should address their root cause: human overexploitation of the planet.”
By Dan Robitzski, Futurism
July 28, 2021

» Net zero target for 2050 is too slow, and a strategy for climate failure
By Michael Mazengarb & Giles Parkinson, Renew Economy
August 4, 2021

» Earlier Coal Shutdowns on the Agenda as Finance Giants Develop Buyout Plan
By The Energy Mix
August 3, 2021

» Scientists who Issued ‘Climate Emergency’ Declaration in 2019 Now say Earth’s Vital Signs are Worsening
A rapid and urgent phaseout of fossil fuels is needed, scientists warn, in order to avoid crossing dangerous climate tipping points.
By Nick Cunningham, DeSmog Blog
July 27, 2021

» G20 Fails on Coal Phaseout, Delays Decisions on Climate Finance, Fossil Subsidies
By Mitchell Beer, The Energy Mix
July 25, 2021

» IEA Warns CO2 Emissions Set to Climb to ‘All-Time High’ as Rich Nations Skimp on Clean Energy
The Paris-based agency slammed rich governments for promising to “build back better” but refusing to “put their money where their mouth is.”
By Jake Johnson, Common Dreams
July 20, 2021

» EXCLUSIVE: Experts Press Trudeau to Link Regulator’s Energy Planning to 1.5°C Targets
By Mitchell Beer, The Energy Mix
July 20, 2021

» In ‘Critical Step’ for Climate, Biden to Restore Protections for Tongass National Forest
“The Tongass is not only one of the few truly wild places left on the planet, it is vital to our path forward as we deal with climate change,” said the Alaska-based group SalmonState.
By Julia Conley, Common Dreams
July 15, 2021

» American west stuck in cycle of ‘heat, drought and fire’, experts warn
Wildfires in several states are burning with worrying ferocity across a tinder-dry landscape
By Maanvi Singh, The Guardian
July 13, 2021

» An Indigenous Group’s Objection to Geoengineering Spurs a Debate About Social Justice in Climate Science
The Sámi people of Northern Sweden say blocking out the sun with reflective particles to cool the earth is the kind of thinking that produced the climate crisis in the first place.
By Haley Dunleavy, Inside Climate News
July 7, 2021

» Sixty years of climate change warnings: the signs that were missed (and ignored)
The effects of ‘weird weather’ were already being felt in the 1960s, but scientists linking fossil fuels with climate change were dismissed as prophets of doom
By Alice Bell, The Guardian
July 5, 2021

» Climate heat is changing Earth’s water cycle
Humans have begun to alter Earth’s water cycle, and not in a good way: expect later monsoon rains and thirstier farmlands.
By Tim Radford, Climate News Network
June 29, 2021

» Global Warming Cauldron Boils Over in the Northwest in One of the Most Intense Heat Waves on Record Worldwide
As residents prepare for even more temperature records to fall in the heat dome forecast to persist for days, scientists see a heavy climate change fingerprint.
By Judy Fahys, Bob Berwyn, Inside Climate News
June 29, 2021

» ‘Potentially the worst drought in 1,200 years’: scientists on the scorching US heatwave
Researchers had long forewarned of this crisis and now they’re seeing their studies and models become real life
By Maanvi Singh, The Guardian
June 18, 2021

» Polar concerns rise as ice now melts ever faster
An Antarctic glacier gathers pace. In the north, the Arctic ice thins faster. Racing climate heat is feeding polar concerns.
By Tim Radford, Climate News Network
June 15, 2021

» Our Response to Climate Change Is Missing Something Big, Scientists Say
Yes, planting new trees can help. But intact wild areas are much better. The world needs to treat warming and biodiversity loss as two parts of the same problem, a new report warns.
By Catrin Einhorn, New York Times
June 10, 2021

» Global carbon dioxide levels continued to rise despite pandemic
Emissions rose to 419 parts per million in May, the highest such measurement in the 63 years that the data has been recorded
By Katharine Gammon, The Guardian
June 8, 2021

» Wealthy Nations Continue to Finance Natural Gas for Developing Countries, Putting Climate Goals at Risk
Advocates are calling for an end to natural gas development, but some poor nations say doing so would unfairly penalize them and stifle economic growth.
By Nicholas Kusnetz, Inside Climate News
June 7, 202

» Cleaning Up Methane Pollution From Permian Super Emitters is ‘Low Hanging Fruit’ for the Climate, Study Finds
Experts shine a spotlight on the worst offenders in the Permian basin. The technological fixes are obvious, they say, but state regulators are so far unwilling to act.
By Nick Cunningham, DeSmog Blog
June 4, 2021

» IT’S THE END OF OIL: Blockbuster IEA Report Urges No New Fossil Development
By Mitchell Beer, The Energy Mix
May 19, 2021

» There’s a New Definition of ‘Normal’ for Weather
By Henry Fountain and Jason Kao, New York Times
May 12, 2021

» Scrap new gas infrastructure, says UN report
Methane is a huge culprit in the climate crisis
By Justine Calma, The Verge
May 6, 2021

» Dissecting ‘Unsettled,’ a Skeptical Physicist’s Book About Climate Science
Five statements author Steven Koonin makes that do not comport with the evidence.
By Marianne Lavelle, Inside Climate News
May 4, 2021

» Hawaii Becomes First U.S. State to Declare Climate Emergency
By Andrea Germanos, Common Dreams, in EcoWatch
May 1, 2021

» The Climate Solution Actually Adding Millions of Tons of CO2 Into the Atmosphere
New research shows that California’s climate policy created up to 39 million carbon credits that aren’t achieving real carbon savings. But companies can buy these forest offsets to justify polluting more anyway.
By Lisa Song, ProPublica, and James Temple, MIT Technology Review
April 29, 2021

» Halting the Vast Release of Methane Is Critical for Climate, U.N. Says
A major United Nations report will declare that slashing emissions of methane, the main component of natural gas, is far more vital than previously thought.
By Hiroko Tabuchi, New York Times
April 24, 2021

» Ahead of the Climate Summit, Environmental Groups Urge Biden to Champion Methane Reductions as a Quick Warming Fix
Methane cuts remain essential to slow climate change over the coming decades and limit warming to 1.5C.
By Phil McKenna, Inside Climate News
April 20, 2021

» The Science of Climate Change Explained: Facts, Evidence and Proof
Definitive answers to the big questions.
By Julia Rosen, New York Times
April 19, 2021

» ‘Relentless’ climate crisis intensified in 2020, says UN report
Pandemic had no effect on emissions but made impacts of global heating even worse for millions of people, report says
By Damian Carrington, The Guardian
April 19, 2021

» Decade of inaction means it’s too late to cap global warming at 1.5 °C
By Michael Mazengarb, Renew Economy
April 15, 2021

» Methane Emissions Spiked in 2020. Scientists Fear Feedback Loops
NOAA announced the biggest annual increase in methane ever recorded.
By Nick Cunningham
April 12, 2021

» Scientists Warn 4°C World Would Unleash ‘Unimaginable Amounts of Water’ as Ice Shelves Collapse
By Jessica Corbett, Common Dreams, in EcoWatch
April 11, 2021

» As the Climate Crisis Grows, a Movement Gathers to Make ‘Ecocide’ an International Crime Against the Environment
International lawyers, environmentalists and a growing number of world leaders say “ecocide”—widespread destruction of the environment—would serve as a “moral red line” for the planet.
By Nicholas Kusnetz, Katie Surma and Yuliya Talmazan, Inside Climate News
April 7, 2021

» Projected Surge of Lightning Spells More Wildfire Trouble for the Arctic
A major climate shift in the High North is sparking fires that can release huge amounts of greenhouse gases from tundra ecosystems, where fires have been rare until recently
By Bob Berwyn, Inside Climate News
April 5, 2021

» Solar Geoengineering Is Worth Studying but Not a Substitute for Cutting Emissions, Study Finds
By James W. Hurrell, Ambuj D Sagar and Marion Hourdequin, EcoWatch
March 30, 2021

» We have turned the Amazon into a net greenhouse gas emitter: Study
By Liz Kimbrough, Mongabay
March 19, 2021

» As Oil Demand Rebounds, Nations Will Need to Make Big Changes to Meet Paris Goals, Report Says
Covid-19 decreased oil demand by almost 9 percent last year, according to the International Energy Agency. But it could surpass pre-pandemic levels within a few years.
By Nicholas Kusnetz, Inside Climate News
March 18, 2021

» Trawling for Fish May Unleash as Much Carbon as Air Travel, Study Says
The report also found that strategically conserving some marine areas would not only safeguard imperiled species but sequester vast amounts planet-warming carbon dioxide, too.
By Catrin Einhorn, New York Times
March 17, 2021

» World’s coastal cities face risk from land and sea
As the tides rise ever higher, the world’s coastal cities carry on sinking. It’s a recipe for civic catastrophe.
By Tim Radford, Climate News Network
March 15, 2021

» Tiny Town, Big Decision: What Are We Willing to Pay to Fight the Rising Sea?
On the Outer Banks, homeowners in Avon are confronting a tax increase of almost 50 percent to protect their homes, the only road into town, and perhaps the community’s very existence.
By Christopher Flavelle, New York Times
Photographs and Video by Erin Schaff
March 14, 2021

» Global Warming’s Deadly Combination: Heat and Humidity
A new study suggests that large swaths of the tropics will experience dangerous living and working conditions if global warming isn’t limited to 1.5 degrees Celsius.
By Henry Fountain, New York Times
March 8, 2021

» China’s Five Year Plan disappoints with “baby steps” on climate policy
By James Fernyhough, Renew Economy
March 8, 2021

» New IEA Data Shows World on Path to Resume ‘Carbon-Intensive Business-as-Usual’
By Andrea Germanos, Common Dreams, in DeSmog UK
March 2, 2021

» Global Action Is ‘Very Far’ From What’s Needed to Avert Climate Chaos
New climate pledges submitted to the United Nations would reduce greenhouse gas emissions by less than 1 percent, the world body announced.
By Somini Sengupta, New York Times
February 26, 2021

» Climate Change is Weakening the Ocean Currents That Shape Weather on Both Sides of the Atlantic
The change in the main ocean heat pump could bring more heat waves to Europe, increase sea level rise in North America and force fish to move farther north.
By Bob Berwyn, InsideClimate News
February 25, 2021

» Why the US Rejoining the Paris Climate Accord Matters at Home and Abroad — 5 Scholars Explain
By Morgan Bazilian, Colorado School of Mines; Deb Niemeier, University of Maryland; Edward R. Carr, Clark University; Kristie Ebi, University of Washington, and Walt Meier, NASA, DeSmog Blog
February 20, 2021

» States, Cities and Corporations Come Together To Push Biden To Strengthen Climate Targets Under Paris Agreement
Several groups want the U.S. to commit to cutting economywide greenhouse gas emissions by 50 percent by 2030.
By Emma Foehringer Merchant, GreenTech Media
February 19, 2021

» How Much Does Climate Change Cost? Biden Expected to Raise Carbon’s Dollar Value
The administration is expected to temporarily increase the “social cost” of carbon, at least to the level set by Obama, but climate-concerned economists say that’s not high enough.
By Marianne Lavelle, InsideClimate News
February 19, 2021

» Maine Startup Aims To Pull Carbon Out Of The Atmosphere By Growing — And Then Sinking — Kelp Farms
By Fred Bever, Maine Public Radio, on WBUR
February 16, 2021

» Youth Climate Activists Want an Official Seat at the Table in Biden’s White House
By Ilana Cohen, EcoWatch
February 16, 2021

» Mexico was once a climate leader – now it’s betting big on coal
As the climate crisis worsens, Andrés Manuel López Obrador plans to buy nearly 2m tons of thermal coal from small producers
David Agren, The Guardian
February 15, 2021

» Bill Gates: A stark and simple message for the world
His new book affirms what climate scientists have been saying for decades. But Bill Gates says it well, all the same.
By Tim Radford, Climate News Network | Book Review
February 15, 2021

» The system of GHG emissions reporting is broken, experts say
As the media points fingers at cities for underreporting carbon emissions, some argue the blame should instead be placed on a lack of guidance.
By Cailin Crowe, Utility Dive
February 12, 2021

» Study Warns Emissions Cuts Must Be 80% More Ambitious to Meet Even the Dangerously Inadequate 2°C Target
“And as if 2°C rather than 1.5°C was acceptable,” responded Greta Thunberg, calling the findings further evidence “that our so-called ‘climate targets’ are insufficient.”
By Jessica Corbett, Common Dreams
February 11, 2021

» Interview: Elizabeth Kolbert on why we’ll never stop messing with nature
By Shannon Osaka, Grist
February 8, 2021

» Balloon test flight plan under fire over solar geoengineering fears
Swedish environmental groups warn test flight could be first step towards the adoption of a potentially “dangerous, unpredictable, and unmanageable” technology
By Patrick Greenfield, The Guardian
February 8, 2021

» Bolsonaro’s Brazil is becoming a climate pariah
Bolsonaro’s Brazil cuts environment funding despite rising forest losses and fires in the Amazon and elsewhere.
By Jan Rocha, Climate News Network
February 1, 2021

» Everything you need to know about Biden’s climate policy spree
By Emily Pontecorvo, Grist
January 27, 2021

» Alberta Inquiry Steps into a Past Era’s Dark Denial
By David Suzuki, in DeSmog Blog
January 27, 2021
David Suzuki is a scientist, broadcaster, author and co-founder of the David Suzuki Foundation. Written with contributions from David Suzuki Foundation Senior Writer and Editor Ian Hanington. 

» Amazon is on the brink of turning into a carbon source, study warns
January 25, 2021

» World’s Ice Is Melting 65 Percent Faster Than in 1990s
By Olivia Rosane, EcoWatch
January 25, 2021

» Biden returns US to Paris climate accord hours after becoming president
Biden administration rolls out a flurry of executive orders aimed at tackling climate crisis
By Oliver Milman, The Guardian
January 20, 2021

» Overheated Earth can slow plants’ carbon storage
For vast tracts of forest and savannah, the heat could rise too far for plants’ carbon storage abilities to go on working.
By Tim Radford, Climate News Network
January 15, 2021

» Oil Industry’s Public Climate Denial Campaign Dates Back to at Least 1980, Nearly a Decade Earlier Than Previously Thought
By Nick Cunningham, DeSmog Blog
January 15, 2021

» Carbon capture and storage won’t work, critics say
Carbon capture and storage, trapping carbon before it enters the atmosphere, sounds neat. But many doubt it can ever work.
By Paul Brown, Climate News Network
January 14, 2021

» With Dire Assessment, Scientists Warn Humanity in Denial of Looming ‘Collapse of Civilization as We Know It’
“We aim to provide leaders with a realistic ‘cold shower’ of the state of the planet that is essential for planning to avoid a ghastly future.”
By Jessica Corbett, Common Dreams
January 13, 2021

» 2020 Ties 2016 as Earth’s Hottest Year on Record, Even Without El Niño to Supercharge It
Annual reports from European and Japanese climate agencies show that last year was yet another marked by extraordinary global heat.
By Bob Berwyn, InsideClimate News
January 8, 2021

» U.S. Disaster Costs Doubled in 2020, Reflecting Costs of Climate Change
The $95 billion in damage came in a year marked by a record number of named Atlantic storms, as well as the largest wildfires recorded in California.
By Christopher Flavelle, New York Times
January 7, 2021

» More Than Two Degrees of Climate Warming Is Already Locked In, New Study Finds
By Olivia Rosane, EcoWatch
January 6, 2021

» Many Scientists Now Say Global Warming Could Stop Relatively Quickly After Emissions Go to Zero
That’s one of several recent conclusions about climate change that came more sharply into focus in 2020.
By Bob Berwyn, InsideClimate News
January 3, 2021

» The Clean Air Act Turns Fifty
A half century of progress in cleaning up the air began New Year’s Eve 1970.
By Dan Farber, Legal Planet
December 31, 2020

» Large Methane Leaks Reveal Long-Standing Shortfalls in Oversight
New rollbacks could make controlling fugitive emissions from oil and gas infrastructure even harder
By Chiara Eisner, Scientific American
December 21, 2020

» Groups Provide Biden With Draft Climate Emergency Order to Help Put Out ‘Fire Fanned by Trump’
The president-elect “must take bold action the moment he steps into the Oval Office, without punting to a dysfunctional Congress.”
By Andrea Germanos, Common Dreams
December 16, 2020

» New Report Details How U.S. Can Achieve Net-Zero Emissions by 2050
By Climate Nexus, in EcoWatch
December 16, 2020

» To Cut Emissions to Zero, U.S. Needs to Make Big Changes in Next 10 Years
New research details major infrastructure work — including immense construction projects — that would need to start right away to achieve Biden’s goal of zero emissions by 2050.
By Brad Plumer, New York Times
December 15, 2020

» UN Urges World Leaders to Declare ‘Climate Emergency’ at Virtual Climate Summit
By Deutsche Welle, EcoWatch
December 13, 2020

» What if net-zero isn’t enough? Inside the push to ‘restore’ the climate.
By Emily Pontecorvo, Grist
December 11, 2020

» 5 Years After Paris: How Countries’ Climate Policies Match up to Their Promises
By Morgan Bazilian and Dolf Gielen, The Conversation, in EcoWatch
December 10, 2020

» Britain to set more ambitious target to cut emissions
By Susanna Twidale, Reuters
December 3, 2020

» UN Report: Despite Falling Energy Demand, Governments Set on Increasing Fossil Fuel Production
Top countries are projected to produce twice the limit on oil, gas and coal required to meet Paris climate agreement goals.
By Nicholas Kusnetz, InsideClimate News
December 2, 2020

» New Zealand Declares Climate Emergency
By Deutsche Welle, reprinted with permission in EcoWatch
December 2, 2020

» Study Finds Climate Crisis Is Deterring Some Adults From Having Kids
By Olivia Rosane, EcoWatch
November 30, 2020

» Covid-19 Shutdowns Were Just a Blip in the Upward Trajectory of Global Greenhouse Gas Emissions
Emissions will drop by 4 to 7 percent for 2020, but carbon dioxide will continue to increase, the annual World Meteorological Association bulletin finds.
By Bob Berwyn, InsideClimate News
November 23, 2020

» ‘Historic’ Court Ruling Will Force France To Justify Its Climate Targets
By Dana Drugmand, DeSmog Blog
November 20, 2020

» Solar Geoengineering Might Not Work if We Keep Burning Fossil Fuels, Study Finds
By Olivia Rosane, EcoWatch
November 17, 2020

» In a Warming World, Hurricanes Weaken More Slowly After They Hit Land
Scientists say global warming is likely to fuel more intense storms. But earlier projections of an overall drop in the number of storms are not holding up.
By Bob Berwyn, InsideClimate News
November 15, 2020

» New Technology Claims to Pinpoint Even Small Methane Leaks From Space
Amid growing alarm about methane’s role in driving global warming, a Canadian firm has begun selling a service to detect even relatively small leaks. At least two rivals are on the way.
By Paul Tullis, New York Times
November 11, 2020

» Trump Administration Removes Scientist in Charge of Assessing Climate Change
Michael Kuperberg was told he would no longer oversee the National Climate Assessment. The job is expected to go to a climate-change skeptic, according to people familiar with the changes.
By Christopher Flavelle, Lisa Friedman and Coral Davenport, New York Times
November 9, 2020

» Biden Urged to Be #ClimatePresident by Taking These 10 ‘Game-Changing’ Steps in First 10 Days in Office
By Julia Conley, Common Dreams, reposted in DeSmog Blog
November 9, 2020

» What Will Trump’s Most Profound Legacy Be? Possibly Climate Damage
President-elect Biden can restore many of the 100-plus environmental regulations that President Trump rolled back, but much of the damage to the climate cannot be reversed.
By Coral Davenport, New York Times
November 9, 2020

» For a Climate-Concerned President and a Hostile Senate, One Technology May Provide Common Ground
Carbon capture and storage is embraced by many Republicans, but it has a fraught history and could hinder a transition from fossil fuels.
By Nicholas Kusnetz, InsideClimate News
November 9, 2020

» A Biden victory positions America for a 180-degree turn on climate change
New administration will seek to shift U.S. off fossil fuels and expand public lands protections, but face serious opposition from Senate GOP.
By Juliet Eilperin, Dino Grandoni and Darryl Fears, Washington Post
November 7, 2020

» US Now Officially Out of the Paris Climate Agreement
By Olivia Rosane, EcoWatch, in DeSmog Blog
November 4, 2020

» As of Now, the U.S. Is Officially Out of the Paris Climate Agreement
President Trump’s withdrawal formally came into force the day after Election Day in the United States. Here’s what it means.
By Lisa Friedman, New York Times
November 4, 2020

» Greta Thunberg Hears Your Excuses. She Is Not Impressed.
By David Marchese, New York Times
October 30, 2020

» ‘Grotesquely Fitting’ Say Climate Campaigners as Trump Mulls Pro-Fracking Executive Order Ahead of Election
Polling data doesn’t support the idea that the issue is politically popular overall, and critics say the order would be “just one more desperate attempt by this White House to make fracking into a winning campaign issue.”
By Jessica Corbett, Common Dreams
October 28, 2020

» There Is Only One Existential Threat. Let’s Talk About It.
Our political culture isn’t ready to deal with climate change.
By Farhad Manjoo, New York Times – Opinion
October 28, 2020

» As Climate Disasters Pile Up, a Radical Proposal Gains Traction
The idea of modifying Earth’s atmosphere to cool the planet, once seen as too risky to seriously consider, is attracting new money and attention.
By Christopher Flavelle, New York Times
October 28, 2020

» As Election Nears, Trump Makes a Final Push Against Climate Science
The administration is imposing new limits on the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration that would undercut action against global warming.
By Christopher Flavelle and Lisa Friedman, New York Times
October 27, 2020

» New East Boston Murals Intertwine Beauty And Environmental Concerns
By Cristela Guerra, WBUR
October 27, 2020

» Climate at a crossroads as Trump and Biden point in different directions
The two US presidential contenders offer starkly different approaches as the world tries to avoid catastrophic global heating
By Oliver Milman, The Guardian
October 26, 2020

» EU environment ministers strike deal on climate law, leave out 2030 target
By Kate Abnett, Reuters
October 23, 2020

» Polling Shows Growing Climate Concern Among Americans. But Outsized Influence of Deniers Remains a Roadblock
By Dana Drugmand, DeSmog Blog
October 22, 2020

» New Climate Warnings in Old Permafrost: ‘It’s a Little Scary Because it’s Happening Under Our Feet.’
A new study shows a few degrees of warming can trigger abrupt thaws of vast frozen lands, releasing huge stores of greenhouse gases and collapsing landscapes.
By Bob Berwyn, InsideClimate News
October 16, 2020

» Amy Coney Barrett’s Remarks on Climate Change Raise Alarm That a Climate Denier Is About to Join the Supreme Court
By Dana Drugmand, DeSmog Blog
October 14, 2020

» ‘Uninhabitable Hell:’ UN Report Warns of Planet’s Future for Millions Without Climate Action
By Jordan Davidson, EcoWatch
October 13, 2020

» China Has Surprised the World With Climate Action Announcement
By Hao Tan, Elizabeth Thurbon, John Mathews, Sung-Young Kim, The Conversation, in EcoWatch
October 8, 2020

» California wildfires spawn first ‘gigafire’ in modern history
August complex fire expanded beyond 1m acres, elevating it from a mere ‘megafire’ to a new classification: ‘gigafire’
By Oliver Milman, The Guardian
October 6, 2020

» Anxiety Mounts Abroad About Climate Leadership and the Volatile U.S. Election
“The outcome will have profound consequences for the future of Earth’s climate.”
By Bob Berwyn, InsideClimate News
October 3, 2020

» Antarctica’s ice loss could soon be irreversible
By Tim Radford, Climate News Network
October 2, 2020

» America’s year of fire and tempests means climate crisis just got very real
Record-breaking wildfires and hurricanes were just the most high-profile effects of global heating – and this is only the start
By Oliver Milman, The Guardian
September 30, 2020

» Fire and drought could trigger Amazon collapse
Amazon collapse could soon mean the end of one of Earth’s richest habitats, leaving the rainforest destroyed by humans.
By Tim Radford, Climate News Network
September 30th, 2020

» New Study Shows a Vicious Circle of Climate Change Building on Thickening Layers of Warm Ocean Water
Global warming is deepening blankets of warmer water that alter ocean currents, hinder absorption of carbon, intensify storms and disrupt biological cycles.
By Bob Berwyn, InsideClimate News
September 28, 2020

» Climate Champion David Attenborough Breaks Jennifer Aniston’s Instagram Record
By Olivia Rosane, EcoWatch
September 28, 2020

» Trump Appoints Pair of Climate Science Deniers to NOAA While Climate-Fueled Fires and Storms Rage
By Dana Drugmand and Ben Jervey, DeSmog Blog
September 24, 2020

» Election and Supreme Court Fight Will Decide Trump’s Environmental Legacy
By Lisa Friedman and John Schwartz, New York Times
September 23, 2020

» Spoiler alert: Big oil companies are still failing on climate
By Kelly Trout, Oil Change International
September 23, 2020

» How Justice Ginsburg’s Death Could Affect Future Climate Rulings
Legal experts say a sixth conservative Supreme Court judge could imperil current and future emissions regulations
By Jennifer Hijazi, E&E News, in Scientific American
September 22, 2020

» Arctic Sea ice melts to second-place finish at annual minimum
By Gloria Dickie, Mongabay
September 21, 2020

» This Oregon forest was supposed to store carbon for 100 years. Now it’s on fire.
By Emily Pontecorvo and Shannon Osaka, Grist
September 18, 2020

» What Trump’s Environmental Rollbacks Mean for Global Warming
President Trump has made dismantling federal climate policies a centerpiece of his administration. A new analysis from the Rhodium Group finds those rollbacks add up to a lot more planet-warming emissions.
By Nadja Popovich and Brad Plumer, New York Times
September 17, 2020

» Melting Arctic needs new name to match reality
Change in the far north is happening so fast that soon the melting Arctic won’t be arctic any more.
By Tim Radford, Climate News Network
September 16, 2020

» Climate Change Will Force a New American Migration
Wildfires rage in the West. Hurricanes batter the East. Droughts and floods wreak damage throughout the nation. Life has become increasingly untenable in the hardest-hit areas, but if the people there move, where will everyone go?
By Abrahm Lustgarten, photography by Meridith Kohut, ProPublica
September 15, 2020

» How Climate Migration Will Reshape America Millions will be displaced. Where will they go?
By Abrahm Lustgarten, New York Times
September 15, 2020

» Northern hemisphere breaks record for hottest ever summer
By Emily Holden, The Guardian
September 14, 2020

» Climate Explained: Methane Is Short-Lived in the Atmosphere but Leaves Long-Term Damage
By Zebedee Nicholls and Tim Baxter, EcoWatch
September 13, 2020

» Biofuels are a controversial climate solution. Could they still help save the planet?
By Emily Pontecorvo, Grist
September 11, 2020

» Lethal price of climate inertia far exceeds action
Climate change will impose a lethal price if we do not all pay the far smaller cost of confronting it.
By Tim Radford, Climate News Network
September 10, 2020

» A Siege of 80 Large, Uncontained Wildfires Sweeps the Hot, Dry West
As fires spread into Washington, Oregon and Montana, the arrival of the Santa Ana winds means more conflagrations for California.
By Michael Kodas, InsideClimate News
September 9, 2020

» Federal Report Warns of Financial Havoc From Climate Change
A report commissioned by President Trump’s Commodity Futures Trading Commission issued dire warnings about climate change’s impact on financial markets.
By Coral Davenport and Jeanna Smialek, New York Times
September 8, 2020

» Q&A: Why Women Leading the Climate Movement are Underappreciated and Sometimes Invisible
A new anthology co-edited by two women climate leaders helps make the point that “the climate crisis is not gender neutral.”
By Ilana Cohen, InsideClimate News
September 5, 2020

» Latest Youth Climate Lawsuit Filed Against 33 European Countries Over Human Rights
By Dana Drugmand, DeSmog UK
September 4, 2020

» How Fast Is the Climate Changing?: It’s a New World, Each and Every Day
By Bill McKibben, New Yorker
September 3, 2020

» Arctic heating races ahead of worst case estimates
Arctic heating is happening far faster than anybody had anticipated. And the ice record suggests this has happened before.
By Tim Radford, Climate News Network
September 2, 2020

» President Donald Trump’s Climate Change Record Has Been a Boon for Oil Companies, and a Threat to the Planet
Pursuing an unrelenting fossil fuel agenda, Trump has scaled back or eliminated over 150 environment measures, expanded Arctic drilling, and denied climate science.
September 1, 2020

» Hotter oceans make the tropics expand polewards
The tropical climate zones are not just warmer, they now cover more of the planet. Blame it on steadily hotter oceans.
By Tim Radford, Climate News Network
August 27, 2020

» Earth has lost 28 trillion tonnes of ice in less than 30 years
‘Stunned’ scientists say there is little doubt global heating is to blame for the loss
By Robin McKie, The Guardian
August 23, 2020

» Restoring forests can reduce greenhouse gases
In a way, money does grow on trees. So it could pay to help nature restore forests and reduce greenhouse gases.
By Tim Radford, Climate News Network
August 21, 2020

» Revealed: how the gas industry is waging war against climate action
In a nationwide blitz, gas companies and their allies fight climate efforts that they consider an existential threat to their business
By Emily Holden, The Guardian
August 20, 2020

» Net Zero: How we stop causing climate change
A new book makes it sound almost easy. Well, it’s not impossible.
Book review by Kieran Cooke, Climate News Network
August 19, 2020

» The fight for climate and environmental justice begins with community revitalization
By Carol M. Browner and Harold Mitchell, The Hill – Opinion
August 18, 2020

» Annual planetary temperature continues to rise
More than 500 scientists from 61 countries have again measured the annual planetary temperature. The diagnosis is not good.
By Tim Radford, Climate News Network
August 17, 2020

» Extreme weather just devastated 10m acres in the midwest. Expect more of this
Unless we contain carbon, our food supply will be under threat. By 2050, US corn yields could decline by 30%
By Art Cullen, The Guardian
August 17, 2020

» Death Valley soars to 130 degrees, potentially Earth’s highest temperature since at least 1931
Typically, such blazing heat records fall during July, which is the Northern Hemisphere’s hottest month
By Jason Samenow, Washington Post
August 16, 2020

» Going, Going … Gone: Greenland’s Melting Ice Sheet Passed a Point of No Return in the Early 2000s
A new study finds that the accelerating retreat and thinning of Greenland’s glaciers that began 20 year ago is speeding the ice sheet toward total meltdown.
By Bob Berwyn, InsideClimate News
August 15, 2020

» Facebook tells Elizabeth Warren it has two different standards for climate fact-checking
Warren is still pushing back
By Justine Calma, The Verge
August 13, 2020

» Last decade was Earth’s hottest on record as climate crisis accelerates
2019 was second or third hottest year ever recorded. Average global temperature up 0.39C in 10 years.
By Oliver Milman, The Guardian
August 12, 2020

» Global Warming Could Unlock Carbon From Tropical Soil
Warming soils in the tropics could cause microbes to release carbon dioxide from storage. One scientist called the finding “another example of why we need to worry more.”
By Gabriel Popkin, New York Times
August 12, 2020

» On Climate, Kamala Harris Has a Record and Profile for Action
As Joe Biden’s running mate, the California senator will draw in the activist community that Biden hopes to have behind his candidacy.
By Marianne Lavelle, InsideClimate News
August 12, 2020

» What the Kamala Harris VP Pick Means for Biden’s Energy and Climate Platform
Harris highlighted environmental justice during her run for the White House and championed the issue in the Senate.
By Emma Foehringer Merchant, GreenTech Media
August 11, 2020

» End of Arctic sea ice by 2035 possible, study finds
By Alex Kirby, Climate News Network
August 11, 2020

» Rising temperatures will cause more deaths than all infectious diseases – study
Poorer, hotter parts of the world will struggle to adapt to unbearable conditions, research finds
Oliver Milman, The Guardian
August 4, 2020

» The Worst-Case Scenario for Global Warming Tracks Closely With Actual Emissions
With scientists divided between hope and despair, a new study finds that the model projecting warming of 4.3 degrees Celsius is “actually the best choice.”
By Bob Berwyn, InsideClimate News
August 3, 2020

» House climate change bill calls for roadmap
Measure differs from more prescriptive Senate approach
By Bruce Mohl, CommonWealth Magazine
July 29, 2020

» Mainstream News Prioritises Big Business and Opponents of Climate Action – Study
By Dana Drugmand, DeSmog Blog
July 29, 2020

» How the global climate fight could be lost if Trump is re-elected
The US will officially exit the Paris accord one day after the 2020 US election and architects of that deal say the stakes could not be higher
By Oliver Milman, The Guardian
July 27, 2020

» The Next Election Is About the Next 10,000 Years
By Bill McKibben, YES! Magazine, in EcoWatch – opinion
July 27, 2020

» Scientists Revise Predicted Warming Range to Between 2.6 and 4.1 Degrees Celsius
Jordan Davidson, EcoWatch
July 23, 2020

» How Much Will the Planet Warm if Carbon Dioxide Levels Double?
By John Schwartz, New York Times
July 22, 2020

» What’s Going on Inside the Fearsome Thunderstorms of Córdoba Province?
Scientists are studying the extreme weather in northern Argentina to see how it works — and what it can tell us about the monster storms in our future.
By Noah Gallagher Shannon, New York Times
July 22, 2020

» The entire world’s carbon emissions will finally be trackable in real time
The new Climate TRACE Coalition is assembling the data and running the AI.
By David Roberts, Vox
July 16, 2020

» ClimateTrace: Using Satellites and Machine Learning to Pinpoint Global Emissions
Real-time data on greenhouse gas emissions from every power plant on Earth could soon be part of the public domain.
By Jeff St. John, GreenTech Media
July 15, 2020

» Global Methane Emissions Reach a Record High
Scientists expect emissions, driven by fossil fuels and agriculture, to continue rising rapidly.
By Hiroko Tabuchi, New York Times
July 14, 2020

» G.A.O.: Trump Boosts Deregulation by Undervaluing Cost of Climate Change
The Government Accountability Office has found that the Trump administration is undervaluing the cost of climate change to boost its deregulatory efforts.
By Lisa Friedman, New York Times
July 14, 2020

» She’s an Authority on Earth’s Past. Now, Her Focus Is the Planet’s Future.
The climate scientist Maureen Raymo is leading the Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory at Columbia. She has big plans for science, and diversity, too.
By John Schwartz, New York Times
July 10, 2020

» A Rescue Plan for the Planet? Watch Our Debate Here.
A virtual event with eight speakers and one question: Has Covid-19 created a blueprint for combating climate change?
By The New York Times
July 10, 2020

» From the Pandemic to the Protests, Trump Is Using National Crises as Cover for Climate Rollbacks
By Amy Westervelt and Emily Gertz, Drilled News
July 7, 2020

» Report: Global Climate Lawsuits Against Governments and Polluters on the Rise
By Dana Drugmand, DeSmog Blog
July 7, 2020

» There’s no quick fix for climate change
Scientists looked for a ‘shortcut’ and didn’t find one
By Justine Calma, The Verge
July 7, 2020

» Are New Extreme Global Warming Projections Correct?
By Jeff Berardelli, Yale Climate Connections, in EcoWatch
July 2, 2020

» Ancient coal fires led to prehistoric extinctions
Did eruptions set ancient coal fires burning? Global heating happened 250 million years ago, just as it is happening now.
By Tim Radford, Climate News Network
June 29, 2020

» Hard Times in the Climate Denial Business for the Heartland Institute
Shorter Conference, Fake Sponsor, Low Attendance, and a Lot of Gray Haired Men
By Justin Mikulka, DeSmog Blog
July 29, 2019

» Fading Winters, Hotter Summers Make the Northeast America’s Fastest Warming Region
Connecticut’s average temperature has risen 2 degrees Celsius since the late 19th century, double the average for the Lower 48 states.
By Abby Weiss, InsideClimate News
June 27, 2020

» Forests are a solution to global warming. They’re also vulnerable to it
By Liz Kimbrough, Mongabay
June 25, 2020

» Pandemic’s Cleaner Air Could Reshape What We Know About the Atmosphere
Coronavirus shutdowns have cut pollution, and that’s opened the door to a “giant, global environmental experiment” with potentially far-reaching consequences.
By Coral Davenport, New York Times
June 25, 2020

» Projects to Stash Carbon Dioxide Underground Get a Boost
The government, after years of delays, is finally clarifying rules on tax breaks for companies that use carbon capture to fight climate change.
By Brad Plumer, New York Times
June 24, 2020

» Arctic Heatwave: Region Hits Sweltering Record 100 Degrees Plus Fahrenheit
By Andy Rowell, Oil Change International
June 23, 2020

» ‘This Scares Me,’ Says Bill McKibben as Arctic Hits 100.4°F—Hottest Temperature on Record
“100°F about 70 miles north of the Arctic Circle today in Siberia. That’s a first in all of recorded history. We are in a climate emergency.”
By Jake Johnson, Common Dreams
June 22, 2020

» ‘Climate progressives’ fail on Paris carbon target
Even states seen as “climate progressives” are far from meeting their global commitments to avert dangerous climate change.
By Alex Kirby, Climate News Network
June 19, 2020

» Don’t have a cow, but Big Dairy’s climate footprint is as big as the UK’s
By Joseph Winters, Grist
June 18, 2020

» A War Against Climate Science, Waged by Washington’s Rank and File
Efforts to block research on climate change don’t just come from the Trump political appointees on top. Lower managers in government are taking their cues, and running with them.
By Lisa Friedman, New York Times
June 15, 2020

» Planting Non-Native Trees Accelerates Carbon Release Back Into the Atmosphere
By Lauren Waller and Warwick Allen, EcoWatch
June 15, 2020

» Read Up on the Links Between Racism and the Environment
By Somini Sengupta, New York Times
June 5, 2020

» Atmospheric Carbon Dioxide Levels Are at Their Highest in 23 Million Years
By Madison Dapcevich, EcoWatch
June 4, 2020

» ‘Like Trash in a Landfill’: Carbon Dioxide Keeps Piling Up in the Atmosphere
Levels of planet-warming carbon dioxide reached another record in May, the month when they normally peak.
By Henry Fountain, New York Times
June 4, 2020

» I’m a black climate expert. Racism derails our efforts to save the planet.
Stopping climate change is hard enough, but racism only makes it harder
By Ayana Elizabeth Johnson, Washington Post
June 3, 2020

» ‘Going in the Wrong Direction’: More Tropical Forest Loss in 2019
Brazil was responsible for more than a third of the total global loss in 2019.
By Henry Fountain, New York Times
June 2, 2020

» Zombie Fires Could Be Awakening in the Arctic
By Mark Kaufman, EcoWatch
June 1, 2020

» Antarctic Ocean Reveals New Signs of Rapid Melt of Ancient Ice, Clues About Future Sea Level Rise
A study of seafloor ripples suggests that ice shelves can retreat six miles per year, a quantum increase over today’s rates.
By Bob Berwyn, InsideClimate News
May 28, 2020

» Can Planting a Trillion Trees Stop Climate Change? Scientists Say it’s a Lot More Complicated
Compared with cutting fossil fuels, tree planting would play only a small role in combating the climate crisis.
By Bob Berwyn, InsideClimate News
May 27, 2020

» Climate Liability Cases Score a Win with 9th Circuit Decision to Keep Them in State Court
By Karen Savage, Drilled News
May 26, 2020

» Climate Deniers Argue Carbon Pollution Is Beneficial, Again Take Aim at EPA’s Endangerment Finding
By Dana Drugmand, DeSmog Blog
May 12, 2020

» Potentially Deadly Heat and Humidity Levels Are Already Here and Rising
By Olivia Rosane, EcoWatch
May 11, 2020

» Potentially fatal bouts of heat and humidity on the rise, study finds
Scientists identify thousands of extreme events, suggesting stark warnings about global heating are already coming to pass
By Nina Lakhani, The Guardian
May 8, 2020

» Even with people staying in, carbon dioxide is breaking records
The coronavirus is doing little to slow down climate change
By Justine Calma, The Verge
May 7, 2020

» The Trump Administration Has “Corroded” Federal Environmental Science
A watchdog group’s new report documents the heavy toll that three and a half years of Trump-era attacks have had on environmental and public health research at government agencies.
By Emily Gertz, Drilled News
May 7, 2020

» One billion people will live in insufferable heat within 50 years – study
Human cost of climate crisis will hit harder and sooner than previously believed, research reveals
By Jonathan Watts, The Guardian
May 5, 2020

» One-Third of Humanity Could Live in Sahara-Level Heat by 2070
By Olivia Rosane, EcoWatch
May 5, 2020

» Billions Could Live in Extreme Heat Zones Within Decades, Study Finds
By Henry Fountain, New York Times
May 4, 2020

» Is There Enough Wood in the World to Meet the Sustainability Demand?
By Deutsche Welle, EcoWatch
May 4, 2020

» Judge Vacates Oil and Gas Leases on 145,000 Acres in Montana
A federal judge, rapping the Trump administration for its weak environmental assessments, has vacated hundreds of oil and gas leases across a large swath of Montana.
By Coral Davenport, New York Times
May 1, 2020

» Planet of the Ecofascists
Almost everything in Michael Moore’s supposed documentary Planet of the Humans is out of date, which undermines any potential the film had to bring important critiques of technological solutions to climate change to light.
By Amy Westervelt, Drilled News
April 29, 2020

» Michael Moore produced a film about climate change that’s a gift to Big Oil
Planet of the Humans deceives viewers about clean energy and climate activists.
By Leah C. Stokes, Vox
Apr 28, 2020

» Climate experts call for ‘dangerous’ Michael Moore film to be taken down
Planet of the Humans, which takes aim at the green movement, is ‘full of misinformation’ says one distributor
By Oliver Milman, The Guardian
April 28, 2020

» A Time to Save the Sick and Rescue the Planet
With closer cooperation among nations, the head of the United Nations argues, we could stop a pandemic faster and slow climate change.
By António Guterres, New York Times Opinion
Mr. Guterres is the secretary general of the United Nations. Before that, he was the United Nations high commissioner for refugees.
April 28, 2020

» ‘We Need to Hear These Poor Trees Scream’: Unchecked Global Warming Means Big Trouble for Forests
New studies show drought and heat waves will cause massive die-offs, killing most trees alive today.
By Bob Berwyn, InsideClimate News
Apr 25, 2020

» Earth Day Message to Leaders: After Coronavirus, Rebuild Wisely
Activists and scientists called on world leaders to shift the global economy onto a healthier, more sustainable track.
By Somini Sengupta, New York Times
April 22, 2020

» Super-Polluting Methane Emissions Twice Federal Estimates in Permian Basin, Study Finds
The methane is a byproduct of fracking for oil, often burned off at well heads or emitted into the atmosphere instead of being captured for use as fuel.
By Phil McKenna, InsideClimate News
April 22, 2020

» A crash course on climate change, 50 years after the first Earth Day
The science is clear: The world is warming dangerously, humans are the cause of it, and a failure to act today will deeply affect the future of the Earth.
By Henry Fountain, Kendra Pierre-Louis, Hiroko Tabuchi, Brad Plumer, Lisa Friedman, Christopher Flavelle, and Somini Sengupta, New York Times
April 20, 2020

» The ‘Profoundly Radical’ Message of Earth Day’s First Organizer
By John Schwartz, New York Times
April 20, 2020

» Fred Singer Has Passed. He Took Pleasure In Bullying Scientists. May He Rest.
­Why speak well of the late climate denier Fred Singer, who spent over half a century attacking credible science and scientists?
By Paul Thacker, Drilled News
April 16, 2020

» The Next Multitrillion-Dollar Crisis Is Coming Right at Us
Addressing climate change is a big-enough idea to revive the economy.
By Rhiana Gunn-Wright, New York Times Opinion
April 15, 2020

» Addressing the Climate Crisis Strengthens Economies, New Research Finds
By Jordan Davidson, EcoWatch
April 15, 2020

» Strengthen worldwide climate commitments to improve economy, study finds
Global economy could lose out by $600tn by end of century on current emissions targets
By Fiona Harvey, The Guardian
April 14, 2020

» To advise on green stimulus, the IEA needs to upgrade its own climate toolbox
By Kelly Trout, Oil Change International / Blog Post
April 9, 2020

» Unchecked Global Warming Could Collapse Whole Ecosystems, Maybe Within 10 Years
A new study shows that as rising heat drives some key species extinct, it will affect other species, as well, in a domino effect.
By Bob Berwyn, InsideClimate News
April 8, 2020

» Great Barrier Reef Is Bleaching Again. It’s Getting More Widespread.
New data shows example after example of overheating and damage along the 1,500-mile natural wonder.
By Damien Cave, New York Times
April 6, 2020

» In Texas, Pandemic-driven Deregulation Is Actually Increasing Greenhouse Gas Emissions
By Amy Westervelt, Drilled Podcast Extra
April 3, 2020

» EPA rebukes COVID-19 compliance flexibility backlash; FERC gives regulated entities leeway
By Catherine Morehouse, Utility Dive
April 3, 2020

» In the most polluted part of America, residents now battle the US’s biggest plastic plant
Plastics factory will not only contribute to pollution in Louisiana town of Gramercy, but will also be a significant source of greenhouse gas emissions
Oliver Laughland and Emily Holden, The Guardian
April 1, 2020

» Coronavirus Delays Key Global Climate Talks
By Somini Sengupta, New York Times
April 1, 2020

» COP’s Postponement Until 2021 Gives World Leaders Time to Respond to U.S. Election
The annual United Nations climate meeting in Glasgow had been scheduled for six days after the presidential contest in early November.
By Georgina Gustin, InsideClimate News
April 1, 2020

» Court Rules EPA Can’t Keep Secret Key Model Used in Clean Car Rule Rollback
By Dana Drugmand, DeSmog Blog
April 1, 2020

» Trump’s Fuel Efficiency Reduction Would Be Largest Anti-Climate Rollback Ever
The more stringent standard for passenger vehicles passed under the Obama administration would have saved 6 billion tons of greenhouse gases.
By Marianne Lavelle and Phil McKenna, InsideClimate News
March 31, 2020

» Trump Admin Weakens Clean Car Standards Despite Its Analyses Showing Rule Favors Big Oil Over Health, Climate
By Dana Drugmand, DeSmog Blog
March 31, 2020

» Trump to roll back Obama-era clean car rules in huge blow to climate fight
Announcement will allow vehicles to emit 1bn more tons of CO2; Experts say move will lead to more life-threatening air pollution
By Emily Holden, The Guardian
March 31, 2020

» Trump administration allows companies to break pollution laws during coronavirus pandemic
Extraordinary move signals to US companies that they will not face any sanctions for polluting the air or water
Oliver Milman and Emily Holden, The Guardian
March 27, 2020

» Coronavirus Already Hindering Climate Science, But the Worst Disruptions Are Likely Yet to Come
Early fallout includes canceled science missions and potential gaps in long-running climate records, while research budgets could take a hit in the long run.
By Bob Berwyn, InsideClimate News
March 27, 2020

» How one Swedish teenager armed with a homemade sign ignited a crusade and became the leader of a movement
By Stephen Rodrick, Rolling Stone   
March 26, 2020   

» Concrete Solutions That Lower Both Emissions and Air Pollution Air Quality and Climate Change Intertwine in Unexpected Ways. A Concrete Example.
By Kat Kerlin, UC Davis News
March 23, 2020

» Long Phased-Out Refrigeration and Insulation Chemicals Still Widely in Use and Warming the Climate
New study concludes that “banked” CFCs have greenhouse gas impacts equal to all registered U.S. cars and slow the shrinking of the ozone hole.
By Phil McKenna, InsideClimate News
March 17, 2020

» Emissions of several ozone-depleting chemicals are larger than expected
Recovering and safely destroying the sources of these chemicals could speed ozone recovery and reduce climate change.
By Jennifer Chu, MIT News Office
March 17, 2020

» EU Green Deal Should Be Canceled Because of Coronavirus, Czech PM Says
Will COVID-19 be a reason to accelerate or slow Europe’s energy transition? The battle lines are already being drawn.
By John Parnell, Green Tech Media
March 17, 2020

» Exxon Now Wants to Write the Rules for Regulating Methane Emissions
By Justin Mikulka, DeSmog Blog
March 16, 2020

» Heartland Launches Website of Contrarian Climate Science Amid Struggles With Funding and Controversy
Dogged by layoffs, a problematic spokesperson and an investigation by European journalists, the climate skeptics’ institute returns to its old tactics.
By Nicholas Kusnetz, InsideClimate News
March 13, 2020

» Trump Administration Presses Cities to Evict Homeowners From Flood Zones
By Christopher Flavelle, New York Times
March 11, 2020

» ‘Time is fast running out’: World Meteorological Organization warns climate efforts are falling short
“Climate change is the defining challenge of our time,” United Nations Secretary-General Antonio Guterres said in a statement.
By Denise Chow, NBC News
March 10, 2020

» ‘Fossil Fuel Companies Knew’: Honolulu Files Lawsuit Over Climate Impacts
By Dana Drugmand, DeSmog Blog
March 9, 2020

» Maryland Climate Ruling a Setback for Oil and Gas Industry
The decision thwarts the fossil fuel industry’s argument that the city’s lawsuit belongs in federal court, and may influence similar cases around the country.
By David Hasemyer, InsideClimate News
March 6, 2020

» Helping the Snow Gods: Cloud Seeding Grows as Weapon Against Global Warming
New research supports seeding efforts to bolster water supplies in drying regions, but some scientists question its effectiveness in addressing climate change.
By Bob Berwyn, InsideClimate News
March 4, 2020

» How a Trump Insider Embeds Climate Denial in Scientific Research
By Hiroko Tabuchi, New York Times
March 2, 2020

» Plan to drain Congo peat bog for oil could release vast amount of carbon
Drilling in one of the greatest carbon sinks on the planet could release greenhouse gases equivalent to Japan’s annual emissions, experts warn
By Phoebe Weston, The Guardian
February 28, 2020

» New EPA Rule Change Saves Industry Money but Exacts a Climate Cost
The reversal of an Obama-era regulation relaxes leak detection rules for climate super-pollutants.
By James Bruggers, InsideClimate News
February 28, 2020

» Revealed: quarter of all tweets about climate crisis produced by bots
Draft of Brown study says findings suggest ‘substantial impact of mechanized bots in amplifying denialist messages’
By Oliver Milman, The Guardian
February 21, 2020

» Donating $10 billion isn’t the best way for Jeff Bezos to fight climate change
Amazon is a mega-polluter. Cleaning house at the company should be the CEO’s top priority.
By Sigal Samuel, Vox
February 19, 2020

» Fossil Fuels Are to Blame for Soaring Methane Levels, Study Shows
By Hiroko Tabuchi, New York Times
February 19, 2020

» How Warming Winters Are Affecting Everything
By Lauren Sommer, Mose Buchele, Molly Samuel, Patty Wight, Michael Elizabeth Sakas, Amy Mayer, Nat Herz, NPR
February 18, 2020

» ‘The Saddest Thing Is That This Won’t Be Breaking News’: Concentration of CO2 Hits Record High of 416 ppm
“Emissions from fossil fuels and deforestation need to be reduced to ZERO to stop this trend!”
By Jessica Corbett, Common Dreams
February 12, 2020

» Earth just had hottest January since records began, data shows
Average global temperature 2.5F above 20th-century average
Antarctic has begun February with several temperature spikes
By Oliver Milman, The Guardian
February 13, 2020

» EU Plans to Measure True Climate Impacts of LNG Imports From US Fracked Gas
By Justin Mikulka, DeSmog Blog
February 12, 2020

» Record-Breaking Temperature of Nearly 65ºF Logged in Antarctica as Scientists Sound Alarm Over Rapid Ice Melt
The Antarctic peninsula was warmer than the United Kingdom when the temperature was recorded Friday.
By Julia Conley, Common Dreams
February 7, 2020

» Antarctica just hit 65 degrees, its warmest temperature ever recorded
By Matthew Cappucci, Washington Post
February 7, 2020

» When it comes to climate hypocrisy, Canada’s leaders have reached a new low
A territory that has 0.5% of the Earth’s population plans to use up nearly a third of the planet’s remaining carbon budget
By Bill McKibben, The Guardian
February 5, 2020

» Is Natural Gas Really Helping the U.S. Cut Emissions?
Methane leaks throughout the supply chain make the “cleaner” fuel more damaging to the climate than government data suggests.
By Nicholas Kusnetz, InsideClimate News
January 30, 2020

» Temperatures at a Florida-Size Glacier in Antarctica Alarm Scientists
By Shola Lawal, New York Times
January 29, 2020

» How Does a Nation Adapt to Its Own Murder?
Australia is going up in flames, and its government calls for resilience while planning for more coal mines.
By Richard Flanagan, New York Times Opinion
January. 25, 2020

» Judges Point Dismissed Youth Climate Plaintiffs to Political System Corrupted by Fossil Fuel Cash
By Dana Drugmand, DeSmog Blog
January 24, 2020

» Scientists Say Paris Agreement Climate Goals May Now Be Unattainable
By Alex Kirby for Climate News Network, in DeSmog UK
January 23, 2020

» Climate Change Could Blow Up the Economy. Banks Aren’t Ready.
Like other central banks, the E.C.B., which met on Thursday, is scrambling to prepare for what a report warns could be a coming economic upheaval.
By Jack Ewing, New York Times
January 23, 2020

» Planet Just Had Costliest Decade for Global Natural Disasters: Insurance Industry Report
The Mississippi Basin floods were among the disasters with a massive price tag.
By Andrea Germanos, Common Dreams
January 22, 2020

» Prince Charles: We need a new economic model or the planet will burn
By Mark Thompson and Max Foster, CNN Business
January 22, 2020

» Greta Thunberg’s Message at Davos Forum: ‘Our House Is Still on Fire’
By Somini Sengupta, New York Times
January 21, 2020

» Court Quashes Youth Climate Change Case Against Government
By John Schwartz, New York Times
January 17, 2020

» ‘Scale of This Failure Has No Precedent’: Scientists Say Hot Ocean ‘Blob’ Killed One Million Seabirds
The lead author called the mass die-off “a red-flag warning about the tremendous impact sustained ocean warming can have on the marine ecosystem.”
By Jessica Corbett, Common Dreams
January 16, 2020

» Ocean temperatures hit record high as rate of heating accelerates
Oceans are clearest measure of climate crisis as they absorb 90% of heat trapped by greenhouse gases
By Damian Carrington, The Guardian
January 13, 2020

» 2019 Was a Record Year for Ocean Temperatures, Data Show
By Kendra Pierre-Louis, New York Times
January 13, 2020

» UN draft plan sets 2030 target to avert Earth’s sixth mass extinction
Paris-style proposal to counter loss of ecosystems and wildlife vital to the future of humanity will go before October summit
By Patrick Greenfield, The Guardian
January 13, 2020

» Want to Do Something About Climate Change? Follow the Money
Chase Bank, Wells Fargo, Citibank and Bank of America are the worst offenders.
By Lennox Yearwood Jr. and Bill McKibben, New York Times Opinion
January 11, 2020

» Fossil Fuel Interests Applaud Trump Admin’s Weakening of Major Environmental Law
By Dana Drugmand, DeSmog Blog
January 10, 2020

» Trump Moves to Exempt Big Projects From  Environmental Review
By Lisa Friedman, New York Times
January 9, 2020

» Trump Officials To Overhaul National Environmental Policy Act
By Jeff Brady, NPR
January 9, 2020

» Trump Rule Would Exclude Climate Change in Infrastructure Planning
By Lisa Friedman, New York Times
January 3, 2020

» The Shocking Size of the Australian Wildfires
By Katharina Buchholz,  Statista

January 2, 2020

» Australia’s Angry Summer: This Is What Climate Change Looks Like
The catastrophic fires raging across the southern half of the continent are largely the result of rising temperatures
By Nerilie Abram, Scientific American
December 31, 2019

» The bushfires in Australia are so big they’re generating their own weather — ‘pyrocumulonimbus’ thunderstorms that can start more fires
Jim Edwards, Insider
December 30, 2019

» Climate Science Discoveries of the Decade: New Risks Scientists Warned About in the 2010s
A decade of ice, ocean and atmospheric studies found systems nearing dangerous tipping points. As the evidence mounted, countries worldwide began to see the risk.
By Bob Berwyn, InsideClimate News
December 28, 2019

» A Year Of Resistance: How Youth Protests Shaped The Discussion On Climate Change
By Joe Curnow, University of Manitoba and Anjali Helferty, University of Toronto, in DeSmog Blog
December 28, 2019

» The Fracking Industry’s Methane Problem Is a Climate Problem
By Justin Mikulka, DeSmog Blog
December 22, 2019

» Netherlands’ Top Court Orders Government to Act on Climate Change
By John Schwartz, New York Times
December 20, 2019

» Changing Seas Bring ‘Turtle Stranding Season’ to Cape Cod
By Kendra Pierre-Louis, New York Times
December 19, 2019

» ‘Red Lights Flashing’: Australia Smashes Heat Record Just a Day After Previous Record Hit
“I think this is the single loudest alarm bell I’ve ever heard on global heating.”
By Jessica Corbett, Common Dreams
December 19, 2019

» While Talking up Climate Action, Oil Majors Eye Argentina’s Shale Reserves
By Nick Cunningham, DeSmog Blog
December 19, 2019

» 2°C: Beyond the limit – How we know global warming is real
By Chris Mooney , John Muyskens , Aaron Steckelberg , Harry Stevens and Monica Ulmanu, Washington Post
December 19, 2019

» Donald Trump’s Record on Climate Change
Trump’s first term has been a relentless drive for unfettered fossil energy development. ICN’s 2020 candidate analysis looks at the president’s climate record.
By Stacy Feldman and Marianne Lavelle, InsideClimate News
December 19, 2019

» As heatwave bakes Australia on land, an unprecedented marine heatwave causes fish kills in the ocean
By Irena Ceranic, ABC Australia
December 17, 2019

» A Methane Leak, Seen From Space, Proves to Be Far Larger Than Thought
By Hiroko Tabuchi, New York Times
December 16, 2019

» U.N. Climate Talks End With Few Commitments and a ‘Lost’ Opportunity
By Somini Sengupta, New York Times
December 15, 2019

» COP25: Anger Over Lack of Action for Vulnerable States as Climate Talks Conclude
By Sophie Yeo, DeSmog Blog
December 13, 2019

» Exposing a Hidden Climate Threat: Methane ‘Super Emitters’
By Jonah M. Kessel and Hiroko Tabuchi, New York Times
December 12, 2019

» Greenland’s ice melting faster than first feared – exposing millions more to flooding
By Jamie Roberton, ITV News
December 10, 2019

» Climate Change Is Ravaging the Arctic, Report Finds
By Kendra Pierre-Louis, New York Times
December 10, 2019

» World’s Oceans Are Losing Oxygen Rapidly, Study Finds
By Kendra Pierre-Louis, New York Times
December 7, 2019

» California Bans Insurers From Dropping Policies Made Riskier by Climate Change
By Christopher Flavelle and Brad Plumer, New York Times
December 5, 2019

» Climate Change Is Accelerating, Bringing World ‘Dangerously Close’ to Irreversible Change
By Henry Fountain, New York Times
December 4, 2019

» 2019 Wraps Up The Hottest Decade In Recorded Human History
By Eric Mack, Forbes
December 3, 2019

» Carbon Dioxide Emissions Hit a Record in 2019, Even as Coal Fades
By Brad Plumer, New York Times
December 3, 2019

» Warming Waters, Moving Fish: How Climate Change Is Reshaping Iceland
By Kendra Pierre-Louis,
Photographs by Nanna Heitmann, New York Times
November 29, 2019

» Climate tipping points — too risky to bet against
The growing threat of abrupt and irreversible climate changes must compel political and economic action on emissions.
By Timothy M. Lenton, et al., Nature
November 27, 2019

» ‘Bleak’ U.N. Report Finds World Heading to Climate Catastrophes
By Somini Sengupta, New York Times
November 26, 2019

» The New Climate Math: The Numbers Keep Getting More Frightening
Scientists keep raising ever-louder alarms about the urgency of tackling climate change, but the world’s governments aren’t listening. Yet the latest numbers don’t lie: Nations now plan to keep producing more coal, oil, and gas than the planet can endure.
By Bill McKibben, Yale Environment 360 – Opinion
November 25, 2019

» Here’s What Will Happen to Climate if Every Planned Fossil Fuel Project Goes Ahead
By Carly Cassella,
November 21, 2019

» Global Carbon Emissions Unlikely to Peak Before 2040, IEA’s Energy Outlook Warns
The world’s reliance on fossil fuels remains ‘stubbornly high’ when drastic changes are needed to slow climate change, the report says.
By Anjli Raval, Financial Times
November 13, 2019

» In Oregon and Five Other States, Youth Are Making Legal Cases for Climate Action
By Lee van der Voo, DeSmog Blog
November 13, 2019

» 5 Global Trends Shaping Our Climate Future
By Brad Plumer, New York Times
November 12, 2019

» Goodbye, America: Greta Thunberg to Sail Again After Climate Talks Relocate
By Somini Sengupta, New York Times
November 12, 2019

» Telling Stories to Battle Climate Change, With a Little Humor Thrown In
The women who make the podcast “Mothers of Invention” stand apart in the field of climate communication.
By Tatiana Schlossberg, New York Times
November 10, 2019

» How Scientists Got Climate Change So Wrong
Few thought it would arrive so quickly. Now we’re facing consequences once viewed as fringe scenarios.
By Eugene Linden, New York Times Opinion
Mr. Linden has written widely about climate change.
November 8, 2019

» Climate crisis: 11,000 scientists warn of ‘untold suffering’
Statement sets out ‘vital signs’ as indicators of magnitude of the climate emergency
By Damian Carrington, The Guardian
November 5, 2019

» More than 11,000 scientists issue fresh warning: Earth faces a climate emergency
A new study identifies six key areas for critical changes, including addressing the planet’s swelling population.
By Denise Chow, NBC news
November 5, 2019

» Most countries’ climate plans ‘totally inadequate’ – experts
US and Brazil unlikely to meet Paris agreement pledges – while Russia has not even made one
By Damian Carrington, The Guardian
November 5, 2019

» Flood of Oil Is Coming, Complicating Efforts to Fight Global Warming
By Clifford Krauss, New York Times
November 3, 2019

» In the Fight Against Climate Change, Not All Forests Are Equal
By Henry Fountain, New York Times
October 30, 2019

» A Couple A’s, One F: Again, A Mixed Environmental Report Card For Baker
By Bruce Gellerman, WBUR
October 29, 2019

» Rising Seas Will Erase More Cities by 2050, New Research Shows
By Denise Lu and Christopher Flavelle, New York Times
October 29, 2019

» Secret Deal Helped Housing Industry Stop Tougher Rules on Climate Change
By Christopher Flavelle, New York Times
October 26, 2019

» 15 Canadian Kids Sue Their Government for Failing to Address Climate Change
The young plaintiffs are already dealing with effects of wildfires, flooding and thawing permafrost. They say the government is contributing to the climate crisis.
By Phil McKenna, InsideClimate News
October 25, 2019

» Trump Administration to Begin Official Withdrawal From Paris Climate Accord
By Lisa Friedman, New York Times
October 23, 2019

» ‘The Empowerment Alliance’ and Other New Dark Money Groups Sound a Lot Like the Natural Gas Industry
By Dana Drugmand, DeSmog Blog
October 22, 2019

» Exposing the Networks of Climate Action Opposition, It’s Not Just Oil…
By Emily Storz, Drexell University News Blog
October 22, 2019

» As Beef Comes Under Fire for Climate Impacts, the Industry Fights Back
In at least two states this year, beef and dairy industries have successfully beat back government food initiatives linking livestock to global warming.
By Georgina Gustin, InsideClimate News
October 21, 2019

» Facing unbearable heat, Qatar has begun to air condition the outdoors
By Steven Mufson, The Washington Post, reprinted in The Denver Post
October 20, 2019

» Why Keeping Mature Forests Intact Is Key to the Climate Fight
Preserving mature forests can play a vital role in removing CO2 from the atmosphere, says policy scientist William Moomaw. In an e360 interview, he talks about the importance of existing forests and why the push to cut them for fuel to generate electricity is misguided.
By Fen Montaigne, Yale Environment 360
October 15, 2019

» Utilities Are Promising Net Zero Carbon Emissions, But Don’t Expect Big Changes Soon
While the utilities tout ambitious mid-century climate goals, most plan to rely heavily on coal and natural gas for decades. That’s a problem for climate change.
By Dan Gearino, InsideClimate News
October 15, 2019

» Nobel Prize in Chemistry Honors 3 Who Enabled a ‘Fossil Fuel-Free World’ — with an Exxon Twist
The winners developed lithium-ion batteries that made electric vehicles and battery storage for solar and wind power possible as climate solutions.
By Neela Banerjee, InsideClimate News
October 10, 2019

» Why Amazon Fires Keep Raging 10 Years After a Deal to End Them
Many of the thousands of fires burning in Brazil’s Amazon are set by ranchers. A deal inked 10 years ago was meant to stop the problem, but the ecological arson goes on as the Earth warms.
By Clifford Krauss, David Yaffe-Bellany and Mariana Simões, New York Times
October 10, 2019

» Rich Counties Get More Help to Escape Climate Risk, New Data Show
By Christopher Flavelle, New York Times
October 9, 2019

» As Climate Rebellion Spreads, UK Gov. Risks “Carbon Blowout” By Investing in Gas
By Andy Rowell, Oil Change International – blog post
October 7, 2019

» The Next Standing Rock Is Everywhere
The fight to stave off pipeline projects across the country is being led by tribal nations and marginalized communities. It’s time to listen to them before it’s too late.
By Nick Martin, The New Republic
October 7, 2019

» U.S. group forms to defend natural gas against anti-fossil fuel measures
By Nichola Groom, Reuters
September 30, 2019

» New nonprofit will fight Green New Deal, promote natural gas
September 30, 2019

» Oil Industry Set Agenda During Climate Summit Meeting with Big Greens
By Sharon Kelly, DeSmog Blog
September 30, 2019

» Climate Change May Take Away Your Ability to Flush the Toilet
By K Thor Jensen, Newsweek
September 30, 2019

» Meet the Millionaires Helping to Pay for Climate Protests
By John Schwartz, New York Times
September 27, 2019

» At the Edge of a Warming World
By Nestor Ramos, Boston Globe
September 26, 2019

» Dozens of Countries Take Aim at Climate Super Pollutants
Methane, HFCs and other short-lived climate pollutants are many times more potent than carbon dioxide but don’t last as long. Cuts could have a powerful impact.
By Phil McKenna, InsideClimate News
September 25, 2019

» The World’s Oceans Are in Danger, Major Climate Change Report Warns
By Brad Plumer, New York Times
September 25, 2019

» At U.N. Climate Summit, Few Commitments and U.S. Silence
By Somini Sengupta and Lisa Friedman, New York Times
September 23, 2019

» The US Is Exporting a Fracked Climate Catastrophe
By Justin Mikulka, DeSmog Blog
September 23, 2019

» Where’s the Waste? A ‘Circular’ Food Economy Could Combat Climate Change
An ice company’s wastewater can feed a produce garden. Spent grain from a brewery goes to compost. Local, shared, recycled. Welcome to the future of food.
By Eduardo Garcia, New York Times
September 21, 2019

» Extreme Weather Displaced a Record 7 Million in First Half of 2019
By Somini Sengupta, New York Times
September 12, 2019

» The Massive Cost of Not Adapting to Climate Change
The world must invest $1.8 trillion by 2030 to prepare for the effects of global warming. A new report said the payoff could be four times that.
By Eric Roston, Bloomberg
September 9, 2019

» Pulling CO2 out of the air and using it could be a trillion-dollar business
Meet “carbon capture and utilization,” which puts CO2 to work making valuable products.
By David Roberts,
September 4, 2019

» Pat Martin, A Tireless Advocate for Clean Energy
Paul Cuno-Booth,
August 30, 2019

» ‘It’s Really Close’: How the Amazon Rainforest Could Self-Destruct
Climate change and man-made fires could set off a cycle of self-perpetuating deforestation, scientists warn.
By Max Fisher, New York Times
August 30, 2019

» E.P.A. to Roll Back Regulations on Methane, a Potent Greenhouse Gas
By Lisa Friedman, New York Times
August 29, 2019

» What Does ’12 Years to Act on Climate Change’ (Now 11 Years) Really Mean?
It doesn’t mean the world can wait until 2030 to cut greenhouse gas emissions, or that chaos will erupt in 2030. Here’s what the science shows.
By Bob Berwyn, InsideClimate News
August 27, 2019

» On David Koch’s Passing and the Koch Network’s Ongoing War on Clean Energy
By Ben Jervey, DeSmog Blog
August 26, 2019

» Heat Deaths Jump in Southwest United States, Puzzling Officials
By Christopher Flavelle and Nadja Popovich, New York Times
August 26, 2019

» David Koch, Billionaire Who Fueled Right-Wing Movement, Dies at 79
A man-about-town philanthropist, he and his brother Charles ran a business colossus while furthering a libertarian agenda that reshaped American politics.
By Robert D. McFadden, New York Times
August 23, 2019

» Amazon Fires Spark Growing International Criticism of Brazil
France calls the large number of fires in the Amazon an international crisis and an urgent issue for the G7 summit. “Our home is on fire. Literally.”
August 23, 2019

» Trump’s Rollback of Auto Pollution Rules Shows Signs of Disarray
By Coral Davenport and Hiroko Tabuchi, New York Times
August 20, 2019

» Yes, It’s Due to Human Activity: New Research ‘Should Finally Stop Climate Change Deniers’
By Tim Radford for Climate News Network, in Desmog Blog
August 19, 2019

» Huge wildfires in the Arctic and far North send a planetary warning
By Nancy Fresco, PBS News Hour
August 18, 2019

» Fracking may be a bigger climate problem than we thought
The mysterious recent spike in methane emissions? It just might be US fracking.
By David Roberts,
August 16, 2019

» Don’t Burn Trees to Fight Climate Change—Let Them Grow
By Bill McKibben, The New Yorker
August 15, 2019

» Fracking causing rise in methane emissions, study finds
Researchers say boom in shale oil and gas major contributor to climate emergency
By Jillian Ambrose, the Guardian
August 14, 2019

» Fracking and Shale Drilling Caused Spike in Climate-Warming Methane Pollution, Says New Study
By Sharon Kelly, DeSmog Blog
August 14, 2019

» States Sue Trump Administration Over Rollback of Obama-Era Climate Rule
By Lisa Friedman, New York Times
August 13, 2019

» Climate Change Is Taking a Bigger Toll on Our Food, Water, and Land Than We Realized
A new United Nations report finds that some of the direst effects on the Earth’s land are already underway.
By Rebecca Leber, Mother Jones
August 8, 2019

» Climate Change Threatens the World’s Food Supply, United Nations Warns
By Christopher Flavelle, New York Times
August 8, 2019

» The Oil Giants Might Finally Pay for Pulling the Biggest Hoax of All
New York State is alleging ExxonMobil knew the risks of climate change and defrauded its investors by misrepresenting them.
By Charles P. Pierce, Esquire
August 7, 2019

» Time is of the essence: A call for intergenerational innovation and justice
By Tristan Alston, Berkshire Edge
August 7, 2019

» A Quarter of Humanity Faces Looming Water Crises
By Somini Sengupta and Weiyi Cai, New York Times
August 6, 2019

» Greenland is melting in a heatwave. That’s everyone’s problem
By Sheena McKenzie, CNN
July 31, 2019

» July will be the warmest month ever recorded in Boston
By Dave Epstein Globe Correspondent
July 31, 2019

» First Gigawatt Down (Part II)
Video by Footprint to Wings
Published on July 30, 2019

» The most important event on the planet right now? Arctic Climate Chaos.
July 30, 2019

» Under Brazil’s Far Right Leader, Amazon Protections Slashed and Forests Fall
By Letícia Casado and Ernesto Londoño, New York Times
July 28, 2019

» CNN to host climate crisis town hall with 2020 Democratic candidates
By Kyle Blaine, CNN
July 25, 2019

» US Cities Boost Clean Energy Efforts but Few on Track to Meet Climate Goals
Scorecard of 75 large US cities reveals the top 10, including Boston, San Francisco, Seattle, Minneapolis, and Washington, DC.
American Council for an Energy-Efficient Economy
July 24, 2019

» Moody’s Buys Climate Data Firm, Signaling New Scrutiny of Climate Risks
By Christopher Flavell, New York Times
July 24, 2019

» House Democrats Offer an Alternative to the Green New Deal
By Lisa Friedman, New York Times
July 23, 2019

» Extinction Rebellion protesters confront politicians at US Capitol
By David Smith, The Independent
July 23, 2019

» Protecting Water Resources in a Climate-changed Connecticut River Valley
UMass Amherst
July 23, 2019

» Huge swathes of the Arctic on fire, ‘unprecedented’ satellite images show
Earth’s boreal forests now burning at rate unseen in ‘at least 10,000 years’, scientists warn
Harry Cockburn, the Independent
July 23, 2019

» Major U.S. cities are leaking methane at twice the rate previously believed
By Sid Perkins, Science Magazine
Jul. 19, 2019

» Days of 100-Degree Heat Will Become Weeks as Climate Warms, U.S. Study Warns
By Kristoffer Tigue, Inside Climate News
July 17, 2019

» Climate change will kill us with heat if nothing is done to fix it, study says
By Steve Marroni, Penn Live
July 16, 2019

» Could Climate Change Spark a Financial Crisis? Candidates Warn Fed It’s a Risk
By John Lippert, Inside Climate News
July 15, 2019

» Climate Litigation Has Become a Global Trend, New Report Shows
By Dana Drugmand, DeSmog Blog (Originally published on Climate Liability News)
July 15, 2019

» The Case for Declaring a National Climate Emergency
By Carolyn Kormann, New Yorker Magazine
July 11, 2019

» Boston faces major challenge as sea levels rise
By Rick Sobey, Boston Herald
July 10, 2019

» It’s the End of the World as They Know It: The distinct burden of being a climate scientist
By David Corn, Mother Jones
July 8, 2019

» Big Oil’s ‘Natural Climate Solutions’ Feasibility Overblown, Critics Say
By Kendra Chamberlain, DeSmog Blog
July 6, 2019

» Anchorage, Alaska Hit 90 Degrees for First Time on July 4th
By Olivia Rosane, Eco Watch
July 5, 2019

» Restoring forests could capture two-thirds of the carbon humans have added to the atmosphere
By Mark Tutton, CNN
July 5, 2019

» Baking Alaska: record heat spurs wildfires and “mass mortality events”
By Susie Cagle, The Bulletin – originally published in The Guardian
July 5, 2019

» Stop Building a Spaceship to Mars and Just Plant Some Damn Trees: Researchers found that there’s room for an extra 900 million hectares of canopy cover
By Jackie Flynn Mogensen, Mother Jones
July 4, 2019

» Forests for Carbon Storage
By George Wuerthner, The Wildlife News
July 4, 2019

» Tree planting ‘has mind-blowing potential’ to tackle climate crisis
Research shows a trillion trees could be planted to capture huge amount of carbon dioxide
Damian Carrington Environment editor, the Guardian
July 4 2019

» Heat Wave Nudged the Planet to Its Hottest June, European Forecasters Say
By Henry Fountain, New York Times
July 3, 2019

» June was hottest ever recorded on Earth, European satellite agency announces
Experts say climate change contributed to record-breaking temperatures across Europe
By Conrad Duncan, The Independent
July 2, 2019

» Alaska’s heat wave fuels dangerous smoke, melts glaciers
Yereth Rosen, Reuters
July 1, 2019

» Freak summer hailstorm buries Mexico’s Guadalajara city in 1.5 metres of ice
Governor blames climate change for extreme weather after heavy storm
By Conrad Duncan The Independent
July 1, 2019

» Senators target 50% national renewable energy standard by 2035, zero-carbon by 2050
Catherine Morehouse, Utility Dive
June 27, 2019

» New York City declares a climate emergency, the first US city with more than a million residents to do so
By Scottie Andrew and Saeed Ahmed, CNN
June 27, 2019

» New England Coastal Waters Warming More Than Anywhere Else In U.S.
By Lexi Peery, WBUR
June 27, 2019

» It’s so hot in Europe, the temperature map is screaming
Screaming hot
By Miyo McGinn, Grist
June 26, 2019

» 77 Health Organizations Call for Climate Action to Fight Public Health Emergency
By Olivia Rosane, Eco Watch
June 25, 2019

» ‘Climate apartheid’: UN expert says human rights may not survive
Right to life is likely to be undermined alongside the rule of law, special rapporteur says
By Damian Carrington, Environment editor, The Guardian
June 25, 2019

» Agriculture Department buries studies showing dangers of climate change
By Helena Bottemiller Evich, Politico

» Trump administration issues guidance for federal agencies to weigh climate impacts
Valerie Volcovici, Reuters
June 21, 2019

» White House tells agencies they no longer have to weigh a project’s long-term climate impacts
By Juliet Eilperin, Washington Post
June 21, 2019

» Report: Sea level rise to hit Cape Cod hard
By Doug Fraser, Cape Cod Times
June 20, 2019

» Clean Power Plan replacement triggers rush to court
Climate activists say they expect to have the Affordable Clean Energy rule invalidated in court.
By Robert Walton, Utility Dive
June 20, 2019

» E.P.A. Finalizes Its Plan to Replace Obama-Era Climate Rules
By Lisa Friedman, New York Times
June 19, 2019

» ‘This Pipeline Will Not Be Built,’ Indigenous and Climate Leaders Tell Trudeau After Canada Approves Trans Mountain Expansion
The federal government’s decision on the dirty energy project came just a day after the House of Commons voted to declare a climate emergency
By Jessica Corbett, Common Dreams
June 19, 2019

» On Monday, Canada declared a ‘climate emergency.’ On Tuesday, it approved a pipeline expansion.
By Emily Rauhala, Washington Post
June 18, 2019

» Scientists amazed as Canadian permafrost thaws 70 years early
Matthew Green, Reuters
June 18, 2019

» Climate change: Arctic permafrost now melting at levels not expected until 2090
Series of ‘anomalously warm summers’ caused ground to thaw, researchers say
By Alessio Perrone, The Independent
June 15, 2019

» Half of Greenland’s Surface Started Melting This Week, Which Is Not Normal
By Brian Kahn, Gizmodo
June 13, 2019

» Australia, in a Victory for Coal, Clears the Way for a Disputed Mine
By Somini Sengupta
June 13, 2019

» BirthStrike: The people refusing to have kids, because of climate change
By Stephanie Bailey, CNN
June 10, 2019

» Arctic death spiral speeds up sixfold, driving coastal permafrost collapse
The Arctic just saw its hottest May on record
Joe Romm, ThinkProgress
June 10, 2019

» U.S. Climate Change Litigation in the Age of Trump: Year Two—A New Sabin Center Working Paper
By Dena Adler, Climate Law Blog, Sabin Center for Climate Change Law, Columbia Law School
June 7, 2019

» Kuwait with 52.2 degree was the hottest in the world yesterday
By Kwt Today
June 6, 2019

» ‘High likelihood of human civilisation coming to end’ by 2050, report finds
By Harry Cockburn, The Independent
June 4, 2019

» Teen activists face US government in crucial hearing over climate trial
Lee van der Voo, The Guardian
June 4, 2019

» Climate change could pose ‘existential threat’ to humanity by 2050, advocates say
By Julia Jacobo, ABC News
June 4, 2019

» Rising Sea Levels Will Leave Atlantic City Uninhabitable By End Of The Century, Researchers Say
By CBS3 Staff, CBS News Philadelphia
June 4, 2019

» Latest data shows steep rises in CO2 for seventh year
Fiona Harvey Environment correspondent, The Guardian
June 4, 2019

» Companies See Climate Change Hitting Their Bottom Lines in the Next 5 Years
By Brad Plumer, New York Times
June 4, 2019

» India weather: Temperature passes 50C Celsius in northern India
By News Corp Australia
June 3, 2019

» Trump Administration Hardens Its Attack on Climate Science
By Coral Davenport and Mark Landler, New York Times
May 27, 2019

» New Zealand’s Next Liberal Milestone: A Budget Guided by ‘Well-Being’
By Charlotte Graham-McLay, New York Times
May 22, 2019

» Effort to Trade Gas for Hydropower in Northeast Meets Resistance
Some residents are concerned about environmental impacts from proposed transmission lines
By Benjamin Storrow, Scientific American – E&E News
May 22, 2019

» Want to know if California can make zero emissions by 2045? Here’s what to watch
To reach a zero emissions economy, California needs to eliminate natural gas by regionalizing the Western grid and coordinating local and state system planning
By Herman K. Trabish, Utility Dive
May 21, 2019

» It was 84 degrees near the Arctic Ocean this weekend as carbon dioxide hit its highest level in human history
Jason Samenow, The Washington Post via SF Gate
May 14, 2019

» Carbon dioxide hits a level not seen for 3 million years. Here’s what that means for climate change — and humanity.
By Denise Chow, NBC News
May 14, 2019

» Why We Need to Ditch Fracked Gas Immediately
By Bethany Kwoka, Conservation Law Foundation
May 13, 2019

» Climate Change and Your Family’s Future
By Dan Farber, Legal Planet
May 13, 2019

» Mike Pompeo actually just cheered the ‘new opportunities’ presented by the Arctic’s melting ice sheets
By Cody Fenwick, AlterNet
May 6, 2019

» The Green New Deal Costs Less Than Doing Nothing
Republicans keep saying Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez’s plan is too expensive. But their own plan—to ignore the climate crisis—is even more so.
By Dave Levitan, New Republic
May 3, 2019

» To Combat Climate Change, Start From the Ground Up (With Dirt)
By Wendy MacNaughton, New York Times
May 2, 2019

» Massachusetts grants $1M for farm equipment to fight climate change
By MATT BERG, Daily Hampshire Gazette
May 2, 2019

» Activist/author speaks at Local Environmental Action Conference at Worcester State
By Cyrus Moulton, Worcester Telegram & Gazette
April 27, 2019

» Antarctica: Thousands of emperor penguin chicks wiped out
By Jonathan Amos, BBC Science
April 25, 2019

» Earth Matters: Climate change threatening to dry up the Rio Grande River, a vital water supply
By CBS News
April 22, 2019

» Earth Day Statement from Mayor Alex Morse
By Holyoke Mayor A. Morse,
April 22, 2019

» When Did Moral Clarity Become Radical?
The Green New Deal has been called a political “loser.” But back in 1988, both parties saw climate legislation as sensible.
By Nathaniel Rich, New York Times Opinion
April 20, 2019
Mr. Rich is the author of “Losing Earth: A Recent History.”

» How To Talk About Climate Change So People Will Listen
As a climate scientist, I’ve been called everything from a charlatan to the handmaiden of the Antichrist. Here’s how I handle the tough conversations.
By Katharine Hayhoe, guest contributor on
Apr 18, 2019

» Chicago just became the largest US city to commit to 100% clean energy
By Sophie Hirsh Writer, Green Matters
April 17, 2019

» Climate Change: New York City Buildings to Face Greenhouse Gas Limits
The city is expected to pass a law that would establish fines for buildings that do not comply with new emission caps.
By William Neuman, New York Times
April 17, 2019

» Canada’s Perverse Climate Change Policy: Gas Up
Pushing toward the worst scenario despite better options for the future of the environment.
By Geoff Dembicki, New York Times Opinion
April 15, 2019

» How Big Business Is Hedging Against the Apocalypse
Investors are finally paying attention to climate change — though not in the way you might hope.
By JESSE BARRON, New York Times   
APRIL 11, 2019

» Climate Chaos Is Coming — and the Pinkertons Are Ready
As they see it, global warming stands to make corporate security as high-stakes in the 21st century as it was in the 19th.
April 10, 2019

» Global energy demand sees biggest increase this decade, with gas the fuel of choice: IEA
By Robert Walton, Utility Dive
April 9, 2019

» Researchers Warn Arctic Has Entered ‘Unprecedented State’ That Threatens Global Climate Stability
By Guest Jon Queally, DeSmog Blog – originally posted on Common Dreams
April 8, 2019

» VW, BMW and Daimler Hindered Clean-Air Technology, European Regulator Says
By Kevin Granville, New York Times
April 5, 2019

» America’s Missed Climate Targets Cost Global Economy $1 Trillion, Dublin-based Think Tank Finds
By Sharon Kelly, DeSmog Blog
April 2, 2019

» Trump’s Order to Open Arctic Waters to Oil Drilling Was Unlawful, Federal Judge Finds
By Coral Davenport, New York Times
March 30, 2019

» Your Public Lands Are Killing You
We are squandering millions of acres of our children’s inheritance and using it to destroy the planet.
By Timothy Egan, Contributing Opinion Writer, New York Times
March 29, 2019

» Column: Addressing the impact of climate change
By Jack Clarke, Opinion, Gloucester Daily Times
March 26, 2019
Jack Clarke is the director of public policy and government relations at Mass Audubon and a Gloucester resident.

» Russia Faces Fossil Fuel Industry Opposition Over Law to Limit Emissions
By Natalie Sauer and Richard Collett-White, DeSmog UK
March 22, 2019

» Hurricanes to Deliver a Bigger Punch to Coasts
By Ryan P. Mulligan, Queen’s University, Ontario, DeSmog Blog guest
March 24, 2019

» US judge blocks oil, gas drilling over climate change
By MATTHEW BROWN and MEAD GRUVER, Associated Press
March 20, 2019

» An Important Vote for the Climate
Local officials across the country will have a chance to vote on new energy efficiency standards for buildings. But few tend to vote, which could put the outcome in jeopardy.
By Justin Gillis, New York Times Opinion
March 20, 2019

» Flooding of Nebraska Air Force Base Illustrates Security Risk Posed by Climate Change
By Olivia Rosane,
March 19, 2019

» US Government Knew Climate Risks in 1970s, National Petroleum Council Documents Show
By Kaitlin Sullivan, Climate Liability News, in DeSmog Blog
March 19, 2019

» Tiny Costa Rica Has a Green New Deal, Too. It Matters for the Whole Planet.
By Somini Sengupta and Alexander Villegas, New York Times
March 12, 2019

» China Experiences a Fracking Boom, and All the Problems That Go With It
By Steven Lee Myers, New York Times
March 8, 2019

» Scientists turn CO2 ‘back into coal’ in breakthrough carbon capture experiment
New technique could help future removal of harmful greenhouse gas from atmosphere
By Harry Cockburn,
February 26, 2019

» Can YouTube Solve Its Serious Climate Science Denial Problem?
By Graham Readfearn, DeSmog Blog
February 24, 2019

» The Hard Lessons of Dianne Feinstein’s Encounter with the Young Green New Deal Activists
By Bill McKibben, The New Yorker
February 23, 2019

» This is an emergency, damn it
Green New Deal critics are missing the bigger picture.
By David Roberts,
February 23, 2019

» Climate Change Enters Its Blood-Sucking Phase
As winters grow warmer in North America, thirsty ticks are on the move.
By David Dobbs, The Atlantic
February 21, 2019

» Australia Will Plant 1 Billion Trees to Combat Climate Change
By Madeleine Keck, Global Citizen
February 20, 2019

» How Colonization of the Americas Killed 90 Percent of Their Indigenous People—and Changed the Climate
By Mark Trahant, Yes Magazine
February 13, 2019

» The Battle Lines Have Been Drawn on the Green New Deal
By Naomi Klein, The Intercept
February 13 2019

» How to Cut U.S. Emissions Faster? Do What These Countries Are Doing.
February 13, 2019

» Nukes can have small role in Green New Deal, backers say
Gavin Bade, Utility Dive
February 7, 2019

» China’s Coal Plants Haven’t Cut Methane Emissions as Required, Study Finds
By Somini Sengupta, New York Times
January 29, 2019

» Boston Aims To Be Carbon Free By 2050.
Here Are 5 Takeaways From A New Report
By Miriam Wasser, WBUR
January 29, 2019

» EPA’s Wherum on whether climate is in crisis: ‘I’m trying to figure that out’
Gavin Bade, Utility Dive
January 28, 2019

» In Vermont, a progressive haven, emissions spike forces officials to consider drastic action
By David Abel, Boston Globe
January 28, 2019

» Germany Lays Out a Path to Quit Coal by 2038
By Melissa Eddy, New York Times
January 26, 2019

» Competitive Enterprise Institute’s Climate Denial Efforts Target Media, Cities Filing Liability Suits
By Karen Savage, Guest, DeSmog Blog
January 26, 2019

» EIA: US far off track for global climate goals as fossil fuel reliance persists
Gavin Bade, Utility Dive
January 25, 2019

» New Governors Target Climate Change from Day One in Vulnerable Great Lakes Region
Michigan’s Gretchen Whitmer is challenging pipeline plans. Illinois’s J.B. Pritzker became the 18th governor to join the U.S. Climate Alliance. And there’s more.
By Dan Gearino, InsideClimate News
January 24, 2019

» Washed away: Rising water in R.I. begins to erode worth of coastal homes
By Alex Kuffner, Providence Journal
January 22, 2019

» Greenland’s Melting Ice Nears a ‘Tipping Point,’ Scientists Say
By John Schwartz, New York Times
January 21, 2019

» Poor southerners are joining the globe’s climate migrants
By Lewis Raven Wallace, Environmental Health News
January 21, 2019

» Climate Advocates Underestimate Power of Fossil Fueled Misinformation Campaigns, Say Top Researchers
By Graham Readfearn, DeSmog Blog
January 18, 2019

» Drilling Towards Disaster: Why U.S. Oil and Gas Expansion Is Incompatible with Climate Limits
By Oil Change International
January 16, 2019

» Permafrost Is Warming Around the Globe, Study Shows. That’s a Problem for Climate Change.
By Bob Berwyn, InsideClimate News
January 16, 2019

» EPA won’t freeze fuel economy standards as Wheeler faces confirmation vote
By Gavin Bade, Utility Dive
January 16, 2019

» Global Warming Is Helping to Wipe Out Coffee in the Wild
By Somini Sengupta, New York Times
January 16, 2019

» Healey Outlines Priorities In ‘Time Of Consequence’
By Matt Murphy, State House News Service via WGBH
January 16, 2019

» Immediate fossil fuel phaseout could arrest climate change – study
By Damian Carrington, The Guardian
January 15, 2019

» Protesters rally at state forest
By DAVID McLELLAN, Greenfield Recorder
January 14, 2019

» 10 Reasons to Feel Hopeful About Climate Change in 2019
Humanity’s on the brink, but signs are emerging that we’ll pull back
By Wendy Becktold, Sierra Magazine
January 10, 2019

» Ocean Warming Is Accelerating Faster Than Thought, New Research Finds
By Kendra Pierre-Louis, New York Times
January 10, 2019

» Pennsylvania commits to 26% GHG reductions amid federal inaction, US emissions increase
By Robert Walton, Utility Dive
January 9, 2019

» This Powder Could Cheaply Capture Carbon Pollution from Power Plants
Researchers have developed a powder to extract carbon dioxide from power plant emissions.
Marlene Cimons, Nexus Media
January 8, 2019

» U.S. Carbon Emissions Surged in 2018 Even as Coal Plants Closed
By Brad Plumer, New York Times
January 8, 2019

» US power sector carbon emissions jump as gas boom outpaces coal decline
By Gavin Bade, Utility Dive
January 8, 2019

» After three years of decline, carbon emissions rose sharply in the US in 2018
By Kevin Flower, CNN
January 8, 2019

» U.S. Supreme Court Refuses to Block Exxon Climate Fraud Investigation
Massachusetts’ attorney general is trying to force Exxon to turn over decades of records involving what it knew about climate change and what it told the public.
By David Hasemyer, Inside Climate News
January 7, 2019

» How we can combat climate change
The world has until 2030 to drastically cut our emissions. Where do we begin?
By Washington Post Opinions Staff
January 2, 2019

» A Surge of Climate Lawsuits Targets Human Rights, Damage from Fossil Fuels
Cities, states and the fishing industry want courts to hold fossil fuel companies accountable for global warming. Others argue government inaction violates rights.
By Nicholas Kusnetz, Inside Climate News
January 4, 2019

» 2018 | The Year in Climate Change
By Various Reporters, New York Times
Throughout 2018

» China’s Climate Progress May Have Faltered in 2018, But It Seems to Be on the Right Path
Phillip Stalley is Associate Professor and Fulbright Scholarship Program Advisor at DePaul University.
By Guest Writer Phillip Stalley, DeSmog Blog
December 29, 2018

» New E.P.A. Plan Could Free Coal Plants to Release More Mercury Into the Air
By Lisa Friedman, New York Times
December 28, 2018

» An Indian Perspective on the UN Climate Meeting: Not Much Help for the World’s Poor and Vulnerable
By Guest Writer Arun Agrawal, University of Michigan, DeSmog Blog
December 27, 2018

» 2018: The Year of Day Zero and the Mega-Drought
By Justin Mikulka, DeSmog Blog
December 26, 2018

» ‘This is our reality now.’
By Eric Lipton, Steve Eder, John Branch, and Gabriella, Demczuk, New York Times
December 26, 2018

» The Real-Life Effects of Trump’s Environmental Rollbacks: 5 Takeaways From Our Investigation
By Eric Lipton, Steve Eder and John Branch, New York Times
December 26, 2018

» How Does Your State Make Electricity?
How the United States generated electricity from 2001 to 2017
December 24, 2018

» Climate Team, and Its Boss, Just Got Harder to Find at Top Health Agency
By Lisa Friedman and Sheila Kaplan, New York Times
December 20, 2018

» COP24: Paris Agreement Rulebook ‘Does Not Deliver What The World Needs’
By Chloe Farand, DeSmog Blog
December 17, 2018

» Major Health Study Shows Benefits of Combating Climate Change
By David Suzuki, DeSmog Blog
December 15, 2018

» Is Environmentalism Just for Rich People?
Sometimes it can seem as if only the privileged support the cause. But the truth is more complicated.
By Neil Gross, New York Times Opinion
December 14, 2018

» Corporations Given a Platform to Promote Greenwash 31 Times at the UN Climate Talks
By Mat Hope, DeSmog Blog
December 14, 2018

» The Oil Industry’s Covert Campaign to Rewrite American Car Emissions Rules
By Hiroko Tabuchi, New York Times
December 13, 2018

» Inside the Tent: Big Polluters Work to Shape Paris Agreement Rules at the UN Climate Talks
By Chloe Farand, DeSmog Blog
December 13, 2018

» The Arctic Ocean has lost 95 percent of its oldest ice — a startling sign of what’s to come
By Chris Mooney, Washington Post
December 11, 2018

» Washington clean energy proposal would phase out coal by 2025
By Catherine Morehouse, Utility Dive
December 11, 2018

» Warning of Solar Geoengineering’s Dangers, Group Recommends a Global Ban
By Justin Mikulka, DeSmog Blog
December 9, 2018

» Tackle climate or face financial crash, say world’s biggest investors
UN summit urged to end all coal burning and introduce substantial taxes on emissions
Damian Carrington, The Guardian
December 9, 2018

» US and Russia ally with Saudi Arabia to water down climate pledge
Move shocks delegates at UN conference as ministers fly in for final week of climate talks
Jonathan Watts and Ben Doherty, The Guardian
December 9, 2018

» Justin Trudeau’s Carbon Tax Push Finds Critics on All Sides
By Ian Austen, New York Times
December 7, 2018

» Xcel commits to eliminate carbon emissions by 2050
By Gavin Bade, Utility Dive
December 4, 2018

» Even in a carbon-constrained world, fossil fuels remain dominant: WoodMac
By Robert Walton, Utility Dive
December 4, 2018

» Climate change already reshaping South Shore coastline
By Neal Simpson, The Patriot Ledger
November 30, 2018

» How cities are affected by the federal climate report — and how they’re fighting back
Extreme weather threatens to destroy urban areas while transportation systems may buckle, but there is optimism that city leaders will keep moving things forward.
By Chris Teale, Utility Dive
November 27, 2018

» The Insect Apocalypse Is Here
What does it mean for the rest of life on Earth?
By Brooke Jarvis, New York Times Magazine
November 27, 2018

» How Trump Is Ensuring That Greenhouse Gas Emissions Will Rise
By Coral Davenport and Lisa Friedman
November 26, 2018

» Federal climate report: US energy, transportation sectors not prepared for warming
By Gavin Bade, Utility Dive
November 26, 2018

» Trump Administration’s Strategy on Climate: Try to Bury Its Own Scientific Report
By Coral Davenport, New York Times
November 25, 2018

» A Grave Climate Warning, Buried on Black Friday
In a massive new report, federal scientists contradict President Trump and assert that climate change is an intensifying danger to the United States. Too bad it came out on a holiday.
By Robinson Meyer, the Atlantic
November 23, 2018

» What’s New in the Latest U.S. Climate Assessment
By Brad Plumer and Henry Fountain, New York Times
November 23, 2018

» U.S. Climate Report Warns of Damaged Environment and Shrinking Economy
By Coral Davenport and Kendra Pierre-Louis, New York Times
November 23, 2018

» ‘Time is Running Out,’ American Petroleum Institute Chief Said in 1965 Speech on Climate Change
By Sharon Kelly, DeSmog Blog
November 20, 2018

» Palm Oil Was Supposed to Help Save the Planet. Instead It Unleashed a Catastrophe.
A decade ago, the U.S. mandated the use of vegetable oil in biofuels, leading to industrial-scale deforestation — and a huge spike in carbon emissions.
By Abrahm Lustgarten, New York Times
November 20, 2018

» ‘Like a Terror Movie’: How Climate Change Will Cause More Simultaneous Disasters
By John Schwartz, New York Times
November 19, 2018

» What Exactly Do Green Banks Do? This Database Will Tell You
By Bettina Bergoo, Green Finance Fellow, Center for Market Innovation, NRDC in Microgrid Knowledge
November 15, 2018

» These US cities are copying the Dutch approach to stopping flooding
By Kristin Hunt, World Economic Forum
November 14, 2018

» Making Visible the Globe-warming Gases of the Permian Fracking Boom
By Julie Dermansky, DeSmog Blog
November 14, 2018

» The planet’s hidden climate change
The seas cover 71% of the Earth and are home to the vast majority of living things on the planet. Water temperatures are rising.
By Reuters, Ocean Shock Special Report
November 14, 2018

» World has no capacity to absorb new fossil fuel plants, warns IEA
Watchdog says new projects must be low carbon or existing plants must be cleaned up
By Adam Vaughan, The Guardian
November 12, 2018

» With Democratic Majority, Climate Change Is Back on U.S. House Agenda
Fossil fuel supporters will still control the Senate, but the House will soon be able to turn a spotlight on climate change and Trump’s retreat from responsibility.
By Marianne Lavelle, InsideClimate News
November 7, 2018

» More Evidence Points to China as Source of Ozone-Depleting Gas
By Chris Buckley, New York Times
November 3, 2018

» MAPC Launches Accelerating Climate Resiliency Grants
By Elise Harmon, Metropolitan Area Planning Council
November 2, 2018

» Global Warming Is Messing with the Jet Stream. That Means More Extreme Weather. 
By Bob Berwyn, InsideClimate News
October 31, 2018

» Taking the Oceans’ Temperature, Scientists Find Unexpected Heat
By Kendra Pierre-Louis, New York Times
October 31, 2018

» Spain to close most coalmines in €250m transition deal
Agreement with unions includes early retirement for miners, re-skilling and environmental restoration
Arthur Neslen, The Guardian
October 26, 2018

» Scientists Push for a Crash Program to Scrub Carbon From the Air
By Brad Plumer, New York Times
October 24, 2018

» A Record Number of Scientists Are Running for Congress, and They Get Climate Change
More than a dozen scientists are candidates for U.S. House and Senate seats this year in a wave fueled by the Trump Administration’s anti-science agenda.
By Marianne Lavelle, InsideClimate News
October 23, 2018

» Young People Are Suing the Trump Administration Over Climate Change. She’s Their Lawyer.
By John Schwartz, New York Times
October 23, 2018

» What Jair Bolsonaro’s Victory Could Mean for the Amazon, and the Planet
By Somini Sengupta
October 17, 2018

» What’s at Stake in Brazil’s Election? The Future of the Amazon
By Somini Sengupta, New York TImes
October 17, 2018

» Fixing the Climate Requires More Than Technology
Major transformations can happen in a generation. But not without government help.
By Naomi Oreskes and Erik M. Conway, New York Times
October 16, 2018

» Heat and Drought Could Threaten World Beer Supply
A new study says a warming globe will be bad news for barley, an essential ingredient in the world’s most popular alcoholic beverage.
By James Gorman, New York Times
October 15, 2018

» In an era of climate urgency, we need a carbon tax
By Editorial Staff, Boston Globe
October 15, 2018

» After Nobel in Economics, William Nordhaus Talks About Who’s Getting His Pollution-Tax Ideas Right
A few governments — notably, parts of Canada and South Korea — have adapted his ideas in ways that frame them as a financial windfall for taxpayers.
By Coral Davenport, New York Times
October 13, 2018

» ‘Vast Blind Spot’: IPCC Accused of Ignoring ‘Decades Long’ Fossil Fuel Misinformation Campaign on Climate
By Graham Readfearn, DeSmog Blog
October 12, 2018

» Climate Science Deniers Respond to IPCC 1.5C Report with Anger, Fear, and Distortion
By Mike Small, DeSmog UK
October 11, 2018

» The Climate Outlook Is Dire. So, What’s Next?
By Somini Sengupta, New York Times
October 9, 2018

» Overwhelmed by climate change? Here’s what you can do
From campaigning to installing insulation and solar panels, some practical steps you can take to help avoid climate breakdown
By Matthew Taylor and Adam Vaughan, The Guardian
October 8, 2018

» We have 12 years to limit climate change catastrophe, warns UN
Urgent changes needed to cut risk of extreme heat, drought, floods and poverty, says IPCC
By Jonathan Watts, The Guardian
October 8, 2018

» Five things we have learned from the IPCC report
By Matt McGrath, BBC News
October 8, 2018

» The IPCC’s Recipe for a Livable Planet: Grow Trees, Don’t Burn Them
Blog post by Partnership for Policy Integrity
October 7, 2018

» Carbon Dioxide Is Shriveling Men’s Balls
By Kevin Drum, Mother Jones
October 7, 2018

» Major Climate Report Describes a Strong Risk of Crisis as Early as 2040
By Coral Davenport, New York Times
October 7, 2018

» Trump Administration Prepares a Major Weakening of Mercury Emissions Rules
By Coral Davenport, New York Times
September 30, 2018

» World ‘nowhere near on track’ to avoid warming beyond 1.5C target
Exclusive: Author of key UN climate report says limiting temperature rise would require enormous, immediate transformation in human activity
By Oliver Milman, The Guardian
September 27, 2018

» E.P.A. to Eliminate Office That Advises Agency Chief on Science
By Coral Davenport, New York Times
September 27, 2018

» Luxury Real Estate Boom Adds to Risk of Climate Disruption
Should cities build new fossil fuel pipelines to power skyscrapers for the super-rich?
By Chuck Collins,
September 14, 2018

» Report: 90 Percent of World’s Largest 200 Industrial Firms Are Using Trade Associations to Oppose Climate Policy
By Chloe Farand, DeSmog Blog
September 12, 2018

» The World’s Fifth-Largest Economy, California, Just Committed to 100% Carbon-Free Power by 2045
By Brittany Shoot, Fortune Magazine
September 10, 2018

» Trump Administration Wants to Make It Easier to Release Methane Into Air
By Coral Davenport, New York Times
September 10, 2018

» U.N. Chief Warns of a Dangerous Tipping Point on Climate Change
By Somini Sengupta, New York Times
September 10, 2018

» California Ups Its Clean Energy Game: Gov. Brown Signs 100% Zero-Carbon Electricity Bill
It’s a bold move in a state that’s already seeing the devastation that comes with climate change, including heat waves, droughts, wildfires and sea level rise.
By Marianne Lavelle, InsideClimate News
September 10, 2018

» BBC admits ‘we get climate change coverage wrong too often’
Briefing sent to editorial staff on global warming says ‘you do not need a denier to balance the debate’
By Damian Carrington Environment editor, The Guardian
September 7, 2018

» You’ve Heard of Outsourced Jobs, but Outsourced Pollution? It’s Real, and Tough to Tally Up.
By Brad Plumer, New York Times
September 4, 2018

» The Climate-Wrecking Industry—and How to Beat It
Insisting that we’re all responsible for global warming lets the biggest corporate polluters off the hook
By Jason Mark, The Nation / Republished by The Sierra Club
August 30 2018
This article was originally published in The Nation magazine’s special issue, “Jerry Brown vs. the Climate Wreckers,” and is republished here with permission.

» The Global Rightward Shift on Climate Change
President Trump may be leading the rich, English-speaking world to scale back environmental policies.
By Robinson Meyer, The Atlantic
August 28, 2018

» California Lawmakers Set Goal for Carbon-Free Energy by 2045
By Ivan Penn, New York Times
August 28, 2018

» Shocking Study Shows Fracking Is Depleting US Drinking Water Sources at a Catastrophic Rate
A Duke University study says the fracking industry is sucking up the nation’s drinkable water and replacing it with toxic waste.
By John Vibes via Free Thought Project
August 26, 2018

» Comment: Why I Remain Optimistic about Stopping Earth Becoming a ‘Hothouse’
By Payal Parekh, Programme Director of campaign group, in DeSmog UK
August 23, 2018

» Trump Put a Low Cost on Carbon Emissions. Here’s Why It Matters.
By Brad Plumer, New York Times
August 23, 2018

» Australia Wilts From Climate Change. Why Can’t Its Politicians Act?
By Damien Cave, New York Times
August 21, 2018

» ‘The Biggest Climate Story No One Is Talking About’
By Brad Plumer, Kendra Pierre-Louis and Tryggvi Adalbjornsson, New York Times
August 15, 2018

» Judge Dismisses Youth Climate Change Lawsuit in Washington State
The state judge wrote that climate change poses urgent threats, but that it should be solved by the executive and legislative branches, not the courts.
By Georgina Gustin, InsideClimate News
August 15, 2018

» 2018 Is Shaping Up to Be the Fourth-Hottest Year. Yet We’re Still Not Prepared for Global Warming.
It’s hot. But it may not be the new normal yet. Temperatures are still rising.
By Somini Sengupta, New York Times
August. 9, 2018

» Will Energy Efficiency Stall Climate Disruption?
By David Suzuki, DeSmog Blog
August 8, 2018

» Reflecting sun’s rays would cause crops to fail, scientists warn
Research shows geoengineering method intended to combat climate change would have adverse effect on agriculture
By Fiona Harvey Environment correspondent, The Guardian
August 8, 2018

» Domino-effect of climate events could move Earth into a ‘hothouse’ state
Leading scientists warn that passing such a point would make efforts to reduce emissions increasingly futile
By Jonathan Watts, The Guardian
August 7, 2018

» California Strikes Back Against the Trump Administration’s Auto Pollution Rollback
By Hiroko Tabuchi, New York Times
August 7, 2018

» ‘Doing the Lord’s Work’ Heartland Institute Gathers Climate Deniers For America First Energy Conference
By Graham Readfearn, DeSmog Blog
August 6, 2018

» It’s So Hot, 119°F Rain Fell In Southern California
California possibly saw its hottest rain on record in recent days.
By Hoa Quách, Murieta Patch Staff
August 6, 2018

» Trump Inaccurately Claims California Is Wasting Water as Fires Burn
By Lisa Friedman, NY Times
August 6, 2018

» Scientists mock Trump’s tweet on wildfires as ‘comedically ill-informed’ and ‘unmitigated crap’
Trump’s climate denial is “a crime against the planet” warns climatologist.
By Joe Romm, Think Progress
August 6, 2018

» Study: Trajectories of the Earth System in the Anthropocene
By Will Steffen, Johan Rockström, Katherine Richardson, Timothy M. Lenton, Carl Folke, Diana Liverman, Colin P. Summerhayes, Anthony D. Barnosky, Sarah E. Cornell, Michel Crucifix, Jonathan F. Donges, Ingo Fetzer, Steven J. Lade, Marten Scheffer, Ricarda Winkelmann, and Hans Joachim Schellnhuber, PNAS
August 6, 2018

» Destructive Flood Risk in U.S. West Could Triple if Climate Change Left Unchecked
Rocky Mountain and Sierra Nevada communities are at risk from rapidly rising rivers, as ‘rain-on-snow’ flash floods become more frequent under climate change.
By Bob Berwyn, InsideClimate News    
August 6, 2018

» Trump Administration Unveils Its Plan to Relax Car Pollution Rules
By Coral Davenport, New York Times
August 2, 2018

» Fueled by Pollution and Unsound Policies, Toxic Algae Overtakes Florida Beaches and Waterways
By Julie Dermansky, DeSmog Blog
August 2, 2018

» Losing Earth: The Decade We Almost Stopped Climate Change
This narrative by Nathaniel Rich is a work of history, addressing the 10-year period from 1979 to 1989: the decisive decade when humankind first came to a broad understanding of the causes and dangers of climate change.
By Nathaniel Rich, New York Times Magazine
August 1, 2018

» EPA reverses order allowing polluting diesel truck engines
By Ellen Knickmeyer, Associated Press in Chicago Tribune
July 31, 2018

» Worms Frozen for 42,000 Years in Siberian Permafrost Wriggle to Life
By Mindy Weisberger, LiveScience
July 27, 2018

» Trump Administration to Halt Clean Car Standards, Revoke California’s Right to Regulate
By Ben Jervey, DeSmog Blog
July 24, 2018

» California Wants to Reinvent the Power Grid. So What Could Go Wrong?
By Ivan Penn, New York Times
July 20, 2018

» Turning Trump’s Trade War Into a Tool to Fight Climate Change
What if countries responded to Trump’s tariffs by taxing imports based on their carbon footprint instead?
By Sabrina Shankman, Inside Climate News
July 16, 2018

» Nobel-Winning Economist to Testify in Children’s Climate Lawsuit
Joseph Stiglitz writes in a court brief that fossil fuel-based economies impose ‘incalculable’ costs on society and shifting to clean energy will pay off.
By Georgina Gustin, Inside Climate News
July 11, 2018

» Nights Are Warming Faster Than
Days. Here’s Why That’s Dangerous.
July 11, 2018

» The carbon floor price – a hammer in need of a toolbox
By Richard Cowart, EnergyPost
July 6, 2018

» Pruitt Is Gone. But These Five E.P.A. Policy Battles Are Still Ahead.
By Brad Plumer, New York Times
July 6, 2018

» 76 Environmental Rules on the Way Out Under Trump
July 6, 2018

» Global warming may be twice what climate models predict
Alvin Stone, Newsroom – UNSW Sydney
July 5, 2018

» Red-hot planet: All-time heat records have been set all over the world during the past week
By Jason Samenow, Washington Post
July 5, 2018

» Germany warns R1234yf could cause harm to drinking water
By Charlotte McLaughlin,
Jul 02, 2018

» Planet Earth Gets a Ground Game
Political operative Nathaniel Stinnett’s brilliantly simple plan to turn out environmental voters.
By Gilad Edelman, Washington Monthly Magazine
April/May/June 2018

» These Are the Toughest Emissions to Cut, and a Big Chunk of the Climate Problem
Without improvements in shipping, cement and steel, major sources of greenhouse gas pollution will be locked in for generations, new research shows.
By Nicholas Kusnetz, Inside Climate News
June 28, 2018

» Are we stuck with cement?
The cement industry has little reason to improve its material’s enormous environmental impact.
By Mike Disabato, The Outline
June 28, 2018

» Global Warming in South Asia: 800 Million at Risk
June 28, 2018

» Kennedy’s Retirement Could Clear Path for Trump’s Environmental Rollbacks
By Brad Plumer, New York Times
June 28, 2018

» In a High-Stakes Environmental Whodunit, Many Clues Point to China
By Chris Buckley and Henry Fountain, New York Times
June 24, 2018

» Ex-Nasa scientist: 30 years on, world is failing ‘miserably’ to address climate change
By Oliver Milman, The Guardian
June 19, 2018

» 30 Years Ago Global Warming Became Front-Page News – and Both Republicans and Democrats Took It Seriously
By Robert Brulle, Drexel University, DeSmog Blog
June 19, 2018

» Antarctica Is Melting Three Times as Fast as a Decade Ago
By Kendra Pierre-Louis, New York Times
June 13, 2018

» Researchers say they can capture carbon dioxide from the air — and recycle it back into fuel
By Martin Finucane, The Boston Globe
June 07, 2018

» Flooding from high tides has doubled in the US in just 30 years
By Oliver Wilman, The Guardian UK
June 6, 2018

» Hurricanes Are Lingering Longer. That Makes Them More Dangerous.
A new study shows that storms are staying in one place longer, much like Hurricane Harvey did last year.
By Kendra Pierre-Louis, New York Times
June 6, 2018

» E.P.A. Takes a Major Step to Roll Back Clean Car Rules
By Coral Davenport, New York Times
May 31, 2018

» Former EPA head Gina McCarthy knows why climate change activists aren’t getting their message across
Now at Harvard, the Obama administration alum admits it’s been hard to watch the Trump administration take aim at the work she’s proudest of. But she hasn’t lost hope.
By Neil Swidey, Boston Globe Magazine
May 22, 2018

» An Extreme Climate Forces Extreme Measures as Worst-Case Predictions Are Realized
By Dahr Jamail, Truthout | Report
May 21, 2018

» Washington county files climate lawsuit to protect Pacific’s billion-dollar shellfish industry: King County – which includes Seattle – has joined the growing movement of climate liability lawsuits.
By Natasha Geiling, Think Progress
May 10, 2018

» Trump White House quietly cancels NASA research verifying greenhouse gas cuts
By Paul Voosen, Science Magazine
May 9, 2018

» A Massive Climate Change Study Is Canceled … Because of Climate Change
By Doug Criss, CNN
May 7, 2018

» Carbon dioxide levels in Earth’s atmosphere reach ‘highest level in 800,000 years’
Levels exceed average of 410 parts per million across an entire month for the first time
By Chloe Farand, The Independent
May 5, 2018

» “Water, water everywhere”: Mass. program helps towns prepare for climate change
By Meg Bantle, Valley Advocate
April 25, 2018

» Global Green Cement Market Analysis & Forecast 2018-2023
April 25, 2018

» Climate Lawsuits, Once Limited to the Coasts, Jump Inland
By John Schwartz
April 18, 2018

» World May Hit 2 Degrees of Warming in 10-15 Years Thanks to Fracking, Says Cornell Scientist
Includes video of lecture by Dr. Anthony Ingraffea, Professor of Engineering Emeritus at Cornell University
By Sharon Kelly, DeSmog Blog
April 11, 2018

» An Eye in the Sky Could Detect Planet-Warming Plumes on the Ground
By John Schwartz
April 11, 2018

» We Have Five Years To Save Ourselves From Climate Change, Harvard Scientist Says
By Jeff McMahon, Green Tech, Forbes
January 15, 2018

» New Research Confirms ‘Catastrophic’ Climate Threat: Global Sea Levels Could Rise 174 Feet From Melting East Antarctic Ice Sheet
By Tim Radford, Climate News Network
December 18, 2017

» The quest to create carbon-negative concrete
Heather Clancy, GreenBiz
December 6, 2017

» An impressive collection of stories on climate change impact in Massachusetts
WBUR Radio, Boston
December 2017

» 15,000 Scientists Who Issued a Bleak ‘Second Notice’ to Humanity Say These 9 Steps May Save Us
By David Meyer, Fortune
November 14, 2017

» 9 Takeaways From the
National Climate Report
August 8, 2017

» Scientists Fear Trump Will Dismiss Blunt Climate Report
By LISA FRIEDMAN, New York Times
August 7, 2017

Read the report
U.S. Global Change Research Program Climate Science Special Rrport (CSSR)

» Fifth-Order (Final) Draft
June 28, 2017

» The Doomsday Glacier
In the farthest reaches of Antarctica, a nightmare scenario of crumbling ice – and rapidly rising seas – could spell disaster for a warming planet.
By Jeff Goodell, Rolling Stone
May 9, 2017

» Natural Gas Emissions to Surpass Those of Coal in 2016
By Bobby Magill, Climate Central
August 30th, 2016
 » Is Natural Gas a Bridge Fuel?
By Zeke Hausfather, Yale Climate Connections
August 23, 2016

EPA Administrator Gina McCarthy says that climate change is a public health issue.
By Alan Neuhauser Staff Writer, US News & World Report
May 6, 2016

» Carbon Negative Cement: Turning a Climate Liability into an Asset
By Wojciech Osowiecki, Berkeley Energy and Resources Collaborative (BERC)
March 24, 2015

» What Happened to Green Concrete?
Concrete that absorbs carbon dioxide has made slow progress but is finally hitting the market.
By Kristin Majcher, MIT Technology Review
March 19, 2015