Reflections on major environmental events, trends, and issues.

Greta preached. Trump prattled. Meanwhile, the CEO of finance giant BlackRock acknowledges that “climate risk is investment risk.”

January 24, 2020

At polluters’ written request, the president is now trying to gut NEPA, the Magna Carta of environmental law.

January 17, 2020

The planet is sending us an unmistakable signal that we need to wake up and take real action to combat the climate crisis. And this is the decade we need to do it.

January 10, 2020

It’s easy to get hung up on all the bad stuff that happened. But there was actually some good stuff, too!

December 23, 2019

The agency’s first administrator built the EPA from scratch—and established the nonpartisan, antipolluter culture that the Trump administration has all but abandoned.

December 13, 2019

In the latest issue of the literary quarterly McSweeney’s, 10 short-story writers imagine what the world might look like in 20 years without effective climate action.

December 06, 2019

At their best, urban green spaces have the power to restore our weary souls—and maybe even to curb sprawl. Why do we so often treat them like civic afterthoughts?

November 22, 2019

A newly proposed rule would let Andrew Wheeler decide what kind of science is—and isn’t—allowed to inform our country’s public health protections.

November 15, 2019

While the state smoldered, the president lashed out at Governor Newsom—and completely ignored the role played by climate change.

November 08, 2019

The International Energy Agency says solar is about to boom (some more) and offshore wind farms could power the whole world—18 times over! If we let them, that is.

November 01, 2019

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