California Has the Country’s Most Ambitious Climate Goals. Will They Go Up in Smoke?

Deforestation caused by wildfires, development, and agriculture could be a major source of carbon emissions in California. Mark Rightmire/ZUMA

The case for saving trees.

We Could Stop Global Warming With This Fix—But It’s Probably a Terrible Idea

Mount Pinatubo erupting in 1991 Bullit Marquez/AP

Ken Caldeira on geoengineering.

How Coal-Loving States Are Waging War on Obama’s New Climate Rules

Obama's climate plan calls for power plants in Virginia like this to be closed or renovated. Ed Lallo/ZUMA

ALEC is helping local lawmakers fight the Clean Power Plan.

How Hillary Clinton’s State Department Sold Fracking to the World

Hillary Clinton illustration

A trove of secret documents details the US government’s global push for shale gas.

How Much Cleaner Will Obama’s Climate Rules Make Your State?

Solar power can help Arizona make big mandated cuts to its carbon intensity. Les Stukenberg/The Daily Courier/AP

The dirtiest states have less aggressive goals, but that doesn’t mean their task is easier.

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