Are Solar-Powered Homes Jacking Up Everyone Else’s Electric Bills?

Illustration by Mr. Biscuit

Solar power is cheaper than ever—but utilities are trying to discourage people from using it.

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.

Overpumping of Groundwater Is Contributing to Global Sea Level Rise

Irrigation in California's San Joaquin Valley GomezDavid/iStock

Drilling for water could account for as much as 7 percent of sea level rise.

California Is Pumping Water That Fell to Earth 20,000 Years Ago

irrigation

And it’s not going to be replaced any time soon.

Baked Alaska

Bear Glacier

If the Last Frontier is the canary in the climate coal mine, we’re in trouble.

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