It Doesn’t Matter If We Never Run Out of Oil: We Won’t Want to Burn It Anymore

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Like whale oil in the 1860s, oil today has become uncompetitive — even at low prices — and that will only become truer with time.

One Family’s Great Escape

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Part one of a series on America’s first climate refugees.

This Town Took On Fracking and Won

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Tiny Dryden, New York, just won the right to send frackers packing.

The Drought-Stricken Midwest’s Floods: Is This What Climate Change Looks Like?


Dire predictions have already been realized over the course of the last six months.

Restoring the Rockaways

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Nestled along a residential stretch of Seagirt Boulevard in Far Rockaway, the Seagirt Boulevard Community Garden has been a green fixture in this Queens neighborhood for over two decades.

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