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

The Inflation Reduction Act, explained

How the Western drought is pushing the power grid to the brink

Fight climate change. End fossilflation. Here’s how.

Listen to the heartbeat of the largest animal to have ever lived

The search for an AC that doesn’t destroy the planet

We talk about heat waves in a weird way

Where climate change has brought too much water — and too little

Meanwhile, Congress is set to pass a huge wildlife conservation bill with bipartisan support

The US could stop one cause of heat wave deaths tomorrow

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Why scientists are desperate to find a salamander that’s been missing for 71 years

More than 2,000 species worldwide are considered lost. Could finding them avert extinctions?

Climate fixes are all aimed at property owners. What about renters?

Beavers are heat wave heroes

Europe’s gas crisis is here

Congress failed on climate. What can Biden do now?

It’s so hot in Europe that roads are literally buckling

Europe is burning like it’s 2052

A needed nuclear option for climate change

Why disasters are getting more severe but killing fewer people

Preparing for extreme weather is a community concern. Here’s how to be ready.

What the Supreme Court’s EPA ruling means for air pollution — and your health

Otters are thriving in … Iowa?

The Supreme Court’s big EPA decision is a massive power grab by the justices

The Supreme Court’s fleeting gift to the coal industry

The Supreme Court’s EPA ruling isn’t the only legal attack on the environment

The biggest myths about gas prices

When you drive for work, $5 gas hurts

This could be the coolest summer of the rest of your life

Biden distanced himself from Saudi Arabia — until gas prices got bad

The SEC did a sensible thing on climate change. A right-wing campaign is trying to kill it.

How Yellowstone’s animals survive a catastrophic flood

What gas prices do — and don’t — tell us about the economy

A teensy, tiny glimmer of hope for polar bears

The federal government started New Mexico’s largest wildfire. It had good intentions.

Why investors suddenly care about saving the environment

Climate change is all about power. You have more than you think.

Why Joe Biden is invoking a war power to build heat pumps and solar panels

Stop telling kids that climate change will destroy their world

The simple, impactful way to make cars cleaner

The pollution from Russia’s war will poison Ukraine for decades

The Texas grid is designed to fail