We can’t fight climate change without China

The Democratic Party’s 2020 platform echoes President Trump’s hawkishness on China. That’s a mistake.
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How Joe Biden's climate plan could be transformative

Thanks to the rising influence of activists, the former vice president's plans are finally starting to meet the challenge.

Germany’s ‘very, very tough’ climate battle

Environment Minister Svenja Schulze aims to steer tough talks over upping the bloc’s 2030 climate goal.

Why BP and other fossil fuel companies are getting greener

For fossil fuel companies like BP, Exxon, and Shell, slashing production is good business.

Japan's climate change efforts hindered by biased business lobby: study

Japan's powerful business lobby Keidanren pushes national policies that favor coal and hinders attempts to combat climate change.

What happened when a public institute became a de facto lobbying arm of the timber industry

Internal emails show a tax-funded agency created to educate people about forestry has acted as a public-relations agency and lobbying arm for Oregon’s timber industry, in some cases skirting legal constraints that forbid it from doing so.

The Trump administration appoints a new State Department Arctic coordinator

After nearly four years without one, the U.S. State Department again has a top-level official devoted to Arctic issues.

Fossil fuels’ united front is crumbling

State politics show the coal industry is fighting a losing battle against its former allies.

How COVID-19 made it easier to talk about climate change

Rhiana Gunn-Wright, a climate policy director and architect of the Green New Deal, explains the connections between the pandemic and the climate crisis.

A new solution to climate science’s biggest mystery

For the first time in 41 years, researchers have provided a new answer to one of the thorniest—and most fundamental—questions in Earth science.

Destroying a way of life to save Louisiana

The state’s $50 billion plan to re-engineer its coastline may wash some fishing communities off the map.

What if all US treaties with Native Americans were honored?

From the Grand Canyon to Mount Rushmore, if the routinely flouted U.S. treaties with Indigenous people were honored, this would be a very different country.

Op-ed: The Trump administration hates the National Environmental Policy Act

The Trump administration has now finalized major proposed changes to the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA), rewriting the rules that govern how agencies review development projects under that landmark environmental law.

Why is Biden clinging to the dream of green factories?

The candidate’s plan to “win the future” through American export domination has multiple problems.
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