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  1. environment
    It’s Official: Trump Revokes California’s Power to Regulate Automobile EmissionsIt’s a sign of the administration’s adamant opposition to action on climate change, even at the expense of conservative states-rights principles.
  2. state of the world
    It’s Greta Thunberg’s WorldBut it’s still burning. The extraordinary rise of a 16-year-old, and her Hail Mary climate movement.
  3. climate change
    Jonathan Franzen’s Climate Pessimism Is Justified. His Fatalism Is Not.The novelist is right that we are very unlikely to keep warming below two degrees Celsius. He’s badly wrong about what that means.
  4. climate change
    Leaked Draft of U.N. Climate Report: Warming Oceans ‘Poised to Unleash Misery’By “misery,” the IPCC draft means 280 million displaced people, flood damages magnified 1,000-fold, and the melting of emission-packed permafrost.
  5. environment
    Trump Wants to Log Alaska’s Tongass, World’s Largest Temperate Rain ForestTrump reportedly wants to log the massive Tongass National Forest, though it already has a much greater economic impact supporting salmon fisheries.
  6. environment
    6 Ways to Help Fight the Amazon Rain Forest FiresDonate to organizations, support climate activism, and cut back on beef.
  7. foreign affairs
    Bolsonaro Wants Macron Apology Before Accepting Help Fighting Amazon FiresThe demand comes after Macron lashed out at Bolsonaro, who pretty much called the French President’s wife ugly.
  8. life after warming
    The Glimmer of a Climate New World OrderUntil the G-7, the nations of the world had never before chosen to punish bad behavior on climate change. That may not change all that much — yet.
  9. life after warming
    The Political Status Quo Is No Match for Climate ChangeAs the Amazon rainforest burns at an alarming rate in Bolsonaro’s Brazil, Jay Inslee’s climate change presidential candidacy flames out.
  10. just asking questions
    Obama’s Deputy Interior Secretary on the Gutting of the Endangered Species ActFormer deputy Interior secretary David J. Hayes discusses how rollbacks to the law fit with the administration’s disdain for environmental regulation.
  11. life after warming
    Disaster Upon DisasterFlooding and tornadoes in the Midwest. Drought and extreme heat in India. The climate future is already here, we just can’t bear to look.
  12. life after warming
    We May Be Dooming Ourselves With Climate NIMBYismThe uneven incentives of climate action are driving the world to inaction. There may be no way to escape the trap.
  13. corruption
    EPA Science Said Trump’s Coal Rule Would Kill 1,400. So the EPA Ditched Science.Trump’s coal policy had an estimated death toll so high his administration couldn’t defend it. So the EPA is engineering a lower estimate.
  14. life after warming
    Los Angeles Fire Season Is Beginning Again. And It Will Never End.A bulletin from our climate future.
  15. interesting times
    Andrew Sullivan: Who Should Be Allowed to Compete in Women’s Sports?The debate is legitimate and important. But some of the arguments being made in major publications are patently false.
  16. life after warming
    There’s a 49 Percent Chance the World As We Know It Will End by 2050Jared Diamond’s new book addresses itself to a world in crisis, and tries to lift some lessons for what do about it from the distant past.
  17. vision 2020
    Democrats Are Ignoring Their Party’s Strongest Issue for 2020Making it easier for corporations to poison children is unpopular. Trump has done so anyway. Democrats should make that a bigger issue.
  18. climate change
    Humanity Is About to Kill 1 Million Species in an Epic Murder-SuicideA new U.N. report finds that civilization is on the cusp of killing off the organisms that keep our soil fertile, seafood plentiful, and air clean.
  19. protests
    Over 1,000 People Have Been Arrested Protesting Climate Change in London“We will never stop fighting,” Swedish activist Greta Thunberg told demonstrators.
  20. vision 2020
    Trump May Freak Out Florida With Green Light for Offshore DrillingFlorida Republican elected officials fear Trump’s relationship with fossil-fuel industries could lead him to a politically disastrous decision.
  21. environment
    Report: Trump to Push a Green Campaign After Stripping Environmental ProtectionsTrump, who claimed that wind turbine noise causes cancer, will reportedly tout his gutting of climate regulations as a way to appeal to swing voters.
  22. cityscape
    The De Blasio Climate Plan Is Big, Ambitious, and Very VagueBut it does make clear what a huge job it will be to keep the ocean out of lower Manhattan.
  23. proposals
    My New Plan to Climate-Proof Lower ManhattanOver the coming years, we will spend up to $10 billion to extend the downtown waterfront as much as 500 feet into the East River.
  24. political science
    Trump’s EPA Is Risking the Health of a Generation of American ChildrenThere’s a debate on kids’ health happening at the agency — without the scientists.
  25. politics
    U.S. Senate Does Rare Good Thing and Passes Major Conservation LegislationThe bill will create over one million acres of new, protected wilderness.
  26. life after warming
    The Cautious Case for Climate Optimism (From a Climate Alarmist)Believing in a comfortable future for our planet probably means some giant carbon-sucking machines.
  27. gallery
    This Artist Wants You to Think About Climate ChangeThe dramatic photographs show us what we’re losing.
  28. politics
    Andrew Wheeler Is Bad News for Coal Miners and Environmentalists AlikeIf the Senate confirms Andrew Wheeler, it’s great news for coal — and nobody else.
  29. environment
    The Trump Administration’s War on Wildlife Should Be a ScandalAmid the broader environmental damage, the eradication of certain wildlife due to farming, drilling, and hunting policies has mostly gone unnoticed.
  30. life after warming
    Parenting the Climate Change GenerationClimate change isn’t a reason not to have kids. Kids are a reason to fight it.
  31. life after warming
    You, Too, Are in Denial of Climate ChangeMost Americans believe, abstractly, in climate change. That’s not enough.
  32. environment
    These Nets Harness Water From FogAnd they’re helping a region of Morocco recover from drought.
  33. environment
    Moringas Are Very Good TreesAlmost the entire moringa tree is edible (and it’s a “superfood”), it makes a great soap, and it thrives in the grim climates of the future.
  34. global tech
    Solar-Powered Fridges Can Help Stop EpidemicsMuch of the world doesn’t have access to vaccines for one solvable reason: transportation logistics.
  35. life after warming
    Can a Carbon Tax Solve Climate Change? Well, No.A carbon tax is not a panacea for climate change, but it’s a good first step.
  36. environment
    Low-cost Sonar Kits Can Detect Rising Water and Send Out Flood AlertsTepmachcha is an open-source flood detector designed for Cambodia.
  37. environment
    ‘Garbage Soil’ Can Help Trees Grow in the DesertResearchers believe that sediment and silt from man-made lakes can turn deserts into forests.
  38. environment
    3-D Printing Might Save Coral ReefsRepairing ocean levels, rising temperatures, and pollution is another story.
  39. renewable energy
    The Caribbean Should Be Leading the Electric Car RevolutionThe conditions are perfect. So why isn’t it?
  40. climate change
    The Trump Administration Anticipates Catastrophic Global Warming by 2100In an official report, the White House argues that restrictions on carbon emissions should be loosened — because four-degree warming is inevitable.
  41. science of us
    There’s So Much to Worry About I Forgot to Worry About Plastic PoisoningNow you’re telling me my yogurt tub is trying to kill me?
  42. environment
    On the Upper West Side, a One-Man War Against Air PollutionGeorge Pakenham takes matters into his own hands when he finds parked cars and trucks with their engines running.
  43. Californians Will Be Voting on a Wild Array of Ballot Initiatives in NovemberFrom repeal of a controversial gas-tax increase to a mandate for cage-free eggs, other issues will compete with candidates for money and attention.
  44. Trump Dumps Obama Effort to Prevent Oil SpillsBoth the business and “populist” wings of the GOP support Trump’s heavy tilt toward oil and gas at the expense of the environment.
  45. eco-friendly
    Hawaii Wants to Ban Some Sunscreens for a Good ReasonTurns out, it’s bad for the environment.
  46. GOP Leader: Pruitt Has Some Explaining to DoAs Republican support for the EPA director wanes, Scott Pruitt takes out his frustration on environmental science.
  47. skin deep
    This Skin-Care Brand Is Going Zero WasteAnd it’s organizing 300 beach cleanups.
  48. menaces
    The Most Instagrammable Museum Is Facing $5,000 in Environmental FinesSprinkle pools: great for pictures, bad for the environment.
  49. toxic masculinity
    Men Are Destroying Our Planet Because They Don’t Want to Seem GirlyNew research suggests products and organizations be marketed as more “Men-vironmentally” friendly.
  50. take action
    Patagonia Slams President Trump, Plans to Sue“The president stole your land.”
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