Philippines Faces “Nightmare” Recovery in Haiyan’s Wake

Marines carry an injured Filipino woman on a stretcher for medical attention, assisted by a Philippine Air Force airman at Vilamore Air Base, Manila. Caleb Hoover/U.S. Marines/

Bodies are piling up and camps for survivors are in chaos as relief workers struggle to get help where its needed.

MAP: Is Your State Ready for Climate Disasters?

Marion Doss/Flickr

Most states’ disaster plans don’t account for global warming.

Look What’s Slowing Down Global Warming

Armando Arorizo/Prensa Internacional

It’s us! Turns out temperatures would be higher if not for a 1987 pact to slash CFCs.

Carbon-Sucking Golf Balls And Other Crazy Climate Patents


An afternoon searching recent US patents pulls up some curious climate solutions.

Why Most of What You’ve Heard About Cancer is Wrong

Squamous cell carcinoma (a type of skin cancer). Yale Rosen/Flickr

Science author George Johnson says we need to rethink our understanding of this most devastating of diseases—and when you read some of the surprising cancer facts in his latest book, you’ll see why.


About Climate Desk

The Climate Desk is a journalistic collaboration dedicated to exploring the impact—human, environmental, economic, political—of a changing climate. The partners are The Atlantic, Center for Investigative Reporting, Grist, The Guardian, Huffington Post, Mother Jones, Slate, and Wired.