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Energy & Environment

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

It’s time to freak out about methane emissions

A new Supreme Court case could gut the government’s power to fight climate change

The curious case of the ancient whale bones

What happens when billionaires jump on the biodiversity bandwagon

Why Hertz’s big Tesla deal is such a blockbuster

Biden heads into international climate negotiations with a weak hand

Biden’s $27 billion bet on forests

The fate of the planet will be negotiated in Glasgow

Are “net-zero” climate targets just hot air?

What the oil industry still won’t tell us

Biden’s Plan B for the climate crisis, explained

Poaching is altering the genetics of wild animals

The animals that may exist in a million years, imagined by biologists

Fake rhino horns were supposed to foil poachers. What went wrong?

Joe Manchin won’t support a key climate program. Alternatives won’t be enough.

The myth of the climate moderate

The $5 trillion insurance industry faces a reckoning. Blame climate change.

The controversial plan to bring jaguars back to the US

The thorny truth about socially responsible investing

Climate scientists should pay more attention to fish poop. Really.

The US is closer than ever before to making major progress on the climate crisis

Why the Huntington Beach oil spill is so harmful to wildlife

Earth’s climate is chaotic. The winners of the 2021 Nobel Prize in physics found patterns in the noise.


Why nuclear plants are shutting down

When the world actually solved an environmental crisis

The case for a more radical climate movement

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

What “extinction” really means — and what it leaves out

An “attack on American cities” is freezing climate action in its tracks

See where birds are migrating in real time, in one map


Why heaters are the future of cooling

We can’t just run away from wildfires


How decades of stopping forest fires made them worse

The surprising downsides to planting trillions of trees

Jeff Bezos commits $1 billion to conservation as Amazon destroys the world


The US isn’t ready for clean energy

The fall equinox is Wednesday. Here are 8 things to know about the first day of autumn.


How America’s hottest city is trying to cool down

Dirty air can be deadly. Here’s how to protect yourself.

Wildfires in Australia caused an explosion of sea life thousands of miles away

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