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Why Americans will pay higher natural gas prices this winter

Are 8 billion people too many — or too few? 

The good and bad news for the planet after the latest UN climate talks

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The midterm culture war over plant-based meat

No one knows what “nature-based solutions” are

How to slash carbon emissions while growing the economy, in one chart

Biden says America is doing its part to prevent “climate hell.” Is it?

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6 wins and 2 losses on climate in the midterms

A mountain, a tower, a thermos of molten salt. These are the batteries that could power our renewable future.

Egypt’s most prominent political prisoner is dying as world leaders arrive for UN climate summit

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California voters said no to taxing the rich to make EVs more affordable

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11 midterm races that could shape our climate future

Money speaks louder than ever at this week’s UN climate negotiations

The surprising value of a small patch of grass

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What’s at stake for Biden’s climate agenda in the midterms

What Lula’s stunning victory means for the imperiled Amazon rainforest

Consumers, not corporations, saved the power grid. What else can we do?

What happens if Bolsonaro wins reelection in Brazil?

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Joe Biden just signed an international climate treaty. And Mitch McConnell voted for it.

The strange, savage life of a freshwater mussel

The shrinking ozone hole shows that the world can actually solve an environmental crisis

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How logging, a Nike founder, and the alt-right warped the Oregon governor’s race

The world is failing its emissions test

How many van Goghs is one Earth worth?

The wasted potential of garbage dumps

The end of a battery’s life matters as much as its beginning

Under the hood of the electric vehicle revolution

Inside the fantastical, pragmatic quest to make “hybrid” meat

Our buildings are making us sick

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How Ted Nordhaus brought realpolitik to climate politics

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Pollution poisons millions. Richard Fuller and Pure Earth are doing something about it.

Some people launder money. Other people launder cattle.

Why firewood is suddenly in high demand in Germany

The next frontier for climate action is the great indoors

Why OPEC’s cuts shouldn’t have been a surprise — and may not hurt as much as you might think

There’s a frightening new report about wildlife declines. But many are getting the story wrong.

These spectacular deep-sea creatures live in a potential mining hot spot

The most annoying barrier to getting your home off fossil fuels