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Vox's coverage of climate change, renewable energy, conservation, and other environmental issues

Why the Democratic Party doesn’t want a presidential debate about climate change

Will climate change kill everyone — or just lots and lots of people?

What’s actually in the Green New Deal, explained with a video

The severe floods soaking the Midwest and Southeast are not letting up

New York is building a wall to hold back the ocean

There’s a new meatless Beyond Burger. It tastes even more like meat.

These senators are going after the biggest climate villains in Washington

Breathing dirty air takes years off people’s lives. This tool shows just how much.

10 ways to accelerate progress against climate change

Climate change is becoming a defining issue of 2020

Oregon is poised to set a cap on greenhouse gas emissions. That’s a huge deal.

The Joe Biden climate plan plagiarism “scandal,” explained

The climate renegade

Pay attention to the growing wave of climate change lawsuits

I work in the environmental movement. I don’t care if you recycle.

The race to save endangered foods

This one weird trick can help any state or city pass clean energy policy

Why you want oysters and a salt marsh between you and a hurricane

How California became far more energy-efficient than the rest of the country

The decline of trust in science “terrifies” former MIT president Susan Hockfield

Why this climate change data is on flip-flops, leggings, and cars

More than 200 tornadoes devastated the Midwest over 13 days. Why?

More natural gas isn’t a “middle ground” — it’s a climate disaster

The incredibly frustrating reason there’s no Lyme disease vaccine 

What’s Joe Biden going to do on climate change? Look at his record under Obama.

A major US utility is moving toward 100% clean energy faster than expected

Democratic hopes for climate policy may come down to this one weird Senate trick

The rise of meatless meat, explained

We’ll soon know the exact air pollution from every power plant in the world. That’s huge.

Barcelona’s radical plan to take back streets from cars

Mount Agung erupted in Bali. Here are 7 things to know about volcanoes.

The alarming trend of beached whales filled with plastic, explained

One of the largest environmental protests ever is underway. It’s led by children.

Watch how the climate could change in these US cities by 2050

12 excuses for climate inaction and how to refute them

The Green New Deal is fracturing a critical base for Democrats: unions

This federal agency is quietly, profoundly shaping climate policy

It’s not your imagination. Allergy season gets worse every year.

These huge new wind turbines are a marvel. They’re also the future.

20 photos of bees that will make you say “damn, bees are beautiful”