Exxon adds new board members amid activist pressure

"If you look at the changes we've been making, they are in response to the changing role of the industry as we head to a lower-carbon economy," Exxon CEO Darren Woods said in an interview.

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Kate Aronoff: The Paris Agreement is already outdated

Countries’ pledges to meet climate goals are nowhere near what they need to be.

Kate Aronoff: The case for a permanent stimulus

Climate change guarantees more crises ahead. Relief measures should kick in automatically.

What Biden could learn from Bill Clinton's unfinished work

"The boogeyman when you’re fighting systemic racism is implementation."

The Texas blackout is an environmental justice disaster

This historic winter storm has created a situation in which the state's over-reliance on fossil fuels is having disastrous results. A Green New Deal could fix it.

Bill McKibben: The enormous risk of atmospheric hacking

Solar geoengineering is the ultimate, break-the-glass response to the climate crisis—and one we should back away from for now.

Virginia students take on solar energy challenge

Educators and innovators in Virginia devised a 10-week high school competition that enlisted bright young minds to propose innovations in solar energy.


Teenagers deserve a place at Biden’s climate table

Including activists from the Sunrise Movement and elsewhere could improve the president’s climate policy while energizing the youth vote.

Canadian lawyers urged to pursue ‘climate leadership’ in their practice

Lawyers for Climate Justice believe their colleagues should consider taking on pro bono work where they can help with efforts to cut carbon pollution.

Heather Hansman: Can billionaires really save us from climate disaster?

As Jeff Bezos steps away from Amazon to focus his attention on initiatives like his year-old Earth Fund, it's instructive to look at the impact of billionaire environmental philanthropy and how it could be more effective.


Forty years of good intentions

The American environmental movement, and environmental politics in general, are in middle age.
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The generational rift over 'intersectional environmentalism'

Young climate influencers are talking about "intersectional environmentalism." It's not just a new term for environmental justice.

Texas House Democrats launch climate, environment caucus with one goal: Talk about climate change in the Legislature

The climate, environment and energy caucus aims to start a conversation in the Legislature on how Texas can prepare for climate change and take advantage of the transition to cleaner energy sources.

As nature declines, so does human quality of life, study finds

Where the results were mixed, negative impacts were often felt more acutely by low-income people and poorer countries.

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