Environmentalists have worked for years to get governments to regulate fossil fuels. Here’s how trade deals like the Trans-Pacific Partnership make that even harder.
The TPP makes the rights of companies sacrosanct, and that includes the right to mine. But what about the rights of people who live in the way of proposed mining sites?
From the Current Issue
A successful energy transition to renewables could not only rescue the planet but create a more just economy.
People who live in this desert community say their homes can serve as a model for how society can function happily without the infrastructure and modern systems we’ve come to expect.
Companies like Coca-Cola and Monsanto were called out for conflicts of interest, leaving many in the public health sector to wonder if next year transparency might become the new normal.
As a scientist at COP21, I hoped to see a fruitful collision of the climate scientist and climate activist. I expected strong words regarding science and broader social change, but instead found that scientists who understood the problem seemed to think we could fix it without changing the status quo.
At international summits like COP21, diplomats and dignitaries dominate the dialogue. To see how voices outside the negotiations are heard, our reporter joined a peaceful protest at the Louvre Museum.
These towns aren’t waiting for world leaders to take charge on climate change.
A group of activists in Oregon wants polluters to pay residents for using their air. I spoke with Camila Thorndike, director of Oregon Climate, about this unusual effort to put a price on carbon.
The Supreme Court denies a pro-gun appeal, Beijing closes streets due to smog, and Las Vegas curbs police violence with body cams, education, and accountability.
We asked readers to share the moment climate change became urgent for them. Here’s what they said.
In this YES! Short, volunteers discuss what it means to confront the privilege of others—as well as their own.