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Climate

Companies with strong climate policies support weak climate candidates

Does an aggressive corporate climate policy mean that much if the company doesn’t support those same policies through its political donations?
Climate

A clean energy transition would cost a fraction of COVID-19 recovery

We’re spending 15% of global GDP on one crisis. What would happen if we treated the climate crisis the same way?
Climate

Bioo's biological batteries generate energy from the ground

Bioo uses microorganisms in the soil to power lights—and maybe one day, your whole house.
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Biodiversity

This wildlife crossing helps mountain lions cross the 101 in LA

The project will break ground in 2021 and let the city’s mountain lions access more habitat without risking getting hit by cars.
Justice

This new Berkeley tax plan would help pay for climate action

In Berkeley, California, an increase in the utility tax on wealthy households that use a lot of power would go toward subsidizing lower-income residents in transitioning to clean alternatives.
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Climate

How we could save $4 billion in building energy costs

An experiment in giving buildings smart energy analytics saved $95 million in energy costs in 6,500 buildings. If adopted nationwide, the savings could be enormous.
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Climate

Inside Amazon's quest to use less cardboard

The company is redesigning its packaging to use less material, and employing AI to find the smallest possible package for each box.
Climate

How we could save $4 billion in building energy costs

An experiment in giving buildings smart energy analytics saved $95 million in energy costs in 6,500 buildings. If adopted nationwide, the savings could be enormous.
Justice

It would cost just $330 billion to end global hunger by 2030

Looking at every intervention available to us, researchers have found the best combination of policies to feed everyone on the planet. And the price tag is quite low.
Climate

Trump says he wants to plant a trillion trees, but mostly is focused on cutting them down

The administration’s new executive order on tree planting seems toothless. Its logging expansions are very real.
From our Newsroom

The dangerous fringe theory behind the push toward herd immunity: Derrick Z. Jackson

Resumption of normal life in the United States under a herd immunity approach would result in an enormous death toll by all estimates.

My urban nature gem

Thanks to the Clean Water Act and one relentless activist, Georgia's South River may finally stop stinking.

Dust from your old furniture likely contains harmful chemicals—but there’s a solution

Researchers find people's exposure to PFAS and certain flame retardants could be significantly reduced by opting for healthier building materials and furniture.

Hormone-mimicking chemicals harm fish now—and their unexposed offspring later

Fish exposed to harmful contaminants can pass on health issues such as reproductive problems to future generations that had no direct exposure.

How Europe’s wood pellet appetite worsens environmental racism in the US South

An expanding wood pellet market in the Southeast has fallen short of climate and job goals—instead bringing air pollution, noise and reduced biodiversity in majority Black communities.

America re-discovers anti-science in its midst

Fauci, Birx, Redfield & Co. are in the middle of a political food fight. They could learn a lot from environmental scientists.

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