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

5 myths about gas stoves, the latest culture war clash

Honey bees are not in peril. These bees are.

How torrential downpours make it harder for California to save up water

Welcome to the era of weather whiplash

The gas stove regulation uproar, explained

The US was poised to pass the biggest environmental law in a generation. What went wrong?

The mystery of the mimic plant

Why your gas bill might be way higher this winter

Travel is almost back to pre-Covid levels. So are carbon dioxide emissions.

Why the ozone hole is on track to be healed by mid-century

Coming soon: Beef, coffee, and chocolate, without a side of environmental destruction

California’s deadly floods won’t break the megadrought

How you can take advantage of tax breaks in the Inflation Reduction Act

22 predictions we made in 2022, and the 6 we got wrong

5 ways the US can fight climate change in 2023

Winter storms put the US power grid to the test. It failed.

The tricky business of putting a dollar value on a human life

Can capitalism and nature coexist?

America’s most important EV is also its goofiest

7 reasons our planet might not be doomed after all

The world has a new plan to save nature. Here’s how it works — and how it could fail.

Manchin’s permitting reform effort is dead. Biden’s climate agenda could be a casualty.

World leaders are racing to protect nature — but the definition of one word is tripping them up

We have a genuine fusion energy breakthrough

The World Cup is missing its climate goals. It should still keep taking shots.

The weird Republican turn against corporate social responsibility

Mauna Loa is erupting in Hawaii. Here are 7 things to know about volcanoes.

World leaders have 2 weeks to agree on a plan to save nature

Who gets to keep burning fossil fuels as the planet heats up?

Want to fight climate change effectively? Here’s where to donate your money.

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