An aerial view of Indonesia's fires, constructed as a composite from multiple images taken from the International Space Station. (Flickr / NASA / Stuart Rankin)
03 Nov 2015

Indonesian Forest Fires Producing More Pollution Daily Than Entire US Economy

Indonesia is burning, literally, one of the worst environmental and humanitarian disasters of our era, though you likely haven’t heard about it on TV.

Carrying green flags, residents march against a coal-fired power plant in Sompeta, India. (Still from This Changes Everything)
28 Oct 2015

“This Changes Everything”: Capitalism & Climate Change (VIDEO)

The idea that humans’ innate greed is fueling climate change is a flawed thesis that’s hurting the environmental movement, argue Naomi Klein and Avi Lewis.

A close-up of a crab on a sandy beach. Ocean acidification can harm the ability of shellfish to form shells, and makes crabs less effective at grazing for food. (Flickr / kasashine)
23 Oct 2015

New Report Maps Growing Impact Of Ocean Acidification On Marine Life Worldwide

Global collaboration among scientists is critical to developing new ways to measure and mitigate the damage caused by ocean acidification, experts urge.

ExxonMobil's Joliet refinery in Illinois. (yooperann on Flickr)
23 Sep 2015

Exxon Can’t Explain Shift From Climate Science To Climate Denial Funding

In an unusually intense interview featured on the National Public Radio (NPR) program On the Media, ExxonMobil spokesman and former journalist Richard Keil repeatedly failed to offer a reasonable explanation in response to charges that the energy giant shifted funding in the 1980s away from climate scientists and towards climate

File: A close-up of the Volkswagen logo on the hubcap of a classic VW bug. (Flickr / Mick Amato)
22 Sep 2015

Volkswagen Emission Scandal May Lead To Industry-Wide Probe

German automaker Volkswagen has now admitted to installing software in its vehicles to cheat US pollution admission tests and has claimed that 11 million of its cars worldwide contain the software. The company announced it would set aside $7.3 billion to pay the costs of fixing the cars so they can actually pass an emissions test.

The Baltimore Transition Center in Baltimore, Maryland, photographed on September 14, 2012, is the oldest continuously operating prison in the United States, dating back to 1811. Adapting older buildings for climate change presents considerable challenges . (Wikimedia Commons / groupuscule)
03 Sep 2015

Report: US Jails And Prisons Ill Equipped For Global Warming

A new study published by the Columbia Law School Sabin Center for Climate Change Law found US jails and prisons grossly unfit for dealing with rising temperatures, which place inmate and staff health at risk. The study urged policy makers and administrators to begin taking steps to prepare for heat waves associated with climate change.

Arctic Destroyer Arrives in Port Angeles
15 May 2015

Obama Defends Decision Allowing Shell to Drill for Oil in the Arctic

President Barack Obama defended his recent decision to allow Royal Dutch Shell to drill in the Arctic Ocean by saying he was reassured there were “strong safeguards” in place. Josh Earnest, press secretary of the White House, elaborated more on the Obama administration’s decision as part of the “all-of-the-above approach” at a

12 May 2015

White House Approves Arctic Drilling

Despite constant complaints of inaction on climate change by Congress, the Obama Administration has now approved drilling in the Arctic Ocean. The approval opens the way not just for more carbon emissions but possible dangers of oil spills and other despoilment of a new section of the planet. The concession