Is the US-China Climate Pact as Big a Deal as It Seems?

The Chinese and American presidents in Beijing on Wednesday. Andy Wong/AP

The deal doesn’t mean that global climate negotiations will succeed. But it means they’re no longer guaranteed to fail.

Here’s What It Looks Like When a Typhoon Devastates Your City


One year ago, Typhoon Haiyan struck the Philippines.

Senate Now Has Enough Votes To Pass Keystone XL Pipeline Approval Bill

Gage Skidmore/Flickr

McConnell finally has the chance he’s been waiting for.

In California, it’s Chevron’s $3 Million Vs. a Green Slate

Heather Smith/Grist

The city of Richmond is home to a big fight over Big Oil.

How Green Was My Election?

Tom Steyer

Tom Steyer spent $57 million to get voters to care about climate change. It didn’t work.


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