Reflections on major environmental events, trends, and issues.

California’s proposed bullet train is in trouble, while a Texas project is meeting resistance. What’s going on?

March 22, 2019

They thought the president might ease up a little on federal fuel-efficiency standards. They didn’t expect him to be so reckless.

March 15, 2019

On March 15, students around the world will walk out of their schools and speak as one, demanding climate action—and our attention.

March 08, 2019

The appointment of William Happer shows that as public opinion and government reports increasingly back climate science, deniers (including the president) are getting desperate.

March 01, 2019

New polls show that all Americans—Democrats, Republicans, and independents alike—want to close the book on our dirtiest fossil fuel.

February 22, 2019

A new wave of entrepreneurs aim to wean consumers from single-use plastic.

February 15, 2019

The Trump administration promised $16 billion to help places like Texas, Puerto Rico, and Florida weather future storms. Now, nearly a year later, it won’t even return their calls.

February 08, 2019

More and more European cities are effectively banning automobiles from their city centers—and it seems to be working out just fine for local businesses.

February 01, 2019

To ignore this fact—as the Trump administration insists on doing—is to hamper U.S. foreign policy.

January 25, 2019

And every extra day it lasts, the deleterious effects on our national parks, food inspections, and toxic waste cleanups grow bigger (and more difficult to stop).

January 18, 2019

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