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

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

Earth is running low on wildlife. Plants will be next.

The latest data on US climate pollution is very bad

Time is running out. Here’s how the climate movement can level up.

The high-risk, high-reward stakes of building a more radical movement.

Want to know how to save nature? Ask Indigenous scientists.

Fusion energy is a reason to be excited about the future

The great population growth slowdown

3 ways remote work could remake America

Rare turtles keep washing up on Cape Cod. “Turtle movers” fly them to Texas.