Scientists Are Pretty Terrified About These Last-Minute Fixes to Global Warming


The most comprehensive study to date on geoengineering says we probably shouldn’t do it—at least not yet.

Are Solar Companies Ripping You Off?

Solar panels on the roof of a house in Apache Junction, Arizona. Darryl Webb/AP

Members of Congress and a big utility are teaming up to raise that question. But experts think their concerns are overblown.

China’s Toxic Air Could Kill a Population the Size of Orlando


The country’s pollution could contribute to 257,000 deaths over the next decade.

Was 2014 Really the Warmest Year? Here’s Why It Doesn’t Matter.

Global temperatures in 2014

Focus on the trend.

Obama’s Budget Calls for Billions in Climate Funding


The president wants to increase spending on renewable energy and emissions reductions.


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