Yes, Coal is Dying, But No, EPA is Not the Main Culprit


David Roberts explains what’s really snuffing out the coal industry.

Why We Can’t Bank on Recessions to Keep Global Warming in Check


Carbon emissions and GDP rise together almost in lockstep, but emissions are slower to fall when economies contract.

Warm North Atlantic Ocean Causing UK’s Wet Summers, Study Shows


Data points to link between warmer oceans and the change in weather, and the possibility of a rapid reversal to drier climate.

Could Washington State Elect the Greenest Governor in the Nation?


It’s a rare face-off between candidates of both parties who care about climate action.

Did ExxonMobil Pay Torturers?

This man, who was killed two years after the lawsuit was filed, claimed that an attack by ExxonMobil's security personnel resulted in the loss of his hand and eye. Photo by Terry Collingsworth

The oil giant has long said it has no responsibility for atrocities committed by the government soldiers it hired to protect its plant in Indonesia. Now the issue could be headed to the Supreme Court.

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