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Has Climate Consciousness Reached a Tipping Point?

We don’t want to jinx it, but with the Youth Climate Strike it sort of looks like . . . yes. (Finally.)

Week 139: Trump Wants to Turn the Golden State a Hazy Shade of Gray

Plus, NOAA deletes important renewable energy research, and the border fence steamrolls a national monument.

This Friday, School Is Out—and the Climate Strike Is On!

In protests around the globe, the next generation is sending a collective message to world leaders to act on climate change. Here, four teenage activists tell us their personal reasons for striking.

Weaving Beauty into the Borderlands

Through wall-size juxtapositions of bright, open flowers and jagged, disjointed lines, artist Consuelo Jimenez Underwood explores the fractured landscape along the U.S.–Mexico border.

Fight for Climate Action or “Stop Pretending”?

As far as future-building strategies go, Greta Thunberg’s passionate optimism beats Jonathan Franzen’s placid pessimism any day.

Week 138: NOAA v. Hurricane Donald

President Trump revokes the Clean Water Rule and doubles down on his fake weather forecast, while the Bureau of Land Management hitches up its wagons to move west.