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.
Feb 27, 2017
A gradual carbon tax proposal by the Climate Leadership Council is conservative, practical and long overdue.
Feb 10, 2017
The president’s signature on an executive order could reignite the clashes between Native Americans and their supporters—and their historic adversaries.
Jan 19, 2017
Why what’s happening in Ohio won’t stay in Ohio
Dec 19, 2016
Environmental advocates may find that an unlikely ally—big business—helps them erect a firewall against the most damaging aspects of a polluter-heavy Trump administration’s agenda.
Dec 14, 2016
To succeed in setting up your U.S. oligarchy, you’re going to need to be friendly with oligarchs in other major powers.
Dec 12, 2016
President-elect Donald Trump has repeatedly vowed to protect clean water, but his selection of Scott Pruitt to head the Environmental Protection Agency tells a different story.
Dec 01, 2016
Israel's leaders were quick to blame Palestinians for disastrous wildfires. The real culprit is global warming, which threatens both peoples.
Nov 16, 2016
The Dakota Access Pipeline battle is just the tip of the iceberg. Across North America, a reinvigorated Native sovereignty movement is flexing its muscles—and racking up victories.
Nov 15, 2016
Environmentalists prepare for a long, hard fight in the age of Trump.
Oct 26, 2016
Long an environmental pioneer, California is modeling a new, cross-border approach to state climate regulations that could have sweeping impacts on greenhouse gas emissions.
Sep 12, 2016
Hillary Clinton’s instincts for incrementalism won’t get her far on the issue of climate change, given the urgency of the issue and the intransigence of Republicans on Capitol Hill.
Sep 09, 2016
Michigan’s Governor Snyder is perpetuating a dubious tradition with his selection of an oil industry executive for his state’s top environmental job.
Aug 26, 2016
Climate change is fueling more natural disasters, but Congress is too busy bickering to respond, and more federal aid may be needed.
Aug 03, 2016
A swath of high desert known as Bears Ears has become ground zero in the long-running battle over the nation’s public lands.
Jul 20, 2016
Can the U.S. have a coherent solar policy in the face of China’s strategic trade moves?