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Climate change is already making parts of America uninsurable

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A big El Niño is looming. Here’s what it means for our weather.

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We need the right kind of climate optimism

In defense of flies. Yes, really.

UN numbers say meat is bad for the climate. The reality is worse.

The historic deal to save the Colorado River, explained

Volcanoes have erupted in Mexico and Italy. Here are 7 things to know about volcanoes.

America’s best idea to protect its oceans has one big problem: It’s not working

It’s not just climate disasters. “Normal” weather is getting weirder, too.

4 winners and 1 loser in the EPA’s historic move to limit power plant pollution

Eat more beans. Please.

A giant patch of seaweed is growing to record sizes in the Atlantic. Sorry, Florida.

The EPA’s long-delayed new rules for power plant pollution, explained

The nationalist dark side of Joe Biden’s climate policies

A frightening virus is killing a massive number of wild birds

Why most car dealers still don’t have any electric vehicles

The gas industry is losing its most valuable customer: Blue states


Should we reflect sunlight to cool the planet?

The most mysterious forests on Earth are underwater

Smaller, cheaper, safer: The next generation of nuclear power, explained


How to fix clean energy’s storage problem

Bringing back woolly mammoths and dodos is a bad idea

7 ways we’ve made the Earth better since the last Earth Day

The 100-year-old mistake that’s reshaping the American West

These 8 species depend on the Colorado River. What happens as it dries up?


The big problem with cement, and how to fix it

The devil lurking in the dust

Why Asia’s early heat wave is so alarming

Are 8 billion people too many — or too few? 

Let’s talk about the biggest cause of the West’s water crisis

The air we breathe was getting better. Then climate change hit.

You — yes, you — are going to pay for the century-old mistake that’s draining the Colorado River

The worst-case scenario for drought on the Colorado River

These adorable tiny owls are thriving in the most unlikely place

Colorado River states brace for the biggest water cuts ever

The EPA’s new plan to cut car pollution has an SUV problem

The climate apocalypse is also a religious crisis

The largest habitat on Earth is finally getting protection

A renter’s guide to the Inflation Reduction Act


The tricky plan for “negative emissions”

The thread that ties the recent chemical spills together

Refrigerators have gotten really freaking good. Thanks, Jimmy Carter.

To make the present feel more meaningful, think beyond it