VIDEO: Hiking the 1,700-Mile Keystone Pipeline “Trail”

Ken Ilgunas

Ken Ilgunas wanted to learn more about the controversial pipeline. So he strapped on a pair of hiking boots and hit the trail.

A Hidden Climate Win in the Fiscal Deal


The wind industry survived the fiscal cliff. But it ain’t out of the woods yet.

VIDEO: Drought, Floods, and One Giant Storm: The Year in Climate Insanity


Climate Desk looks back at the hottest year on record.

Will Colleges Kick Coal Out of Their Stockings?


Students across the country are calling for colleges to divest from fossil fuels. But will the schools listen?

Mississippi River Faces Shipping Freeze As Water Levels Drop


Navigation has become treacherous as the worst US drought in half a century brings water levels close to record lows.


About Climate Desk

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