Energy & the Environment
Feb 23, 2015
Rising sea level in Norfolk threatens the town, the Navy, and a state in denial.
Mar 05, 2015
To get renewable energy technologies into broad use, government needs to promote both supply and demand. Markets are too risk-averse.
Apr 04, 2014
A pair of dueling reports on climate change highlight the challenges policy-makers and scientists face in trying to address the problem.
Apr 02, 2014
Across the northern plains, native grassland is being turned into farmland at a rate not seen since the 1920s. The environmental consequences could be disastrous.
Mar 27, 2014
National security think tanks are cheerleading for the shale gas industry with near-complete disregard for climate change and water security. Guess who’s funding the studies?
Mar 10, 2014
European conservatives have found ways to give conservation mass appeal. Why can't Americans find a middle ground on saving the Earth?
Feb 18, 2014
How should liberals feel about their own billionaires trying to buy elections?
Feb 07, 2014
Kolbert, author of The Sixth Extinction: An Unnatural History, and McKibben, founder of 350.org, discuss raising awareness about environmental catastrophe.
Feb 06, 2014
Six points national security agencies reviewing Keystone XL should consider as they decide whether or not the pipeline is in the national interest.
Dec 16, 2013
While everyone has had their eyes on Keystone XL, the Environmental Protection Agency has been quietly dismantling our dirtiest carbon emitters.
Oct 29, 2013
In 1913, Los Angeles began drawing its water from far away. A century later, it may reclaim its own, long-neglected river.
Oct 21, 2013
What the Command and Control author is teaching Americans about our reliance on technology.
Oct 15, 2013
Fueling the needs of biofuel factories could mean growing fields of 30-foot-tall grass, but no one’s positive it will stay where it’s told.
Sep 04, 2013
Human manipulation of the climate might be the quickest way to combat global warming. It's also the most frightening.
Aug 15, 2013
The southern end of the tar-sands pipeline is mostly completed, but the opposition is just getting started.
Aug 05, 2013
The first lab-grown meat has arrived. It's got a way to go.
Jul 03, 2013
The left hasn't exhausted its victories on last week's landmark same-sex marriage gains. There are still many fights with logical—and achievable—next steps.