Reflections on major environmental events, trends, and issues.

One thing hasn’t changed since Andrew Wheeler replaced Scott Pruitt: Career staffers are still being pressured to lie for their boss.

May 31, 2019

How much longer can politicians pretend that it’s a divisive issue?

May 24, 2019

A new novel imagines what life in Bangkok would be like if nearly half the city were underwater—which some experts say is a real possibility.

May 17, 2019

The systems that allow life on earth to exist are breaking down. We’re responsible. But we also have the power to turn things around.

May 10, 2019

In the administration’s ongoing war on environmental laws, the tactics can be subtle but the strategy is straightforward: Give corporate polluters every chance to fight the rules they don’t like.

May 03, 2019

In Texas, tax breaks for fossil fuels outpace tax breaks for renewables by a rate of two to one. Guess which sector is whining about unfairness?

April 19, 2019

While the president mocks low-emission vehicles, the rest of the country is busy paving the way for their big day.

April 12, 2019

It’s almost as if they don’t want you to know how much they love oil.

April 01, 2019

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