Weird Ailments, Toxic Water, Dismissive Officials—and No, This Isn’t Flint

The aftermath of the 2008 Kingston Fossil Plant spill in Tennessee—the worst coal ash spill in US history Dot Griffith/Appalachian Voices

The environmental justice disaster you’ve never heard of.

The Polluters the Paris Treaty Ignores


International shipping and aviation emit as much as entire wealthy nations, but they’re not bound by the COP21 deal.

Paris Talks May Set an Ambitious—and Meaningless—Goal on Climate Change


Based on current policies, there is no hope of limiting warming to 1.5 degrees.

The Ugly Truth Lurking Behind the Climate Talks


As a climate deal nears, power players want accountability (just not for themselves).

A Diplomatic, Apocalyptic Game of Jenga


As the precarious climate talks build toward toward a climax, one French diplomat tries to keep it all from crashing down.

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