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

California wants to use electric cars to back up the power grid

The troubling link between electric cars and ... flamingos?

The loss of insects is an apocalypse worth worrying about

America can’t solve its gas price problem (or its Russia problem) with drilling

Oops, cleaning the Great Pacific Garbage Patch was probably a bad idea

Why climate solutions will fail without the help of social scientists

5 signs of how climate change is unraveling Earth’s ecosystems

The Supreme Court appears eager to gut the EPA, but can’t figure out how to do it

Climate change is already making parts of the world unlivable

Scientists are recruiting elephant seals to eavesdrop on whales

These tiny succulent plants are being poached by the thousands

The absurd Supreme Court case that could gut the EPA

The hidden melting of the most important ice on Earth, explained

How to clear the air in the most polluted cities on Earth

The mystery of methane gone missing

Why electric vehicles are so hot in the 2022 Super Bowl ads

The bad news about your avocado habit

How gray wolves divided America

Artificial snow is nothing like the real stuff

The end of natural gas has to start with its name

The manatees are starving

Will climate change melt the Winter Olympics?

There’s a Covid-19 epidemic in deer. It could come back to haunt us. 

Dirty energy pays more than clean energy. That’s a problem.

One Good Thing: A soothing tabletop game about birds

Paleontologists study the past. This one has a warning for the future.

This is how much meat and dairy hurt the climate

The extinction crisis that no one’s talking about

Tarantula bites are excruciating. Their venom could unlock better painkillers.

Billions of animals are slaughtered every year — just to be wasted

Parasites that thrive in a warming planet are killing Minnesota’s moose

A new theory helps explain the epic mystery of bird migration

Your gas stove is always polluting, even when it’s turned off

The animal that’s everywhere and nowhere

What the Doomsday Clock is really counting down to

Democrats may have to sacrifice something big for the climate

Big Food is ready to sell you more plant-based meat

This map may make you feel better about the state of the planet

Texas went big on oil. Earthquakes followed.

Biden’s offshore wind plan is also a jobs plan