THE ATLANTIC Preserving the world’s great expanses of grass could be essential to combatting climate change. Once upon a time, not a blade of grass could be found on this planet we call home. There were no verdant meadows, no golden prairies, no sunbaked savannas, and certainly no lawns. Only in the past 80 million … More Trees Are Overrated
HAKAI When oceans are starved of oxygen, it can be devastating to crabs and the fishers who rely on them. New tools could help crabbers sidestep dead zones. The crab pots are piled high at the fishing docks in Newport, Oregon. Stacks of tire-sized cages fill the parking lot, festooned with colorful buoys and grimy … More Catching Crabs in a Suffocating Sea
HIGH COUNTRY NEWS After the Northwest ‘heat dome’ this summer, scientists look for signs of ecological ruin — or resilience. During this summer’s stifling heat wave, Robin Fales patrolled the same sweep of shore on Washington’s San Juan Island every day at low tide. The stench of rotting sea life grew as temperatures edged toward … More How heat waves warp ecosystems
OUTSIDE As a college student, writer Julia Rosen spent a summer on Alaska’s Taku Glacier, which kept growing for decades in spite of warming temperatures. Now, she reckons with its uncertain fate. Read the essay in Outside.
SCIENTIFIC AMERICAN The gas is making climate change worse. Can we harness it instead? Read the story in Scientific American.
THE NEW YORK TIMES A guide for kids, and everyone else, about climate change—and what we can do about it. Experience the interactive, illustrated story on The New York Times.
THE NEW YORK TIMES Definitive answers to the big questions. The science of climate change is more solid and widely agreed upon than you might think. But the scope of the topic, as well as rampant disinformation, can make it hard to separate fact from fiction. Here, we’ve done our best to present you with … More The Science of Climate Change Explained: Facts, Evidence and Proof
YES! MAGAZINE Since California’s program launched in 2013, questions have swirled about whether cap and trade has helped or hurt people living in the shadow of the state’s largest emitters. Growing up in North Richmond, California, Denny Khamphanthong didn’t think much of the siren that wailed once a month, every first Wednesday at 11 a.m. … More Can California’s Cap and Trade Actually Address Environmental Justice?
THE NEW YORK TIMES There’s a huge fire debt in the West that must be paid off, experts say, either through controlled burns or out-of-control blazes. Either way, that means smoke. Read the full story in the New York Times.
SCIENTIFIC AMERICAN Scientists determined that temperatures were 11 degrees cooler during the last ice age—and that finding has implications for modern-day warming. Listen to the podcast on Scientific American’s 60-Second Science.