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

American trains aren’t great — but you should still take them anyway

The Supreme Court’s new term could be even more consequential than its last one

How a 100-year-old miscalculation drained the Colorado River

Why all Americans should be paying attention to Puerto Rico’s power grid

How a Category 1 hurricane did so much damage in Puerto Rico

Blowtorching spotted lanternflies is, in fact, a bad idea

The Democratic infighting over Joe Manchin’s “side deal,” explained

How power companies have caused and worsened wildfires

The real reason a heat wave is pushing California’s power grid to its limits

The race to find 2,100 missing species before they go extinct

It’s the end of the car as we know it

How Jackson, Mississippi, ran out of water

Biden’s long game for American-made electric vehicles

How melting glaciers fueled Pakistan’s fatal floods

The flooding in Pakistan is a climate catastrophe with political roots

Americans keep moving to where the water isn’t

Public transit for nine bucks a month? Germany tried it.

California’s gas car ban will change how everyone drives

You probably have “forever chemicals” in your body. Here’s what that means.

Severe heat and droughts are wreaking havoc across the globe

The Colorado River drought is coming for your winter veggies

The Colorado River drought is so bad you can see it from space

We talk about heat waves in a weird way

4 underrated parts of the Inflation Reduction Act

The US finally has a law to tackle climate change

Hidden inside the Inflation Reduction Act: $20 billion to help fix our farms

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

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