Will America finally lead on climate?

John Kerry understands the urgency of the moment better than anyone — and now has more power than ever to act.

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Rooftop solar would boost electrical systems’ resilience

Federal funding could jumpstart rooftop solar, providing jobs, lower bills, and a boost to electric systems’ disaster resilience.

Oslo opens up for big drilling, but oil companies do not want remote Barents licenses

In 2012, as many as 36 companies wanted to drill in pristine Norwegian waters. Nine years later, the number has dropped to only seven.

Oil trade group is poised to endorse carbon pricing

The American Petroleum Institute said the move to put a price on carbon emissions would be a step toward meeting terms of the Paris climate accord.

Ryan Pohl is recycling old electric car batteries to help people live off the grid

With some solar panels, repurposed car batteries and a little ingenuity, Pohl is helping this nomadic community go green.


How to bring life to dying soils

Around the world, soils are in trouble. And unless we take action, so will be the farmers and consumers who depend on them. But some growers can see a way to save the ground beneath our feet.

Costly power grid upgrade to boost renewables will test Maine’s commitment

It's becoming clear that achieving Maine's climate goals is going to require a makeover of its electric grid on a scale that hasn't happened since the 1970s.

NPS is leading the electric vehicle revolution

With funding from the federal government, Zion and other parks are swapping in electric shuttle buses and adding charging stations for visitors' electric vehicles, putting the park system on the cutting edge of green technology.


For travel, a sustainable comeback?

From a newly certified Whale Heritage Site to scenic byways for electric cars, five new initiatives suggest the travel industry may be envisioning a more responsible future.

Bill Gates on vaccines, conspiracy theories, and climate crisis

The billionaire philanthropist on his new book, “How to Avoid a Climate Disaster," the Covid conspiracy theories about him, and why he doubts our ability to get a net-zero energy grid by 2035.deforestation


Logging deferred in valleys home to Canada’s last three wild spotted owls

In the absence of endangered species legislation in B.C., the provincial and federal governments have announced a new 'nature agreement' that includes pilot projects to protect at-risk species.


What experts say Canada needs to do to become a leader in the electric vehicle industry

Canadian companies and governments can seize on the push for electric vehicles happening in the U.S. and become leaders in specific areas of electric vehicle manufacturing and innovation, experts say.

Hitting net zero by 2050 could add $1 trillion to the U.S. economy

The upfront investments in a clean economy will reap enormous economic rewards in the future.

Foxconn to build cars for electric-vehicle startup Fisker

Foxconn, the world’s biggest electronics manufacturer, and Fisker have agreed to jointly produce more than 250,000 vehicles a year, possibly at Foxconn’s factory in Wisconsin.

When the grid goes down, can a fleet of batteries replace it?

In a power crisis, maybe the solution is a network of smaller energy sources distributed across multiple places—like your garage.
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Fractured: The stress of being surrounded

Jane Worthington moved her grandkids to protect them from oil and gas wells—but it didn't work. In US fracking communities, the industry's pervasiveness causes social strain and mental health problems.

Fractured: Distrustful of frackers, abandoned by regulators

"I was a total cheerleader for this industry at the beginning. Now I just want to make sure no one else makes the same mistake I did. It has ruined my life."

Fractured: Buffered from fracking but still battling pollution

A statewide network of fracking and conventional wells, pipelines, and petrochemical plants closes in on communities.

Fractured: Harmful chemicals and unknowns haunt Pennsylvanians surrounded by fracking

We tested families in fracking country for harmful chemicals and revealed unexplained exposures, sick children, and a family's "dream life" upended.

Fractured: The body burden of living near fracking

EHN.org scientific investigation finds western Pennsylvania families near fracking are exposed to harmful chemicals, and regulations fail to protect communities' mental, physical, and social health.

LISTEN: Kristina Marusic discusses the "Fractured" investigation

"Once they had the results of our study [families] felt like they had proof that these chemicals are in their air, their water, and making their way into their bodies."

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