Does Obama Mean It This Time on Climate?


Top environmental leaders are still pondering the meaning of the president’s inaugural address.

How To Make Gasoline from Tar Sands


In six simple steps.

When Trees Die, People Die


The curious connection between an invasive beetle that has destroyed over 100 million trees, and subsequent heart disease and pneumonia in the human populations nearby.

Obama Under Pressure After Nebraska Governor Signs Off on Keystone XL


A day after promising action on climate change, president now faces crucial test of commitment to environmental causes.

Climate Change Moves to Forefront in Obama’s Second Inaugural Address


President’s affirmation of climate science – more prominent than in the campaign – wins praise from environmental groups.


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.